NCL THIRD SUMMER SEASON STARTS ON 1st MARCH - WITH A HOME GAME FOR THE ROOSTERS
Eccles entertain Wigan-based Ince Rose Bridge for the opening fixture of the third NCL summer season, which kicks off at 2.30pm on Saturday 1st March. Our players and supporters will see a change in the Divisional formation - with three clubs being relegated from the Premier and only two clubs promoted from Division 2 to the newly reduced 12-team division.
New teams to our Division this year are Myton Warriors (Hull), York Acorn and Wigan-based Ince Rose Bridge (relegated from the Premier Division), whilst Normanton Knights (Wakefield) and Shaw Cross Sharks of Dewsbury join us from Division 2.
For the full fixture list, please follow this link
ROOSTERS EASED THEMSELVES OUT OF THE RELEGATION ZONE - 2013 season
Eccles once again put in a top performance against relegation-threatened Saddleworth Rangers, and grabbed victory in the dying seconds of the game. For full page details please follow this link.
Eccles second string made it seven out of seven, when they took on locals Cadishead Rhinos and came out on top by 56 pts to 4. Both teams were winners though, after competing in temperatures over 30 degrees!
ROOSTERS TUMBLE THE TABLE-TOPPERS - 2013 season
Saturday 15th June 2013
A last minute try & conversion saw the Roosters take the points from Wigan St. Judes in a thrilling encounter. For full match report follow this link.....
ROOSTERS DELIGHTED WITH FIRST TEAM SPONSORSHIP
Please follow the link for full details.
ROOSTERS GET THE FIRST WIN
Saturday, 4th May 2013
Eccles were repaid for their hard work with a good 34-20 against Dewsbury Celtic, and look forward to playing Stanningley (Wakefield) in the RL Tier 3 Challenge Cup 1st round tie next Saturday (11th May), with a 2.30pm kick-off. For match reports, follow this link.
For details of all remaining fixtures, please visit the Fixtures tab at the head of this page.
END OF 2012 SEASON AWARDS NIGHT FOR UNDER 17s & OPEN AGE
Saturday 26th January 2013
Players & volunteers were rewarded for outstanding commitment and performances over the 2012 season. For photographs and lists of winners, please follow this link
ECCLES CLEAR THE FIRST HURDLE IN THE CHALLENGE CUP QUALIFYING ROUND - 27th OCTOBER 2012
After facing a long trip to Bristol Sonics in the Qualifying Round 1 of the RL Challenge Cup, victory for the Roosters sees yet another long trip that puts them against Millom (Cumbria) next Saturday 3rd November in the Qualifying Round 2 of the Challenge Cup.
For the Bristol Sonics match report, please follow this link
TOURING AUSTRALIAN MASTERS TEAM JOIN TOURNAMENT AT ECCLES RUGBY LEAGUE
The Australian National Masters Team visit Eccles Rugby League on Friday (5th October) to take part in a Tournament along with teams representing Eccles, Leigh Miners Rangers and Halton Farnworth Hornets (Widnes).
Masters – a rugby league game adapted for over 35 year olds only – has become increasingly popular and this is only one tournament of many that has been hosted by Eccles.
The Australians begin their tour at Eccles, followed by tournaments at Ince Rose Bridge ARLC (Wigan) on Sunday, then Bradford Dudley Hill ARLC and finally Stanningley ARLC (Leeds) before they return home.
The floodlit tournament will commence at 7.30pm, and entry costs just £3 per car.
JUNIOR ROOSTERS SHOWING HOW IT'S DONE!!
NEW YOUTH TEAMS SHOW ECCLES' COMMITMENT TO GROWTH
Youth and Junior recruitment continues to grow, and teams are now running out for the September-November short season at Under 7s, 8s, 10s, 12s and 17s. New players for all teams are invited to training sessions on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm till 7pm (Under 10s and 12s), and Tuesdays from 6pm till 7pm (Under 7s and 8s). Photos link
The Under 17s train Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7pm till 8.30pm.
Eccles are looking for volunteers to help run some existing teams and the new teams that will be developed over the winter months to start in March 2013. Coaching courses can be arranged if necessary.
It is important to point out that ALL volunteers will be the subject of CRB checks in line with our Safeguard & Protecting Children criteria.
Eccles first team continue to play in the NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE, whilst a team has also been entered in the NORTH WEST COUNTIES DIVISION (Winter) - commencing mid-October. With a new coach at the helm, players (old and new) are invited to join us.
