Funeral arrangements for Mr Stan Collier
I write with the funeral arrangements of Mr Stan Collier which is to take place tomorrow Friday 22nd February. Stan was a great ambassador for the Littleborough Club and was also deeply committed and a great worker for Lancashire County RFU. The arrangements for the funeral are as follows:- Friday 22nd February 3:00 at Healds Green Methodist Church ,4:00 at Hollinwood Crematorium .After to the Horton Arms , Chadderton
17-11-12. Vale A 29 - 12 Birkenhead Pk 2
Vale run out winners after tough battle. Photos below from Tony North
Association Referees !!!
2012-01-07 The Uni. of Salford NW Leagues Div. 2 North Bolton 2nd XV 31 pts v 0 pts Preston Grasshoppers 4th XV
Bolton open the second half of the season Wishing a Happy New Year to all and a victory against Preston Grasshoppers 4th XV.Is this the longest Report to date ??!!
2012-01-21 The Raging Bull Cup Vale of Lune 2nd XV 14 pts. v 3 pts Lymm 2nd XV
Lymm are at Vale on the 3rd Occasion this season !!Some great action photographs from Vale's Chief Photographer Tony North.
2012-01-21 The Raging Bull Shield Keswick 2nd XV 36pts v 17pts Vale of Lune 4th XV
Vale travel to Keswick in the Raging Bull Shield to be met by a wet, windy day in the English Lake District !!
2012-01-21 The Uni. of Salford NW Leagues Div. 2 North Vale of Lune 3rd XV 30pts v 0pts Fylde 3rd XV
Vale avenge an early season defeat against a good Fylde 3rd XV.Referee Tony Holt from the North Lancs. Assn. keeps a tight grip on the game !!Pictures - and excellent they are - by Vale's Chief photographer Tony North.
2012-01-26 The Bateman BMW Premier League Conf. B Vale of Lune 2nd XV 12pts v 17 pts Birkenhead Park 2nd XV
The only game played in the Premier League today !!!!Pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Tony North !!
2012-01-28 The Raging Bull Trophy Bolton 2nd XV 0pts v 10pts Blackburn 2nd XV
Bolton 2s go down to Blackburn 2s having conceded Home advantage due to conditions at their Avenue St ground.!!A great effort on Bolton's part to get the game played !!!!!
2012-01-28 The Uni. of Salford NW Leagues Div. 2 North Vale of Lune 3rd XV 11 points v 10 pts Littleborough 2nd XV
Vale of Lune and Littleborough produce a terrific game of Rugby at Powderhouse Lane !!!Note amateur Pictures and now the ones from Vale's Chief Photographer Tony North !!!
Broughton R.U.F.C. --- Dukinfield R.U.F.C.
Promotion/Relegation 2011-2012 !!!
THE BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OUR 12 FINALISTS TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!
2012-11-10 The Raging Bull Cup 1st. Round Valeof Lune 2nd XV 20 pts v 20 pts Fylde 2nd XV
Fylde progress after a hard fought game at Vale's Powderhouse Lane Ground resulting in a 20pts to 20pts draw. Fylde went through on countback. !!!!Action pictures by Vale's Chief Photographer Tony North.
A Happy Christmas and Successful New Year to All !!!
2nd Round Cup Draw
The draw has been made for the 2nd round of all the Cups and they are now published in the Cup section. All matches to be played on Saturday 1st December 2012. R.R
2nd round of Cups
The draw for the 2nd round of all the Cups will take place tomorrow (Monday 3rd Dec) afternoon and be on the website by tomorrow evening. R.R.
62nd Bowdon RUFC 7's
Are you looking for a good way to end the rugby season? Why not enter one or more teams in our 62nd Bowdon 7s competition. Come celebrate the completion of our new 1st XV pitch and the close of the season with friends and team mates. Perhaps even bash-on into town afterwards and make a night of it!
Acton Nomads 2
Saturday 23rd February, Acton 2 conceded their 4th game of the season and so they are now excluded from the Leagues.
See below link to item from Lancashire about suspension of the above person
Alt Kersal and Liverpool SH lose points
Alt Kersal 2 and Liverpool SH 2 both conceded yesterday 08.12.12 whilst their 3rd teams played. As per rule 13 all teams from both Clubs lose all points plus additional 2. R.R.
