Results Saturday 17 November

November 18th, 2018 Comments off

Chester 28-25 Wharfedale A game that Dale could have won but was cruelly taken away from them four minutes from the end. Chester played well in the first half and Dale clung on to only be trailing 21-8 at half time.

Wharfedale dominated the second half for 36 minutes and could have had a winning, bonus point try but for a mistake by the referee, who was honest and brave enough to admit that Phil Woodhead’s second try should have been allowed but he had given Dale a scrum in Chester’s 22.

This was a magnificent second half performance by the Green Machine. They outplayed Chester in all areas of the game for 36 minutes and would have deserved the 5 point victory.

Dale opened the scoring with a penalty from Jack Blakeney-Edwards.

Chester then asserted themselves and scored two converted tries before Dale scored on a rare visit into their 22. James Tyson charged down a clearing kick and Rhys Lovegrove picked up the loose ball to score. Blakeney-Edwards hit the post from the tee.

Chester ended the first half with their third converted try to establish a 13 point lead.

Converted tries from Dan Stockdale and Phil Woodhead took Dale into a one point lead. Wharfedale continued to dominate and if Woodhead’s second try had been allowed would have established a two score lead. Instead their only reward was a Blakeney-Edwards penalty that established a 4 point cushion.

Woody’s try

However it was not to be. Chester regathered the restart and 10 phases later were awarded a try which James Robins converted.

The full report will be available shortly. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

Foresters 90-7 Morley 2nd XV

Development XV 27-12 Huddersfield YMCA

Huddersfield YMCA 26-7 Rams The match report is available under the Fixtures tab.

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Tickets for Ladies Day – Saturday 8 December

November 17th, 2018 Comments off

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England 6 Nations 2019 – International Ticket Applications

November 7th, 2018 Comments off

For those wishing to apply for tickets to England’s 6 Nations home matches against France, Italy and Scotland, applications are now open to all Wharfedale RUFC members and patron/season ticket holders.

The matches and dates are as follows: –

England v France – Sunday 10 February 2019.
England v Italy – Saturday 9 March 2019.
England v Scotland – Saturday 16 March 2019.

You can download the form by clicking here. Copies are also on the club notice board near the bar. Please note the Club only received a limited ticket allocation for each match and demand is expected to be high.

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Club Shop – Helpers Wanted

October 20th, 2018 Comments off

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to serve in the club shop before and after home games on Saturdays.

We are hoping to have a few volunteers so we can run a rota and in return we will give free entry to the matches you work at.

If you would like to help please email Claire at with your contact details and available dates.

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The Gilbert Online Shop is Now Open

September 20th, 2018 Comments off

We have now launched an online shop for the purchase of all Gilbert-branded playing/training kit for mini, junior and adults, including a range of Gilbert branded bodywarmers and outerwear. This is now available online 24/7 with quick delivery times so you can shop from the comfort of your home. All purchases will generate commission for the club. Please visit for more details.

As this is a new venture, we are keen to get feedback on service levels, delivery times and the range of stock on offer. Please let us know what you think by e-mail to

The shop in the clubhouse will continue to sell jackets, ties, hats and other accessories at weekends.

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Half Price Admission to 1st Team Games

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

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Youth Players Membership/Registration 2018/19

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

The youth players membership application form for 2018/19 is available here.

Photographs are required for all new players (head and shoulders only) and those who will be in the U10s, U13s and U16s in the new season. The photographs in jpg format should, if possible, be e-mailed to as soon as possible or submitted with the application form at the time of registration. Please ensure that the player’s name is clearly shown.

For those players who have not as yet registered for this season would you please hand you registration forms along with the appropriate subscription and, where applicable, photograph to your coach a.s.a.p.

Under RFU regulations, no player is permitted to take part in a match unless he/she has been registered with the club involved.

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar

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Senior Players Membership 2018/19

July 8th, 2018 Comments off

The membership application forms for the up-coming season are now ready for completion by all senior players and are available by clicking here

For those players who wish to pay by direct debit, the direct debit mandate is available by clicking here.

Would you please pass the completed form(s) to either your team coach or Adrian Parry as soon as possible.

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Result Saturday 10 November (Updated)

November 12th, 2018 Comments off

Harrogate 2nd XV 12-19 Foresters – The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab near the top of this page. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

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Michael Harrison

November 5th, 2018 Comments off

When Clarty stepped down as Chairman of Rugby at the end of last season, we undertook a collection by way of testimonial for his remarkable services to the club. A silver salver was commissioned to recognise 35 years as Chairman of Rugby and a sum of money raised to send him and Christine on a well-deserved holiday. This was just before his serious accident in May, from which he is now recovering.

Here is Michael with the salver which was to be presented to him at the club dinner which he couldn’t attend as it took place the day after his accident.

Michael and Christine would like to thank members very much indeed for their generous contributions to the fund and they will subsequently be taking a break as soon as he is medically able.

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We’re in a bit of hot water ….

October 22nd, 2018 Comments off

To be truthful, we are desperately short of hot water as one of the two changing room boilers has been given a red card by the assessor and the other boiler is on a yellow.

For many years the 200 Club has been raising money for just such an emergency but with a hefty replacement cost for two new boilers we could do with more followers to play our little lottery game.

The beauty of the 200 Club is that as a member you can win more than your annual subscription which is only £18 a year.

The prize winners are announced every 3 months, although, there is actually a draw every month of the year and each month there are three prizes: one of £40, one of £20 and one of £10. Also, every quarter there is an additional prize of £100.

The next results will be published in December – you could be a winner and your contribution will, hopefully, help keep our boys clean and warm.

If you would like to join us please contact Christine Harrison or Jennie Whiteley by e-mail at or by telephone to Jennie on 01756 720617 or 07786 398396.

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