A FEAST OF YOUTH & JUNIOR RUGBY AT ECCLES - SUNDAY, 2nd SEPTEMBER
A feast of youth rugby league at Eccles this Sunday with 3 Junior Rooster games! Get down and support the kids. U7's KO at 10am, U'11's 10.30am and U'8's 11am!! The potential stars of the future deserve support!
Eccles are always looking for volunteer coaches, assistants and managers for our youth and junior teams. Please contact the club if you feel you can offer the club, and the game, your support.
THREE SUCCESSIVE VICTORIES FOR THE ROOSTERS
Three excellent successive victories against Wigan St. Judes, Castleford Panthers and York Acorn, secure a first division spot next season for the Roosters.
To read match reports for all fixtures, follow this link
ECCLES PERFORMANCE EARNS THEM A GREAT VICTORY OVER LOCK LANE
Mid-week rugby came to Eccles in superb style last night, when a top performance saw the Roosters defeat promotion chasing Castleford Lock Lane by 46 pts to 14. For match report follow this link.
LAST MINUTE DEFEAT AT THE WARRIORS
Despite a great performance from 13-man Eccles, Hunslet Warriors snatched victory in the last play of the game. For match report follow this link.
DEFEAT FOR THE ROOSTERS AT CASTLEFORD
The Roosters travelled back from Castleford empty-handed, despite a good display. For this match report and all others, follow this link
TOUCH RUGBY WILL FEATURE THROUGHOUT 2012 AT ECCLES
WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT WE HAVE SECURED SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING THAT WILL ALLOW US TO RUN TOUCH RUGBY SESSIONS THROUGHOUT 2012. ECCLES HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH SALFORD CITY REDS TO ENSURE THAT THESE PROGRAMMES ARE SUCCESSFUL.
THE FIRST OF FOUR 10-WEEK SESSION PROGRAMMES IS PLANNED TO START ON 13TH JUNE AND WILL RUN EVERY FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY UNTIL 8TH AUGUST. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE FINAL OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE PLAYED AT HALF TIME AT THE SALFORD CITY REDS HOME FIXTURE AGAINST HUDDERSFIELD.
ENTER A TEAM (USUALLY 10 PLAYERS) FOR £150 (ONLY £1.50 PER PLAYER PER WEEK).
SUMMER IS COMING……….
Well, we know that winter hasn’t really started yet – but summer IS coming to us at Eccles when our game switches from the traditional “winter” league to the new “summer” league. Our game kicks off on the first weekend of March 2012 – and we’re almost ready!!
We anticipate growth in all areas of our game – especially participation! When this growth comes, we need to deal with it with increased numbers of volunteers.
Are YOU up for the challenge?
We are looking to recruit volunteers in all areas of our club activities – especially youth and junior coaches, assistants and administrators. We need volunteers on match days – either Saturdays (for open age games) or Sundays (for youth and junior games).
No matter how small the contribution you think you might be able to make – it will still be important to us.
Contact us TODAY - while you feel in a volunteering mood - and let us know what YOU can do for our game!
Send your details to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
CAR PARKING FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR SALFORD REDS' GAMES
Eccles will open their gates for fans travelling to the new Salford Reds' Stadium. Our clubhouse is less than a mile away, with just a 10-15 minute walk.
Off-road parking will be available within our grounds - at the cost of £3 per car. Parking for coaches is not available.
In addition to parking facilities, home or away supporters will be able to take advantage of a pre/post match drink in our clubhouse, as well as pre-match food.
For directions to our ground, click on the "How to find us - map" section of our website here
NEW & AMENDED RULES ANNOUNCED FOR 2012 SEASON
Some new rules have been announced which will make changes to our game. To see the rules, and how they will affect us, please follow this link
ROOSTERS TAKE VALENTINE CUP 2011
Eccles came out on top when they took on Irlam Hornets in the Manchester & District League VALENTINE CUP at the Willows on Wednesday 24th August.
JUNIOR ROOSTERS ENJOY HALF-TIME DISPLAY AT THE WILLOWS
Friday 19th August 2011
Under 8s players William, Logan and Mikey contribute to the half time display of our Under 8s v Langworthy. Eccles' Under 10s played Folly Lane. Photo to follow.
THE ROOSTERS START THE NEW SEASON WITH A WIN
The short season - leading up to the full Summer season which starts in March 2012 - kicked off on SATURDAY 13th AUGUST when Eccles entertained Castleford Panthers at Schofield Road.
Eccles played Panthers three times last season: twice in the league and again in the RL Challenge Cup, and on each occasion Eccles were worthy winners. This first game of the season was no different.
