The Blues Academy kick off their fixtures when they welcome London Scottish to Goldington Road this Saturday, August 22nd, Kick Off 12 noon.

Bedford have announced a squad of 30 for the game, which will be played in three 30 minute periods.

Centre Aaron Martin and winger Ryan Hutler, both who have trained with the Blues 1st XV during the summer, are in the starting lineup.  

Making their debuts in the starting lineup are prop Ben Thompson (ex Junior Blues), 2nd rows Charlie Harvey (Leicester Tigers) and Tom Tucker (Nottingham Corsairs), No. 8 Jack Spurr (Ampthill and Bedford Modern School), fly half Liam Shields (Wasps and Henley College), wing Tom Fawssett (Saracens and Oaklands College), centre Tom Stapley (Jumeirah College, Dubai) and full back Harry Hutchins (Saracens and Oaklands).

Making their debuts in the 2nd and 3rd periods are props Robin Sreenivasaprasad (Ampthill) and Matt Brookes (Saracens and Old Albanians), hooker Michael Bond (Saracens and Oaklands), 2nd rows Dan Sims (Wellingborough) and Kyron Houston (Junior Blues), back rows Alfie Agnew (Gresham’s School), Reece Lines (Banbury) and Toby James (Towcester), scrum half Olly Howard (Saracens and Oaklands), fly half Paddy McDuell (Bedford School) and threequarters Ed Shannon (Royston), Liam McStay (Market Rasen) and Ross Taylor (St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich).

Blues Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said: “We have 12 of last year's squad returning this season, and we have some good youngsters who have been with on trial this summer.  They have all worked hard over the summer, and are beginning to come together as a squad.  

"Last year was another successful season, with some fine wins, but as always with rugby it is all start again this season.  We had a very useful internal trial game on Saturday with over 40 players involved, but there is no substitute for a competitive game, against a quality club like London Scottish Academy, to test players.  We are looking forward to seeing how some of the new lads perform, and how the squad comes together, against Scottish.  The game gives us the chance to see the new players, and some new combinations, in a competitive game."

With the Blues away in Devon you have the chance to see how the Blues of the future are developing.  The game against London Scottish is at Goldington Road this Saturday, August 22nd , Kick Off 12 noon, and will be played as three 30 minute periods.  The bar is open and all are welcome.

Bedford Academy v London Scottish

  1.  Charley Robinson
  2.  Aubrey Grimes
  3.  Ben Thompson
  4.  Charlie Harvey
  5.  Tom Tucker
  6.  Jacob Moody
  7.  Callum Stracham
  8.  Jack Spurr
  9.  Olly Venni
  10.  Liam Shields
  11.  Tom Fawssett
  12.  Tom Stapley
  13.  Aaron Martin
  14.  Ryan Hutler
  15.  Harry Hutchins
  • Michael Bond
  • Robin Sreenivasaprasad
  • George Harris
  • Matt Brookes
  • Daniel Sims
  • Kyron Houston
  • Alfie Agnew
  • Reece Lines
  • Toby James
  • Olly Howard
  • Archie Unstead
  • Paddy McDuell
  • Ed Shannon
  • Liam McStay
  • Ross Taylor


Next Home Match

Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road