Applications for new teams to join the Leagues.
Invitations are open to all Clubs wishing teams to rejoin or new teams to enter the Leagues.
Archive of Previous Seasons and other stuff...
Latest Results & Tables all on one page. --- Where are all the Clubs? (See Map).--- Fixture Files. --- Code of Conduct Printout. --- Plus other stuff.
Ashton on Mersey 3rd XV v. Wilmslow 4th XV, 8th September
Dear Mr. Daldrey,I was the AoM captain on the day for the above match, and I’ve just checked the results on the League website. The actual result was not 105-0, we did actually get 14, so 105-14! Those two tries and conversions are important ;o)
Reluctantly, Ashton-on-Mersey have been forced to withdraw their 3rd team from the Leagues.
Details of all the Association Referees Secretaries are in the Contacts at the top of the page.
Association Referees (2)
Meeting held at Wilmslow RUFC Saturday 4th August with Manager Simon Muckle
Association Referees (4)
The West Lancashire Association meet at the Ruskin Park Club to provide Referees to the Clubs and sides as members of this Association. 154 fixturs in this Group now enjoy Referee cover from this Association.
Association Referees Meeting (3)
Meeting held at the Preston Grasshoppers Club, Tuesday 7th August.
Association Referees Meeting Dates Announced !!
See planned dates for our Association Meetings where we will aim to cover all fixtures from the 12th January to the end of the season !!!
Association Referees Meetings
Please note the first Meeting to appoint Referees to our games takes place Monday evening at the Colne and Nelson Club.
See link to Poster
Broughton 2 conceded their 4th game yesterday and will now be excluded from the Leagues.
Cancellation of Games 5th January
A number of games were wrongly called off yesterday by unknown caller *****!!!!!!
Changes to Rules
Two changes to League Rules
Changes to Rules Proposals
Below are proposals sent in.
Cheltenham Saracens Rugby Club
I am involved with Cheltenham Saracens Rugby Club we are looking for a social fixture on the 20th of April we are staying in Blackpool so a club as close as possible to that would be great, we are a level 9 club and the side that will be playing is going to be a mixture of 1st, 2nds and 3rds so we are not looking for to high a standard game. I know this is a league weekend for you and it maybe difficult but any help would be much appreciated, if you could either call me back or email me I would appreciate it. Thanks againMike Pitman07748183277
Chester 7 a side Competitions supported by Raging Bull Sportswear
Week end of the 21st - 23rd June 2013.
Chorley 3, Division 5 North.
Chorley 3 conceded their 4th game, yesterday 24.11.12, so are now excluded from the Leagues. Any Clubs still willing to play Chorley will not have any points included in the total but are OK to play as a friendly.Hopefully Chorley will regroup and come back in at some stage. R.R.
Club contact details
I have been asked to remind Clubs to update details of their Contacts on the website. People are complaining that after looking for details to contact Clubs the people they are ringing are not in post any longer and in some cases no longer with the Club.
Clubs who move games forward to Fridays.
All Clubs are reminded that when they are allowed to bring forward matches to be played under lights on Fridays they are still classed under Rule 11. This means that if the ground is found unfit for play on the Friday evening but becomes OK for play on the Saturday they are committed to play on the Saturday. As Rule 11 states, any game postponed will be played on the first available Saturday. Any Club refusing to play on the Saturday will then be considered to be conceding and receive NO points, their opposition 4 points. Reg Robinson Leagues Secretary
Code of Conduct.
Below is the "Code of Conduct" form required to be signed by each Club.Just download by clicking on link and printing off. RR
Colin McKevitt is willing to help with coaching, see link to his proforma.
North West Intermediate Rugby Union Leagues Constitution
"At a full Committee meeting on the 27th March 2012 the The University of Salford Leagues Committee wanted to register their best wishes to all the Clubs/sides from the Cumbria CB who would be leaving our Leagues this season, and hopefully they will enjoy a standard of Rugby they have all enjoyed as members of our Leagues. We thank them for their 100% commitment to the Leagues, noted in their fulfilment of 95% of all their fixtures home and away, and we know that all our sides visiting them have enjoyed the experience of real Cumbrian hospitality." Best of luck and thanks to all !! Committee
Cumbria statement re exclusion of Cumbria Clubs from NOWIRUL
Below is a statement signed by John Owen, Chairman of Cumbria re the stance of Cumbria Clubs with regard to NOWIRUL.
