1st XV News

It's a warm, sunny afternoon at Goldington Road when we caught up with Bedford Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer as he continues the planning for the coming season while the players enjoy a week off.

Last season, things kind of fizzled out for the Blues and it was a campaign that they will quickly forget as they look ahead to what's in front of them. What is clear though, is that there is a renewed vigour around the squad and a certain amount of excitement among the players and coaches ahead of the opening pre-season encounter next weekend.

On Wednesday 28th October, just three days before the Rugby World Cup Final, Bedford Blues are delighted to welcome Nigel Owens to a Sportsman’s Dinner being held in the Blues Marquee.

Renowned for his quick retorts to defuse even the ugliest of scenes on the field - "If you want a cwtch, do it after the match” - Owens has established himself as one of the best and most respected referees in the world.

In less than three weeks’ time, the Webb Ellis Cup will visit Goldington Road as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour on Tuesday 18th August with your chance to take a ‘trophy selfie’.

Bedford Blues will welcome rugby’s greatest prize between 20:00 – 22:00, with a public event open from 19:30 in the Blues Marquee for all supporters to view and take a selfie on stage from 20:30 when the Trophy enters.

Bedford Blues are seeking a Media and Marketing Intern for the 2015/16 season as the club looks to continue momentum on and off the field to help improve their communications output. The role will give the successful applicant the opportunity to work within the professional sporting environment of a Greene King IPA Championship Club for an eight to twelve month period, on a part-time basis including match-days.

The position will give the chosen intern an opportunity to experience life in a fast-moving industry and would ideally suit a student looking to fill a long-term work placement, or a recent graduate looking to break into sports media and marketing.

In less than four weeks, Bedford Blues will be kicking off their pre-season campaign with a triangular encounter against near neighbours Ampthill and Old Albanians.
 
On Saturday 15th August, the Goldington Road gates will be opened with the Blues facing National One opponents Ampthill at 2pm before taking on Old Abanians at 3pm. The afternoon will be rounded off with Ampthill pitting their wits against Old Albanians at 4pm with all games lasting 40 minutes.
 

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