Saturday 25 January - 1st XV v Sheffield Tigers (A) KO 2.00pm -- Foresters v Blaydon (H) KO 2.00pm -- Dev XV v West Leeds (H) is OFF -- Rams v Kirkby Lonsdale (A) is OFF ----

Articles by Adrian Parry

We would ask all those driving to or from the club along Wharfeside Avenue to ensure that they do so at all times at a reasonable speed and within the designated speed limit in order to avoid the possiblity of an accident involving other users of the road especially at this time of year when it is dark.…

A last gasp converted try at Preston last Saturday gave the Greens a well deserved 26 all draw and two very welcome bonus points. It still leaves Wharfedale at the wrong end of the league table, but brings them closer to the sides just ahead of them who, almost without exception, all lost at the weekend.

In the words of the sixties Canned Heat classic, we’re ‘On the road again’ this coming week with a trip down the M1 to the Steel City of Sheffield where we take on the Tigers. The two clubs have had 7 past league encounters …

The fixtures for this coming Sunday are as follows: –

U7s to U10s v Wensleydale (A)
U11s v Blackburn (H)
U12s v Aireborough (A) KO tba
U13s v Keighley (H)
U14s v Ilkley (A) KO 10.30 a.m.
U15s v Skipton (H)
U16s v Ilkley (A)
U17s v Sheffield (H) KO 1.00 p.m.
U18s – day off
U13 girls & U15 girls v Baildon (H) KO mid-day. NB warm up from 11.30 a.m.…

Preston Grasshoppers 26-26 Wharfedale – The full report is now available under the Fixtures tab near the top of this page. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

York 7-52 Foresters

Dev XV 34-10 Bradford & Bingley – The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab.

Rams 22-47 Old Otliensians

Notes for your diaries: –

Players’ Dinner 7 May

The annual Players’ Dinner will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 7 May, the following day being a bank holiday. Further details will be available through team managers and club chairman Robert Fort nearer the time.

Roses Gala Dinner Dance 22 May

We will be holding a Roses Gala Dinner Dance on the evening of Friday 22 May. It be held in a marquee at the club on the night before the ‘Battle of the Roses’ commences on our pitch. We hope that it is not only a very enjoyable …

The club would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to the collection for Luke Mortimer and his family over the weekend.

To all who donated to the bucket collection, to Brook Taverner (Match Day Sponsor) for their generous contribution, to the 1st XV players, coaches and physios who all waived their match fees – and last but not least, the Foresters, Dev XV and Mini & Junior section who also raised significant amounts.

Your generosity helped us raise over £5,500 for this very worthy cause.

Thank you,

Wharfedale RUFC.

The Crowdfunding site for those who may still wish …

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