Start of training

June 24th, 2014 Comments off


but it’s not too late to join in!

all players, old and new, welcome

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30, ready to be on the pitch at 6:45

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Natwest RugbyForce at WRUFC

May 2nd, 2014 Comments off

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Rugby Force Picture

The club would like to thank all those that turned up on Saturday for what was a hugely successful day. We are very grateful and photos to follow..

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Pre-season fixtures

June 22nd, 2014 Comments off

It all begins again for Wharfedale on 16th August, when the Foresters welcome first-time visitors Fleetwood, for what will be a genuine test for the Greens, fielding a number of players on view for the first time, eager to impress before the season begins proper. Fleetwood play their rugby in the North Lancs/Cumbria division, and it’s there that James Doherty began his career, and where his father Steve is on the committee.

On 23 August the First XV once again welcome old rivals Stourbridge (National Two North) to the Avenue, for what is becoming the regular pre-season contest; Stourbridge have failed to gain promotion back into National One by a whisker in the two seasons since they were relegated, and will be going all out again. Then on the following Saturday, 30 August, the Green Machine travels to Otley for a reverse of last season’s warm-up match and a chance for the home side to avenge their narrow defeat in the Yorkshire Cup Final.

In the meantime the Foresters continue the preparation of their defence of the senior Yorkshire Second XV championship with the annual warm-up match against North Ribblesdale. This match will be on Thursday 21 August in Settle.

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Volunteers required!

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

The club’s remarkable success on the pitch over many years has been achieved with the support of a remarkable number of volunteers, prepared to give their time, not just on matchdays but throughout the week and throughout the season. It is constantly necessary to refresh the pool of helpers, for which no previous experience is required, just a willingness to muck in.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is particularly true of the ground. Helpers are required to assist on a part-time basis (even a small number of hours each week would do) to help with the upkeep of the various pitches. Anyone interested should contact Roger Toseland on 01756 753082.


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Doherty, Tyson return

June 12th, 2014 Comments off

Two of Wharfedale’s regulars from the past have committed to the club for next season.

Scrum-half James Doherty, who left to join Cornish Pirates then Leeds Carnegie, always said that he would return, and proves to be as good as his word. Also returning is tryscoring flanker James Tyson, who last season re-registered for his first club Hull Ionians, but spent much of the season on the injured list.

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2014/15 fixtures published

June 8th, 2014 Comments off

The new season’s fixtures have been published, and as seems to be the tradition, Wharfedale get under way with a match against one of the promoted sides: this time it’s a visit to Hartpury College. Our first home fixture comes the following week when Darlington Mowden Park make their first ever visit to the Avenue in a league match.

For the full list of Wharfedale’s fixtures click here.

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QBE Internationals

June 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Applications are open for tickets for England’s three November internationals, against New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. You can download an application form here.

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White Rose come second

May 26th, 2014 Comments off

Wharfedale’s contingent in the Yorkshire squad were unable to prevent rivals Lancashire finishing top of the northern first  division in the race for the Bill Beaumont Cup.

It started well, with a 24-3 win against Cheshire, with Dan Scarbrough scoring a try against the home side which included prop Matt Beesley. But the following Saturday, with Chris Steel and Josh Prell coming into the side to join Dan, they lost to Lancashire by 29-23. Finally, it was off to Tynedale for a win over Northumberland by 36-22. This time Chris and Josh were joined by Rob Baldwin, catching up with the side he was originally pencilled in to captain; Chris and Rob both scored tries.

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Bike ride raises £11,500

May 19th, 2014 Comments off

The four-day cycle ride by twelve Wharfedale fans from the club to Worthing, to arrive in time for the match there on 26th April, raised just over £11,500 for the Sue Ryder hospice, Manorlands. The total includes a magnificent £428 collected in a bucket at the Worthing ground, so well done them! If any potential donor has missed out there is still time – visit

Many congratulations to Robert Fort and his fellow masochists, who in three seasons (they cycled from the Cambridge and then from Richmond) have now raised £25,000 for various charities.

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