The 2015/16 British & Irish Cup fixtures have been revealed as the cross-border competition enters its seventh year with Bedford Blues being grouped with Bristol, Ulster Ravens and Scarlets Premiership Select.

Following a wide-ranging review of competition structures across the game in Wales, Welsh teams in the competition will be represented by combined Regional Premiership squad teams.

The Blues will open their cup campaign with an away trip to Wales to face the Scarlets combined team on the weekend of 12/13/14 November before welcoming Ulster Ravens to Goldington Road at 3pm on Saturday 21st November.

Bedford Blues are delighted to bring supporters an opportunity to buy tickets for #ParkLive and the return of Bedford Proms on Friday 31 July and Saturday 1 August, whilst raising funds for your rugby club with every advance purchased ticket.

Brought to you by LPH Concerts, the Friday session will see seminal Manchester band Happy Mondays headline the first ever #ParkLive with support from Ash, the Stereo MCs and local Bedford band Scruff.

The Blues squad were treated to an afternoon and evening on the farm last Thursday as they finished off block one of pre-season at Woburn Country Foods in Haynes, Bedfordshire.

On arrival the squad were treated to a butchery demonstration from ‘Speed Boner’ Babar where they watched the master butcher expertly bone out a carcass of prime Bedfordshire beef.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that their four year relationship with kit provider Zoo Sports is set to continue with a one year extension until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Since coming on board with the club in 2011, Zoo Sports have provided Bedford Blues with an impressive array of kits as well as a huge selection of leisurewear for players and fans alike.

As part of the new deal, Zoo are in the process of manufacturing a brand new away shirt for the 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Bedford Blues will be at Nando’s Bedford on Monday 20th July in support of a charity night to raise funds for Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice, and you can join them for just £15 per person.

Eight of this season’s Blues stars will be grilling, preparing and serving your meals as well as chatting to customers from 7:30pm as the players tackle this culinary challenge.

As well as the chance to mingle with the Bedford players there will be games, interviews and a raffle full of local prizes, not to mention a great menu!

The Blues Academy return to action with the start of pre-season training on Monday July 6th. Sixteen of last year’s squad are returning and will join new players on trial over July and August. If you think you have got what it takes to join the Blues Academy look here.

Bedford Blues were given one of their toughest training sessions of pre-season when they put through their paces with a Mixed Martial Arts workout.

The lads headed along to the Rising Crane Centre in Melbourne Street where they met up with David Rogers who is the Chief Instructor of Rising Crane which is Bedford’s longest running fully equipped, full time Martial arts academy.

Bedford Blues have confirmed that all but two of their home fixtures for the 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship will take place on Saturdays with a 3pm kick-off.
The only league games which fall outside of the time slot will be against Rotherham Titans, which will kick off at 7.45pm on Friday 16th October, and a holiday fixture versus London Scottish on New Year’s Day at 3pm.

Bedford Blues Rugby Club was this week sadly informed that former player and captain George Jenkins has passed away. George, who was 99 years and 6 months at the time of his death, was actually the Club's oldest former player and oldest captain.

Between 1946-53 George made 128 appearances in the back row, scoring 37 tries and was captain of the 1950-51 squad.

Hailing from Abercarn in Wales, flanker George never forgot his time at Bedford and the Club would like to extend our sincere sympathy to his family and friends. Once a Blue, always a Blue.

Bedford Blues have added 21 year old Harlequins scrum half Jordan Burns to their squad for the 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Burns, who started life playing on the wing before switching to nine, has signed a permanent deal with the Goldington Road club and has joined up with his new teammates for pre-season training.



Next Home Match

Friday 16th October
1st XV
Goldington Road