Halbro North West Leagues Providing grass roots rugby since 2002

John Powell

Before contacting John
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.

As a Welshman who has moved North John has been involved at Preston Grasshoppers all his adult Rugby Life. He played many games for the 1st team before moving down the teams and helped to bring on younger players. After retiring from playing John refereed with the Manchester & District Referees Society and then as a Club Referee. He has been Fixtures Secretary at Preston since 1983 and was one of the founder members of the North West Leagues. John also set up the Referee Associations who cover the lower team games at many clubs throughout Lancashire and Cheshire


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

John's Contact Details

Positions Held : League Secretary,
Mobile : 07921 136629
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 John. 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 John.

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

Latest News


Proposals to be discussed at AGM

Here are the PROPOSALS to be discussed and voted on at the Halbro North West Leagues AGM at Leigh RUFC on Wednesday 19th June at 7-30pm..... Read More



We would like to thank Old Bedians and Oldham Rugby clubs for hosting our annual Cup competitions. There was a great deal of excellent rugby played and both players and spectators had a very pleasant day of rugby. .... Read More


Liquidated Fixtures and International Ticket Allocation.

Liquidated fixtures need to be put in as Manual Fixtures in GMS..... Read More