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Twickenham beckons as Bedford Blues fans get half-time shot at glory

Bedford Blues fans are being offered a once in a lifetime chance to kick for glory and play for their beloved club at Twickenham, thanks to the title sponsor of the new  Greene King IPA Championship.

The competition will see five lucky winners live out their ultimate rugby moment by each taking a half time kick at goal during the Blues’ home match with Cornish Pirates on 19 April.

Bedford Blues chairman Geoff Irvine has today confirmed that the club's Chief Executive Andy Irvine is leaving his role at the club at the end of the season. Following a meeting this morning (Apr 8) when the staff were informed of the decision, Geoff Irvine said: "Andy has done a fantastic job at Goldington Road over the past eight years but we feel that the time is right to move on to a new challenge and we all wish him well for the future."

The squad building process for the 2014/15 season continued this week as Bedford Blues signed another exciting young winger as well as securing the services of three more of the current squad.

Dean Adamson, 21, has been in superb form for Ampthill Rugby Club this season and is the most prolific try scorer in National Two South with 22 under his belt. The youngster, who came through the Blues Academy, was on trial with Bedford last summer featuring in the pre-season friendlies before heading back to Dillingham Park.

There was to be no delight in front of the Sky Sports cameras as they went down 12-33 to Rotherham Titans in the unusual 5pm kick off slot on Saturday evening.

The match will mostly be remembered for four yellow cards – three of them decided by TMO Graham Hughes – rather than the rugby but the Blues will be kicking themselves for leaving a whole host of tries out on the field. Accidental offside and handling errors ultimately cost Bedford three scoring chances whereas Rotherham crossed the white three times to seal the win.

Bedford Blues stars Darryl Veenendaal, Gregor Gillanders, Mike Le Bourgeois and Darren Fearn took time out from training last week to lend a hand at Polam School to help the children with a 30 minute exercise routine to raise money for Sport Relief.

The children at the school all dressed up in their favourite sports kit for the event so there was a huge mix of costume from ballerinas through to rugby players and undertook the routine to help add funds to the whopping £53,370,743 that has been raised so far.

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