News

After three losses in the Greene King IPA Championship Bedford Blues are looking to kick start their season at the Memorial Stadium on Sunday afternoon when they face high-flying Bristol.

Having put in a much improved performance against Leeds Carnegie last weekend at Goldington Road, the Blues will be hoping to go one step further at the ‘Mem’.

Prop Nico Steenkamp misses out this weekend with a rib injury.  

Although the Blues welcome back Darren Fearn, Director of Rugby Mike Rayer has drafted in former Gloucester and Jersey loosehead Richard Barrington on an emergency loan from Saracens.

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

 

Last remaining places for Mike Rayer’s Testimonial dinner on Friday 11th October. Testimonial Committee member Ben Whetstone said:  “We couldn’t have arranged for a more spectacular speaker on the night in the form of Wales, Barbarians and British Lions Legend Phil Bennett.

Throw in the appearance of a Male Voice Choir, a Charity Raffle for Mike’s chosen charity Keech Hospice Care, and an Auction of some unique items, this is an event in Bedford not to be missed.”

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.    

Pages

ONLINE SHOP

Next Home Match

Friday 15th August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

Partners