Friday 17 Aug - Foresters v Bradford Salem (H) KO 7.30pm ----    Saturday 18 Aug - 1st XV v Blaydon (H) KO 3.00pm ----

Kirkby Lonsdale 18-24 Wharfedale

August 12th, 2018 Comments off

The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab near the top of this page.

Photographs of the game are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

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Clarty is Home

August 7th, 2018 Comments off

We bring the great news that Michael Harrison has been discharged by Pinderfields Hospital and is very pleased to be home. During the three months in hospital since his accident he has been inundated with messages of good will from many in the Wharfedale club and the wider rugby community and he wants everyone to know how much they are appreciated.

Although he has been discharged, Michael’s rehabilitation is not over, and there is still work to be done. He is likely to need a few days to settle in at home where he will continue to receive medical attention, so it will be a few days before he is able to receive visitors. He does hope, however, that he will be able to show up at one or more of our pre-season matches when he will no doubt be overwhelmed once again, this time not by sheep but by well-wishers.

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Summer Rugby Camp 2018 and Youth Players Registration

August 5th, 2018 Comments off

We still have a few spare places on this year’s summer rugby camp which will be held at the club on 29 & 30 August with a 10.00 a.m. start. Registration for the camp and also for the new season (click here for details of the youth players registration) will commence at 9.30 a.m. on the first day only.

To book a place at £50 per person please e-mail Amanda Altham at a.s.a.p.

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Help Needed at Kilnsey Show

July 20th, 2018 Comments off

Wharfedale RUFC are running a Big Hot Dog stall at Kilnsey Show on Tuesday 28 August.

We will need some extra volunteers this year so please can you let me know if you are willing to give up some time to help. If you are attending the show then please think of giving up an hour or two to help run the stall. There is a dedicated team who will be spending the whole day on the stall but we could do with more help.

You can let me know by email to or ring me on 07793408910.

If you let me know what time you are available that would be great.

I will be putting up a list with timed slots in the club house, for the two pre-season home games on 18th and 25th August. Please help if you can.

Ed Williams

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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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Membership 2018/19

June 30th, 2018 Comments off

The membership details, brochure and application forms for the various categories of membership including the senior players for the new season are available under the Admission/Membership tab located near the top of this page.

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Minis/Juniors Membership 2018/19

June 27th, 2018 Comments off

The minis/juniors 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 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.

Registration will take place in the clubhouse from 10.00 until mid-day on the first three Sundays in September (i.e. 2nd, 9th and 16th). I will also be available for registration from 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday 29 August (the day of the Mini/Junior Summer Camp).

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar

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Minis & Juniors – Preparation for Next Season

May 1st, 2018 Comments off

As you may well already appreciate, there is a great deal of work to carry out at the start of each new season associated with player registration and membership etc.

To go some way to reduce this work load in September, we would appreciate your help by providing now an up to date photograph (head and shoulders) of all players who will be in the U10s, U13s and U16s next season (i.e. those currently in the U9s, U12s and U15s) for RFU passport purposes.

Would you please forward a suitable photograph in jpg format to me at as soon as possible. Please include the name of the player and his/her current age group. If you do not have access to the internet, would you please pass a copy of the photograph to the appropriate coach with the players’ name and age group marked on the back.

Thank you in anticipation of your help in this.

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar & WRUFC GMS Data Officer

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Shirt Number Sponsorship 2018/19

August 1st, 2018 Comments off

The following have been very generous in their sponsorship of the Wharfedale playing squad. They will appear in every home match programme on a special page devoted to shirt sponsorship. It’s great to see such a cross section of supporters and companies supporting the squad in their endeavour’s this season to secure a strong presence in National Division 2.

We would like to make a special mention of two new Companies, Jacamo and Motoroffencelawyers, but pride of place goes to Brian Dugdill of Dairy Consult in the Middle East.

SponsorLink to Web-site
(where applicable)
1Andrea Baldwin -
Dennis Baldwin Group Ltd
3Bob Bailey
4Paul Marklew
8Currier family
9Matthew Hodgson
10Chris Wake
13John Spencer
14Johnson familyE-mail: -
15Dairy Consult - Brian DugdillE-mail
16Kenway Miller
17Robert Mavir
18Ian and Helen Darcy
19Jelf - Gregory MarkhamE-mail
20Robin Johnson familyE-mail: -

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Tiger Woody

July 30th, 2018 Comments off

Wharfedale scrum-half, pocket rocket Philip Woodhead, had a very good excuse for missing last Saturday’s training: he was guesting once again for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Sevens at Northampton, playing in every one of their matches on Friday and Saturday.

Unfortunately his team were called upon to do much less attacking than defending, and it was in that department that Woody excelled. This comes from the Tigers’ website: ‘Phil Woodhead produced a superb try-saving tackle on the ankles of Sarries skipper Joel Conlon to keep Tigers in the game as the clock ticked down.’

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Club AGM News

July 24th, 2018 Comments off

At the club AGM on Thursday 19 July, chairman David Baker and honorary secretary Howard Whiteley stepped down due to work commitments. David will remain on the committee and will continue to represent the club at District, County and NCA meetings; Howard is likely to be spending increasing amounts of time abroad on business. Both were thanked for their significant contribution and commitment to the club.

The successors elected at the meeting were: –

Chairman – Robert Fort. Robert has been on the committee for 4 years and is well-known on the pitch having been a local society referee for the past 15 years. He has been sharing 4th official duties with Antony Davies for the last 3 seasons. A former international tax partner with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte, Robert lives in Burnsall.

Honorary Secretary – Philip Eddleston. Philip is a Cavalry Club member with 5 children who have all played for the club minis, where he has been involved as a coach for the past 6 seasons. A director of a textile business with factories in Accrington and Sri Lanka, Philip lives at Coniston Cold.

Also at the AGM, treasurer Alex Howarth reported that the club’s finances remain stable and presented draft club accounts for the year ended 30 June 2018 showing a small surplus. These will be finalised for the financial AGM in October. New Director of Rugby Rob Baldwin gave members an insight into the current coaching set-up and the progress of pre-season training, with an upbeat assessment of the mood in the camp.

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