1st XV News

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.

Bedford Blues Ltd will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Tuesday 11th June in the Scrum Hall at Goldington Road (7:30pm start). The meeting is strictly Shareholders only, by invitation.

The formal documentation has been sent to shareholders who requested communication previously.

If shareholders haven’t informed the club of their choice to receive communication via one of these forms they will not have access to this information. Shareholders who wish to continue receiving the AGM pack and invitation should email apply@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

The Big Blues Summer Sale is now on in the Online Club Shop with up to 50% off selected merchandise throughout June and July for all supporters.

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

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

Blues Community are pleased to announce their next TWO fun filled Rugby Camps for the Summer Holidays between the dates of Tuesday 20th –  Thursday 22nd and Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th August at Goldington Road. Click here to book now.

Both camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 5-15 with all levels of ability welcome and will be held at the home of the Blues. Led by Head of Community, Dominic Fraser, and supported by experienced coaches, including Blues players, youngsters will all enjoy a first-class rugby experience.

Bedford Blues are pleased to launch a Legends Tour Series in conjunction with Charles Wells Pub Co. this summer, starting on Thursday 23rd May at The Knife & Cleaver, Houghton Conquest, with the last Blues captain to lift a trophy, Matt Allen.

The six events have been created following the launch of the Blues Eco Cup series last season with former players; Matt Allen, Budge Rogers, Ben Whetstone, memories of Mark Howe from Ian Peck and Gareth Davies, Andy Finnie and Paul Tupai.

The season may be over but Bedford Blues have continued their preparations for the new campaign with two more names added to the squad list.

Making a very welcome return to Goldington Road will be second rower Jordan Onojaife while Huw Worthington has put pen-to-paper on a new deal to remain a Blues player in 2019/20.

Speaking about the signings, Director of Rugby, Mike Rayer said: “It's brilliant news we have both Jordan and Huw signed up for next season. Jordan’s all round game is perfectly suited to our style of play while Huw’s had a tremendous season with the physicality he has brought.

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