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Hot on the heels of the signing of utility back Charlie Reed, Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the capture of promising young prop Henry Paul.
 
Paul, 22, is a powerhouse prop capable of playing on either side of the scrum and had an impressive season playing at Esher in National One having previously turned out for London Irish Wild Geese.

With Bedford Blues heading into the second block of pre-season training, the club are delighted to announce the signing of utility back Charlie Reed from Loughborough Students.

In a tale similar to Rich Lane, Charlie, 23,  is a Bedford born back who came through the ranks at the Junior Blues before heading on to play for the Blues Academy and Bedford Athletic.

He continued to play while at university in Manchester - including a stint in Sale Sharks sevens team - before heading to Loughborough Students where his dazzling displays last season saw him named as full-back in the Rugby Paper National One Team of the Season.

Bedford Blues and Eagle Brewery are delighted to have announced a new three-year partnership into June 2022.

Championing the best of Bedford, Eagle Brewery has signed a three-year major sponsorship agreement with Bedford Blues after working with the club for almost 25 years as its official drinks’ supplier.

Separate from the sponsorship rights agreement, the new contract has enabled the club to install brand-new dispensing equipment in the marquee bar, along with Bedford-brewed beers being made available throughout the ground on matchdays, providing Blues fans with local ‘Eagle Fresh’ beer all the time.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce prop Sean McCarthy as club captain for the 2019/20 Greene King IPA Championship season.

The impact made by McCarthy since joining the Blues from Jersey Reds in the summer of 2017 has been truly remarkable and he has truly embedded himself in the Bedford front row making over 50 appearances in his two seasons at Goldington Road.

Following the retirement of scrum half Lee Dickson at the end of last season, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer has installed the captaincy on 28 year old McCarthy who is already one of the senior and most respected members of the Bedford squad.

Bedford Blues will be going head to head with their Welsh namesakes ahead of the Championship season when they welcome the boys from Cardiff to Goldington Road on Saturday 14th September.

The battle of the Blues will see Mike Rayer pitting his wits against John Mulvihill in a highly anticipated pre-season friendly just a week before the Championship Cup kicks off against Ealing Trailfinders.

With Bedford taking on Cambridge on Friday 23rd August, the challenge against Wales’ Capital Region will be a stern one just a week before the 2019/20 campaign.

Bedford Blues plans for the coming Championship campaign are continuing with the announcement of a pre-season friendly against Cambridge at Goldington Road on Friday 23rd August.

Richie Williams charges - who are also being coached by former Blues man Dan Richmond - will be heading along the A428 to face the Blues with kick-off at 7.45pm.

The annual Followers Summer Works programme starts this Saturday 6th July at Goldington Road and we need your help! The preparation for the new season starts now with lots of ground tasks required to support the club.

Work will include weeding, clearing vegetation, pruning, sweeping, cleaning, painting, spreading shingle, decorating and much more. Just come along any Saturday morning between 8am and 1pm to lend a hand. If you can spare any small tools, gloves, garden equipment or paintbrushes please bring them along.

Renew or buy your Bedford Blues 2019/20 Season Ticket before the End of June and you’ll now have the chance to enjoy another perk!

Season Ticket holders purchasing before the end of this month will be entered into a free draw to win a special prize this summer with selected Blues players and a fine dining experience at the newly launched Glass Room.

Blues have partnered with The Woodland Manor, Clapham and their new restaurant, The Glass Room, to bring supporters a chance to win this unique prize.

The excitement of a new Championship season has ramped up with confirmation of the fixtures for the 2019/20 campaign which will include a Boxing Day derby against Ampthill at Goldington Road.

With 4,500 fans descending through the Bedford Blues gates on 26th December 2018 for a friendly fixture, rugby fans will be able to get their festive feast once again when the Blues take on Ampthill in the highly anticipated competitive fixture.

Greene King IPA Championship side Bedford Blues are on the lookout for a volunteer to join their Performance Analysis Team for the 2019/20 campaign.

Having finished third in the Championship last season, the Blues will be looking to push on with their league and cup campaign in the second tier of English rugby.

Analysis has become an increasingly important part of the preparation process and the Blues are looking for someone to join the team to assist with Performance Analysis duties on a flexible basis.

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