Brendan Hanavan Charity Trophy – Fylde v ‘Hoppers at the Woodlands, 19th Apr

By April 15, 2019April 18th, 2019Hawks, Latest News, Match Previews, News

The Brendan Hanavan Trophy is an annual challenge match between Fylde and Preston Grasshoppers held in honour of Fylde’s late, great winger. Each year Brendan’s family nominate a charity to benefit from the gate income. Once again, this year it will be the Oral Cancer Foundation. It’s Fylde’s turn to host the 2019 fixture, on Good Friday, 19th April, at the Woodlands (ko 15.00). Always competitive and played in the right spirit, this promises to be another great occasion. ‘Hoppers currently hold the Trophy so the home side will be anxious to wrestle it back this time.

This season’s game is especially important as it matches Fylde Hawks & Preston Grasshoppers 2nd team in Premier Conference A action with vital league points at stake. Please come and support the teams in such a good charitable cause.

The extended Fylde squad is:

15 Sam Fisher; 14 Joe Probert, 13 Dan Jones, 12 Tom Forster, 11 Matt Worsnip; 10 David William Reed (c), 9 Adam Lanigan; 1 Tom Fox, 2 Jonny Wild, 3 Matt Ashcroft, 4 Karl Capstick, 5 Gregor Aitken, 6 Matt Garrod, 7 Tom Steer, 8 Jamie Griffin.
16 Richard Frith, 17 Blake Wilkinson, 18 Alastair Atkinson, 19 F Will Atkinson, 20 Paul Green, 21 Mark Evans, 22 Ben Gould, 23 Charlie Cadley, 24 Karl Etherington, 25 Ian Hollingsworth.


A full range of hospitality is available including the Woodlands Suite location with balcony views of the game.

The Woodlands Suite Hospitality offer is a choice of main course followed by a dessert.
Hot Buffet
* Lasagne and Garlic Bread
* Thai chicken Curry and rice.
Assorted cold desserts.
£15.00 per head for adults and £7.50 for children up to age 10.

Please contact the Club Office to book pre-match dining places on 01253 734733 or email

A compendium of photos by Mike Craig of the 2018 fixture.