22 August - Foresters 14-6 North Ribblesdale ----    24 August - Blaydon 34-24 Wharfedale ----

During the recent tour to the Isle of Man we went to place a Wharfedale plaque and pay our respects at the place Anthony “Clopper” Capstick died 8 years ago whilst visiting the Island. Anthony played over 200 games for the club at second row making a formidable second row partnership with David “Dood” Lister. Clopper himself toured with Wharfedale to Washington in 2000. Tim Lockett said a few words in memory of Clopper. The touring party included several players who played with Clopper including Jonathan Davies, Sam Allen, Jim Mason, Russ Aldersley and Alex Driver. More details of the…

The first training session for the girls’ teams will be on Tuesday 3rd September from 6pm to 7pm, and every Tuesday after that at Wharfedale RUFC. The under-13s and under-15s will train together most of the time, just splitting into age groups for contact rugby activities and games. If you know any girls who might fancy having a go at rugby, please do tell them about it and encourage them to come along. If you would like more information, you can e-mail Stuart Willis at wharfedalegirlsrugby@sillytrouts.me.uk.

Another summer break has come and gone so we are back to a new Wharfedale rugby season with the first of our two pre-season warm up games (not friendlies!!) for the first team squad. Holidays and cricketing commitments, coupled with a handful of long standing injuries which are responding well to treatment, see the Greens, and no doubt our opposite numbers at Blaydon, going in to Saturdays game with fringe players eager to make a favourable impression with the respective coaching staffs. Blaydon will begin their second season in North Premier after missing out on promotion back to National Two…

Have a great day out at the Avenue and dine with friends, colleagues or family on match day. £25 per head (or £15 per head for Cavalry Club members and Season ticket holders) which includes: – 2 course lunch (Numbers limited to 25). Free ground entry. Sponsorship acknowledgement in complimentary match day programme. Recognition on website pre-match preview. Pre-match mention on PA system. Prices per head include VAT. E-mail Claire Gains at wharfedalecommercial@gmail.com for availability.

The new season will soon be here and the membership handbooks and membership cards are at the printers! These will be available to collect at the preseason friendly and early league matches at the club as follows: – Thursday evening 22nd August-Foresters friendly against North Ribblesdale Friday evening 30th August -Foresters friendly against Old Brodleians Saturday afternoon 31st August – 1st XV friendly against Rotherham Saturday afternoon 7th September – 1st XV league against Otley Saturday afternoon 14th September – Foresters league against Hull Ionians Saturday afternoon 21st September – 1st XV league against Fylde. This season the entrance gate…