ECCLES HOST A MINI FESTIVAL FOR U-8s & U-10s
Over a hundred players representing Under 8s and Under 10s teams from Eccles, Cadishead, Langworthy and Folly Lane took part in a festival at Eccles on Sunday 24th July.
Perfect weather, bouncy castle, other games - plus a BBQ made it a great day!
NEW YOUTH TEAMS
After the successful launch of our Under 10s, we have now registered an Under 8s team. Players from 6 years old to players who are under 8 up till 31st August 2011 are eligible to register for that age group - and training for both these groups is on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 7pm. We ask that parents stay with their children at the club for this one hour session.
We also have an established Cubs group - children between the ages of 3 and 5 years - who also 'train' on a Thursday evening between 6pm and 7pm. There is, of course, no 'training' as such for this young age group - but a fun time where co-ordination, balance and group participation is paramount. Again, parents must stay with their children at the club for that one hour period.
Next September we will be running a team at Under 12s, and are looking for a COACH for that age group, as well as volunteers who would help generally to manage and administrate for this age group.
We are also pleased to announce that, following the work carried out by Tom Wild at Salford City Academy on the Salford Service Area, we hope to be running an Under-12s team (currently Year 7), although this team will play at Under 13s from next September. Initially this group will train on a WEDNESDAY (7pm), but it is expected that this will be changed to a Tuesday evening in the near future.
Because of the growth in our youth area, we are very keen to appoint volunteers who would be able to help out in a variety of capacities. COACHES are always welcome, but so too are ADMINISTRATORS. We are particularly looking to recruit a Youth Co-Ordinator who would be responsble for monitoring a database for our youth team players and ensuring that new players are registered with the respective leagues. Assistance and training will be given to any volunteers.
It is appropriate to mention that all volunteers who are actively involved in our youth section must be CRB checked by the Rugby Football League in order to maintain and meet the requirements of our Clubmark status. The Club will arrange for the CRB checks to be carried out.
JUNIOR ROOSTERS UNDER 10s - FIRST GAME
Sunday 1st May 2011 - Eccles v. Folly Lane
The Junior Roosters Under 10s team played their first game at Eccles this Sunday, 1st May, against locals Folly Lane. Kicking off in style, with a new kit sponsored by SALTAX, Eccles were defeated by a good Folly Lane team who had a little more experience than we did.
A great morning for the kids, with plenty of support!
GREAT WIN FOR THE ROOSTERS KEEPS THEIR HOPES ALIVE
THE ROOSTERS TOOK ON CASTLEFORD PANTHERS IN THEIR LAST MUST-WIN LEAGUE MATCH OF THIS SEASON, AND GAVE AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY TO GIVE THEM A 58 PTS TO 14 VICTORY.
WITH SUPERB CONDITIONS, ONCE AGAIN, A GOOD CROWD ENJOYED SOME GREAT RUGBY. See match report.....
ROOSTERS PUT IN A TOP PERFORMANCE AGAINST MILFORD
The Roosters entertained a large, appreciative crowd and overcome a good Milford side by 48 pts to 12. See match report.
VALENTINE CUP DRAW MADE FOR 2011
The Manchester & District League's Valentine Cup draw was made on Wednesday, 14th April. Follow this link to see the draw.
ROOSTERS LOSE OUT ON THE POINTS
The Roosters lost out in this relegation battle with Stanningly of Leeds, and went down by 36 pts to 22. A late points flurry by the visitors kept the Roosters needing to win the next two home games - or wait for other teams to fail. See match report.....
NCL SWITCH TO SUMMER.
The NCL Management Committee proposed to the member clubs that we switch to summer rugby for a season to commence in March 2012. It is a move that may well see our Reserve Grade feature within a regionalised Conference League.
Clubs voted by a majority vote to accept the offer from the RFL to switch to Summer. A short season (late August to October/November) will be implemented this year, with a full switch to a summer league in March 2012.
ROOSTERS STILL OUT OF RELEGATION ZONE DESPITE DEFEAT
The Roosters returned defeated from Myton (Hull) last Saturday, and it was also a bad day for our Reserve Grade team who were defeated 48-30 by Wigan Bulldogs in the Quarter Final of the NWC Bowl Competition.
GREAT WEEKEND VICTORIES FOR BOTH OPEN AGE TEAMS
19th March 2011
The best performance of the season so far was saved for a Millom side that couldn't handle our team. A great 54 pts to 12 victory helps to take our bid for safety a step further. See match report
The NWC team produced a stunning 44 pts to nil performance against Crosfields in the NWC Bowl - and now go through to play Wigan Bulldogs in the Quarter Finals.