Cup Competitions dates
The structure of the Cup Competitions can be found at the following link:-
The draws for the Semi-Finals of the Trophy and Bowl and the Quarter-Finals of the Shield and Plate were drawn today, Monday 4th February and they are now published in the Cup section. R.R
Our Leagues are being affected by serious problems of discipline.
A message regarding Disciplinary problems in the Leagues.
Adrian Young, Chairman of Dukinfield has contacted the League to withdraw their 4ths from the Leagues. Due to severe injuries and other reasons they cannot now raise a 4th team. We hope that they will be able to improve the situation and possibly reapply in future seasons. All teams please note that if you still wish to play Dukinfield and they can raise a side it will not count for any league points. Their records will be eliminated shortly.R.R
E.L.R.A. Courses (Entry Level Referee Award)
Entry Level Referee Award Courses are being held at the following venues:-
Christmas Shopping !!!
Eccles RFC Beer Festival
On Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd March Eccles RFC will be holding their second annual beer festival. Please see attached poster or visit the clubs web site. All are welcome to enjoy the two day event.
Ellesmere Port 2
Yesterday 20/04/13 Ellesmere Port conceded their 1st team match at Trentham but played their 2nd team match at home to Wirral 4. As per Rule 13 all points gained by Ellesmere Port 2 plus another 2 are deducted. R.R
English Championship Select XV will take on the Maori All Blacks
Saturday, November 17th at Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights.
Fixtures 2012 - 2013.
Fixtures for all leagues in the form A v B etc and also Individual Fixtures for each team. NEW TEAM added in 5 West. St Edwards OB 3
Fleetwood 4 in Div 5N & ST Edwards OB 3 in Div 5W excluded.
Yesterday, Saturday 6th April 2013, both the above teams conceded their league games.
It is with regret that Formby Vikings have had to resign from the Leagues. Due to exceptional injuries and other problems they have had to tender their resignation. Hopefully they will become clear of injuries, reform and join us again in the near future. We wish them well. Any teams due to play Formby should note that they cannot now play any matches for league points but they are welcome to play them in friendlies. R.R
George Claxton Trust
Its in aid of George Claxton, one of our U15 players who unfortunately is confined to a wheelchair for life after a rugby match. If you want to reserve a table for lunch, please let me know ! Graham Bancroft. See attached link to poster.
Hope Valley 2
Hope Valley 2 have resigned from the Leagues.
Interesting letter from Kirkby Lonsdale
Attached is a letter received from the Kirkby Lonsdale Secretary, Jack Hamer, re the situation in Cumbria.
Kick Off Times
Kick Off times go forward to 3.00pm from this Saturday, March 2nd. However, if Clubs wish to have earlier of later times they can arrange this by mutual agreement between the Clubs. They do not have to notify the League Officials, but results still need to be in by the usual time of 6.00pm. R.R
Lancashire County EGM
Lancashire rugby mourns loss of Clif Barker.
League AGM and Proposals. TODAY!! 20th May!!
The AGM of the Raging Bull Leagues will be held on Monday 20th May at 8.00pm at Tyldesley RUFC.
League Fees are now due by August 31st.
All League fees and Code of Conduct forms completed and on time. Thanks to all !!!
League Record Scores
After the high score recorded in Division 5W this week I can confirm certain facts after I was asked to check whether it was a record.I do keep a record of every match that has been played since the leagues started along with a record of every meeting which has been held.
Available now at only £5.50 incl Postage and Packing.
Leagues Set-up for Season 2012-13
Below is the proposed set-up for Season 2012-13. Hopefully the fixtures will become available towards the end of next week.
Letter to Clubs from Lancs Disciplinary Committee
Below is a link to a letter from Lancashire Disciplinary Committee that all Clubs should be aware of. All Lancashire Clubs have been sent this by e-mail.
Link to RFU North Division
Below is a link to RFU North Division to gain access to all info.
