Next games - Saturday 25 October 2014 - 1st XV home to Loughborough Students KO 3pm - Foresters are also now at home to Loughborough Students KO 1.30pm - Dev XV home to Selby KO 2.30pm at Wood Lane     ---- Congratulations to Taylor Prell who has been selected for England U20s

A busy day!

October 20th, 2014 Comments off

Saturday 25 October will be a busy day at the Avenue. Visitors Loughborough Students are bringing along their second string to play the Foresters on the back pitch, with a kick-off time of 13:30. Meanwhile the thirds have a match over the river against Selby 2nds, which in order to ease congestion will kick off at 14:30.

So with the big game starting at 15:00, best come early!

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Where to stay

October 13th, 2014 Comments off

If you are looking for somewhere to stay overnight before and/or after a rugby match at Wharfedale RUFC, we have some suggestions (click on “Where to Stay” at the top of this page).

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Rosslyn Park 49 Wharfedale 26

October 18th, 2014 Comments off

A full report now appears under Fixtures.

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James Doherty – 100 appearances for Wharfedale

October 13th, 2014 Comments off

Wharfedale’s 1st XV captain James Doherty receives his award from the club’s president John Spencer on making his 100th league appearance for the club on 11 October 2014, becoming the 25th Wharfedale player to reach the landmark.

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Doherty walks, Baldwin can’t

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off

In an RFU disciplinary hearing at Brighouse on Wednesday 1 October James Doherty’s plea of not guilty to the charge of dangerous play, which resulted in his red card in the match against Ealing Trailfinders, was upheld. His red card was rescinded and struck off the record and James is free to play with immediate effect; it is expected that he will start the match at Coventry in place of Philip Woodhead, who was facing a fitness test.

The bad news is that number eight Rob Baldwin, who suffered a serious knee injury in the same match, will be out for the remainder of the season.


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Member’s Dinner – Friday 28 November

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

Following the postponement of the VP’s Dinner at the end of last season I am pleased to announce that we are holding a members dinner on Friday 28th November 2014 at the club house and it is open to all paid up members and a partner. Tickets will be £25 each and the event will commence at 7:30pm for 8:00pm meal.

Daniel Harrison has confirmed that he will be our guest speaker. Daniel is currently Deputy Head of Sedbergh School. He was Head of Rugby at the School for over 10 years winning many accolades for rugby coaching/teaching. He has played for Wharfedale, Ermysteds School, Cambridge University and Yorkshire so no doubt he will have a few tales to tell!.

Places will be limited so please respond at your earliest convenience for reservations.

Stephen Brake,  Springfield,  Wharfeside Avenue,  Threshfield,  Skipton  BD23 5BS. Tel 07738 887813.

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September 29th, 2014 Comments off

This club runs solely on the efforts of the volunteers. It is not a closed shop. Anyone is welcome to come along and do their bit, whether it is working the odd hour or so on the grounds or in the clubhouse, coming forward with ideas to expand the club’s reach into the community, or helping with the club’s marketing. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please contact Ed Williams at

The club, in particular, is looking for someone who is prepared to contribute their business experience to run and expand the club’s commercial activities. If you are that person, you will find that our chairman David Baker at is more than happy to meet you for a chat.

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