Wharfedale are sending a team, which is expected to include a number of our new players, to the Skip 10s which are to be held at Skipton RUFC next Saturday (1 August).
Wharfedale is in Pool A and the first match is due to start at 10.00 am with the final at 4.00pm. A BBQ and bar will be available all day.
A note for your diaries – a home match has been arranged for the Foresters against Newcastle University and is due to KO at 7pm on Tuesday 8 September.
The following three additional recruits have joined the club: –
Ricardo Cano – Prop – from Chinnor
Maxime Labasse – Wing/Fullback – from U.S.Norlaas (France)
Andrew Rhodes – Flyhalf/Centre/Fullback – from Otley
Details of our 1st XV squad for 2015/16 are included under the Team tab near the top of this page. NB some details/photographs are not yet available. They will be added as soon as they become available,
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The Wharfedale Rams (the newly adopted name for the Wharfedale 4th XV) are seeking some new players for the forthcoming season. If you have played rugby in the past or even if you have never played before and would like to give it a go in this Rugby World Cup year, please contact either of the following: –
Tel 07973 616129
Tel 07976 777564
Informal training is usually between 10 and 11 on Saturday mornings at Sandylands all weather pitch in Skipton. All are welcome.
The Wharfedale Rugby Committee wish to announce the dates of commencement of preseason training.
Preseason training started on Tuesday 7 July and is continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays up to and throughout the season. Some July Saturdays will also be used for training as required.
The start times are as usual 6.30pm for 6.45pm commencement on the pitch.
Please note the preseason games as previously announced are as follows: –
Saturday 15 August – Stourbridge (away) – 1st XV and Foresters
Friday 21 August – North Ribblesdale (home) – Foresters
Saturday 29 August – Tynedale (home) – 1st XV
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The Wharfedale Beer Festival is to be held in Grassington Town Hall on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November 2015.
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Full details are available at wharfedalebeerfestival.com
The rugby club will be one of the core beneficiaries from the event, therefore volunteers to help with setting up and running the event would be appreciated. In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities for anyone or any company wanting to help support the event.
If you would like to assist with or sponsor this event, please contact Wharfedale RUFC Chairman by e-mail at email@example.com.
Danny Jones, a long time member of Halifax and Keighley Cougars rugby league teams and a Welsh international, collapsed and died on 3 May during a Cougars match at London Skolars. Several club members have close links with Cougars and, indeed, Wharfedale club doctor Sam Lyles is also the match-day doctor for Cougars. Recognising that Danny Jones’ tragic death is something that could affect any rugby player from either code, the club has arranged to present a Wharfedale shirt to Cougars at the Cougars RL National 1 fixture vs Newcastle at Cougar Park on Sunday 26 July.
We are also looking for ways in which the Wharfedale community can help to raise funds for Danny’s young family. Pending a decision on a formal club fund-raiser, members are encouraged to support the Danny Jones Memorial Fund in one of the following ways: –
By making a donation on https://www.justgiving.com/dannyjones29/
By supporting the following events being put on by Keighley Cougars: –
Race Night for Danny’s family http://keighleycougars.com/online-store/fund-raising-race-night-for-dannys-family-on-17th-july/
Evening with Dominic Matteo http://keighleycougars.com/online-store/evening-with-dominic-matteo/
The Big Stadium Sleep Out https://www.facebook.com/events/1027360610609795/
Wharfedale’s contact in case of any queries is Robert Fort: –
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Telephone: – 01756 720680