Lymm Appeals Meeting 09-01-12
Lymm Appeal held at Tyldesley on January 9th 2012 NORTH WEST RUGBY UNION INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES.Supported by University of Salford
Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees Society - Society Refereeing.
New Referees – an opportunity! Recruiting referees from our clubs is vital to maintaining the number and quality of our Society referees. These days part of becoming a Society referee includes attending an RFU ELRA (Entry Level Refereeing Award) course.
Manchester 7s Schools Festival
9/10 March 2013Saturday: U12s – U15sSunday: U16s – U18s10.00 – 18.00 both daysBroughton Park FC, M21 7TLwww.MR7s.com/Schools
Military Veterans RUFC
Below is a description of the set-up provided by Stephen Hawkins who is endeavouring to start a new Rugby side who wish to play friendlies this next season before attempting to put a side in the leagues. Anyone who wishes to play a friendly when they are without a game please contact Stephen. He informs me that they will be based around Wigan.
Minutes for 2010 AGM
Minutes for 27th March 2012
NORTH WEST RUGBY UNION INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES.Supported by University of Salford Minutes of meeting held at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC27th March 2012
Minutes for 8th November 2011
NORTH WEST RUGBY UNION INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES. Supported by University of Salford Minutes of meeting held at Preston Grasshoppers 08 November 2011
Minutes for Apr 8th 2010
Minutes for April 22nd 2013
NORTH WEST INTERMEDIATE RUGBY UNION LEAGUESSPONSORED BY RAGING BULL.
Minutes for April 28th 2011
Minutes for December 3rd 2011
Minutes for Feb 7th 2012
NORTH WEST RUGBY UNION INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES.Supported by University of SalfordMinutes of meeting held at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC 7th February 2012
Minutes for Jan 13th 2011
MINUTES OF NOWIRUL COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS RUFC ON 13th JANUARY 2011 at 19.30
Minutes for January 22nd. 2013
Minutes for May 13th 2010
Minutes of above meeting are below
Minutes for May 23rd 2011
Minutes for Nov 3rd 2009
Minutes for October 8th 2012
Minutes for Sept 21st 2011
NORTH WEST RUGBY UNION INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES. Supported by University of Salford
Minutes of 2012 AGM
Minutes of AGM held at Tyldesley RUFC on May 29th 2012
Minutes of AGM 2009
Minutes of AGM 2011
Minutes of Committee Meeting held October 22nd 2008
Minutes of Committee Meeting held October 22nd 2008 at Preston Grasshoppers
Minutes of Meeting 29th May 2012
Pre-Meet to the AGM at Tyldesley RUFC
Minutes of meeting held at LSH December 3rd 2011
Meeting between U of Salford Committee and Lancashire Executive Committee
Minutes of Premier Leagues Development Meetings, 26.11.12 and 05.02.13
Below are Minutes of the two meetings to discuss the Premier Conference setups.
Minutes of Special Meeting 17/11/09
Special meeting held at Liverpool SH with Premier Clubs
Minutes of the Committee Meeting Held 18th August 2008
Minutes of the Committee Meeting Held at Preston Grasshoppers 18th August.
Minutes, Rules, Constitution and Code of Conduct
The AGM Minutes, the League and Cup Rules, the Constitution and Code of Conduct, have now all been updated and are all viewable.Sorry for the delay.RR.
More from Bowdon !!
Beer, Food, Laughter, Pleasure and sheer enjoyment at The Presentation Dinner !!The Leagues' Motto "Hospitum, Forum atqe Confidum" ("Friendship, Fairness and Trust") upheld in the truly great evening at Bowdon RUFC.!!The University of Salford Leagues are clearly a major success !!
North Area Referees Meeting
North West Leagues Webmasters
Gents,To all of you who have been given access to input your teams into the pool and alter your Clubs details.
NOWIRUL SURVEY 2011/2012
Below is a link to the Survey Document compiled by Howard Hughes with the results of the Survery completed by Team Contacts and Club Officials.
Oldham 4 & Macclesfield 5
Both the above teams conceded yesterday 27-04-13 and in doing so have been excluded from the leagues and their records deleted.
