Barry Allen & John Powell at work on our fixtures
Simon Owens Raging Bull Presents !!
Our Premier Sponsors !!!
The Hoppers Celebrate at Wilmslow
And so to Bed
Hoppers 3rds display their 3rd XV Championship Shield
Reg Robinson and Fred Swarbrick set up the Presentations
The Hoppers 2nd XV celebrate their Cup Victory
Association Refs at Caldy Finals
Sandbach Celebrate with Jug
Burnage 3rds and the Bowl
Leigh 4ths win the Plate
Reg Robinson (Secretary) John Powell (Treasurer) visit Bowdon RUFC for Dinner Arrangements for 10th May
Raging Bull Sportswear
Crewe 4 on the attack v Wilmslow 4ths
Is it a try ??
Referee Damian Hamilton looks over the top to check play
Winding up a pass to clear the rear of a ruck !!
Ben Charnley Vale secures lineout ball !!
Text Book pass from Birkenhead Park scrum half
The upside down Try 5 pts only !!!
Sound defence from Vale as Blackburn break out !!
Referee Ken Coldwell checks out the Maul !!
West Lancs. Referee Association meet at Ruskin Park 154 fixture covered at this Meeting.
North Lancs Association Meeting held at Preston Grasshoppers 102 fixtures covered.
South Man. Assoc. Meet at Wilmslow (Note the gear) Marcus Anderson, Andrew Grant, Andy Taylor,Karl Collier,Wesley Woodward,John Harrison,Darren Hall,David Owen,Paul Whiston,Cliff Christie,Casey Thomson,Lewis Courtney,Simon Muckle (Manager)Paul Riordan,Alex Thomson,Phil Edwards.
East Lancs Refs - Brian Turner, Peter Bramwell, Reg Robinson (Leagues Sec.) Peter Keers and Bert Lambert (Manager) wear their new tops at Colme and Nelson last night.
Greg King helps the Cornwall family with the Draw at the Rossendale Club
Ian Cosens with Isaac Cornwall and Ruby Cornwall scrupulously carry out the Draw
Ian Cosens and Greg King supervise the Draw at Rossendale.Ruby Cornwall and brother Fraser Cornwall carry out the Draw.
Bae Warton receive their Award from Carl Richards MD Raging Bull
We are grateful to our M/C Mark Ashley for controlling the evening enjoying some time with Alison Ayin !!
Keswick enjoy the Presentation Dinner. Last to leave as they travel back to Cumbria !!
It was a good night Gentlemen !!
The Gentlemen of Moore celebrate their successful season !!
Colin Durkin receives The Workhorse Trophy
Tyldesley 3rd XV enjoy their Day at The Raging Bull Finals
Keswick receive their Award from Carl Richards M.D. Raging Bull and Simon Owens Northern Rep Raging Bull.
Sale enjoy The Finals as victors in the Trophy Competition
Jubilant Caldy 3rds at The Raging Bull Finals Day
Shaun McGlue receives his tankard and tie. North Lancs. Association Ref at the Raging Bull Finals
Macclesfield 2nd XV receive 2nd Place Award in The Bateman BMW Premier League
The Steve Ranson Team of the Season Award presented to Sale F.C. by Christine Ranson
Man of the match Ben Black receives the Brian Leigh Memorial Trophy
The first photograph of the Happy Couple as they present the Cup to the Sedgley Park XV
Bateman BMW Premier League CHAMPIONS Preston Grasshoppers 2nd XV
Textbook scrummaging from both sides in this highly competitive game at Powderhouse Lane !!
Referee Charles Page up with play in this high tempo game !!
Fleetwood 2nds take clean ball at the lineout
Referee Daniel Taylor oversees a powerful scrummage in the match between Vale 2s v Burnage 2s at Powderhouse Lane.
Burnage break up a Vale of Lune break from defence in their game at Powderhouse Lane Score 36pts to 37 pts to Burnage.
Burnley 2nd XV set up an attack at Powderhouse Lane
Birkenhead Park 2s progress to Semi-Final of Raging Bull Cup in an exciting game at Moss Lane under lights.
Preparations in progress for Cup Finals at Stockport. Brian Whalley,Hugh Oldham,Dave Illingworth,Mike Drew,Roger Dyson,Richard Hope,John Curzon,Sir Ken Bentley
Rochdale 2s move the ball wide in a hard fought game at Powderhouse Lane
Referee Alan Blackburn keeps a close eye on the Vale/Macclesfield lineout !!!
Macclesfield 2nds take a break in their warm up routine in their switched fixture to Powderhouse Lane.
Presentation to Macclesfield at 2011 Final at Stockport
Colin Durkin and Nigel Longley at the Vale of Lune. Nigel an Advisor for Mad Ref and Colin now providing a great sevice for our Association Refs providing welcome advice after many years with the Society.
West Lancs. Referees Association Meet at Ruskin Park to set Referee appointments for all games in West Lancs.
