1st XV News

The GKIPA Championship fixtures for the 2017/18 season have been announced with Bedford Blues opening their account away in the capital against Richmond on Saturday 2nd September before hosting their first home game versus London Scottish at Goldington Road a week later.

September will be a busy and difficult opening month with five fixtures for Mike Rayer’s men, including Ealing Trailfinders away, Bristol’s title favourite galaticos at home on Saturday 23rd before finishing the month with the always enjoyable trip to Jersey to face the Reds.

Bedford Blues Community are delighted to launch didi rugby classes from this Saturday, following a successful taster session, to bring our sport to the ages of 18 months to 6 years old.

Didi Rugby classes start tomorrow, Saturday 10th June between 9am – 11am in the Scrum Hall at Goldington Road and will run every week in the same time slot and venue. 

To book please call Vicky McQueen on 07812082375 or email Vicky@didirugby.com.

Timings for each age group session are below:

The Blues Shop are today launching a 35% off Summer Sale throughout June and July for all supporters buying merchandise online.

This offer is only available on certain items online including all replica jerseys, all t-shirt ranges, selected hoodies, polos, shorts and dress shirts, along with official club book, ties, teddy bears, coffee cups and water bottles.

To receive the special discount simply enter the code; BLUESSUMMER at checkout. Click here to start shopping.

Bedford Blues Community are delighted to be linking with didi Rugby to bring our sport to the ages of 18 months to 6 year on a fantastic taster day on Saturday 27th May.

Classes start next Saturday with a FREE taster session at Goldington Road. Everyone is welcome, boys and girls, with nothing holding you to a further commitment, just come down to the Blues and see what it’s all about.

To book please call Vicky on 07812082375 or email Vicky@didirugby.com. Timings for each age group session are below:

Blues Community are delighted to be working with Biddenham International School to help find rugby players, coaches and experienced practitioners who would like to train towards becoming a PE teacher with a specialist second subject in Maths, Science or Business to start September 2017.

Due to the rapidly increasing school intake in Year 7 and 9, Blues Community are seeking to appoint at least two well qualified, enthusiastic and engaging professionals at Biddenham International School and Specialist Sports College.

Fancy a day out this summer? Then why not join the Followers on their annual summer jolly on Saturday 10th June to Southwold and the Adnam’s Brewery.

There are still a few spare spaces remaining on the coach and the loyal Followers would love for you to join them. Supporters will be departing Goldington Road at 8:30am en route to the Norfolk coast and back before lights out after a day of entertainment with a couple of ales to boot.

Come down to Goldington Road and enjoy a Charity Curry Night with Nos’s Nosh in the Scrum Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Sick Children’s Trust next Friday 19th May from 7:30pm.

A fun filled night of entertainment is guaranteed in the company of Nos Thomas as the club help support these two worthy charities. Along with an Indian menu, activities will include a disco and famous Followers raffle!  

Doors open at 7:30pm with early arrival advised to make sure you grab the best seat in the house and ensure an unforgettable evening in aid of two very deserving charities.

Bedford Blues have started to put the finishing touches to their squad for the 2017/18 Championship campaign by signing two more backs in Jersey Reds' Richard Lane and London Scottish's Harry Sheppard.
 
It will certainly be something of a homecoming for 23-year-old Lane who was born in the town and grew up playing for the junior Blues before going to Millfield School where he captained the under 16s Sevens team that won the Rosslyn Park National Schools title and the All England Sevens.
 

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the signing of former England Saxons hooker Tom Lindsay for the 2017/18 Championship campaign.

Lindsay, 29, has joined the Goldington Road club following a short spell with Saracens during which time he impressed in a Blues jersey during the Mobbs Memorial game in March.

Having come through the Academy at Saracens, Lindsay went on to make 129 appearances for rivals Wasps and it was during this time that he was selected to represent England Saxons in the 2010 Churchill Cup. Tom moved to Gloucester in 2015 and has gone on to gain Championship experience having played briefly for London Scottish this year.

Bedford Blues fans came out in their hundreds on Saturday afternoon to say a final farewell to stalwart Mike Howard who signed off his tenure at the club with a high scoring testimonial encounter.

Blues past and present put on a fine display of running rugby which saw 150 points being scored in total with the final score being Bedford 70, Mike Howard’s Legends 80.

There were only a couple of minutes on the clock when Bedford opened the scoring thanks to a Ryan Hutler effort which was converted calmly with a drop kick by Camilo Parilli-Ocampo. Something he would repeat twice more during the afternoon.

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