Rugby returns to Goldington Road under the Friday night lights this weekend as Bedford Blues face National One side and near neighbours Cambridge, in the first outing of the new season (KO 7:45pm). Click here to buy online discounted tickets.

Following the Blues’ third place finish in the Greene King IPA Championship last season, work starts again from a blank sheet as Mike Rayer plots for the campaign ahead with many new faces running out for the first time in Bedford colours.

Cambridge will present a stiff challenge having recruited heavily following last season’s mid-table finish in a very competitive National League One. New Head Coach, Richie Williams has put together a strong squad, featuring plenty of Championship experience including a few former Blues, supported by Forwards Coach and fellow former Blue, Dan Richmond.

Off the pitch there’s also plenty going on; gates open from 5pm with supporters able to enjoy a pre-match drink in the Scrum Bar, Former Players Bar, Blues Marquee (side entrance only) or outside trailer bar. The Eagle Bar will be closed on the night.

The first Blues Community Guard of Honour will feature a mixture of boys and girls from the Bedford Junior Blues, alongside the Bedford Bear, now sponsored by DynoRod.

As kick off approaches join MC Sam Roberts in giving the new Blues faces a loud welcome to Goldington Road before catching up with the players and Sam in the marquee post-match for our Anglian Fasteners Man of the Match presentation. Live music will also return after the final whistle as our very own Mark Calder will be back on the marquee stage to get your bank holiday weekend started.

Don’t forget to pop into the Club Shop which will be offering both a line of clearance items and a few surprise new items yet to be revealed. Located next to the marquee pop in to show your colours! Please note. Blues will be launching a new home shirt and leisure range at the Cardiff Blues match.

The Club hope supporters will turn out in force to mark the start of a new season and welcome the new additions to Goldington Road. To purchase tickets on our new online system and save £4 for all adults, click here. Prices start from just £2 for kids and £10 for adults.

Please note. This is NOT a Season Ticket allocated match, the cheapest and easiest way to purchase tickets is online. Season Ticket packs will arrive in mid September.

Next Home Match

Saturday 21st September
1st XV Cup
Goldington Road