Fixtures Saturday 4 April (Revised) ---- Foresters v Morley (Yorkshire Cup 1/4 final) (A) KO 3pm ---- Dev XV v North Ribblesdale (H) KO 3pm ---- 4th XV v Ripon (A) KO 3pm

Yorkshire Cup Saturday 4 April – Foresters away to Morley

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

The Yorkshire Cup quarter final match away to Morley is back ON.

KO at 3pm on Saturday 4 April.

Wharfedale is to be represented by The Foresters.

We apologise for the short notice but the date has only just been agreed.

Categories: Club News

25 April 2015 – Wear the Rose Experience at Wharfedale RUFC

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

O2, proud partner of England Rugby, is bringing the first fully immersive 360-degree virtual reality sports experience to local rugby clubs across the country. It will be visiting Wharfedale RUFC on Saturday 25 April 2015. Using the revolutionary Oculus Rift technology, the experience gives fans the chance to train with the England Rugby Team without ever setting foot on a blade of grass.

The tour forms part of O2’s on-going commitment to bring rugby fans closer to the action as it calls on the entire country to Wear the Rose and get behind the England Rugby Team in 2015. It follows a recent O2 competition offering rugby clubs the opportunity to win the unique experience and has been designed to make people feel as though they have just joined training following their first England call-up.

With the recent addition of Samsung Gear VR technology, it is now hitting the road to visit the winning clubs in a custom built, one-off, live, mobile truck. The truck also features an exact replica of the England Rugby changing room at Twickenham.

The virtual reality experience allows users to be fully immersed in a multi-sensory take-over and feel as though they are part of an England training session, participating in genuine drills directed by England Attacking Skills Coach Mike Catt. Surrounded by familiar faces from the England Elite Player squad, fans will have the chance to experience a team talk from Captain Chris Robshaw, get tackled by hooker Tom Young and receive a pass from fullback Mike Brown.

It was created using nine GoPro Hero 3 cameras in a custom built gimble, specifically designed to exploit the capabilities of Oculus Rift. After developing the technology to capture the video, it took a further 160 hours of filming and 320 hours of development to create an experience that allows users to turn their head in any direction, with the content responding and moving in unison, displaying a full 360-degree visual spectrum.

Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sport Sponsorship at O2, said: “2015 is an amazing year for O2 and England Rugby. We’re proud to be bringing this exciting technology to rugby fans across the country so they can virtually Wear the Rose and step into the boots of an England Rugby player for the very first time. We hope this inspires them to show their support and get behind the England Rugby Team.”

Wear the Rose is a call to arms for the entire country to get behind the England Rugby Team and demonstrate what England Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, calls that extra 10% – the power of support.

Sophie Goldschmidt, RFU Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer said: “O2 has brought in fresh thinking, innovation and pushed the boundaries to deliver a truly unique experience for fans to enjoy. Fans can now experience first-hand what it’s like to train with the England Rugby team and compete at the highest level, making dreams become a reality and taking fan engagement to a new high.”

David Baker, Wharfedale Chairman said: “In this World Cup year, we are pleased to be hosting the O2 Wear the Rose Tour, and giving all rugby supporters in the area an opportunity to experience an England Training session. It should be a great day and a fitting way to round off the season, as Wharfedale RUFC look towards next season which will be our 20th in National 1”.

Check out the trailer here:

For more information about Wear the Rose and the power of support

Follow @O2Sports on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

Show it. Wear it. Share it. #WearTheRose

O2 Press Office contacts
t +44 (0)1753 565656

All O2 news release can be accessed at our website:

About O2
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 24 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at

Telefónica UK Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1743099.
Its registered office is at: 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX, United Kingdom.

About England Rugby

The RFU Rose and the words ‘England Rugby’ are official registered trademarks of the Rugby Football Union and are subject to extensive trade mark registration worldwide.
You can keep up to date with all England Rugby news on @EnglandRugby
For all the latest video news and content from inside the England camp visit

Categories: Club News

Results Saturday 28 March 2015

March 29th, 2015 Comments off

(1) 1st XV

Richmond 34 – 19 Wharfedale

A full report now appears under Fixtures

A selection of photographs appears under Gallery.

(2) Foresters

West Park Leeds 12 – 60 Foresters

A full report now appears under Fixtures.

Categories: Club News

Wharfedale Beer Festival 6-7 November 2015

March 21st, 2015 Comments off

The Wharfedale Beer Festival is to be held in Grassington Town Hall on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November 2015.

See UPDATED flyer

Full details are available at

The rugby club will be one of the core beneficiaries from the event, therefore volunteers to help with setting up and running the event would be appreciated. In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities for anyone or any company wanting to help support the event.

If you would like to assist with or sponsor this event, please contact Wharfedale RUFC Chairman by e-mail at

Categories: Club News

WRUFC Advertising and Ball Sponsorship 2015/16

March 20th, 2015 Comments off

Do you or your company wish to advertise in the match day programme and/or on a pitch-side board?

Do you or your company wish to sponsor a match ball?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then look under the Advertising/Sponsorship tab near the top of this page for details.

Categories: Club News

QBE MATCHES 2015 (Revised)

March 17th, 2015 Comments off

Members are invited to apply for tickets for the QBE Internationals at Twickenham and Paris later this year. The matches involved are: -

England v France on Saturday 15 August 2015 at Twickenham

France v England on Saturday 22 August 2015 at Stade de France, Paris

England v Ireland on Saturday 5 September 2015 at Twickenham

Click here for more details and the application form

NB Juniors are aged 15 and under.

Categories: Club News

Foresters v Otley now Friday 10 April

March 31st, 2015 Comments off

The Foresters home Merit Table match against Otley, originally planned for Saturday 11 April, will now take place on the evening of Friday 10 April. KO time to be confirmed.

Categories: Club News

Pink socks cross the Channel

March 25th, 2015 Comments off

We bring news that the club of the French village Monein has joined in our money-raising efforts for Candlelighters. Monein in the pink

Monein is situated in South West France, close to the Pyrenees, and is the home of former Wharfedale player Allan Bell, who is godfather to Tom Slater, the Wharfedale Under-10 who is recuperating from treatment for cancer of the liver. When his club learned of Tom’s bravery they arranged for their two teams to wear the pink socks last Saturday, and raised 1,000 Euros for the charity, the collection organised by Allan and his daughters Lois and Mica.


Categories: Club News

Samsung Try of The Month Entry – Wharfedale v Cinderford

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off

To see – Click here

Categories: Club News