The clock is ticking down as Bedford Blues prepare to launch their pre-season campaign with a challenging tie against near-neighbours Old Albanians on Friday night. Tickets are just £5.00 for adults and FREE for Under 18s, and with so many new faces set to play it is a must-see fixture.

Following a successful training camp in Belfast at the weekend, Bedford welcome the National One side to Goldington Road for their first friendly of pre-season as Director of Rugby Mike Rayer looks to blood the new signings.

Looking ahead to the fixture, Rayer said: “We’ve had an intense pre-season so far with the lads being put well and truly through their paces by all of the coaching and fitness staff. Everything has gone great so far, but now we have to transfer what has been going well on the training pitch onto the match field.

“The game against Old Albanians will give everyone the chance to see the majority of the squad in action and as coaches we will have the opportunity to test out some combinations.

“It may only be a friendly game, but I’m expecting Old Albanians to provide us with an extremely tough test and I’ll be looking for the lads to put in a good performance in front of the Bedford Blues faithful.”

Friday’s game against Old Albanians kicks off at 7.45pm. Tickets cost just £5.00 and seats in the stand are available on a first come first served basis. For more information visit

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Friday 23rd August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road