Next games - Saturday 1 November 2014 - 1st XV away to Old Albanian KO 3pm - Foresters home to Harrogate - 4th XV away to Old Rishworthians    ------ Members dinner to be held in the clubhouse at 7.30 pm on Friday 28 November 2014

Old Albanian (a) preview

October 30th, 2014 Comments off

It is 560 years since a Yorkshire force marched south for the First Battle of St Albans. Saturday sees a more luxurious trip south with the Greens taking on Old Albanian. The southerners are in their third season in National Division One and the previous two have seen successful campaigns. Last year the results went with the away teams and both sides finished moderately comfortably in mid table. This season Old Albanian has had a poor start and despite much attacking promise they have not registered a win. Wharfedale’s focus will be on building on last week’s performance against Loughborough Students. Wharfedale name almost the same side but with Adam Howard injured Tom Burridge is brought back in to the starting line up, with Alex Powell gaining a place on the bench after strong performances with the Forresters. Entertainment will go on into the night at Old Albanian’s ground as they are holding their Bonfire Night and Halloween festivities, let’s hope they won’t be celebrating their first league win of the season.

Wharfedale: Taylor Prell; Scott Jordan, Matt Van Sertima, Tom Davidson, Oliver Cicognini; Luke Stevenson, James Doherty; Chris Steel, Ian Larkin, Jake Armstrong, Simon Willet, Richard Rhodes, Tom Burridge, Chris Howick, Josh Burridge.
Matt Beesley, Dan Stockdale, Jim Mason, Alex Powell, Phil Woodhead

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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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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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Ball Sponsorship

September 28th, 2014 Comments off

Although all this season’s matches have already been sponsored, there are still some vacancies for ball sponsors. What you get is complimentary admission to a match for your party as well as Rachel’s wholesome food for your party plus a mention in the programme!

E-mail Allister Black at for enquiries.

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