After their final training session on Saturday lunchtime the Blues Academy have finalised and announced their squad for the Bedford U19 10-a-side competition at Goldington Road on Sunday, April 24th.

There are some exciting line-ups in prospect.  The Blues first game is at 1.30 when they play Moseley.  The two exiles teams, London Scottish and London Welsh, face each other at 2pm, and Bedford Blues take on Loughborough University at 2.30pm.  Play commences at 12 noon with the first game between London Welsh and Ealing.  


1.       Leon Patel-Champion
2.       Charlie Harvey 
3.       George Harris 
4.       Tim Herbert            
5.       Reuben Pritchard
6.       Rahat Choudhury
​7.       Sam Easton
8.       Jack Spurr
​9.       Ethan Hughes 
10.      Olly Howard (capt)
11.      Callum Tormey
​12.      Ben Phillips 
13.      Alex Crocker
14.      Ollie Brown
15.      Malcolm Milligan
21.      Max McMinn
22.      Ross Taylor

Blues Academy Director Denis Ormesher said …..   “After the success of last year’s tournament we are delighted to host the tournament again.  The draw has thrown up some interesting matches between a number of sides who do not normally play each other.  After a season of 15-a-side it will be fascinating to see which players cope best with the 10-a-side format.  10s is a great game to watch – it needs all the contact skills of 15s, but the extra space rewards sides who can move the ball and have got pace to finish.  If the rugby is as good as last year it should produce a great day of rugby.”

“The lads have had three good sessions this week in preparation for the 10s, and are looking forward to performing at Goldington Road for the last time this season.”