September 2019

Bedford’s pre-season campaign may have come to an end with a 14-39 defeat to Cardiff Blues, but there were plenty of positives for the home side to take into the coming season which kicks off against Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship Cup next weekend.

The visitors had raced into a 29-0 halftime lead, but the Blues never gave up and scored two well-worked tries after the interval through Jordan Onojaife and Joe Wrafter to ensure fans went home happy.

Bedford Blues are delighted to reveal their brand new home kit for the 2019/20 season at today’s home match against Cardiff Blues (Kick 4pm).

Modelled by fan favourite and Bedford’s own Rich Lane, with new signings Sam Leeming and Grayson Hart, the new home shirt goes back to basics with a solid navy base with sky blue trims and collar.

Both kits are again manufactured by the club’s kit partner Zoo Sports, boasting a traditional style representing our history and heritage which is hoped to prove popular with supporters.

With this brand new Championship season comes a brand new way to explore what goes on at Goldington Road with the arrival of the official Bedford Blues Podcast.

Led by Bedford’s own MC Sam Roberts and his son William, the exclusive podcast will go behind the scenes at the Blues and get to know all your favourite players.

In this month’s first episode, Josh Buggea and Lewis Robling talk to Sam Roberts at the Park Pub and Kitchen about pre-season, the Rugby World Cup and the pressures on every player’s mental health.

With the summer coming to an end in glorious fashion, Bedford Blues have named their squad to take on Cardiff Blues at Goldington Road tomorrow afternoon.

Billed as the 'Battle of the Blues', Mike Rayer's charges will be taking on his hometown team in Bedford's final pre-season fixture ahead of the Championship Cup which kicks off against Ealing Trailfinders next weekend.

Saturday also sees the unveiling of Bedford's brand new home strip for the coming Championship campaign. Fans can head to the Club Shop to purchase theirs, along with a new range of leisurewear items.

Tickets are now on sale for Bedford’s Blues home clashes against big spending Ealing Trailfinders and near neighbours Ampthill in the Championship Cup as well as this Saturday’s game against Cardiff Blues. Buy yours now online and save £4 on entry by clicking here.

The competitive action kicks off against high flying Ealing who have finished one place above the Blues in the Championship table for the last two seasons, winning the inaugural Championship Cup last campaign.

Bedford were however victorious against Ealing in their first home clash last season, and will be looking to repeat that feat again when they meet later this month.

Bedford are back at home this Saturday for ‘Battle of The Blues’ against Welsh giants Cardiff Blues at Goldington Road (Kick Off 4pm). Click here to buy discounted tickets online.

Just the second match of the season, following Blues’ eight try victory over Cambridge, 50-24, Mike Rayer’s troops will be keen to set a marker for the season, ahead of Championship Cup action only a week later.  

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that they have been selected to host the International Women’s clash between England and Italy on Saturday 23rd November 2019 (KO 3pm).

Goldington Road will open its gates to Simon Middleton’s charges as they prepare to face the Azzurri in the Quilter Autumn International series which also sees the Red Roses taking on France twice. Tickets are already available online.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce a partnership with the Bedfordshire Young Farmers for the 2019-20 season, including more jointly planned events and reduced ticket prices at matches.

The partnership has been born via links with Blues Community as the rugby club increase involvement with more community organisations through the values of rugby and the Blues.

Next Home Match

Saturday 21st September
1st XV Cup
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
3.00pm

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