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The Blues fixture list is almost complete after the draw to determine which British & Irish Cup Pool the Welsh participant clubs will compete in during was made at a meeting of the Principality Premiership clubs this week.
 
Bedford Blues, Doncaster Knights and Cornish Pirates will be joined in Pool 4 by the winner of the Newport Gwent Dragons regional play-off which will be contested by Bedwas, Cross Keys, Ebbw Vale and Newport on Saturday 30 August and Saturday 6 September.
 

The Blues Academy have announced their fixture list for the 2014/15 season, with what looks to be the strongest set of fixtures for some time.

They kick off the season with a tough opening game, on August 16th,  against the Irish province Leinster, who are preparing for the Irish Inter Provincial competition.  This is followed by a home game against London Scottish, and an away game against Esher U21 at the end of August.  September features four games including Leicester Tigers and a home game against the RAF U23 XV. 

The Blues Academy kicked off their pre-season training programme this week.
 

With over 40 players, 25 of them triallists, the Academy coaching team put them through their paces.
 

Bedford Blues are pleased to announce that Gareth Alred has been appointed as Operations Manager at the Goldington Road club.

Alred, who will replace Andy Irvine from Monday 7th July, has a wealth of Championship Rugby off-field experience having carried out similar roles in Commercial, Marketing and Media positions at both Doncaster Knights and Jersey.

The 25 year-old Welshman also has experience of top flight rugby clubs following an early stint at Newport Gwent Dragons during his university studies, but will arrive in Bedford after a short period with Channel Islands airline, Blue Islands.

The Bedford Blues players returned to pre-season training this week and were immediately put through their paces by new Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Petts.

The lads could have been forgiven for thinking that they would be eased back into things but within minutes of introductions the players were being sent on sprints, wrestling one another, taking on the watt bike and putting on the gloves for a boxing challenge – and all of this before a ball was even touched.

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