The Bumble Bees, a side based at Bradford and Bingley rugby club, was set up a number of years ago to give men and boys with learning difficulties the chance to play rugby along-side more able-bodied players.
Last Saturday the Bumble Bees played our “Development” XV (including the up and coming Neil Dickinson, Jonathan Davies, Simon Horsfall and Jon Feeley) at the Avenue.
The second half of the match saw the introduction of all the Bumble Bees during which the home side fully immersed themselves in the spirit of the occasion by falling off tackles and reducing their speed. The Bumble Bees, at the same time, thoroughly enjoyed themselves with their frequent try scoring efforts.
The re-arranged match v Tynedale will now take place on 25th February - kicking off at 2pm.
If anyone out there would like to sponsor the match that day, with a group of friends and colleagues (40 to 60 guests) enjoying a hot lunch in the upstairs suite then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A note for your diaries.
The home match against Tynedale that was postponed on 14 January due to the weather has been re-scheduled for Saturday 25 February.
South Leicester 21-20 Wharfedale - The full report is now available under the Fixtures tab. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab - then select Link to Flikr Album
Sheffield 2nd XV 19-24 Foresters - The match stats are available under the Fixtures tab.
Old Otliensians 2nd XV 45-7 Rams
Congratulations to our scrum-half Philip Woodhead who made his 100th start for Wharfedale today in the match against South Leicester
In addition to the Ladies Lunch on Saturday 28 January that precedes the home match against Luctonians there will be an evening of entertainment provided by The Diamond Soul Band starting at 6.30pm.
Everyone is welcome - so please come along.
The new Wharfedale RUFC jacket and waistcoat are available from the club shop.
Costs: - Jacket £125+VAT. Waistcoat £50+VAT.
Many of you will have read of Simon Ravens’ great book about our club, Riverball! It’s had plaudits from luminaries such as John Inverdale and Bill Beaumont, but just as importantly it’s had a big thumbs-up from most of us at the club. There are still copies left, and with Christmas on the horizon, we’re reducing the price from £16.99 to £10 – with 2 copies for £15. Every penny of this money goes straight into the club coffers. We’re always keen to introduce our great club to those not ‘in the know’, so by buying copies you’ll be supporting our efforts in more ways than one. The book will be available from the club shop from this Saturday’s home match against South Leicester.
Yarnbury 3rd XV 10-74 Wharfedale Dev XV - The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab.
Skipton 2nd XV 29-14 Rams