Man of the Match - MARK THOMAS
Eccles v. Millom
WEEKEND VICTORIES - 12th/13th March 2011
ROOSTERS CLIMB OUT OF THE DROP ZONE
The most promising performance of the season to date saw the Roosters climb out of the drop zone, after a convincing display at Castleford Panthers. See the report on the 22 pts to 6 victory. See match report.
Eccles Alliance team travelled to Ashton Bears in the NWC Bowl competition, and put in a great performance to go through to the next round after a 12 pts to 8 victory.
Congratulations go to a victorious Under-16s team on winning the North West Counties Division 2 Championship for the 2010-2011 season.
WEEKEND VICTORIES - 5TH MARCH
National Conference side took on Normanton (Wakefield) at Eccles on Saturday, 5th March, and put in a tremdous performance to earn a 30 pts to 18 victory. See Match report
Man of the Match Mike Forgham scores the final try of the game for the Roosters, that denied any chance of victory for Normanton.
UNDER-16s MOVE CLOSER TO CHAMPIONSHIP
Eccles Under-16s entertained Crosfields (Warrington) on Sunday 20th February - and managed to keep their top of the table position following a 40 pts to 8 victory. See match report.
RLCC - ECCLES 6 - WIGAN ST. PATS 30
JUNIOR ROOSTERS PLAN FOR GAMES
ECCLES U-16s TAKE TWO WORTHY POINTS FROM WIGAN ST. PATS.
Eccles Under 16s took on Wigan St. Patricks in a league game at Moat Hall, and came out the winners with a fine 20 points to 10 victory.
NEW COACH APPOINTMENT
We are delighted to welcome CHRIS IRWIN onto the coaching staff at Eccles. Chris, who has a wealth of professional experience, will join Paul Viller in the first team coaching team.
Eccles Rugby League Club have adopted the RESPECT campaign - and it is important that this is followed by our officials, players and spectators.
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OUR YOUNGEST TROPHY WINNER
Follow the link to see who our youngest ever trophy winner is - and why! Future stars are added weekly!
ECCLES APPOINT NEW CLUB CAPTAIN
The officials and coaches of Eccles Rugby League Club are delighted to announce the appointment of CHRIS SMITH as Club Captain.
Chris has been appointed at a time when the Club is in a buoyant position and we are sure that he will contribute greatly the the future success of the Club.
Chris has been with the Club since he was a junior player, and we know that he has the professionalism and standing to represent the Club well.
OPEN-AGE PRESENTATION NIGHT AWARDS
WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL 2010 - SALFORD TUESDAY - BONDI THURSDAY!!
Marc Gilligan and Mark Thomas land in Oz
SATURDAY 20th MARCH 2010
TUESDAY 18th MARCH
ECCLES GAINED PROMOTION TO THE NCL DIVISION 1 AFTER A SUPERB PERFORMANCE AGAINST CROSFIELDS (WARRINGTON) LAST NIGHT. THE 40 PTS TO 14 VICTORY GAVE THEM THE POINTS NEEDED TO SECURE PROMOTION - BUT A VICTORY IN THE FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON THIS COMING SATURDAY AT EAST LEEDS WILL GIVE THEM THE POINTS TO PROMOTE THEM AS CHAMPIONS.
WELL DONE ECCLES!!!
IMPORTANT FIXTURE CHANGE
Added Thursday, 11th March
The NCL Eccles v. Crosfields game - originally scheduled for Saturday 10th April - has been brought forward to next WEDNESDAY 17th MARCH, 7.30pm kick-off at Eccles.
This, of course, means that the first team fixtures will be completed at the East Leeds game the following Saturday, 20th March.
VALENTINE CUP COMPETITION
SATURDAY 13TH MARCH FIXTURES
Eccles keep their promotion hopes alive after a hard-earned victory against Eastmoor Dragons. See match report....
SATURDAY 6TH MARCH FIXTURES
National Conference fixture at home, playing 3rd placed Stanley Rangers. 2.30pm kick-off. Read the match report.......
SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2010 FIXTURES
Another great win for the National Conference League team away at Shaw Cross Sharks, Dewsbury. Read the match report......
A top result for our North West Counties team away at Blackpool.
SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2010
Two great wins for both Eccles' teams. Read the match reports on the following links:
SATURDAY, 6th FEBRUARY 2010
Eccles beat Pilkington 'A' by a convincing 32 pts to 18 in today's North West Counties Division 4 fixture.
