NatWest RugbyForce Day Saturday 22 June from 10.30am ----

Major Work on Pitches

June 15th, 2019 Comments off

Once every year our contractor carries out major work that includes drilling, fertilising, re-seeding etc on both the 1st and 2nd team pitches. This work started today. As a result both pitches will be out of action for a while and we ask that everyone keeps off of them until further notice. Suitable notices have been placed around both pitches as a reminder to all concerned.

Both the training pitch at The Avenue and the Wood Lane pitch remain available for use.

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Mini & Junior Section Membership/Registration 2019/20

June 15th, 2019 Comments off

The Mini and Junior Section membership/registration forms for the upcoming season are now available on this web-site – click on the “Minis and Juniors” link near the top of this page and then the link to “Minis/Juniors Membership 2019/20”.

Registration sessions will held held upstairs in the clubhouse from 10.00 am to mid-day on the first three Sundays in September (i.e. 1st, 8th and 15th).

We would very much appreciate it if as many young players as possible are registered on these days. Registration is a very imprtant issue since unless a player is formally registered with the club then he/she is not permitted by the RFU to play in a match.

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Wharfedale Players in Cumbria Win at Twickenham

June 14th, 2019 Comments off

Congratulations to Matty Houghton (Captain) and Ben Leacock who were both included in the Cumbria side that beat Dorset and Wilts 23-13 in the Bill Beaumont Division 3 Shield at Twickwenham recently.

More details of the match are available by clicking here

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NatWest RugbyForce Day – Saturday 22 June

June 13th, 2019 Comments off

This year the NatWest RugbyForce day will start at the club at 10.30am on Saturday 22 June. As usual, we have a considerable number of jobs that need doing in order to prepare the club for the new season from renovating the changing rooms to repainting trip hazards and applying wood preservative to fences and styles etc.

We would very much appreciate help from our members, players and supporters in carrying out all these various tasks so please do come along to lend a hand if at all possible. We do have a reasonable supply of brooms, buckets, sponges, paint brushes etc but if you are able to bring your own it would be of great help.

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Pre-season Training for Senior Players

June 11th, 2019 Comments off

Pre-season training is due to commence on Tuesday 2 July at 6.30 for 7.00pm and will continue on each subsequent Tuesday and Thursday.

All senior players are welcome to attend.

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Talking Rugby Union’s N2N Team of the Season 2018/19

June 10th, 2019 Comments off

Congratulations to Jack Blakeney-Edwards who has been included in Talking Rugby Union’s National 2 North Team of the Season 2018/9.

More details are available by clicking here.

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Notice to Members of Annual General Meeting

June 10th, 2019 Comments off


The Annual General Meeting of Wharfedale RUFC Ltd will take place at the Clubhouse at 7.30pm on Thursday 18th July 2019, to consider the business below.

The financial statement for the previous financial year will be available at the Meeting and will be available, in advance, by request to the Honorary Treasurer.
Any Agenda items or other business, please contact: Philip Eddleston, by email at or by phone 07776 202531.

1. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 19th July 2018.
2. To receive a report of the Committee on the affairs of the Club since 19th July 2018.
3. To elect Officers.
4. To elect a Committee.
5. To appoint Auditors.
6. To consider motions & any other business of which notice has been given.
7. To consider any other business.

Philip Eddleston,
Honorary Secretary

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Shirt Sponsorship 2019/20 (Last 2)

June 7th, 2019 Comments off

We have had a terrific response to shirt sponsorship for the 2019/20 season and only have shirt numbers 19 and 20 still available.

If you are interested in sponsoring these last remaining numbers please contact John Utley on or tel 01535 631631, mob 07932 689435.

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Catering Franchise Opportunity at Wharfedale RUFC

May 18th, 2019 Comments off

Following the retirement of our current caterer we are currently inviting applications for the club’s catering franchise.

This is an excellent bolt on business opportunity for anyone in the catering trade as the commitment is only on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rugby season with the occasional evening celebratory meal.

Wharfedale Rugby Union Football Club is the largest sporting organisation in the Yorkshire Dales and the Craven area with attendance regularly over 500 at 1st team games along with a vibrant mini section that often attracts over 200 players and their families on Sundays.

The ideal candidate will have the necessary catering experience, be able to maintain and manage a small commercial kitchen and staff that provides up to 100 pre-match meals for officials, supporters and sponsors, post-match players meals and hot and cold snacks, food and non-alcoholic beverages for all the supporters and visitors.

Full details are available from our Commercial Officer, Claire Gains by e-mailing her at

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WRUFC Apprenticeship Scheme

May 15th, 2019 Comments off

Whilst as a club our aim is to provide an excellent environment for young people to improve their sporting and rugby skills, as they reach 16 and beyond careers also need to be considered and forged.

With this in mind the club has set up an apprenticeship scheme with a number of local companies. Apprenticeships combine learning and qualifications with earning a wage which is a huge win for all concerned.

More details of the scheme are available by clicking on the Apprenticeships tab near the top of this page.

We would like to take this opportunity of expressing our thanks and appreciation to the companies involved.

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Touch Rugby

May 15th, 2019 Comments off

As in previous years we will be holding touch rugby sessions on Tuesdays during the summer break for adults and next season’s U12s upwards. The first session will start at 6.30pm on Tuesday 28 May at the Wood Lane pitch over the river.

Please come along and participate in what we trust will be enjoyable sessions.

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2019/20 Coaching and Support

April 16th, 2019 Comments off

Jon Feeley

Jon Skurr

We are delighted to announce that coaches Jon Feeley and Jon Skurr have committed to the club for the next two seasons in order to build on the progress the team have made this year. This coaching duo, supported by Chris Black on fitness and our outstanding medical team of Dr Sam Lyles with physios Jill Alexander-Riley and Rachel Galley, are the envy of many higher-ranked clubs. Wharfedale RUFC has a proud track record of developing outstanding rugby players and we remain committed to investing in the development of players and giving them the best possible environment in which to perform.

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