1st XV News

Bedford Blues would like to wish Colin Barnes – the chairman of Lifesure Group – a very happy 80th birthday.
 
Colin has been a long-time fan of the Blues and his company have been extremely proud sponsors of the club for the past nine years providing much needed support which has been greatly appreciated by everyone at the club.  Colin and his wife Elizabeth will be celebrating his landmark birthday at their home on the Isle of Man but everyone at Goldington Road wishes him a very happy birthday and we look forward to seeing you soon.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLIN! COYB!!!

Bedford Blues season tickets for the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship campagin have been posted this week and should be with holders very very soon.

While every effort is made for your ticket to arrive quickly and safely, there is always the chance that it will take a little longer than expected. If you have not received your ticket by the weekend then please contact the club as quickly as possible so that we can address the issue.

COME ON YOU BLUES!!!

There is only one place to be on a Thursday night and that is Goldington Road as Club Night launches once again this week after the summer break.

While the playing and coaching staff will be putting the finishing touches to their preparations for the wekend's encounter on the hallowed turf, the Scrum Bar will be opening up at 7pm for fans to come along and enjoy a drink and a catch up with fellow Blues while watching the players train.At around 8pm the big screen will be lowered and a re-run of the previous weeks clash - the six try victory over Old Albanians - will be aired.

Come along and say hello - COYB

Rugby fans will be able to apply for Rugby World Cup 2015 tickets next month, when they go on sale to the general public from September 12 – 29. Up to one million tickets will go on general sale next month through the official Rugby World Cup 2015 ticketing website tickets.rugbyworldcup.com. All 48 matches will go on sale and fans will be able to apply for up to four tickets for each match, and at 15 matches across the country you will be able to purchase up to 15 tickets. 

Bedford Blues got their pre-season friendly campaign off to the best possible start with a six try victory over near-neighbours Old Albanians.

1167 fans came to Goldington Road on Friday night to see the home side win 40-5 with Steve Ellis and Joe Vandermolen scoring two tries apiece while James Currie and Paul Tupai also dotting down. Sam Lunnon scored a consolation try for the visitors who put in a fine shift throughout the 80 minutes.

With BT it used to be a case of “It’s Good To Talk”, but nowadays it is even better to watch! BT Sport has arrived at Goldington Road, in addition to Sky Sports, and Bedford Blues fans will be able to take full advantage in all of the bars around the ground.  

Starting on Saturday 6th September with two live Aviva Premiership matches in the scrum bar on BT Sport and one live academy match vs Cambridge RUFC Under 21s on the Goldington Road pitch!

The clock is ticking down as Bedford Blues prepare to launch their pre-season campaign with a challenging tie against near-neighbours Old Albanians on Friday night. Tickets are just £5.00 for adults and FREE for Under 18s, and with so many new faces set to play it is a must-see fixture.

Following a successful training camp in Belfast at the weekend, Bedford welcome the National One side to Goldington Road for their first friendly of pre-season as Director of Rugby Mike Rayer looks to blood the new signings.

Tickets for Bedford Blues pre-season clash with Premiership giants Saracens went on sale this morning with discounted prices for those buying in advance, from as little as £8.00 for adults.

The Blues kick off their preparations for the forthcoming Greene King IPA Championship season with a home game against Old Albanians next Friday (August 15) before heading to West London to face Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 23rd August.

The pre-season reaches its climax on Friday 29th August when European heavyweights Saracens return to Goldington Road for the annual fixture.

Bedford Blues have started the second phase of their pre-season by heading off to Belfast for a four day training camp.

It was a 6am start for the Blues players and coaches today (Thursday) as they set off for Heathrow Airport before jetting off to Northern Ireland where they will be put through their paces across the long weekend.

After arriving at George Best Airport, the squad had no time for sightseeing as they made their way to Belfast Harlequins RFC to crack on with the first training session of the trip. After a quick bite to eat, it was onto the training pitch as the coaching staff put the players through the training regime.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bedford Blues players are the only ones getting ready for the season ahead but our fantastic Followers are also gearing up for the new Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

Before the business of league rugby begins with a Friday night trip to Nottingham, the Followers are looking into the possibility of taking a coach down to West London for when the Blues face Ealing Trailfinders in their second pre-season friendly.

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