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This Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August sees Goldington Road host Queens Rugby Club against a Bedfordshire County Invitational XV to mark the start of Queens Centenary celebrations (Kick Off 3pm).

There is a strong Blues theme throughout both sides with former player Mouritz Botha invitationally coaching the Queens side as well as Club Captain and former Blues and Moseley centre Simon Brading now leading the side out in the back row.  

The County select XV contains players from various Bedfordshire clubs; including Bedford Athletic, Bedford Swifts, Stockwood Park and Biggleswade as well as a selection of former Blues players.

BT Sport is giving Bedford Blues fans the chance to feature in an upcoming broadcast of their live programme, Rugby Tonight on Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Bedford Rugby Followers Association have been approached by the producers for up to 100 Blues’ supporters to be in the audience for the programme after last season’s successful debut appearance. Fans are simply asked to proudly wear their Bedford colours.

Supporters will be required to be at the Olympic Park studio in Stratford, East London, for 7pm for rehearsals. The show is broadcast live from 8pm to 10pm.

Bedford Blues were saddened to hear that Maurice Webb, the club's oldest Honorary Life Member, passed away last week after a short illness, at the age of 93.

Maurice served the club as a committee member for many years. He and his wife Hazel will be especially remembered for their service to the club's social committee and for tirelessly organising regular discos and social evenings every Saturday in the Scrum Hall to raise funds for the club.

The scoreboard may have read 15-57, but there were plenty of positives for Bedford Blues to take from this pre-season encounter against Premiership champions Saracens.

It ended nine tries to three in favour of the visitors, but the Blues coaches will have been pleased with the never-give-in attitude displayed by the entire squad as well as some monumental defensive work coupled with sublime attacking play.

Speaking at the final whistle, new recruit Ed Coulson said: “I thought we went pretty well in the first half and were right in it. We had to come out of the blocks in terms of physicality particularly as it was their first hit out.

Bedford Blues scrum-half Lee Dickson has spoken of his pride after being named club captain for the 2018/19 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Former England number nine Dickson, 33, joined the Goldington Road club from Northampton Saints at the start of last season and featured in 26 games scoring five tries along the way in his debut campaign.

With Michael Le Bourgeois moving on to Premiership side Wasps, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer has installed the captaincy on Dickson who already takes on coaching responsibilities at the Blues.

Blues Community are pleased to announce the dates of their Summer Rugby Camp at Goldington Road for Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August, click here to book your place.

Open to children of all ages and abilities, the pre-season ‘Learn to Play the Blues way’ camp will be led by Head of Community Jon Phillips with current first team Blues players taking some of the sessions.

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