Next matches - Saturday 10 October -- 1st XV v Darlington MP (H) KO 3pm -- Dev XV v Ripon (H) KO 3pm -- Rams v Ripon (A) KO 3pm -- NB The Foresters match at Darlington Mowden Park is OFF ----

Help Needed – Application of Wood Preservative to Fence

October 9th, 2015 Comments off

Do you have any time to spare to assist with the completion of the application of wood preservative to the fence between the Avenue and the first team pitch?

If you do, please contact Allister Black by telephone on 07736 375942 or by e-mail

All help will be appreciated.

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Foresters at Darlington MP – OFF!

October 9th, 2015 Comments off

If you were thinking about going to watch this match, don’t, because the home side has cried off, citing injuries and illness.

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October Injured Player Updates

October 8th, 2015 Comments off

The injury situation is as follows: –

Adam Howard – Broken fibula and fractured ankle has been plated and pinned. Estimated 8-12 weeks before metalwork can be removed.

Oliver Cicognini – MRI on hamstring soon

The following are still in long term rehabilitation: –

Tom Davidson

Richard Rhodes – due to have yet more surgery his shoulder on 27 October.

James Tyson

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Darlington M P match preview

October 8th, 2015 Comments off

The last time Wharfedale lost their first two home matches was in season 2006/7; after that poor start, however, the Avenue proved impregnable, and Wharfedale finished in 6th position.

Darlington Mowden Park joined the division last season, but lost twice to Wharfedale, not helped by three yellow cards before half-time at the Avenue, one of them upgraded to a red late in the game. They arrive in second-bottom place, but this is misleading because, having given over their excellent stadium to the All Blacks for the World Cup, five of their first six matches will have been played away from home.

Wharfedale must do without Adam Howard, who suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia during the warm-up at Henley; George Hedgley moves up to lock, Chris Howick starting at open-side with Josh Burridge moving to his preferred position of #6. Behind the scrum, James Doherty is once again available and Max Wright moves from full-back to centre, in place of Cameron Hudson who is on the bench; Maxime Labasse  starts at full-back and Matt Van Sertima makes his first appearance on the wing in place of the injured Oli Cicognini. The bench features for the first time this season flanker Nathan Myers and promising prop Ricardo Cano.

Wharfedale: Max Labasse; Dan Tai, Max Wright, Huw Morgan, Matt Van Sertima; Jamie Guy, James Doherty (c); Joe Altham, Ian Larkin, Ali Wade, Jim Mason, George Hedgley, Josh Burridge, Chris Howick, Rob Baldwin. Replacements: Dan Stockdale, Ricardo Cano, Nathan Myers, Cameron Hudson, Harry Skelton.

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Saturday 10 October – Rugby Plus the Launch of Riverball

October 3rd, 2015 Comments off

On Saturday 10 October, when we host Darlington Mowden Park, we are also hosting the launch of Simon Ravens’ eagerly-awaited book about our great club, Riverball! Those at the club who have had a sneak preview of the book have given it a big thumbs up. Further afield, Bill Beaumont writes that ‘you don’t have to be a Dalesman to find Riverball a great read.’ The book is priced at £16.99, but to encourage patrons to also buy them as gifts (Christmas is coming!) the club is offering two copies for £30. With the second copy you will also receive a complimentary match ticket. All profits from sales in our shop go direct to the club.

The launch itself should be a real event. The book will be on sale in the clubhouse from 1.30, and Simon will be on hand to sign and talk about the book. After the game, there will be food laid on, the World Cup matches will be on the big screen, and the party can begin! It’s an exciting occasion for us as a club, and we hope you can join in.

Riverball Flier

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Riverball Flier

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Changed Match Dates etc Due to the World Cup

October 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Please note that there have been two additional changes to the dates/times of matches due to the World Cup. They are: –

The away league match between Otley 2nd XV and The Foresters has changed from Saturday 31 October to Saturday 7 November. The KO time is expected to be 2.30pm.

The Rams home match against Otley has changed from Saturday 31 October to Friday 30 October. KO at 7.30pm.

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Work on the Gym Extension Progresses (updated 9/10/15)

September 20th, 2015 Comments off

Crofty and Crew 7 October 2015

The extension to the weights room is making great progress, mainly thanks to the efforts of Chris Slater, assisted by Stewart Brewster. All the labour is supplied by club volunteers.

Chris would appreciate all the help he can get as the project nears completion. All who can help are requested to call Chris on 07771 622796.

Further photographs of the project are available here

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Wharfedale Beer Festival 2015

September 18th, 2015 Comments off

The Wharfedale Beer Festival will be held on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th November 2015.

Click here for the flyer and here for details.

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200 Club Winners

September 14th, 2015 Comments off

The latest list of 200 winners is as follows: –

June 2015£4087John Spencer
£2053Ken Gamble
£1031Steve Doherty
July 2015£10091Mary Booth
£4013Howard Riley
£2099Janet Lyles
£1085Emma and Bryony Wood
August 2015£40104Mike Timberlake
£20101Allister Black
£1052Peter Aram
September 2015£4096Chris Winpenny
£2032Donovan Leaman
£1078Ray Cryer

Is your name not on this list? As the National Lottery would say – “You have to be in it to win it!”

We have some vacancies in the 200 Club and would very much welcome new members.

The subscription is only £18 per year…..and the 200 Club ‘new’ year starts in October. Therefore, this would be a very good time to get in touch and arrange to join… in time for the next round of draws.

If you would like to join and have your chance of winning a prize…and also giving extra support to the club…….please contact: –

Christine Harrison, Old Hall Stable, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5PL
Telephone: 01756 752777


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Members Handbook Fixture Changes

August 28th, 2015 Comments off

Would all members please note that there is an error in the 1st XV fixtures list within the members handbook. The match on 19 December should be Fylde and not Plymouth as printed.

In addition there has been one late change to the Foresters’ fixtures. The match at Darlington Mowden Park previously arranged for the evening of Friday 9 October has been re-arranged for the next day, Saturday 10 October with a 3.00pm KO.

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Volunteers Wanted

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

At Wharfedale RUFC we rely on a whole host of volunteers who all play a key role in the success of the club – it’s not just about what happens on the field that makes us successful and we are very appreciative of the support.

From time to time though throughout the season we need help. If you would be willing to spare a little of your time before a home match, we would be grateful.Helping on the gate, selling raffle tickets, car parking and or just being generally available to help out, would be most appreciated.

We also need help at other times with a variety of other tasks ranging from the maintenance of the buildings and grounds to IT and much more besides.

If you are able to help in any way please email providing your name and contact number and we will be in touch.

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Results Saturday 3 October 2015

October 4th, 2015 Comments off

Henley 39 – 13 Wharfedale – a full match report and a selection of photographs are available under the Fixtures and Photos tabs.

Foresters 76 – 7 Sheffield – the match stats are available under the Fixtures tab.

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