It was an entertaining game played in great spirit - and the weather conditions were perfect! Match report, and photographs, to follow.
It would have been a good day to play Hunslet Old Boys at home!!
TUESDAY, 2nd FEBRUARY 2010
Eccles conceded the National Cup game against Hunslet Old Boys following the decision by BARLA to enforce a rule in their Constitution that fixtures are reversed after being postponed twice.
We felt that the recent bout of the severist weather we have experienced for some years should have allowed the BARLA Board to use the "discretion" it refers to in the Ruling, and not penalise any clubs for the postponement of a fixture.
Under the circumstances, and purely as a matter of principle, the Eccles club refused to travel to Hunslet.
18th January 2010
NEXT SATURDAY ECCLES PLAY LEIGH EAST (AT ECCLES) IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE RUGBY LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITION. KICK OFF IS 1.30PM. ADMISSION IS £2 AND £1 CONCESSIONS.
The National Cup fixture against Hunslet Old Boys will be played at Eccles the following Saturday, 30th January, with a 2pm kick-off.
THE SECOND TEAM PLAY BAMBER BRIDGE, AGAIN AT ECCLES, WITH A 2.30PM KICK OFF.
15th January 2010
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE NATIONAL CUP GAME BETWEEN ECCLES AND HUNSLET OLD BOYS HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
8th January 2010
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE NCL ECCLES v. EASTMOOR FIXTURE FOR 9TH JANUARY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE FIXTURE FOR ECCLES 'A' v. HIGGINSHAW HAS ALSO BEEN POSTPONED.
UNLESS NOTIFIED OTHERWISE, THE NEXT FIXTURE AT HOME WILL BE THE NATIONAL CUP TIE AGAINST HUNSLET OLD BOYS - NEXT SATURDAY 16TH JANUARY - 1.30pm KICK-OFF.
RE-ARRANGED FIXTURE FOR NCL - 9th JANUARY 2010
2nd January 2010
OWING TO POSTPONEMENTS ON 2ND JANUARY FOR THE RLCC, THE NCL LEAGUE HAVE RE-ARRANGED A LEAGUE FIXTURE FOR ECCLES NEXT SATURDAY, 9TH JANUARY - EASTMOOR DRAGONS AT ECCLES. 2.00PM KICK-OFF. Second team visit HIGGINSHAW, 2.00pm kick-off.
Following that, on the 16th January NCL Eccles play HUNSLET OLD BOYS in the National Cup - 2.00pm kick-off, whilst the NWC team visit New Springs Lions - also a 2pm kick-off.
On 23rd January, NCL Eccles play either Sharlston Rovers OR Leigh East in the Rugby League Challenge Cup - 1.30pm kick-off.
Whilst the NWC team should be at home on that day also, we are trying to organise that particular game for a Thursday or Friday night kick-off. Notification will be put on this website nearer the time.
RUGBY LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP - R1 23rd January 2010
28th December 2009
Eccles enter the 1st round of the RLCC on 23rd January, but do not know who they are paired against until after 2nd January.
Eccles play the winners of the preliminary draw - Yorkshire Cup Winners v. Leigh East. The Yorkshire Cup winners (with the game played on 27th December) were SHARLSTON ROVERS, so Leigh East travel to Sharlston on 2nd January. We will play the winners of that game - at Eccles - on 23rd January - 1.30pm kickoff unless notified otherwise.
Coincidentally in the Yorkshire Cup, Sharlston Rovers beat Hunslet Old Boys (the team Eccles play in the National Cup on 16th January) by 24 pts to 12.
WEATHER BEATS ECCLES
19th December 2009
The weather was the only winner for the game planned for 19th December - when Eccles were due to play second placed Stanley Rangers in what was considered to be a title decider. The game was called off on Friday evening - along with the North West Counties tie against local rivals Cadishead Rhinos. Both games will be re-arranged in the New Year.
ECCLES DROP A POINT BUT STAY FIXED AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE
12th December 2009
Eccles 14 - 14 draw at fourth placed Castleford Lock Lane still kept them at the top of the table, but narrowed the gap between themselves and Oldham St. Annes - who are just 2 points behind us, but with a game in hand. See report under Fixtures & Match Reports
NCL TEAM MAINTAIN TOP OF TABLE POSITION
28th November 2009
Eccles put in a superb display to beat fellow title chasers Oldham St. Annes 22-18. See report under Fixtures & Match Reports
NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE TEAM TOP DIVISION 2
21st November 2009
Eccles had to work hard to overcome bottom of the table Ovenden to ensure their top of the table position. See report under Fixtures & Match Reports