Articles by JDriver

To the Wharfedale Players and Supporters

We live in unprecedented and challenging times. It has given a great deal of perspective when considering what is important in life. It is the hope of better things to come that helps us through and looking forward to being a part of the Wharfedale rugby community again is certainly one of those. The memories of last season give us so much hope for the future.

We welcomed a number of new faces into the senior playing squads this year with the outstanding Colts team of 2018/19 coming through; no fewer than nine of …

The RFU have announced that fixtures for 2020/21 season will not be issued by the end of May as had been anticipated. Instead, they will be delayed pending the RFU Council meeting on the 12th of June, which is scheduled to receive a report and recommendations from a working party which has been looking into issues surrounding the return to rugby, start date for the 2020/21 season and the likely length of the season.

Fixtures therefore will not be released until the RFU have reached a decision on these matters.…

Take a look at this incredible artwork by Marcus Levine, which was commissioned by ex-player and one of our longest serving main club sponsors Tim Lockett. It is created by using nails and is being auctioned in order to raise funds for the Care Workers and NHS charities.

The timed online auction is now live and running until Wednesday 10th of June at 11am. There are also a number of limited edition prints available.

Click here to see more details and both Tim and Marcus will be appearing on BBC Look North today,  Friday the 29th of May.



Congratulations to Joe Altham who has been chosen at loose head in The Rugby Paper N2N team of the season!  The panel recognised not only his powerful scrummaging, but also his strong tackling and eagerness as a ball carrier.
Sam Gaudie also got an honourable mention at scrum half but was pipped by Caldy’s Cam Davies. Unsurprisingly, Caldy dominated the selection with 6 players chosen in the XV and only Stourbridge (Dan Rundle, the league’s top try scorer, and Jack Lea at hooker) having more than the one each from Dale, Fylde, Hull, Loughborough Students, Sheffield Tigers and Preston Grasshoppers

Dear Supporters

A huge thank you to all of you who received raffle tickets by being a club member, bought tickets at the clubhouse and in particular those people who responded to the appeal after the season was cut short to buy more raffle tickets which enabled us to exceed our target by raising £6030 as a donation to the club!

Then the cherry on the cake, the first prize raffle winner, Matt Hodgson, donated £500 of his winnings to the club, what a magnificent gesture, bringing our grand total to £6530!

The draw was carried out last week independently …

Last Saturday should have seen the Green Machine at Cross Green for the last action of the 2019/20 league season. Sadly, we were denied that pleasure and, although we are also to be denied Otley’s company in National 2 North next season following their relegation under the RFU’s formula approach, we have agreed to make up for Saturday with a pre-season fixture away at Otley on Saturday 22 August.

Rob Baldwin and the coaches are looking to put in place a comprehensive pre-season programme on the assumption that rugby can restart at the usual time, but we obviously do not …

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