The Oldham Club are experiencing some difficulties regards their 3rd and 4th XVs. Steve Fox (playing sub Committee) and Chris Davies (4th XV Skipper) assure the Leagues they will continue to fulfil their commitments in the Leagues.We wish them all the best in their endeavours.F.S.
Unfortunately Orrell 2nd have had to withdraw from the Leagues due to lack of players.Hopefully they will get more and rejoin the Leagues next season. They were due to play at Ashton-on-Mersey today and at home to Tyldesley on Monday.These games will not now go ahead.
Oxton Parkonians require Coach
OXTON PARKONIANS IS ACTIVELY SEEKING A SUITABLY QUALIFIED PERSON TO BECOME THE ADULT RUGBY SECTION HEAD COACH .
Parking and Refreshments for Sale Sharks Home Games
See article :- A welcome at Eccles RUFC !!
Premier League Conference Fixtures 2013
At the following link are the Conference A and Conference B fixtures starting on January 5th.
Premier Meetings Minutes
After an agreement at the AGM, two meetings have taken place to discuss and vote on the structure of the Bateman BMW Premier. After much discussion involving the Premier League teams and some Division 1 teams it was voted to keep the Premier League structure as it is for the next three years.
Premier/ Conference Fixtures and set-ups.
All Premier League Fixtures should now be completed on December 15th.It has now been decided to commence the Conference Fixtures on January 5th 2013.Notice of a meeting involving Premier Clubs is below.
Presentation Dinner at Bowdon 2
More pictures from Bowdon !!!
Presentation Dinner Bowdon 2012
Pictures from the Dinner !!!
Prizes for best Match Report and Photos
The Committee has decided that we ask all Clubs to provide match reports and photos.
Proposals received for the AGM.
List of proposals received to be voted on at the AGM., to be held at Tyldesley May 29th 7.30p.m.See date on scroll at the Top of Front Page on the Site.F.S.
Raging Bull Cup Rules
All Clubs are reminded of the replacement rule which will apply in the semi-finals on Saturday 16th March. R.R
Raging Bull Finals
The 2013 Raging Bull Finals will be held on May 4th 2013 at two venues this season. These will be at Wilmslow and Caldy and the matches will be as follows:-
Re-arranged matches from 23-03-13
Below are new dates for all the matches postponed 23-03-13. Unfortunately some have to use the Easter period but FIXTURE SECRETARIES will be able to alter the dates if agreed with the opposition and myself, the Leagues Secretary is notified. In addition the Fixture Secretaries will be responsible for ensuring referees are notified. R.R
Below are a list of rearranged matches which include matches to end of season.
We have four Managers of our 4 Referee Associations :-John Powell :- North Lancashire 01524 424515 Brian Ball :- West Lancashire 01744 611 955Bert Lambert :- East Lancashire 01282 860 095 Simon Muckle :- South Manchester 01625 54770
First meeting held at the Colne and Nelson Club yesterday evening. All games were covered by the Association, the Referees involved now know their commitments until January 5th and all Referee Contacts of the Clubs and sides involved now know exactly who will be refereeing their games for all their home Fixtures until the 5th Jan.
Referees Associations. Terms of reference.
Terms of Reference for our Associations. Regular Appeal for clubs and Club Referees to join these Associations. !!F.S.
Referees for our Colts Leagues
The Raging Bull Colts Leagues Referees
Reports & Pictures
We want to get as many match reports (and pictures) included as possible. Make sure you include the league, correct team names and date.
RFU New Law Trials
Take the link to see the latest from the RFU.See in article inside.
A bit more clarity hopefully !!! Still seems to be some confusion regards numbers of interchanges..SEE BELOW !!!!!!!!!!
Rossendale Beer Festival. 3rd to 5th May
See attached link for poster for the Festival
Ruskin Pk 2
Ruskin Pqrk 2 conceded for the 4th time yesterday evening 10/04/13 and are now excluded from the Leagues.All Clubs are reminded that if you play Ruskin Park 2 no points will be gained but it can be played as a friendly. R.R
Saturday 19th January Postponed matches
Yesterday's postponed matches have all been rescheduled for 30/03/13.It is known that it is Easter Saturday but it is the first Saturday that all yesterdays postponed games can all be rescheduled for. All Clubs will be in the same situation.R R
Selby Rugby Tour
Hi Reg, I wonder if you could help me please. We are a 4th and 5th team going on tour. We will be staying in blackpool and looking for a game on the 13th april. I have been past your details by preston, as they said you may post it on the north west leagues website. If you could let me know either way if you are able to help, it would be much appreciated. Kind regards. James AbramsSelby rufc
A reminder to all referees of the procedures on Sending Offs. This is because a Sending Off went unreported on November 28th 2009.
