RIP Jeff Crompton


Today the club has learned the sad news that former Club Captain and Life Member Jeff Crompton passed away peacefully at St. Anne’s Hospice on Sunday, 30th April, surrounded by his family. Jeff was a lifelong active member of the club. Despite his recent ill health he still made it to the club as recently as the Sponsors Day on 9th April to offer his support. He’ll be greatly missed by everyone at the club.

A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday 11th May, 13:40, at Peel Green Crematorium, followed by a reception at the club.

Jackie has asked for family flowers only but is taking part in the Pretty Muddy Fun Run in June, in aid of Cancer Research, and would welcome donations in memory of Jeff.

Amazing DofE week

What an amazing week for Eccles RFC DofE

This weekend saw the current Bronze group undertake and complete their expedition.. ! step closer to completing their Award: Well Done

On Sunday 21st our current Silver and Gold groups took part in the Salford Quays Dragon Boat races.. Well done to all who took part.

Tomorrow is the icing on the cake, as the last group of Gold participants will attend a Buckingham Palace Garden Party to receive their Awards. A reflection of both their commitment, the support of our dedicated volunteers and the club belief in the Award and the support it gives.. CONGRATULATIONS to all who are going! Enjoy your moment.. We are proud of you

Referee Course

We have just heard that there are places available on this course:

DATE: Sunday 4th and Sunday 11th JUNE 2017
TIME: 09.00-17.00

Contact John Powell 07921 136629 or Fred Swarbrick 07730 203173 for more information or apply via the RFU website.


Senior Fixtures & Referees Coordinator


Through Easyfundraiser the club has now raised over £10,000 since we started. I send out my thanks to all donors and please keep up the good work. Thanks to Carolyn for her massive help with this fundraising.

Club AGM 2017 – 07/06/17

Dear Members,

The 2017 Eccles RFC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the Clubhouse at 8.00pm prompt on

Wednesday 7th June 2017

This is a couple of days later than usual due to the availability of current senior officers. The change of date was approved by the committee on 15/05/17.


  1. President’s Introduction
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Review and acceptance of minutes from previous AGM – Paper copies will be distributed on the night or are available to download here.
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Secretary’s Report
  6. Men’s Report
  7. Women’s Report
  8. Colts’ Report
  9. Mini & Juniors’ Report
  10. Girls’ Report
  11. Duke of Edinburgh Report
  12. Chairman’s Comments


  1. Election of Officers
  2. Any Other Business (AOB)
  3. Thanks and close

The roles of Club Officers, Committee Members and other positions are open to all club members. Members cannot nominate themselves and must be suggested by two other members (Proposer and Seconder). Nominations can be made on the poster in the clubhouse (from Thursday 18/05/17) or via email to me at

Members are reminded that only full members, aged 18 or over, who have paid their annual subscription, are eligible to stand as officers or vote.

If you have any items for AOB please send them through to me, at the above address, as soon as possible. This increases the likelihood that the information will be available in order to answer.

I hope to see you there.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Greenhalgh
Hon. Secretary

DofE Dragon Boat

Good afternoon all..

The young people from the DofE groups at the club are going to complete in the Dragon Boat Race at Salford Quays on the 21stMay 2017!!! This is to help raise funds for the young people to continue participation in the Award.. Don’t forget, the club funds all the DofE, and we need YOUR SUPPORT to continue to provide this opportunity for everyone..

A sponsor ship form is attached and the link to the fundraising page that will be used for this race and all other fundraisers is:

The boat is called “Kimboat – Eccles RUFC” and each DofE participant will play an active role in the race:

If you are able to support in any way, PLEASE let the DofE Chairman, Mark Baines know..

Every penny counts..

Saturday afternoon and nothing to do!

If you have been threatend with shopping by the Mrs, for food, furniture, wallpaper, or all three, if the sight of the over grown garden is filling you with dispare, dread not, there is an alternative.

The club, and bar, will be open from 4:30pm, at the latest, for the European Champions Final.  Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne, KO 5:00pm.

All welcome to come down to support the club and a Saries team packed with England’s finest.


U13 Presentation Evening

The U13s have been celebrating the end of a successful season at their presentation evening. They have played 25 matches: won 22, lost 2 and drawn 1. They have enjoyed the Lancashire Waterfall Festival, have played well and played in the true spirit of the game, impressing strong opponents who have requested to come to Eccles to play them again.

The penultimate day of the season was spent at the Harrogate Festival, where the boys brought home the U13 Plate. Well done to you all and we are all looking forward to seeing you further develop next season.