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Blues Club Doctor, Dr. David Niblett,and Academy physio, Kelly Loftus, put the Blues Academy Coaches through a Medical Training refresher course at Goldington Road, before Academy training this week.

The session covered training on use of the spinal board, which is used to immobilise a player with any suspected neck or spine injury.  This is vital to protect the player from any damage caused by movement until a full assessment can be carried out. 

Tickets for Bedford Blues pre-season clash with Premiership giants Saracens went on sale this morning with discounted prices for those buying in advance, from as little as £8.00 for adults.

The Blues kick off their preparations for the forthcoming Greene King IPA Championship season with a home game against Old Albanians next Friday (August 15) before heading to West London to face Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday 23rd August.

The pre-season reaches its climax on Friday 29th August when European heavyweights Saracens return to Goldington Road for the annual fixture.

Bedford Blues have started the second phase of their pre-season by heading off to Belfast for a four day training camp.

It was a 6am start for the Blues players and coaches today (Thursday) as they set off for Heathrow Airport before jetting off to Northern Ireland where they will be put through their paces across the long weekend.

After arriving at George Best Airport, the squad had no time for sightseeing as they made their way to Belfast Harlequins RFC to crack on with the first training session of the trip. After a quick bite to eat, it was onto the training pitch as the coaching staff put the players through the training regime.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bedford Blues players are the only ones getting ready for the season ahead but our fantastic Followers are also gearing up for the new Greene King IPA Championship campaign.

Before the business of league rugby begins with a Friday night trip to Nottingham, the Followers are looking into the possibility of taking a coach down to West London for when the Blues face Ealing Trailfinders in their second pre-season friendly.

Congratulations to 18 year old Blues Academy centre, Nico Defeo, who has been selected for the Italy U20 squad for their four match tour of Ireland in August.  Italy will play the four Irish provinces, Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster, as part of their preparation for this year's Six Nations tournament.

Nico, who captained the Bedford Modern School 1st XV last year, and has just completed his "A" levels at BMS, impressed the Italian selectors, during a week long training camp in Pisa, Italy last week.

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