Fred Swarbrick and Reg Robinson enjoy a beer with old playing friends (with and against) at Preston Grasshoppers. Left Stan Threlfall (Hoppers) 2nd Left John Greenwood (Huddersfield)
Regional Award for Thornton Cleveleys R.U.F.C. Summer Touch Rugby Programme. RFU/O2 Touch
Thornton Cleveleys set a penalty in their victory against a young Aldwinians side. Referee Phil Edwards keeps a check on the proceedings
Textbook lineout work, in an exciting game Chester 2nd XV v Vale of Lune 2nd XV. Referee Jim Bennett supervises the throw in.
North Lancs Association Meet at Hoppers. All four Meetings now held with appointments made to the 7th January
East Lancashire Association of Referees meet at The Colne and Nelson Club. Manager Bert Lambert, along with Peter Keers (Ref) Brian Turner (Ref) Stuart Wilkin (Ref) and Steve Talkington (Refs Contact Bury) Showing off their dress Polo Shirts from the Raging Bull Company, provided by the Leagues.
Our Referees for the South Manchester Association; Covering 198 fixtures for the 1st Half of the season. Lewis Courtney, Darragh McGrath, Bob Davies, John Harrison, Dean Evans,Dave Smythe,Mike Fletcher, Marcus Anderson, Paul Whiston and Simon Muckle South Manchester Manager. We are grateful to them all.
The Cup Draw held at the Raging Bull Headquarters.Lianne Carroll, Simon Owens (Northern rep.) Zoey French, and overseer John Powell (Treasurer of the Leagues) carry out the draw. Reg Robinson collates the draw as it occurs.
Reg Robinson, John Powell and Barry Allen (travelling from Manchester) set to and prepare our Fixtures for the coming season. A mammoth task !! Should be out fully certainly by the upcoming weekend.
Mr. John Owen R.F.U. Immediate Past President presents Barry Allen with Broughton Parks 4th XV Promotion Plaque at the Presentation Dinner.
Shelley Owens presents the Birkenhead Park side with their plaque and their Polo Shirts at the Finals
Our three Officials from the Finals Day display their Tankards and League Ties awarded as a thank you for the Day with us !!
The ambience of The Preston Grasshoppers Club as 259 players and Officials enjoy the Annual Presentation Evening.
Shields and Plaques guarded by Gill and Lisa set up for The Presentation Evening tonight at Preston Grasshoppers.
Carl Richards Managing Director of Raging Bull presents the Trophies to the Macclesfield Skipper
Vale of Lune 2nd XV finish in 4th place in the prestigious Bateman BMW Premier League Conference
Stockport 2nd XV claim 3rd place in The Bateman BMW Premier League Conference
President of M& D Refs Society Colin Durkin at Macclesfield He has 5 Clubs to visit to complete attendance at all the Clubs under the jurisdiction of the Society during his two year tenure.
Association referees before the game at Preston Grasshoppers Shirts presented to all our 65 Association Referees by Sale Sharks Picture John Powell
Parkonians 2nd XV Victorious today v Formby Vikings 19pts to 10pts.A great game.
Formby Vikings 1st XV v Parkonians 2nd XV They will feature in the next issue of THE NOW I RUL(E) TIMES. See Jason Keating 4th from left back row.
Broughton v Oldham Unusual Phtography from Liam Dobson of Broughton R.U.F.C.
Vale v Leigh are met with heavy conditions at Powderhouse Lane.
Referee David Bateman sets the scrum. He was assisted by 3 other association Refs - Peter Harrison, Shaun McGlue and Alisdair Boyle in a 10s Tournament at the Vale of Lune Rugby Union Club
John Powell Leagues' Treasurerer and Referees Association Manager presents Referee shirts, watched by Fred Swarbrick (Leagues' Chairman) kindly donated by Sale Sharks to all our 65 Association referees. Note the date of 16th April (Sat.) for the game at the Reebok.
Leagues Secretary joins Vale's reserves at De La Salle - Steve Eccleston and Mark Bolton.
More of our Committee men. This time at Burnage, Left to right, Barry Allen,well wrapped up, Paul Quare, Fixture Secretary at Burnage, Reg Robinson and Fred Swarbrick. We do find the games
What do you do on an ice cold Saturday? Find a match that might be on! John Powell (Treasurer Sal.Uni.Leagues) Andy Thompson (Chairman Fleetwood R.U.F.C.) Alan Farmer (Advisor M&D Refs Soc.) Colin Durkin (Pres. M&D Refs Soc.) Reg Robinson (Secretary Uni of Sal NW Leagues ) join up at the Fleetwood/Tyldesley match yesterday.
Dave Bosson Dev. Officer, Graham Wilder Founder Member, Nick Smith 1st XV Skipper, Bobby Johnson 3rd XV Skipper open Garstangs new pitch 10-11-20