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Chester RUFC Centenary Update

Chester RUFC Centenary Update

Kyle Joseph18 Apr - 23:43
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By Steve Donovan, Immediate Past President

Get ready to celebrate 100 years of Chester RUFC! The countdown is on for next season, our Centenary year, and the club is gearing up for a season to remember.

A dedicated committee comprised of Steve (Chair), Pete Craven, Tim Carty, Sean Green, Gemma Morton and Dan Huxley, have been busy planning a year of events to commemorate and celebrate this incredible milestone.
Here's a taste of what's to come:

Celebrate in Style:

  • Centenary Ball & Sportsman's Lunch: Join us for a black-tie gala on May 17th, 2025, preceded by a Sportsman's Lunch on May 16th. Tickets go on sale next season, so stay tuned for details!
  • M&J Birthday Party: The M&Js will kick off the season with a fun-filled party for the whole family at our first home game.
  • Past Players Game: Relive the glory days! Witness our past players take on a team from Looseheadz, one of our chosen charities, on May 9th, 2025.

Commemorative Keepsakes:

  • Centenary Blazers: Show your club pride! Order your limited-edition Centenary Blazer (Men's & Women's) before the first batch closes at a discounted price. Contact Tim Carty at
  • Centenary Kit: The 1st XV will proudly sport a new kit reflecting the club's original colours. Additionally, a centenary range of hoodies, polos, and t-shirts will be available online, allowing everyone to own a piece of history.
  • History of Chester RFC Book: John Craven's book is being meticulously updated by Mike Dangerfield to encompass the club's entire centenary journey.
  • Centenary Ale: Raise a glass to 100 years! Weetwood Brewery is crafting a special Centenary Ale in our honour. Stay tuned for tasting updates – our committee might just have the toughest job of the season!

This is just a glimpse of the exciting events planned. We want everyone at Chester RUFC to be part of this momentous occasion. Let's make it a centenary season we'll never forget!

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