Archive for 22 June 2015

Cheshire President 2015-17

PAul Warrington Mr Paul Warrington

Many Presidents have stated that they are extremely
honoured to have been elected President of the County .
To me it is the greatest honour of my life to be elected your
President .
As many Past Presidents have made it their mission during
their tenure to visit as many of the Counties Clubs , I will
endeavour to continue in the same vein . Having been in the
fortunate position to have visited many clubs in an official
capacity (referee) it will give me great pleasure to visit on a more informal basis , hoping to assist any Club that can utilise the Counties help and support .
I would like to offer my congratulations to the Clubs who were promoted from their leagues and to the winners of the County Cup , Plate , Vase and Bowl competitions .
Cheshire is well known and respected throughout the rugby community and long may it continue . I am just the figure head of extremely dedicated and hard working committees which all have the good name of Cheshire in their hearts . We will continue to develop our youth and younger age groups , it is these that will populate future sides at all levels . On behalf of the County , I would like to thank all the hundreds of volunteers , coaches , administrators and referees as well as the supporters who make the game of rugby so successful throughout the County .

I am looking forward to the coming season , renewing past friendships and meeting new members of all the Clubs that I visit . Here’s to a good season in 2015 / 16 and may Rugby be the winner .

Paul Warrington
Cheshire RFU


DPP Coach Recruitment

As part of the new Sale Sharks Academy DPP process we are looking to recruit extra coaches to work alongside our existing teams in Cheshire West district U13s. Coaches must have at least a RFU Level 1 qualification as well as a full DBS clearance.

The new programme is an exciting venture that will aim to improve the developing player programme in this area, through a new coaching curriculum, assessment criteria, training facilities, branded kit and new branded training equipment. Training will take place on a mixture of Monday evenings at Wirral RUFC and on full days during some school holidays.

Coaches will be rewarded with CPD provided by Sale Sharks academy and the RFU as well as kit.

Any interested coaches should contact Rob McLean for more information email:

The morethanrugby campaign and upcoming workshop in the Cheshire area

The campaign aims to develop clubs reach through social media and attract new/lapsed players back to the game during the RWC 2015.  The workshops offer practical solutions and specific campaign strategies to make this a reality at your club.  The online resources are fantastic and feedback so far has been really positive.  This is a must for all clubs in the build up to the RWC 2015!

See Morethanrugby website, Facebook and twitter sites for more information:

Cheshire workshop – 22nd June @ Sale Sharks (Carrington Training ground – M31 4AE) – 7.00 to 8.30pm.

The workshop will look to cover:

  • Introduction to #MoreThanRugby
  • The Social Media Driving Legacy Insights Report – key findings
  • Getting started – objectives, policy & people
  • Effective social media planning – The PRIDE Model of social media
  • Hints & Tips on – grabbing attention, engaging & partnering
  • #MoreThanRugby Competition
  • Open Forum with Q&A

We do hope you can join us and if you haven’t done so already please ensure that you download a campaign pack to see how you and your club can join the #MoreThanRugby family.

David Westhead
Cheshire RDO

Please give David Westhead a call if you need any further information.
Mobile:07850 166477

Cheshire Cup, Vase, Bowl & Plate Competitions 2015/16

We have now conducted the quarter-final draws for the above competitions, which were held at the County Competitions meeting at Chester RUFC on the 11th June 2015.

Therefore the draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Cup Competition which is to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015.

Match 1   Lymm             v          Caldy
Match 2   Sale F.C.         v          Chester
Match 3   Sandbach        v          Stockport
Match 4   Wirral             v          Macclesfield

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Vase Competition which is to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015.

Match 1   Northwich                  v          Crewe & Nantwich
Match 2   Altrincham Kersal       v          Wilmslow
Match 3   Anselmians                v          Birkenhead Park
Match 4   Winnington Park         v          New Brighton

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Bowl Competition which is also to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015

Match 1   Southern Nomads       v          Marple
Match 2   Dukinfield                  v          Oswestry
Match 3   Hoylake                     v          Bowdon
Match 4   Port Sunlight              v          Prenton

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Plate Competition which is also to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015

Match 1   Oxton Parkonians      v          Congleton
Match 2   Wallasey                   v          Oldershaw
Match 3   Ellesmere Port           v          Ashton on Mersey

Dates for the Semi-Finals of the Cup, Vase, Bowl and Plate to be played on Saturday/Sunday 31st October/1st  November 2015

Note: – ‘That the Rugby World Cup Final’ is being played on the 31st October 2015.

Provisional date for the Finals of the Vase, Bowl and Plate to be played on Saturday the 12th March 2016 – to be confirmed.

Provisional date for the Final of the Cup to be played on Saturday the 26th March(Easter 2016 – to be confirmed.

Reminder: -The Home club is responsible for making the arrangements for the match and confirming a referee and this should be done as soon as possible.

Notes: The Competitions Committee have agreed once again to adopt having rolling replacements for this season:- Therefore Quarter-Final games, clubs will be allowed to have 5 – Replacements with 10 -Interchanges. Also for the games during the Semi-Finals & Finals, clubs will be allowed to have 7 – Replacements with 12 – Interchanges.

(The rules for the Rolling Replacements will be indicated in the Cheshire Handbook)

Each team is responsible for phoning the result as soon as possible after the match to John Wyatt (01270 760525)