Bedford Blues players and coaches will be making a very special trip this week as they head to northern France and Belgium to pay their respects to those who sacrificed their lives to secure and protect our freedom and remember former Bedford players who died during World War One.
The team will cross the channel to visit Dunkirk where over 300,000 allied soldiers were evacuated from the beaches and harbour during World War Two.

The hoodoo of Headingley continued for Bedford Blues on Sunday afternoon as they went down 38-36 to Yorkshire Carnegie in an entertaining encounter.

To make matters even worse, the Blues were millimetres away from levelling a game they looked well and truly out of with five minutes to go.

Having trailed 38-24, a 75th minute Chris Czekaj try which was converted by Will Hooley set up a grand stand finish before two Carnegie players were carded as Bedford battered the try line. Having finally crossed the whitewash deep in stoppage, Hooley stepped up again only for his effort to cruelly strike the upright and bounce clear giving the hosts the win.

Bedford Blues have named their 22 man squad as they return to Championship action this weekend with a journey to Headingley to face Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday afternoon.

Having racked up a perfect ten with two bonus point British & Irish Cup wins over Nottingham and Ospreys Premiership Select, attention returns to league action with Bedford looking to carry momentum with them up the M1 to Leeds.

Bedford Blues and Sports in Schools are seeking a new Head of Community to further develop and oversee the success of the community department, whilst delivering high quality sports provision to schools, clubs and organisations.

In 16 months, Blues Community has achieved considerable growth across Bedfordshire and beyond. The goal is to continue working towards sustained support within the community through sports coaching with rugby at the forefront. With over 250 schools across Bedfordshire, there is a wide range of opportunities to build stronger links with educational organisations and other supporting bodies.  

Bedford made it a perfect ten in the British & Irish Cup as they followed up their bonus point win over Nottingham last weekend with another on Saturday against the Ospreys Premiership Select.

Bedford ran in seven tries during the afternoon with Dean Adamson, Jacob Fields, Lee Dickson, Jordan Onojaife, Will Carrick-Smith, Elliot Clements-Hill and Chris Czekaj all scoring while Harry Sheppard added four conversions on a blustery afternoon.


Next Home Match

Saturday 3rd March
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road