AS winter once again took its toll, it was all no go at Trafford MV.

Both home and away games were cancelled as snow fell heavily across the north west and fixtures backlogs started to build up.

Trafford MV's 1st XV fixture against North Manchester was cancelled and the Club took another hit as turnover at the club was decimated.

Sports clubs depend on weekend usage to keep them ticking over as huge amounts of money circulate through the professional game.

Rugby Union will seek to get a boost over the next couple of months as the Six Nations Tournament hits the TV screeens. Rugby Union has a huge International and professional Club presence however there is a massive gulf existing between rugby and football and it is the grassrooots of the Rugby scene that fights to bridge this gap.

Many youngsters get a brief taste of the oval ball game at school but very few follow the game through into club rugby. Trafford MV has an excellent mini/junior Rugby section that introduces children as young as three into the game, brings them through tag and limited contact rugby and introduces them, when the time is right, into the full contact game.

On Saturday MV welcome Garstang to MacPherson Park for a 2.15pm kick off in North Lancs Div One. This will be followed in the club house by a convivial atmosphere as England play Scotland for the Calcutta Cup in the 1st round of the Six Nations Tournament at 4pm. Trafford MV welcome local spectators and supporters to watch both games and support grassroots rugby in the community.