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Bedford Blues will be playing in a brand new kit for the 2016/17 Greene King IPA Championship season and you will be able to see it in its entirety at Bedford River Festival this weekend.

While the design of the new kit is being kept a closely guarded secret until Saturday, we can reveal a sneaky pic of part of the jersey and believe that fans will be more than happy with the new design.

Mike Rayer’s men will be in attendance at the River Festival this weekend and it is the perfect opportunity to pop along to the Sports Village to see the new kit and meet a number of new Blues signings as well as some familiar faces.

The Bedford Rugby Followers' Association will be running a coach to the friendly match against Pontypridd on Saturday 13th August in Blues first match of the new season.

The coach will leave the Goldington Road gates at 8am en route to South Wales. The cost is £25 for Adults and £13 for Juniors, open to all supporters for return travel.

If you would like to make the journey west please contact Followers travel coordinator Margaret Appleton on 01234 354708 as soon as possible to book your place on the coach.

The long wait is finally over as the RFU Championship fixtures for the 2016/17 season have been announced with Bedford Blues opening their account with a home game against familiar foes the Cornish Pirates at Goldington Road on Saturday 3rd September.

The following weekend will see the Blues players, coaches and fans heading off for the always enjoyable trip to Jersey to face the Reds before Mike Rayer's men welcome last season's Premiership side London Irish to Goldington Road on Saturday 17th September.

Bedford Blues are delighted to announce that fly half Dan Lewis is the first player to join the Blues Academy Development Squad.
 
Lewis joins the Blues this summer from French club Oyonnax.  The 20 year old - an old boy of St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich - was a member of the Blues Academy in the 2013/14 season, when he played for the England Under 18 Clubs and Schools XV against Ireland and France.  He also played with Saracens Academy in the U18 Academy league.  
 

Bedford Blues have completed their first block of pre-season training by being put through their paces at Fitness First in Aspects Leisure Park.
 
The squad headed to the state of the art gym last week and made full use of the facilities - as well as the car park!
 
Under the watchful eye of Strength and Conditioning Coach Andrew Petts, the players once again accustomed themselves with the dreaded Wattbike, as well as undertaking a series of workouts in the gym as well as shoving weights in the car park.
 

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