Academy News

Bedford Academy lost to a talented St. Joseph's College, Ipswich, side by 28pts - 12 at Goldington Road on Wednesday night.

Bedford Head Coach James Hinkins said .... "'St Joe's were hungrier for the ball, were better organised and made less unforced errors. This is a valuable learning experience we must learn from before Saturday when we face a more physical Oxford University Under 21 XV."

For Match Report see Results - Academy

 

The Blues Academy play St. Joseph’s College Ipswich at Goldington Road on Wednesday October 9th KO 7.30 pm. The bar is open, all are welcome. 

St. Joe’s, who are one of the most successful rugby schools in the South of England, have contributed a number of players to the Blues Academy over the last two seasons including ex-St. Joe’s pupil winger/full back Chris Lord who signed for the Blues 1st XV this summer. 

Bedford Blues Academy 7pts:  Leicester Tigers Academy 33 pts:  Sat October 5th 2013 

For the second week running the Blues Academy lost to an RFU funded Premiership Academy going down by 33pts – 7 against Leicester Tigers Academy at Goldington Road. 

Blues’ Academy Director Denis Ormesher said ... “Saints and Tigers on consecutive weekends is about as tough as it gets – exactly the challenge our guys need”.  

 For full match report see "Results - Academy".

The Bedford Blues Academy are recruiting new players who have the ability to play for the Blues Academy, and to become the Blues 1st XV players of the future. 

If you are a player, between U17 and U19 (on 1/9/2014), who thinks you have the potential to play at the Blues Academy, or you are a coach who would like to recommend a player, please send the following info to the Blues Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, at denis@ormesher.co.uk , with a copy to our Team Manager, David Wheatley, at academy@bedfordrugby.co.uk

 

The Blues Academy face a tough home game on Wednesday against an older Cambridge U21 XV.  The game is at Goldington Road, kick off 7.30 pm.  Admission is free, the bar is open, and all are welcome.

Cambridge, who were relegated from National One to National Two (South) at the end of last season, have recruited well over the summer and started their National Two South campaign with a good win away at Redruth on Saturday.

Bedford Blues have announced that Blues Academy player Chris Lord has been signed for the Blues senior squad for the 2013/14 season after training with the Blues 1st XV during the summer.  Lord impressed in the Blues training game against Bournemouth scoring three tries, and appeared against Northampton Saints and Saracens in the Blues pre-season friendlies.

19 year old Lord, a winger/full back, joined the Blues Academy a year ago.  A pupil at St.Joseph’s School Ipswich before joining the Blues he played wing for the England U18s Clubs & Schools XV.    

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