1st XV News

The long wait is finally over as the RFU Championship fixtures for the 2016/17 season have been announced with Bedford Blues opening their account with a home game against familiar foes the Cornish Pirates at Goldington Road on Saturday 3rd September.

The following weekend will see the Blues players, coaches and fans heading off for the always enjoyable trip to Jersey to face the Reds before Mike Rayer's men welcome last season's Premiership side London Irish to Goldington Road on Saturday 17th September.

Bedford Blues have completed their first block of pre-season training by being put through their paces at Fitness First in Aspects Leisure Park.
 
The squad headed to the state of the art gym last week and made full use of the facilities - as well as the car park!
 
Under the watchful eye of Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Petts, the players once again accustomed themselves with the dreaded Wattbike, as well as undertaking a series of workouts in the gym as well as shoving weights in the car park.
 

Bedford Blues are thrilled to announce that Wasps duo Piers O'Conor and Alex Lundberg will both be available to the Goldington Road club for the 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Following a hugely successful campaign, 21-year-old prop Lundberg and 20-year-old fullback O'Conor will be back with the Blues once more for the coming season.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce the launch of a new Community Rugby Department which will deliver a range of sports projects and supply quality coaching to schools and organisations in the local area.

The department - which will be headed by a newly appointed Head of Community - has been established following close work between the Bedford Blues Board, Director of Rugby Mike Rayer and former player Matt Price who runs an organisation called Sports in Schools.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that centre Tom Griffiths and back rower Joel Conlon will both once again be heading to Goldington Road for the 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Griffiths, 21, was a shining light in the Blues squad which reached the Championship semi-final and was named runner-up to Josh Buggea in the Player’s Player of the Season Award at the club dinner.

Conlon, 22, made a big impact on the field during his 14 appearances with the Blues last season and was always in the think of the action despite suffering two nasty injuries during the campaign.

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