Saturday 24 March -- 1st XV v Sale (H) KO 3.00pm -- Foresters v Doncaster Phoenix (A) KO 3.00 pm -- Dev XV v Ripon (A) KO 3.00pm -- Rams v Bradford & Bingley (H) is OFF ----

Match Preview – Wharfedale v Sale

March 22nd, 2018 Comments off

The games at the Avenue are coming thick and fast, and certainly not getting any easier. After defeat in blizzard conditions against third placed Tynedale, this coming Saturday sees the Greens take on league leaders Sale FC and then 5 days later we welcome second place Sedgley Park for a Thursday evening game. Six days that are probably the most important for for the club in two decades and which could define the season and future seasons.

We have played the Heywood Road side on three previous occasions, losing each time. They currently stand on 99 points with 20 wins, 2 defeats and a draw. They are a fast, powerful, effective and well drilled side that look all set to be performing in the higher echelons of National League 1 next season. The Greens will need to be at their best if they are to take anything out of the game.

Sale FC was formed in 1861 and boast former England and British Lions scrum half Steve Smith as their chairman. Last season they finished 2nd in National 2 North only missing out on promotion by losing the play-off game against Old Elthamians.

With Blaydon losing out to Huddersfield last weekend the bottom of the table remains the same. Our three points advantage over the North Easterners is very precarious and, as we enter the ‘business end’ of the season, Wharfedale need to show character, grit and rugby nous if we are to avoid the drop. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Let’s hope that those in question are wearing green.

Kick off is at 3.00pm.

The team selection is as follows: – Tom Mann, Joel Gill, Harry Dunne, Rhys Lovegrove, Oli Cicognini, Tom Barrett, Phil Woodhead, Joe Altham, Dan Stockdale, Reece Ward, Adam Howard, Richard Rhodes, Kieran Frost, James Tyson, George Hedgley.

Replacements: – Tom Asejevs, Ian Larkin, Stevie Graham, Tom Davidson, Robbie Davidson.

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Minis & Juniors – Preparation for Next Season

March 21st, 2018 Comments off

As you may well already appreciate, there is a great deal of work to carry out at the start of each new season associated with player registration and membership etc.

To go some way to reduce this work load in September, we would appreciate your help by providing now an up to date photograph (head and shoulders) of all players who will be in the U10s, U13s and U16s next season (i.e. those currently in the U9s, U12s and U15s) for RFU passport purposes.

Would you please forward a suitable photograph to me at as soon as possible. Please include the name of the player and his/her current age group. If you do not have access to the internet, would you please pass a copy of the photograph to the appropriate coach with the players’ name and age group marked on the back.

Thank you in anticipation of your help in this.

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar & WRUFC GMS Data Officer

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Wharfedale RUFC Presidents Special Draw and RFU Grand Draw – Saturday 24th March

March 19th, 2018 Comments off

Dear Supporter,

At last we are almost there, the draws take place on this Saturday!

The Presidents Special Draw will be drawn at half time with the winners announced at 5pm in the clubhouse. Click here to see the list of prozes in the President’s Special Draw.

The RFU Grand Draw will take place at 5:30pm in the clubhouse.

Thank you all for supporting the club by buying £5 ticket books. We are close to reaching our target of £5000.00 for club funds thanks to the generous sponsors of the five special prizes for the Presidents Special Draw.

Just to remind you that season ticket holders have been allocated 2 books and other members 1 book. Lists of the allocated ticket numbers will be posted in the clubhouse but you will be notified if you have won a prize.

All tickets sold will be entered into the RFU Grand Draw for a chance of the £10,000 first prize and 30 other prizes.

There will be a maximum of 1200 books sold at Wharfedale each of which generates raffle tickets that will go into the Presidents Special Draw. The odds for one of these five prizes is good but it increases greatly with the more books that you purchase!

The normal club raffle will be suspended this week due to the above draws so £5 ticket books will be on sale at the gate and in the clubhouse up to match kick off for those of you who have missed out or want to increase your chances of winning a prize! If you intend to buy on the gate please bring a £5 note.

Good Luck!

Stephen Brake
Subscription Secretary

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Junior Section – Matches Sunday 25 March

March 19th, 2018 Comments off

U7s to U12s Old Rishworthians (H) – U9s also playing Ilkley.
U13s v Ilkley (H)
U14s – On tour
U15s & U16s v Ilkley (A)
U17s – Training
Colts – Day off

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Results Saturday 17 March

March 18th, 2018 Comments off

Wharfedale 14-33 Tynedale The full report is now available under the Fixtures tab.

Foresters 32-19 Tynedale 2nd XV

Old Rishworthians 17-10 Wharfedale Dev XV.

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1st Team Shirt Sponsorship 2018/19

March 16th, 2018 Comments off

In the past the current players have been sponsored in the match day programmes for home fixtures by past players. We would like to continue this initiative but sponsor the shirt numbers 1 to 20 as the game is now about the squad and not the 15 on the pitch at kick off.

This sponsorship is open to all comers/businesses at a cost of £150 +VAT and include their name/logo against the shirt number in all fifteen home match day programmes on a bespoke page.

The deadline for applications is mid-July as this is when we will go to press with 2018/19 programmes and subject to all 20 places being taken up.

For further details please contact John Utley by e-mail at or by telephone on 01535 631631.

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Calling all 4×4 and SUV drivers!

March 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Mitsubishi Motors have launched the new Kit 4 Clubs scheme, an initiative which will allow rugby clubs across England to earn new playing kit and training equipment.

Produced by England Rugby partners Canterbury and Gilbert, the kit available for clubs includes playing jerseys, training tops, rain jackets, practice bibs, balls, contact wedges and more.

Clubs are eligible for the offer if a club member takes their old vehicle in for an appraisal at their local Mitsubishi Motors dealership and takes any new Mitsubishi for a test drive.

Each time a club member visits their assigned dealership and has their vehicle valued plus takes a test drive in a new or used Mitsubishi, their club fund will be credited with £30. When the club’s fund reaches an initial target of £300 they can begin to order branded items. To arrange your appointment, please visit or call 01756 797652


Midgley Motor Cars, Airedale Business Centre, Millennium Way, Keighley Road, Skipton, BD23 2TZ

For further information about Kit 4 Clubs and to find out how your rugby club can get involved click here.

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