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Mancunians Secure Deal for Community Facility


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#1 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:40 PM

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Mancunians have secured an agreement with Greater Manchester Police to use the Hough End Centre as their community facility for the next few years.

The Hough End Centre is the Sports and Social Club for Greater Manchester Police and is situated on the same site as Mancunians’ previous home, Broughton Park Rugby Club in Chorlton, but the move means that Mancunians will have their own dedicated Rugby pitch and use of indoor facilities for Handball and training use.

The move means that Mancunians can increase their sporting activity to offer more sessions including Saturday morning Handball & Rugby coaching, Monday Night Touch Rugby as well as their existing Rugby and Handball sessions, all on one site.

“This is a very exciting time for Mancunians.” Said Mancunians Director, Stefan Hopewell. “Having use of the Hough End Centre means that the activity we carry out in Manchester will now have a focal point and the local chidren will be able to come to our new home to take part in the fantastic sports that we offer.”

“The Hough End Centre is in a fantastic location and is situated close to Metrolink so is easily accessible by all of the Manchester Community. We’re excited to be working with Greater Manchester Police and we’re very confident that the relationship with be a long and fruitful one.” He said.

The Hough End Centre is situated on Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton, Manchester and the facilities are unrivalled. The campus features two full size sports pitches accommodating football and rugby, a full sized sports hall, two squash courts, a cardio suite, weights gym, six dressing rooms and conference and banqueting facilities for up to 250 people.

“Having use of the Hough End Centre is the latest piece in the complex Mancunians jigsaw. We already have a fantastic group of volunteers with over 20 people giving up their time to help the club each week, so being able to call The Hough End Centre ‘home’ will allow us to secure much needed revenue. This will allow Mancunians to continue to be a sustainable sports club which isn’t reliant on benevolent hand-outs and will allow the club to continue to grow.”

Edited by TheMancunianCandidate, 10 April 2014 - 03:44 PM.


#2 Saintslass

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:55 PM

That's great news for the club.  Well done to whoever secured the deal.



#3 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:07 PM

I'll pass on your good wishes. Thanks.

Another vital building block in place.

#4 Eldujo

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:56 PM

Missed the Manchester derby unfortunately, have marked the return in my diary though. Don't know that bit of the city too well but looks like a decent facility you've got hold of.  All the best going forwards.



#5 Just Browny

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:33 AM

It's a good spot that, well done. You could do with a big poster on that main road that runs past it.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#6 cookey

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:38 AM

It's the way forward.Amateur clubs have to offer better facilities for their players,members and supporters.Well done.



#7 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:15 AM

It's a good spot that, well done. You could do with a big poster on that main road that runs past it.


That's one of the reasons we chose the facility. We've always punched above our weight in marketing to the rugby league community and hopefully we'll continue to do so. What our research has found is that most local residents don't know who we are and if they did, they don't know where we play. A banner on the railings out the front will make a whole load of difference.

#8 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:39 PM

Missed the Manchester derby unfortunately, have marked the return in my diary though. Don't know that bit of the city too well but looks like a decent facility you've got hold of.  All the best going forwards.


You'll be made very welcome. It's a great facility and we're very happy to be able to call it home.

#9 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:46 PM

It's the way forward.Amateur clubs have to offer better facilities for their players,members and supporters.Well done.


Thanks. We're very conscious that there are other demands for people's time and money. We live in an age where a few crusty butties in the local working men's club after a match isn't enough to attract and retain players, particularly in a city where league is almost non existent. The 'product' that we offer has to be equally as good and value for money as the DW Gym for example for us to be able to grow and this facility allows us to that.

#10 walter sobchak

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:55 PM

This is excellent news and very encouraging, mancunians RL are a shining light for any grassroots RL club outside or even inside the "heartlands". With this sort of progress it surely won't be long until we start hearing about and seeing mancunian products playing in the lower leagues and super league.

#11 TheMancunianCandidate

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

This is excellent news and very encouraging, Mancunians RL are a shining light for any grassroots RL club outside or even inside the "heartlands". With this sort of progress it surely won't be long until we start hearing about and seeing mancunian products playing in the lower leagues and super league.


That's very flattering, thank you. We've only just, in the last 12 months, started coaching young people and there are some great athletes out there. We're confident it won't be long too.

Edited by TheMancunianCandidate, 11 April 2014 - 06:12 PM.


#12 cookey

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

There is a centre playing for Broughton Park first team,with a strong rugby league background and who played league at university in Manchester.






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