Saturday 19 August - Wharfedale v Hull Ionians (A) KO 3.00pm ----

Bradford Salem 10-35 Foresters

August 17th, 2017 Comments off
The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab.
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Saturday 19 August – Hull Ionians v Wharfedale (Updated)

August 17th, 2017 Comments off
Dale travel to the European City of Culture for the last pre-season match on Saturday. The match is due to kick off at 3.00pm. You will need to set off early if you want to visit the city as Ionian’s ground is well outside the city limits.

Hull Ionians finished off last season, after an exacting campaign, with a rousing 26-41 victory away at Darlington Mowden Park. This 5 point victory secured their place in National One for another season and they start their preseason preparations this Saturday against Dale before travelling to Sheffield Tigers on 26 August.

Ionians have strengthened their squad for 2017/18 and that includes James Tincknell who has moved from Wharfedale.

The Hull Ionians ground is at Brantingham Park, Brantingham Rd, Brough, East Yorkshire HU15 1HX.

Wharfedale team: -

Louie Brown, Ralph Wellock, Joel Gill, Harry Dunne, Oli Cicognini, Jordan Annett, Sam Gaudie, Joe Altham, Dan Stockdale, Reece Ward, Jim Mason, Kieran Frost, Jack Barnard, James Tyson, Josh Burridge.

Replacements: -

Toms Asejevs, George Altham, Jimmy Meehan, Chris Swainson, Jimmy Bullough, Will Lawn, Ben Parkinson, Marcus Farnworth.

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Richard Toyn 1938 – 2017

August 15th, 2017 Comments off
Members will be saddened to learn of the sudden death of Richard, denizen of the Shed, the oenophile with the off-the-wall sense of humour. A private funeral will be followed by a service at Linton Church and an appropriate session at the rugby club. Details to follow.
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Wharfedale 17-7 Kirkby Lonsdale

August 13th, 2017 Comments off
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 Flikr Album.
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Our main sponsors confirm their long-term committment

August 9th, 2017 Comments off

We are only weeks away from the start of the new season and eager anticipation is starting to build as we can’t wait to see ‘Woody’ lead out the men in green.

Off the field we are delighted to announce that our four main sponsors have enthusiastically re-affirmed their commitment to the club by increasing their continued financial backing.

As a Club we are very fortunate to not only have such generous corporate supporters but they also happen to be group of diehard fans. So once again many thanks to Oldfields Electrical, In-site Property, Healthcare House and Brook Taverner for providing the financial backbone for community rugby at Wharfedale.

Looking forward to seeing Andrew, Matthew, Richard, Roo, Tim and Andrew cheering from the touchline again this season.

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Membership (including Cavalry Club) 2017/18

August 9th, 2017 Comments off
Details of membership including the Cavalry Club for the coming season are now available under the "Admission etc" tab near the top of this page.
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Global Law Trials 2017

July 28th, 2017 Comments off
World Rugby (formerly the International Rugby Board) has adopted a number of law trials which will come into force in northern hemisphere rugby from 1 August 2017 and will last for an initial period of one year. Some of these trials are already in force in the southern hemisphere and, indeed, were applied during the British & Irish Lions tour. However, some of the trials – see particularly the changes to the ruck designed to counter the Italy “only a tackle” tactic which enlivened the England-Italy 6 Nations match – are more recent and will not apply in the southern hemisphere until 1 January 2018. They will all apply to the new season in England, starting with our pre-season friendly against Kirkby Lonsdale on 12 August.

Full information, together with explanatory videos, is available at the World Rugby website under the heading Global Law Trials 2017 but, by way of a taster, they are summarised here

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Would you like to sponsor a match at Wharfedale?

July 21st, 2017 Comments off
Bring a party of friends, enjoy drinks and lunch in the upstairs suite before spending an afternoon watching the 'Green Machine'.

The capacity of the room is 40 to 65 guests but for the Stourbridge game we can accept smaller groups taking a table or two.

Go on, spoil yourself, bring a table full and enjoy the banter.

The booking slots available for the upstairs suite are for the following dates: -

23 September 2017 v Stourbridge - KO 3pm
6 January 2018 v Luctonians - KO 2pm

If you are interested and would like more details please contact Howard on (tel) 07712 182806 or (e-mail)

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Senior Players Membership 2017/18

July 20th, 2017 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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Minis/Juniors Summer Camp 2017

July 17th, 2017 Comments off
The summer camp for U7s to U14s will be held at the club from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 August.

The camp is to be run by the Wharfedale Rugby Academy and assisted by coaching staff from the Yorkshire RFU. The aim is to improve playing skills for every player taking part including tackling, evasion skills, rucking and mauling, decision making and kicking.

The cost of £40 per attendee for the two days remains as last year.

Please ensure that each player brings a packed lunch, drinks, sensible clothing for both rugby and the weather, rugby boots and trainers.

The booking form is available by clicking here.

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New Season – Training

June 22nd, 2017 Comments off
Training for the new season started on Tuesday 4 July. It will take place each subsequent Tuesday and Thusday at 6.30 for a prompt start at 7.00pm.

All new players are very welcome to attend.

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Club Sponsorship 2017/18

June 2nd, 2017 Comments off
There are a number of opportunities available for sponsorship for the 2017/18 season.

Full details of the various options and the point of contact are available by clicking on Club Sponsorship 2017-18 above.

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Clubhouse Hire

May 17th, 2017 Comments off

The facilities at Wharfedale Rugby Union Football Club offer welcoming Club house with furnished surroundings that are available year round and are suitable for any event.

Click here for more details.

Contact Judith Wood on


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Advertising Opportunities 2017/18 Season

May 9th, 2017 Comments off
There are various opportunities for advertising next season including in the matchday programme and pitch-side boards.

More information and details of who to contact are available here.

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