Please note that the kick off time has been brought forward to 2pm.
Wharfedale’s season reaches its conclusion on Saturday with a home match against the famous Coventry club.
The iconic visitors were relegated from the Championship six seasons ago, since when they have rung the changes on and off the pitch in an effort to find a formula which will restore them to the status which their large following demands. Although they finished third in each of the past two seasons, they will end this season in mid-table, for which their poor away form is responsible – they have won only four away matches, all of them against the bottom sides.
Wharfedale will be determined to draw a line under their injury-raddled season with a win, which is far from impossible as they have the advantage at the Avenue by four wins to three, and the fans will want to give the players a huge send-off to take with them into next season’s challenges.
Josh Prell and Daniel Parker-Routledge picked up injuries in the closely-fought match at Fylde, so Harry Bullough returns to the starting lineup on the wing, with the experienced Alastair Allen coming into the second row. Rob Baldwin is once again available and leads the squad, in which Dan Solomi starts and which includes the returning Huw Morgan.
Wharfedale: Max Labasse; Oli Cicognini, Andy Hodgson, Cameron Hudson, Harry Bullough; Jamie Guy, Philip Woodhead; Matt Beesley, Jordon Poole, Ricardo Cano, George Hedgley, Alastair Allen, Josh Burridge, Dan Solomi, Rob Baldwin (c).
Replacements: Joe Altham, Dan Stockdale, Jack Barnard, Jimmy Bullough, Huw Morgan.
Following their success in beating a combined Selby and Harrogate side in the semi-final of the Yorkshire Cup our U17s now meet Old Brodleians in the final which will take place at Harrogate RUFC on Sunday 8 May. Kick off will be at 11.00 a.m.
Please come along to support the team.
Congratulations to the following Wharfedale players who have been selected for inclusion in the Yorkshire squad: –
Ali Wade, Joe Altham, Josh Burridge, Cameron Hudson, Hugh Morgan, Jamie Guy, Oli Cicognini and George Hedgley.
And not forgetting Jon Feeley who has been appointed as Yorkshire’s Head Coach.
Fylde 19 – 15 Wharfedale – The full match report and a selection of photographs are available under the Fixtures and Photos tabs respectively.
The annual players dinner 2016 will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 6 May.
Full details are available here.
The closing date for reservations is 30 April.
The list of winners has been published and unfortunately it was not our turn to win any prizes. The top prize went to Kirby Lonsdale RFC.
Thank you all for supporting the club with this draw where we raised £3,400 for our club funds!
Click here to see the lis of winners.
The RFU is proud to be hosting the World Rugby U20 Championship in June this year. The tournament is a great showcase for future stars of world rugby and we know that this region will give the twelve competing nations a warm welcome.
The tournament will be played across five match days at two venues: the AJ Bell Stadium and Manchester City’s Academy Stadium, between 7 and 25 June.
With tickets as little as £5 for children and £10 for adults, there is plenty of opportunity for supporters to get behind our talented young rugby players as they look to pick up their third World Rugby U20s title.
Club Ticketing Portal
A bespoke online ticketing portal for Clubs (via Ticketmaster) to enable group bookings and with booking fees absorbed into the overall ticket price. This represents a significant saving to club members of between £1 and £5.40 per ticket. The only additional charge is postage. The dedicated rugby club URL is www.ticketmaster.co.uk/u20champsclubs
The password is WHARFEDALE
Basic day tickets
Pool Stages £10 for Adults, £5 Juniors
Semi-finals £15 for Adults, £5 Juniors
Finals £25 & £20 for Adults, £5 Juniors
Multiple match package prices:
Pools Pass (Match Days 1-3) £25 Adults, £15 Juniors (either venue)
Finals Pass (Match Days 4&5) £25 Adults, £15 Juniors (either venue)
Pools Venue 1 & Finals Venue 2 £50 Adults, £25 Juniors (Pools AJ Bell / Finals Academy)
Pools Venue 2 & Finals Venue 1 £60 Adults, £25 Juniors (Pools Academy / Finals AJ Bell)
Full Event Pass V1 (Match Days 1-5) £60 Adults, £25 Juniors (AJ Bell Stadium including Final)
Full Event Pass V2 (Match Days 1-5) £50 Adults, £25 Juniors (Man City Academy Stadium)
Notes: Juniors means 15 years and under, postal/delivery charges apply
Match Venues AJ Bell Stadium (Salford City stadium), home of Sale Sharks (12,000 capacity)
Manchester City Academy Stadium (7,000 capacity)
Key Dates Tuesday 7 June Pool Stage 1 Monday 20 June Semi-finals
Saturday 11 June Pool Stage 2
More details are available at http://www.englandrugby.com/u20championships/about/
The book Riverball! by Simon Ravens, which is all about our club, is available for collection from our shop priced at £16.99. To encourage patrons to also buy them as gifts 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.
Payment methods for the book Riverball for those unable to visit our shop: –
(1) By Cheque: send a cheque for £20 (which includes P&P) made payable to Wharfedale RUFC Merchandise together with your name and address to Club Shop, Wharfedale RUFC, Wharfeside Avenue, Threshfield, Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 5BS.
(2) By Card or BACS: email us at email@example.com with your address and a contact telephone number. We will ring you to take your details etc.