Halbro North West Leagues Providing grass roots rugby since 2002

Fred Swarbrick

Fred will be pleased to assist with most queries involved with the running of your Team in the following competitions

Sale Sharks Division 1
Sale Sharks Division 4 East
Robinsons Brewery BOWL
Robinsons Brewery SHIELD
Robinsons Brewery JUG
Div 1 JUG Pool A
Div 1 JUG Pool B
Div 1 JUG Pool C
Div 1 JUG Pool D

Before contacting Fred
In many cases the answers to your questions can be found in the Constitution, the Rules or elsewhere on the Website.Please take a look there first.

Fred was one of the founder members of the North West Leagues along with John Powell, Reg Robinson and our current Secretary Paul Whiston. From that small Group Nowirul has developed into one of the two Leagues in the country based entirely on Grass Roots Rugby. Fred has been Fixture Secretary at Vale of Lune for some 36 years and Referees Contact for the past 30 years. Fred has also been involved in other issues affecting the game as a whole but is now concentrating on further development of the established North West Leagues.


Both sides are responsible for sending in the results. Score must be checked with the referee. These must be supplied to Fred by Saturday 6.00pm at the very latest. This can be done by text, telephone or e-mail.

Fred's Contact Details

Positions Held : League Secretary,
Mobile : 07730 203173
Email : Contact
Please note: with the large number of e-mails received each week an immediate reply is not always possible...

Postponed Games

Postponed games are normally re-arranged for the next available weekend by the Honorary Fixtures Secretary in collaboration with Fred. Re-scheduled fixtures will be shown here within a day or two of the postponement.

DO NOT assume you can simply re-schedule your own games when you have a postponement as there are knock on effects and other Teams' fixtures to consider. Any suggestions can however be discussed with Fred.

Managers should please notify Fred by eMail of any re-scheduled games or fixture switches / reversals which they spot have not been updated in the Fixture List.

Latest News


Division 5 Champions and Runners UP

Congratulation to Wythenshawe (5 East ),  Wigan 2 (5 North) and Christleton (5 West ) who are Champions of their Leagues..... Read More


Robinsons Brewery Cup Competition Semi Finals

Reminder of Cup Rules;-  Rule 8 requires a Front Row replacement. Rule 10 b require you to explore playing at the opponents venue if the weather is inclement and pitches are unfit..... Read More


A First for the Referees Association

Father and son refereeing at the same venue..... Read More