1st XV News

Bedford Blues have returned to pre-season training this week and the players are gearing up for a pair of intriguing friendly encounters ahead of the Greene King IPA Championship season which kicks off on the first weekend of September.

Ahead of the league opener, the Blues will take part in three matches against four teams. The first game will be a first triangular friendly at Goldington Road on Saturday 15th August against National One opposition Ampthill and National Two South Old Albanians with all three teams playing each other for  40 minutes.

The popular Bedford Blues car boot sale is back from this Sunday. Get down to Goldington Road every Sunday from 9am to either sell those valuable unneeded items or to grab yourself a bargain from any one of the pitches.

The cost for a pitch is just £7 in the back car park with punters coming in for just £1 between 9am – 1pm. Entrance is through the front gate where our man Ian will look after you.

The money raised from the car boot sales is invaluable to the Club so pop down and support the Blues while grabbing yourself a bargain. New sellers and buyers welcome, pop down from this Sunday 14th June.

Bedford Blues and Canada’s all-time leading point scorer James Pritchard has signed a new deal to remain at Goldington Road for the coming Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

Pritchard, 35, who has just enjoyed his testimonial season with the Blues, will return to Goldington Road following his involvement in the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Canada.

The Bedford Rugby Followers Association will be carrying out a number of tasks every Saturday over the summer months to help tidy up Goldington Road and improve the ground in the lead up to another exciting Championship season, and they need your help!

The Club are investing significant sums on a facilities project at the home of Bedford Blues in the off season, but need the followers to complement the work with an array of smaller jobs including painting, weeding and general tidying.

On August 18 rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Goldington Road, the home of Bedford Blues, as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour will travel through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.

As part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, Bedford Blues will welcome the Webb Ellis Cup between 20:00 – 22:00 in the Blues Marquee for all supporters to view and take a selfie on stage from 20:30.

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