Saturday 17 February – Home Games

February 16th, 2018 Comments off

Unfortunately Sheffield 2nd XV have called off their match against the Foresters at the Avenue tomorrow.

However, the Development XV’s home match agaist Selby is still on with a kick off at 2.00pm so if you are not travelling down to Leicester please come along to support our lads.

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NCA Try of the Week: Round 22

February 15th, 2018 Comments off

Charlie Graham’s try of the week (Round 22) against Huddersfield – click here.

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Match Preview – Leicester Lions v Wharfedale

February 15th, 2018 Comments off

After the heroics of last weekend against Huddersfield this coming Saturday sees the Green Machine go big game hunting in deepest, darkest Leicestershire when we lock horns with the Leicester Lions.

To date we have played Leicester Lions on three occasions with the Lions victorious in all meetings. The latest being the home game back in October when the final score was 24-10 to the visitors.

The victory against Huddersfield was the fourth in a row and the fifth out of six since the turn of the year. A notable feat from last Saturday was that Tom Barrett moved into 2nd place in the list of Wharfedale point scorers since the inception of league rugby. His 13 points took him above Adam Mounsey and Jonathan Davies. Only Mark Bedworth lies ahead of Tom now.

Leicester Lions currently lie 9th in National Two North with 46 points. Last Saturday they went down to a 23-12 defeat at Stourbridge.

The Lions are situated to the south of the city of Leicester in the village of Blaby. The villages claim to fame, apart from being home to the rugby club, is that pop group, Kasabian, originate from the area.

For the travelling faithful the sat nav needs logging on to LE8 4DY and that will find you TMDP Park, home of Leicester Lions. Let’s have a good following journeying down the M1 to support the boys. Your encouragement and support is very much appreciated by the players and coaching staff.

The only change from last Saturday is Tom Mann replacing the unavailable Charlie Graham. Adam Howard and Rhys Lovegrove return on the bench. Kick of is 2.00pm.

The team selection is as follows: – 15 Robbie Davidson, 14 Joel Gill, 13 Tom Davidson, 12 Harry Dunne, 11 Tom Mann, 10 Tom Barrett, 9 Phil Woodhead (capt), 8 George Hedgley, 7 James Tyson, 6 Matt Houghton, 5 Richard Rhodes, 4 Kieran Frost, 3 Reece Ward, 2 Dan Stockdale, 1 Toms Asejevs.

Replacements: – 16 Adam Howard, 17 Ian Larkin, 18 Joe Altham, 19 Will Lawn, 20 Rhys Lovegrove.

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Fixtures Sunday 18 February

February 12th, 2018 Comments off

U7s to U12s v Bradford & Bingley (A)
U13s & U14s v Bradford & Bingley (H)
U15s – weekend off
U16s v Harrogate/Ilkley (A) (at Harrogate)
U17s v West Leeds (A)
Colts v West Park (H)

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Wharfedale RUFC Members Dinner – Friday 9th March 2018

February 11th, 2018 Comments off

Dear Member,

We are pleased to announce that a members dinner will be held on Friday 9th March 2018 in the sponsors lounge at the clubhouse, commencing at 7pm in the upstairs bar for 7:30pm meal.

Our guest speaker will be Neil Heseltine a keen rugby supporter who played for Wharfedale.

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 £30, cheques payable to Wharfedale RUFC. This year the ticket price will include £5 of RFU Grand Draw Raffle tickets which will also include you in The Presidents Special Draw, so another chance to win one of the great prizes that will be won by tickets purchased from our club.

The number of places are limited so they are available on a first come, first on the list!

Please respond to the undersigned by 2nd March at the latest.

Best Regards

Stephen Brake
Subscription Secretary, Springfield, Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5BS

Tel 07738 887813


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Results 10 February (Updated)

February 10th, 2018 Comments off

Wharfedale 43-5 Hudddersfield The full match report is now available under the Fixtures tab. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

Harrogate 2nd XV 34-10 Foresters

Heath 2nd XV 14-22 Wharfedale Dev XV The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab.

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James Doherty

February 8th, 2018 Comments off

Our Head Coach James Doherty was due in hospital today for an operation on his ankle. We would like to take this opportunity of wishing him a speedy and full recovery.

We anticipate that he may well be out of action for about a month. In the meantime his coaching duties will be shared by Hedley Verity and Steve Graham with the support of the existing coaching team.

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Rugby World Cup 2019

January 30th, 2018 Comments off

Rugby World Cup 2019 team & stadium ticket pack applications open.

From 27 January – 12 February fans will be able to apply for Rugby World Cup 2019 team and stadium packs via

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Wharfedale RUFC – The Presidents Special Draw

January 23rd, 2018 Comments off

Dear Member,

As you will be aware each year Wharfedale sells RFU Grand Draw Raffle Tickets through the membership and at the club.

This year the RFU Grand Draw Raffle will take place on 24th March at the Wharfedale RUFC home match against Sale drawn by the President of the RFU, our President John Spencer.

The sale of RFU Grand Draw raffle tickets provides a valuable revenue source for Wharfedale RUFC, £4.50 from each £5.00 book of 5 tickets purchased automatically goes to Wharfedale RUFC funds. The main RFU Grand Draw prize is £10,000.00 with many other prizes. Club members receive some tickets through membership, season ticket holders 10 tickets and members 5 tickets.

This year because of the unique circumstances it is proposed to also hold an additional draw – The Presidents Special Draw – such that all £5.00 books of tickets purchased from Wharfedale RUFC will have their name entered into this special draw and have a chance of winning a prize from both draws! So this year somebody will win a prize from a ticket that was purchased at our club!

The Presidents Special Draw prizes will be: –

1. 4 tickets for Twickenham – England v Barbarians
2. Luxury weekend for four in the Cotswolds
3. Midweek Dinner, B&B at Grassington House Hotel
4. A practice day at the British Grand Prix MotoGP at Silverstone
5. Dinner, B&B at The Gamekeeper with use of leisure facilities.

Click here for more details. Please use this unique opportunity to purchase additional RFU Grand Draw tickets to win one of these fabulous prizes.

Ticket books will be on sale at our club during all home 1st XV matches, i.e. 6th January, 20th January,27th January,10th February & 3rd March 2018.

If you are unable to visit the club during the period and would like to purchase some raffle tickets then please send a cheque made payable to WRUFC in multiples of £5 (ie 5, 10, 15, 20 etc.) Your ticket numbers will be posted on the website and we will notify you of any prizes that you win or enclose a stamped address envelope for them, to the address below.

Best Regards

Stephen Brake
Subscription Secretary
Wharfeside Avenue
North Yorkshire
BD23 5BS

Tel – 07738 887813

E-mail –

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