Congratulations to the thirteen Eccles RFC players (Matthew Parkinson, Daniel Aspinall, Harry Candland, Joshua Green, Brad Palmer, Edward Hampson, Matthew Walker, Joseph Rapinett, Max Riley, Jack Williams, Molly Wild, Freya Waterhouse, Megan Trownson) who received their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at Buckingham Palace in May. The glorious sunshine and luscious lawns of the Royal presentation provided a memorable conclusion to their 4-year journey of dedicated effort and commitment.

Last July ten Eccles RFC U18s were presented with their DofE Gold Awards at Buckingham Palace. In total, the club has now seen 48 of its young people receive the prestigious Gold Award and is justifiably proud of every one of them.

Eccles RFC were the first rugby club in the UK to offer the Duke of Edinburgh award programme to its players. The scheme was established in honour of Christopher Tickle who was posthumously awarded the DofE Gold Award by HRH Prince Phillip in 2010. Since 2011, the club’s young people have achieved over 100 DofE Bronze awards and over 60 DofE Silver awards – a testament to the hard work and commitment of the participants and the Eccles team of volunteer leaders.

If you’d like to know more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at Eccles RFC, or you’d like to support it’s work, please contact Mark Baines.

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  • New Season. New Style.

    Sat 24 Sep 2022 08:30

    Inside our NEW MATCH PROGRAMME for the 2022/23 Season, you'll find fixtures and feature articles for all our teams - Mens, Ladies, Colts, Juniors - plus dates for club socials and a … view

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning 2022

    Thu 22 Sep 2022 20:35

    Our Ladies and Girls section are holding thier annual coffee mornings to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and welcome all bakers, cake lovers and volunteers to join them in … view

  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    Thu 22 Sep 2022 13:12

    Thursday 8 September  Eccles Rugby Football Club is saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A remarkable sovereign. We extend our sympathy and sincere … view

  • Eccles and d3 stick together

    Sat 03 Sep 2022 10:37

    The club is delighted to announce that Eccles RFC and d3 will continue their partnership for the 2022-23 season.  d3 were established in New Zealand in 2010 and have grown since then … view

  • Eccles Festival 2022

    Fri 19 Aug 2022 15:34

    The club is delighted to announce that it will once again host the annual 2022 Eccles Festival this summer thanks to the generous support of our headline sponsor and local brewer   … view