The countdown to the annual Mobbs Memorial Match on Wednesday 10th April at Goldington Road has started. The Blues will do battle with the British Army on an action-packed evening of rugby with Bedford Modern School taking on Kimberley College prior to the main event. Click here to buy tickets

Former Bedford Modern pupil, Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Mobbs DSO - a true England rugby legend and a genuine hero of World War I - died during the Third Battle of Ypres while attacking a machine gun post.

Some of the most illustrious names in the history of English rugby have played in the Mobbs Memorial Match in either the colours of the East Midlands or the Barbarians, who played each other each year up until 2011 since the games’ inception in 1921. The Mobbs Memorial Match lives on with the British Army facing Bedford Blues and Northampton Saints on alternate years.

Activities included in this wonderful event range from; a Blues Community showcase, The Band of the Parachute Regiment (who will march from the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Embankment from 16:30), a feast of military attractions, recruitment events, Royal British Legion support, a BMS memorial celebration and plenty of on field action. 

Tickets are available online now at the cost of just £10 for adults and £2 for Under 18s. Entrance to the stand will be on a first come first served basis with only ground entry tickets available for purchase.

Gates will be open from 5pm with the first match kicking off at 5:30pm as Bedford Modern senior team face Blues Community partner’ Kimberley College on the main pitch. Be sure to get here in plenty of time to watch the potential future stars in action. 

Hospitality is still available in the Blues Marquee for a pre-match meal and entertainment for just £35 per person including match ticket. Please email for more details and to book. 

Proceeds from this fixture will be donated to the Mobbs Memorial Fund which supports youth rugby across the East Midlands. The cadet force will also be collecting on the night for The Army Benevolent Fund.

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Match Sponsor: Bedford Modern School


Next Home Match

Saturday 21st September
1st XV Cup
Goldington Road