Next Fixtures -- Saturday 13 February -- 1st XV v Ampthill (A) KO 2.15pm -- Foresters v Tynedale (H) KO 2pm -- Dev XV v Selby (H) KO 2pm -- Rams v Ilkley (H) KO 2pm ----

Foresters v Tynedale 2pm KO on Saturday

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

There is an error in the Craven Herald newspaper item concerning the kick off time of the Foresters home match against Tynedale on Saturday.

The correct time is 2pm as shown in the article below.

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Ampthill v Wharfedale

February 11th, 2016 Comments off

Although the teams currently below Wharfedale in the league table have matches in hand, the five-point margin above the drop zone, earned so handsomely last week with the victory over second-placed Blackheath, has given the side the impetus it requires to continue its climb up the league.

On Saturday they travel to Ampthill, newly promoted and extravagantly funded. The Bedfordshire club brought its side to the Avenue in October, complete with its clutch of Islanders, and scored five tries in beating an inexperienced Wharfedale side by 29-12. They now lie in sixth place, thanks in large part to a home record which has seen them lose only twice.

The Wharfedale selectors have chosen a side which will be determined to give coach Tommy McGee a winning send-off in his last match before a career change takes him back to his native Highlands. Philip Woodhead, a late withdrawal from last week’s original selection, returns to the wing in an otherwise unchanged back division, while in the pack Rob Baldwin returns to action, but this time at lock so as not to disturb last week’s outstanding back row.

Wharfedale: Harry Bullough; Philip Woodhead, Cameron Hudson, Oli Fewtrell, Dan Tai; Jamie Guy, James Doherty (c); Rici Cano, Jordon Poole, Chris Steel, Rob Baldwin, George Hedgley, Jack Barnard, Chris Howick, Jarad Williams.

Replacements: Matt Beesley, Steve Graham, Ali Wade, Alex Powell, Matt van Sertima.

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Harrogate 2nd XV v Foresters – Re-arranged

February 10th, 2016 Comments off

A note for your diaries: –

The Foresters Northern Pilot League match away to Harrogate that was postponed from Saturday 6 February due to the flooded pitch has been re-arranged for Saturday 12 March with a KO time of 3pm.

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Foresters vs Tynedale: 13 Feb

February 9th, 2016 Comments off

The Foresters’ fixture in the Northern Pilot League against Tynedale, postponed on 16 January, will be played this Saturday, 13 February, in place of the scheduled friendly against West Park.

Tynedale Seconds have been setting the pace in the league: having played five matches they sit at the top of the table (which can be seen here) although they came a cropper last Saturday against Blaydon by the surprising score of 33-10.

The match kicks of at 2:00 pm, and the boys would appreciate as big a support as possible from those not travelling to Ampthill.

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Wharfedale 21 – 15 Blackheath

February 8th, 2016 Comments off

The full report is now available under the fixtures tab.

A selection of photographs is available under the Photos tab.

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Lizzie Wife of Paul Bratt

February 6th, 2016 Comments off

We are very sorry to have to advise you of the death of Lizzie Bratt, wife of Paul, a stalwart of the Rams.

Her funeral will be held at Clapham Church at 2pm on Friday 12 February with all donations going to Manorlands Hospice.

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Wharfedale RUFC Membership – Allocation of RFU Grand Draw Tickets

February 3rd, 2016 Comments off

Dear Member,

Please click here to see the list of RFU Grand Draw Tickets that have been allocated to members based on membership grade.

The draw will take place on 7th April 2016 and if you have been successful winning a prize I will notify you.

A full list of prize winners will also be published by the RFU.

If anyone wants to buy any additional tickets then I will be at the club in the downstairs bar for the home games on 20th February, Rosslyn Park and 5th March, Loughborough?


Stephen Brake
Wharfedale RUFC Subscriptions Secretary

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November 22nd, 2015 Comments off

There are still a few opportunities for match day ball sponsors where you can have a great day out at the Avenue and dine with friends, colleagues or family on match day.

£25 per head (or £15 per head for Cavalry Club members and Patrons/Season ticket holders) which includes: –

2 course lunch

Free ground entry

Sponsorship acknowledgement in complimentary match day programme

(Minimum of 6, numbers limited to 20)

If you or your company are considering this please contact: –

John Utley – Chairman, Marketing and Advertising Committee
Telephone – 01535 631631 or 07932 689435
E-mail –

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The Book “RIVERBALL!” – About Our Club

November 8th, 2015 Comments off

Riverball Flier

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page version

Riverball Flier

The book Riverball! by Simon Ravens, which is all about our club, is available for collection from our shop priced at £16.99. To encourage patrons to also buy them as gifts the club is offering two copies for £30. With the second copy you will also receive a complimentary match ticket. All profits from sales in our shop go direct to the club.

Payment methods for the book Riverball for those unable to visit our shop: –

(1) By Cheque: send a cheque for £20 (which includes P&P) made payable to Wharfedale RUFC Merchandise together with your name and address to Club Shop, Wharfedale RUFC, Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield, Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 5BS.

(2) By Card or BACS: email us at with your address and a contact telephone number. We will ring you to take your details etc.

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