Welcome to Bedford Blues Community Department, having only recently formed in August 2016, the community team already undertake a wide range of rugby projects throughout Bedfordshire.

The main aim of which is to support grassroots development, encouraging young people to play and enjoy the game as well as assisting schools or clubs with learning and key values. This is achieved through rugby camps, coaching in schools and coach development​.

We offer the below projects:

  • Breakfast Clubs: 'Wake Up' games using hand eye co-ordination games to prepare children for learning straight away!

  • Lunchtime Clubs: Oversee and manage all games on the playground - especially boys football but also games for other children to play in a safe environment

  • After School Clubs: Any sport that you would like to run after school. We sign the children in and then sign them out at agreed checkpoint in school only when we can see and we know who they are going home with.

  • Specialised Rugby Coaching: More in depth coaching focusing on team and individual skills and tactics. More suited for teams in year/class groups. Involves specific areas and is solely for Rugby Union

  • Lesson Support: Covering 2 lessons for PE while the teacher has their PPA time. We also upskill teacher and work with them during this time if you wish. A LTP will be agreed beforehand with planning attached.

  • Reading & Rugby: Children will read in small groups or individually with the coach for the first lesson and then play tag rugby games for the second lesson. This is perfect for children that might not get to read to a male at home or even have a male role model in their lives. Also perfect for behavioural children. The tag rugby lesson then links the reading in to games.

Community Coaches

We have 8 Community Coaches looking for work in Bedfordshire.

All Coaches are RFU qualified as well as having up to and including 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)/RFU Level 1/RFU Level 2/Safeguarding Child Protection/First Aid Training.

Our aim as a community provider is to deliver quality provision to schools and organisations children and young adults deserve to receive this and we are more than happy to provide it through fun, happy learning environments.

Next Home Match

Saturday 26th January
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road