Next Matches (Updated) - Saturday 10 December - Caldy v Wharfedale (A) KO 2.00pm - Ilkley v Foresters (A) KO 2.00pm - Dev XV v Bradford Salem (H) KO 2.00pm - Heath v Rams (A) KO 2.15pm ----

Colts National Cup

December 9th, 2016 Comments off

Our Colts meet those from Sheffield in the National Cup Competition on Sunday

Please come along to support the Wharfedale stars of the future.

The match is due to kick off at 1.00pm at The Avenue.

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Derby Day at the Avenue – Saturday 17th December

December 9th, 2016 Comments off

Wharfedale v Otley

The Green Machine will welcome their old rivals and near neighbours Otley to The Avenue for the Christmas derby fixture. As well as fine entertainment from what promises to be a cracking match, there will be the now traditional ‘Beer Barrow’ Christmas raffle to ensure a lucky punter doesn’t go thirsty. Don’t go rushing off after the match since there will be post match entertainment from ‘The Scene’

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Match Preview – Caldy v Wharfedale

December 8th, 2016 Comments off

Table topping Caldy have only lost once so far this season. Sedgley Park beat them in the first game of the campaign back in September. Since then they have only not registered a win on one occasion; a draw with South Leicester.

Caldy lies at the top end of the Wirral peninsula and the address for SatNavs is Paton Field, Telegraph Road, Caldy, Wirral, CH48 1NX.

Wharfedale remain virtually unchanged from the team that beat Chester last week. Lewis Wilson is on British and Irish cup duty with Yorkshire Carnegie so Alistair Allen starts in the second row with George Hedgley switching to No. 6. Four players returning from injury, Adam Howard, Elliott Ward, Phil Woodhead and Scott Jordan join James Huck on the bench.

The match on Saturday is due to kick-off at 2.00pm.

Team selection: – Harry Bullough; Robbie Davidson, Andrew Hodgson, Tom Davidson, Oli Cicognini; Tom Barrett, Jimmy Bullough; Joe Altham, Dan Stockdale, Toms Asejevs, Richard Rhodes, Alistair Allen, George Hedgley, Tom Whyte, Josh Burridge (c).

Replacements: – James Huck, Adam Howard, Elliott Ward, Phil Woodhead, Scott Jordan

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Wharfedale RUFC – Members Dinner (aka VP’s Dinner) Friday 27th January 2017

December 7th, 2016 Comments off

Dear Member,

We are pleased to announce that a members dinner will be held on Friday 27th January 2017 in the sponsors lounge at the clubhouse, commencing at 7pm in the upstairs bar for 7:30pm meal.

Our guest speaker will be Robin Hargreaves a keen rugby supporter who played for the first team in the 80’s and then later on for the 3rds and 4ths. Robin is small animal director of Stanley House Veterinary Group and was elected president of the British Veterinary Association in 2014.

Places are available to any club member and partner. Please confirm to me your details and I will put you on the list. Payment will be collected on the evening. The cost per person will be £28. Cheques should be made payable to Wharfedale RUFC. The number of places is limited so they are available on a first come first on the list!

Please respond to the undersigned by 9th January at the latest.


Stephen Brake

Wharfedale RUFC Subscriptions Secretary
Wharfeside Avenue
North Yorkshire
BD23 5BS

Tel 07738 887813

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Results 3 December 2016

December 4th, 2016 Comments off

Wharfedale 27 – 21 Chester – The full report is available under the Fixtures tab. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab. Then click on Link to Flikr Album.

Foresters 33 – 7 Huddersfield 2nd XV – The match report is available under the Fixtures tab.

Rams 37 – 20 Baildon 2nd XV – The match report is available under the Fixtures tab.

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Parking at Upper Wharfedale School – 3/4th & 10/11th December

November 28th, 2016 Comments off

Please note that due the Dickensian Festival that takes place in Grassington on the two weekends of 3/4th and 10/11th of December Upper Wharfedale School will be charging £5 to park in their grounds. This will effect the senior teams’ matches on the two Saturdays and also the minis/juniors on the two Sundays.

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New WRUFC Jacket and Waistcoat

November 20th, 2016 Comments off

The new Wharfedale RUFC jacket and waistcoat are available from the club shop.

Costs: – Jacket £125+VAT. Waistcoat £50+VAT.

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Christmas Golf is Back!

October 31st, 2016 Comments off

Wednesday 28th December at Old Hall Farm, Threshfield and afterwards at The Fountaine, Linton.

Early booking essential – e-mail Dan Harrison on

£15 for 9 holes (including food at The Fountaine)
£100 to sponsor a hole
£150 to sponsor a hole and a 4 ball

All proceeds to refugee charities.

On the day we will be collecting adult and children’s coats to ship to refugees in Greece.
Please bring an old coat or two to donate.

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Job Vacancy – Hartlington Fencing

October 17th, 2016 Comments off

There is a vacancy for a boundary technician with Hartlington Fencing. More details are available under the Club tab. Follow the Job Bureau link to Job Vacancy – Hartlington Fencing.

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September 30th, 2016 Comments off

Many of you will have read of Simon Ravens’ great book about our club, Riverball! It’s had plaudits from luminaries such as John Inverdale and Bill Beaumont, but just as importantly it’s had a big thumbs-up from most of us at the club. There are still copies left, and with Christmas on the horizon, we’re reducing the price from £16.99 to £10 – with 2 copies for £15. Every penny of this money goes straight into the club coffers. We’re always keen to introduce our great club to those not ‘in the know’, so by buying copies you’ll be supporting our efforts in more ways than one. The book will be available from the club shop from this Saturday’s home match against South Leicester.

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Yorkshire Cup

December 1st, 2016 Comments off

A note for your diaries: –

We have been drawn away to Hull in the quarter-final of the Yorkshire Cup. The match is due to be played on Saturday 25 February 2017.

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