The opening match of the new Greene King IPA Championship season is nearly here as Bedford Blues welcome old friends Cornish Pirates to Goldington Road in our family fun day this Saturday (Kick Off 15:00).

Following an impressive pre-season campaign Mike Rayer’s men are champing at the bit for league action in what promises to be an exciting fixture against the West Country outfit.

Ties between the two sides have typically been exhilarating affairs with plenty of tries scored by both teams, in the last two seasons the points tally in league fixtures alone between the two clubs has amassed a huge 294 points.

Off the field we’re all set for a return to match day too with an improved list of match experiences for you, starting with our family fun day. Entertainment for the kids includes a bouncy castle, inflatable assault course, face painting and games.

Make sure you pick up a revamped match programme on arrival as gates open from 12 noon and head to one of the bars to soak up the pre-match atmosphere. Our choice would be the refurbished upstairs Eagle Bar for a pint of our favourite Eagle IPA or this week’s guest ale Black Sheep Best Bitter.

There are still a few spaces in the Blues Marquee for just £25 per person (excluding match ticket) for a three course pre-match meal and entertainment with a host of our Former Players in the annual Autumn Luncheon. To book simply email today.

As the teams run out please give a loud cheer for this week’s SSG Services Guard of Honour and the Bedford Bear, if you would like to enter a team, school or group to form our welcome tunnel please click here for more details.

After the game we’ve got two choices for you; either head to the Blues Marquee for the Anglian Fasteners’ Man of the Match presentation and enjoy live music from the returning Mark Calder as the post-match party starts.

Alternatively pop upstairs to the Eagle Bar straight after the MoM presentation for the Michael R Peters Final Whistle. This new initiative will be a regular feature with a player and coach, this week Mike Rayer and Michael Le Bourgeois will give their post-match reaction.

Buy tickets online in advance to avoid the queues and take advantage of a massive £4.00 saving on all adult tickets, simply click here to visit our new ticketing system.

​Match Day Sponsor: BlueGreen Design

Next Home Match

Saturday 26th January
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road