Shield and Plate Draw
The draw has been made for the Semi Finals of the Shield and Plate and are now in the CUPS. In the Plate Didsbury TH 4 go through as per Rule 11. R.R.
Stockport & Ormskirk fall foul of Rule 13
All Stockport and Ormskirk teams this weekend fell foul of Rule 13 when a Junior side played and a Senior side had conceded.
Ladies and Gents,The survey has now passed the cutoff date and we wish to thank all the 53 Clubs who completed it.
The Associations of Referees
After a series of 4 Meetings we have now covered games to the end of the season !!!!
THE BATEMAN BMW PREMIER LEAGUE
Is this a record !!!!!!!A crowd of some 500 approx. watch the game between Fylde's 2nd XV v Preston Grasshoppers 2nd XV at Fyldes Woodlands ground yesterday evening in the prestigious Bateman BMW Premier League. See abbreviated report Front page of site.
The Cup Draw
As arranged the Cup Draw was held at the Rossendale Club today 1st July.Ian Cosens and Greg King supervised the Draw which was carried out by Fraser Cornwall, Ruby Cornwall, Isaac Cornwall and Danyella Hankinson all memembers of Rossendale R.U.F.C.
The League Presentation Dinner on May 10th at Bowdon RUFC.
The dinner is 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Here is a document showing the teams in award winning places as of 20th April. It also shows numbers booked and payments made.
THE NORTH WEST INTERMEDIATE LEAGUES FINALS DAY
This season we will be holding 6 Finals rather than our normal 4. It has been decided by your committee that these should be held at two selected Clubs on the same day. This being Saturday the 4th May 2013.Closing date for applications: 31.12.12
The Raging Bull Cup Competitions
Saturday 10th November 2012 sees the commencement of this seasons Cup Competitions now Sponsored by The Raging Bull Company.
The Raging Bull Cup Competitions
Saturday the 10th November sees the start of The Raging Bull Cup Competitions.Please read the Rules of the Competitions !!!
The Raging Bull Cup Finals Stockport RUFC 2012
A Great Day of Rugby enjoyed at Stockport R.U.F.C. !!!
The Raging Bull Stockport Finals Day
More Pictures to come !!!
This season's Cup Finals. 2012-13
Bids are required to hold this years finals.This will stay open until 31st December 2012.
To all Clubs struggling for players, Team Managers or Captains.
Below is a letter from David Herriman of the Lancashire Committee giving us good advice if Clubs are struggling to find players. In addition further down are the RDO's and their contact details.
Travel to the West Coast
The Tithebarn Bridge is being demolished in Poulton. Likely to be traffic queues for the next few weeks. Any Clubs with fixtures - Fleetwood, Thornton Clevelys, Blackpool etc.- please allow extra travelling time.F.S.
Re-emphasis Rule 10(d)
Videos of the Finals on May 5th Stockport RUFC
Kay Weeks, past President of Stockport videoed the full games of three of the Finals yesterday. Gentlemen of Moore v Rochdale 3, Sale F.C. 2 v Caldy 3, and Macclesfield 2 v Sedgley Park 2.These are available @ £7 each, Cheques payable to Stockport RUFC All Stars. All funds go to her "Special Tag" group for youngsters with learning difficulties. If you would like one please send an A5 stamped addressed envelope to " Kay Weeks, 10 Bowden Lane, Marple, Stockport SK6 6LJ
2 tickets for Ireland v England in Dublin on 10th February 2013 Contact John Powell 01524 424514
Warm up Game for Preston GH 3rds
Preston GH 3rds are looking for a warm up game (home or away) on the 25th August.
What the leagues are all about
Andy Carlton sets a great example with Oswestry.
Wilmslow versus Ashton 2012-09-08
Lewis Courtney, valued Referee, from the South Manchester Association offers his thanks to Wilmslow.