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Bedford Blues can confirm that hooker Tom Lindsay will be joining Bristol Rugby for the 2018/19 season.

Tom arrived at Goldington Road during the summer of 2017 and has been in splendid form throughout the campaign.

Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: "Tom has been brilliant for us this season and now gets his reward by with an opportunity to join Bristol next season, which will no doubt be in the Premiership. While we will be disappointed to see him leave, he goes with our thanks and very best wishes for the future."

Dear Blues fans; at around 6pm last Saturday, I was stood in the Blues Marquee with a large smile on my face. We'd just racked up a fantastic bonus point win over Yorkshire Carnegie in a game that looked like it wouldn’t even go ahead!

Just over a week earlier, we had seen the forecast and the impending 'Beast from the East' due to descend on the UK bringing snow, wind and all sorts of chaos. As such, Mike Rayer and the team made the decision to cover the Goldington Road pitch and brace ourselves for what was to come. And boy did it come!

The 2018 Natwest Six Nations is well underway with Super Saturday on the horizon as the competition reaches a climax on Saturday 17th March and you can watch it all at Goldington Road.

Following the last round of fixtures Ireland lead the Six Nations tournament and now lead a one-horse race for the Grand Slam with England still chasing the Championship crown after losing to Scotland.

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce details of the End of Season Gala Dinner to be held in the Blues Marquee on Friday 18th May.

The evening will feature plenty of fantastic entertainment as Blues players, coaches and special guests alike, gather to mark the end of yet another incredible season of Championship rugby as well as the 20-year reunion of the Allied Dunbar Premiership Two winning team.

The Black-Tie Gala is sure to be a memorable evening with a superb four-course menu, audio-visual displays throughout the night, live interviews with our host Sam Roberts as well as music from the award-winning Alex Miles.

Sadly, Tom Bullerwell passed away yesterday just eight weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday. The thoughts of all at Bedford Blues are with his son and Club Director Ian Bullerwell, as well as all the family.

The Funeral will be held at 11.30am on Thursday 5th April at Bedford Crematorium, Norse Road. Ian and the family have asked for family flowers only, but any donations to be made to the Royal British Legion via Arnolds funeral directors or at www.memorygiving.com/thomasbullerwell.

Bedford Blues put in one of their most comprehensive displays of the season to overcome a tough Yorkshire Carnegie side 41-22 at Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon.

At 9am in the morning, over 100 dedicated fans, players, coaches and the club chairman, descended on the ground to start shovelling, sweeping and wheelbarrowing tonnes of snow from the playing surface so that the game could take place. And it proved to be well worthwhile as the Blues ran in six tries in the bonus point win over Carnegie who fought valiantly throughout.

Bedford Blues are delighted to confirm that today’s match at Goldington Road against Yorkshire Carnegie in the Greene King IPA Championship IS going ahead as planned (KO 3pm).

The ‘beast from the east’ has certainly been challenging, but thanks to the incredible effort shown by the fans and staff at Bedford Blues the pitch and ground is ready to host a fantastic afternoon of rugby.

Due to the cold conditions please allow extra time and take plenty of care on your travels to Goldington Road. Additionally, make sure you wrap up warm and wear appropriate footwear.

Bedford Blues welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to Goldington Road on Saturday afternoon in what is sure to be an exciting Greene King IPA Championship encounter.

When the two teams met back in October, fans were treated to a rollercoaster encounter which saw Carnegie rack up a 38-24 lead before a converted Chris Czekaj try in the 75th minute set up a grandstand finish. Bedford scored in stoppage time when Alex Penny stretched over the line, but Will Hooley's conversion attempt cruelly cannoned off the inside of the upright and bounced over the wrong side of the bar meaning the hosts took the spoils 38-36.

Bedford Blues were delighted to welcome students from Great Barford Primary Academy to Goldington Road on Tuesday afternoon to meet players and coaches as part of the Community 'Reading and Rugby' scheme.

The programme encourages youngsters to take part in small reading groups with a rugby coach before heading out onto the field to play tag rugby. One of the most successful Blues Community projects, the aim is to inspire children from across Bedfordshire to become involved with the game while improving literacy.

Calling all Blues supporters! Due to the expected weather over the next few days we need your support to clear the snow, ice and covers on the pitch and surrounding areas on Saturday morning to make sure we get the game on!

The Goldington Road pitch has been covered with frost sheets since last Friday and we are confident of making sure this weekend’s Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Yorkshire Carnegie remains as scheduled for a 3pm kick off.

To ensure this, we will need volunteers to help in all aspects of our clear up between 9am and 11am on Saturday morning.

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