The Annual General Meeting of Wharfedale RUFC will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 12 November virtually by Zoom. Please see the formal notice at by clicking here which also includes instructions on how to download and use Zoom.

We had hoped to be able to hold a physical meeting but this is not possible in current circumstances. Members are encouraged to attend but will need to register with honorary secretary Philip Eddleston with their name and email address by midnight on the 10th of November in order to receive the Zoom invite.

Papers relevant to the meeting will …

A few weeks ago, there was a degree of optimism around that we might be back to competitive rugby in November. The recent tightening of social restrictions, driven by a nationwide increase in infection rates, particularly in northern cities, has thrown that into reverse and we appear to be as far away from a return to rugby as we ever were.

The RFU have already announced that there will be no competitive rugby in the community game until January at the earliest and have this week released an update video from Steve Grainger, the RFU’s Rugby Development Director, which can …


Our sincerest congratulations to Exeter Chiefs on their outstanding victory in the European Champions Cup final yesterday.

This completes an historic double for the Devon club who become the first side in world rugby to win a league match at Wharfedale before going on to be European champions.

The match at Wharfedale was the “Clash of Champions”, the opening game of the 1996/97 season, our first season at Level 3, with both Dale and Exeter having been promoted as champions of the equivalent of National 2 North and South at the end of the 1995/96 season.

The Exeter side included …

News reaches Green Machine HQ that Stephen and Heather Brake are happily settled in their new home on the Fife coast.

Stephen stood down from the committee at the end of last season in preparation for the move north and will be a big loss to the club. As membership secretary for the past 12 years, Stephen oversaw the introduction of the Cavalry Club as a new category of membership to compensate for the loss of RFU funding; he edited the annual club handbook; he led the drive to get subscriptions onto direct debit and was the driving force behind …

For this quarter’s draw, Jennie enlisted the help of the ‘Friday Gang’. A small group of dedicated volunteers who keep the pitches and surrounds in tip-top condition throughout the year. There may be no play at present but the grass keeps on growing and if it wasn’t for these chaps so would the weeds. In order to make the draw and maintain Social Distancing, David (Phillips) perched the bag of tokens on the end of a rake so that his colleagues could pick the winners from 2 metres away. From the left, Peter Woodhead (Woody’s dad)  Adrian Parry and far …

Please see the following updates & arrangements  regarding COVID-19.

Track & Trace

With effect from Tuesday the 22nd of September 2020 the club must comply with Government instructions to display a unique NHS COVID-19 QR Code on its premises. This is used in conjunction with the NHS smart phone app to register attendance at the Club. In the event of someone testing positive for COVID-19 infection the QR  record will then be used by Track & Trace to identify possible contacts. This method can be used instead of  recording attendance on paper as has been the case so far.

So, …

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