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Bedford Blues scrum half Lee Dickson has spoken of his pride after being named club captain for the 2018/19 Greene King IPA Championship season.
 
Former England number nine Dickson, 33, joined the Goldington Road club from Northampton Saints at the start of last season and featured in 26 games scoring five tries along the way in his debut campaign.
 
With Michael Le Bourgeois moving on to Premiership side Wasps, Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer has installed the captaincy on Dickson who already takes on coaching responsibilities at the Blues.
 

The first home week of the new season is finally here as Bedford Blues host English Premiership Champions Saracens this Saturday (KO 3pm) in a pre-season double header.

After last Friday’s opening day defeat away at Plymouth, Mike Rayer’s men are determined to put in a strong performance in front of the Goldington Road faithful against one of Europe’s best.

The stiff challenge presented by Mark McCall’s troops will not be undermined in Saracens first hit out of the season as both new squads look to gel ahead of respective Championship and Premiership campaigns.

Bedford Blues kicked off their pre-season with a full bloodied encounter against old foes Plymouth Albion which saw the Devon club come out 21-19 winners in a feisty affair at Brickfields on Friday night.

While any loss is disappointing, there were lots of positives for Mike Rayer's men to take from the encounter along with plenty to work on as the Blues prepare to face Saracens at Goldington Road next Saturday.

The Club are pleased to announce details of the Season Ticket holders ‘Meet the Players’ evening to be held on Thursday 16th August from 6:30pm for 7pm in the Scrum Hall at Goldington Road.

Exclusively for 2018/19 Season Ticket holders, the pre-season event was again included in the membership package for the fourth year running since inception with an early chance to hear the views of the Director of Rugby Mike Rayer, senior players and some of the new faces at the Blues.

A fans’ forum will follow the end of training with the chance to mingle with new recruits and existing Blues players following the Q&A as the club gear up for the upcoming Championship campaign.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the capture of two talented youngsters from Saracens for the 2018/19 Championship campaign.

The link between the Blues and the Premiership Champions has been a successful one over the years with the likes of George Kruis, Owen Farrell, Jackson Wray, James Short, Nic Auterac and Ben Ransom all benefitting from regular rugby at Bedford while Mouritz Botha, Aaron Morris and Mark Flanagan all earnt moves down the M1 to Allianz Park.

Blues Community are pleased to announce the dates of their Summer Rugby Camp at Goldington Road for Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August, click here to book your place.

Open to children of all ages and abilities, the pre-season ‘Learn to Play the Blues way’ camp will be led by Head of Community Jon Phillips with current first team Blues players taking some of the sessions.

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