National League pre-season 2018 fixtures: What to look out for across August
The 2018/19 campaign is just under a month away and National Leagues club are all preparing for their pre-season schedules.
Most clubs are back into the swing of training as they gear up for their summer programmes which ahead of the new term which gets underway on September 1st.
Across a couple of weekends in August, there are two pre-season tournaments as some of the top sides in the National Leagues take on one another to get themselves ready for another intense domestic campaign.
The newly named Rams FC, formerly Redingensians, will host Championship outfit Richmond as well as well as Chinnor, Esher, Old Albanian and Macclesfield on August 11th while a week later, National Two North side Huddersfield entertain the likes of Hull Ionians and Sedgley Park at Lockwood Park.
Added to this, there are some really eye-catching fixtures between National League clubs and Championship teams with also one Premiership side making an appearance.
Here are some of the standout fixtures which have been announced so far….
Sedgley Park v Chester, 7:45pm
Henley Hawks v Ampthill & District, 3pm
Hinckley v Cinderford, 2:30pm
Otley v Yorkshire Carnegie, 3pm
South Leicester v Broadstreet, 3pm
**Rams RFC tournament featuring Richmond, Chinnor, Esher, Macclesfield & Old Albanian (2pm)**
Bishop’s Stortford v Canterbury, 3pm
Blackheath v Ealing Trailfinders, 3pm
Cambridge v Sheffield Tigers, 3pm
Darlington Mowden Park v Yorkshire Carnegie, 3pm
Dings Crusaders v Stourbridge, 3pm
Doncaster Knights v Sale FC, 3pm
Loughborough Students v Henley Hawks, 2:30pm
Macclesfield v Bournville, 3pm
Preston Grasshoppers v Caldy, 2:30
Redruth v Beddau, 2pm
Rosslyn Park v Leicester Lions, 3pm
Wharfedale v Blaydon, 3pm
**Huddersfield RFC tournament featuring Hull Ionians, Sedgley Park and Leeds Beckett**
Cinderford v Hartpury, 7:15pm
Worcester Warriors v Birmingham Moseley, 7:30pm
Bedford Blues v Bishop’s Stortford, 7:45pm
Coventry v Cambridge, 7:30pm
Old Albanian v Tring, 8pm
Rosslyn Park v London Irish Wild Geese, 8pm
Stourbridge v Birmingham & Solihull, 7pm
Fylde v Ampthill & District, 4pm
Lymm v Huddersfield, 3pm
Wharfedale v Rotherham Titans, 3pm
Old Redcliffians v Bournemouth, 2pm
Hull Ionians v Ayr, 4:30pm