Saturday 22 December -- 1st XV v Sedgley Park (A) KO 2.30pm ----

Match Preview – Sedgley Park v Wharfedale

December 18th, 2018 Comments off

Our last league fixture of 2018 sees the Green Machine on its travels again with the relatively short trip to Greater Manchester and our very old and much valued friends at Sedgley Park.

While the Greens were having an enforced lay off last Saturday, when our game at Huddersfield was called off due to adverse condition, incidentally just a year since the corresponding weekends game against Tynedale was cancelled, the Tigers were losing a close game at home to Fylde by 22 points to 14. This setback was their fifth reversal in the last six games, so Sedge will certainly be looking to get their season back on track with an improved performance against Wharfedale and, even more importantly, a win. The Tigers currently stand 8th in the National 2 North table with 41 points from their seven wins to date.

Previous league fixtures between the two clubs dating back to season 2001/02 show that from the 19 games played, Wharfedale have won 7, Sedgley Park 11 and 1 drawn. The fixture at the Avenue at the start of the current season, with tries from Rhys Lovegrove and a brace from Rian Hamilton, saw the home side victorious by 26 pts to 19.

Sedgley Park was formed in 1932 and their first ground was a farmer’s field in Whitefield until they moved to their current home at Park Lane in 1955. With the advent of league fixtures, The Tigers began in North West 2 (level 8) and over the years have had great success culminating in gaining promotion to National League 2 (level 3) for season 2001/02.

For those looking for their ‘fix’ of pre-Christmas league rugby, get along to Sedgley Park on Saturday for what will be another closely contested game. The address to head for is Park Lane, Whitefield, Greater Manchester, M45 7DZ.

Kick off is at 2.30pm and the team selection will follow shortly.

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Shop Now for Christmas

December 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Looking for a special Christmas gift? Look no further than the WRUFC Club Shop!

The new Italian lambswool sweater with the club logo has just arrived and priced at £45 is a very good deal.

Why not buy a club tweed waistcoat and jacket? Courtesy of Brook Tavener, quality tailors since 1912 and sponsors of the club. Our players and supporters alike have been dazzling the opposition in the club’s own smart country tweed (kindly modelled by the Mason men!)…..

The shop has a range of waistcoats and jackets now in stock and can have other sizes delivered within 7 days if in stock at Brook Taveners. Please visit the shop on first team match days and any Sunday during the season or e-mail us at shop@wharfedalerufc.co.uk.

We also have a selection of warm hats, scarves, training kit, umbrellas and other branded merchandise. The shop price list is available by clicking here.

Shortly we are going to be adding caps and scarves to the club’s tweed range, so watch this space!!!

We regret that our most popular sized Jacket – 42R is out of stock and will not be back in stock until the end of February

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Christmas Golf is Back and Live Music

November 26th, 2018 Comments off

The Christmas Golf competetion is back and will this year take place on Friday 28 December. It will be followed in the evening by live music by Callum Spencer. Proceeds from the golf and the evening event will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so please do support one or both of the events full details of which are available by clicking here.

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Club Shop – Helpers Wanted

October 20th, 2018 Comments off

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to serve in the club shop before and after home games on Saturdays.

We are hoping to have a few volunteers so we can run a rota and in return we will give free entry to the matches you work at.

If you would like to help please email Claire at Claire.gains@live.co.uk with your contact details and available dates.

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Youth Players Membership/Registration 2018/19

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

The youth players membership application form for 2018/19 is available here.

Photographs are required for all new players (head and shoulders only) and those who will be in the U10s, U13s and U16s in the new season. The photographs in jpg format should, if possible, be e-mailed to gms@wharfedalerufc.co.uk as soon as possible or submitted with the application form at the time of registration. Please ensure that the player’s name is clearly shown.

For those players who have not as yet registered for this season would you please hand you registration forms along with the appropriate subscription and, where applicable, photograph to your coach a.s.a.p.

Under RFU regulations, no player is permitted to take part in a match unless he/she has been registered with the club involved.

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar

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Senior Players Membership 2018/19

July 8th, 2018 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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Wharfedale Colts Play for Yorkshire U18s (Revised)

December 11th, 2018 Comments off

Congratulations to Sam Dickinson, Ryan Hodgson, Maddison Hunting and Henry Macnab who all played for Yorkshire U18s v Durham last week.

Maddison is starting for Yorkshire Carnegie U18s on SATURDAY against Worcester at Headingley. The kick off will be at 10.30. All support will be welcomed.

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Gordon Brown Retires from Barbarians Committee

December 10th, 2018 Comments off

After many years service our very own Gordon Brown has retired from the Barbarians committee. During his time with the Barbarians he was Honorary Treasurer for 10 years and Honorary Secretary for 5 years. He incorporated the club and set up its charity, the Barbarians Rugby Charitable Trust, which since its establishment has donated over £250,000 to rugby-related and other causes.

Gordon is shown here at the time of his retirement with Welsh legend and three times Lions player Derek Quinnell who was the player who made the final pass to Gareth Edwards for THAT try.

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Success for the Foresters

December 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Congratulations to all the players and management of the Foresters who have won the Yorkshire Merit League Premiership by winning all their matches.

See the table by clicking here.

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The Greens Go Green

November 29th, 2018 Comments off

As part of the club’s commitment to being more environmentally friendly we have introduced a new system for reducing plastic waste. Thanks to sponsorship from The Fountaine Inn and the Gamekeepers Inn we are happy to introduce our reusable plastic glasses.

For safety reasons all drinks taken pitch-side must be in plastic glasses. So to reduce waste and flimsy plastic glasses being left everywhere we now have these lovely environmentally friendly reusable glasses. When you order a pint you will be charged the additional £1 and then you can either keep the glass as a memento or get your £1 back when you return the glass to the bar.

This will reduce waste, save on water and washing up and prevent litter.

We hope you agree that they are a pretty good start to our ‘Greens Go Green’ campaign and a big thank you goes out to Lisa and her bar staff, along with our two sponsors for getting this off the ground.

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