Battle of the 1sts 19th Aug 2017


In recognition of the recent Eccles RFC Duke of Edinburgh Gold epic expedition to France, where nine U18s players walked 150km over 5 days to lay tributes and poppy wreaths at the WW1 Thiepval memorial, a team from the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will play Eccles 1st XV in a #Somme101 commemorative pre-season friendly.
11:00 – 13:00
We are holding an open training/rugby taster event across the whole female section on Saturday 19 August 2017,
The women and girls will train separately taking part in different sessions, but we intend to have some fun challenges that the whole group can get involved in. This is an opportunity for you to participate in our Women and Girls ‘Inner Warrior’ event and experience life at our growing RFU accredited, community rugby club. There will be rugby to play and rugby to watch; we will also take the opportunity to share some of our achievements with you. Eccles members of the women’s Lancashire county squad and our very own Scotland women’s international player will be in attendance.
14:00 – 16:00
Pre-season friendly with Eccles first team and 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Following the game there will be refreshments and a big screen presentation in the clubhouse, where the young people will talk about their research of the Pals Battalions and their experience in France.
There will also be Sale Shark players making an appearance during the day to show their support and a BBQ throughout the day

Eccles Beer & Cider Fest – fruit juices all ordered

It’s a hard life this, selecting all the wonderful ciders & perries for you to drink at the one and only Eccles Beer & Cider Festival.

If all goes to plan lovely natural produce from the following will be available for you all to try out.

Sails bank – Herefordshire

Gwynt y Ddraig – Wales

Sandford – Devon

Annings fruit Ciders – Devon

Cider by Rosie – Dorset

146 Cider Co – Hampshire

Gwatkin – Herefordshire

Celtic Marches – Herefordshire

Newton Court – Herefordshire

Millwhites – Somerset

Circle Cider – Wilshire

Dorset Nectar – Dorset

Now to chose the bottle beers

Eccles Beer Festival – Beers Ordered

Well at last, all the beers have been ordered.

It’s a hard job testing and selecting the beers, but someone has to do it, hic.

Subject to confirmation, and in no particular order, the following breweries will be supply their finest produce to the beer festival.



Duham Massey

First Chop

Seven Bro7hers

Northern Monkey

Eyes Brewing

Bank Top





Great Heck


Lincoln Green

Now to go and select the ciders, it’s a long way to Somerset and back you know.

Well done to our Silver group

Well done to all of our current Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants who completed their canoe expedition today.. CONGRATULATIONS

As part of the expedition they need to give a presentation on their experiences. This will take place at the club on:

Wen 19th July 17 @ 7pm

Everyone is welcome to come and hear about them and their DofE experience. If you are interested in becoming involved as either a financial backer, volunteer, or your child wishes to become a participant, this is an excellent opportunity to hear 1st hand about what is involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.