Twickenham beckons as Bedford Blues fans get half-time shot at glory

Bedford Blues fans are being offered a once in a lifetime chance to kick for glory and play for their beloved club at Twickenham, thanks to the title sponsor of the new  Greene King IPA Championship.

The competition will see five lucky winners live out their ultimate rugby moment by each taking a half time kick at goal during the Blues’ home match with Cornish Pirates on 19 April.

The best three kickers will be rewarded with a place on a 10-strong touch rugby squad that will represent Bedford Blues at a one-day tournament at Twickenham, the home of England rugby, this May

The winners, their friends, and some of the club’s representatives will make up the squad, which will come together to take on sides from the other 11 Greene King IPA Championship clubs and some special guest teams.

Geoff Irvine, Chairman said:  “Very few of our fans will ever get the chance to live out the dream of converting a kick at Goldington Road, let alone pull on a Bedford Blues jersey and play for us at Twickenham. That’s why we hope to be inundated with entries for this competition. Greene King IPA’s support of rugby union, from grassroots to the professional game with the Championship, is brilliant news for the sport.”

All five competition winners will win 48 cans of Greene King IPA to mark their memorable rugby moment at Goldington Road, whether they make it to Twickenham or not.

Dom South, Greene King Brewing and Brands Marketing Director, said: “Our role as proud sponsors of the Greene King IPA Championship means we’re able to offer an incredible money-can’t-buy experience for rugby and beer fans alike. We’re really looking forward to the match on 19 April and seeing who will make it to Twickenham.”

For more information and to enter the competition go to or send an email to making it clear that you are a Bedford Blues fan.


Notes to editors

Greene King

Greene King is the country’s leading brewer and pub retailer with a heritage of brewing beer and running pubs which can be traced back over 200 years.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the National Governing Body for rugby union in England and supports participants and fans from the grassroots to the national team.

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Next Home Match

Saturday 28th April
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road