MATCH FOCUS: START THE NEW YEAR WITH THE BLUES

Bedford Blues will be aiming to kick 2019 off in the best possible fashion when they host Ealing Trailfinders in a crucial top of the table clash this Saturday 12th December in the Greene King IPA Championship (KO 3pm).

A victory for Mike Rayer’s men could see them draw level on points with high-flying Ealing who currently sit in second place just five points adrift of league leaders London Irish. Save £4 and buy tickets online here.

The visitors travel to Goldington Road with a superb record, having lost only once in their last nine outings in the Championship. Their only other defeat coming at Reading against Irish on the opening week of the season.

Both sides feature several players who have played under the colours of the opposition adding some extra spice to an already exciting top three clash. Become Blues’ 16th man and help our very own MC Sam Roberts get behind the boys #COYB!

As well as an afternoon of spectacular rugby, there’s lots planned off the field. Arrive early and pick up a match programme before heading to one of our bars to soak up the pre-game atmosphere. Our choice would be the upstairs Eagle Bar for a choice of hand pull ales, including Bedford’s own Eagle IPA, Greene King IPA and another guest ale.

There is last minute hospitality space remaining in our new Lifesure Suite, so if you would like to start the year in style at the Blues, email sophie@bedfordrugby.co.uk to book now. We are running our January Hospitality offer; Season Ticket holders can enjoy the suite for a reduced supplement of £45 per person.  

This week’s Autoglass Guard of Honour will be comprised of children from Hitchin RFC Under 10s. Be sure to give them a big hand as they welcome both sets of players on to the pitch with the Bedford Bear. If you have a team, school or group that wish to form our welcome tunnel, please email community@bedfordrugby.co.uk.

Stick around after the game for the Anglian Fasteners Man of the Match award in the Blues Marquee before singer Ellie Antonini enters the stage to get the first 2019 party started. Those that have enjoyed Ellie’s performance previously know that we’re in for a real treat!

As usual we will also be hosting the Michael R Peters Final Whistle in the upstairs Eagle Bar for immediate post-match reaction with a player or coach.

Looking for a January bargain having missed out at Christmas? Make a stop at the Club Shop to check out all of our latest leisurewear as well as replica kit and accessories. The shop is located just outside the entrance to the Blues Marquee.

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