LYMM Rugby Club has sparked into life again.

After what seemed to be an interminable period of lockdown, Lymm Rugby Club has emerged with a full schedule of training and rugby games.

A ‘Ready 4 Rugby’ tournament took place on the artificial grass pitch (AGP) with more than 70 senior and colts players taking part.

Additionally, an intra-squad match was arranged for all first and second team squad members at the weekend.

The mini and junior sections have commenced training with sessions held on both the AGP and grass pitches every Sunday from 9.30am, and the season has been extended to Sunday, May 30.

The senior and colts squads have a multi-game home fixture with Wirral RFC arranged for this Saturday, May 8, involving mixed colts, social, second and first XV players, from 1pm.

A return fixture at Wirral has also been agreed on Saturday, May 22, kick-off 3pm.

Similar fixtures with Northwich RFC are also under discussion, provisionally for June 5.

Senior training has been enjoyed for a few weeks, with up to 80 players attending, and are held every Tuesday from 7pm. This includes the colts academy, senior squad and social teams all training, and social touch rugby takes place from 8.15pm.

A social team has also been entered into the Macclesfield Sevens on July 10 and a first-team squad will compete in the Bowdon Sevens on July 24.

Planning for the senior squad for next season has started, and the management is looking at potential pre-season friendlies.

"Our players are excited about getting back on the pitch and competing once more," said director of rugby, Adam Fletcher.

"All new players are welcomed with open arms for what looks like another exciting season at Lymm Rugby Club."