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As we gear up for the new season after such a long break from rugby, let’s get the rugby vibe back! There will be a “Back to Rugby” club dinner to celebrate all things Wharfedale at the club on FRIDAY 27 AUGUST. We usually hold a Player’s Dinner in May but have not been able to to do this for two years – so we hope to see as many players, members and supporters as we can sensibly fit in for an evening to celebrate the return to rugby and to remind ourselves of what rugby at Wharfedale is all …

The Friday Gang will be a little short of numbers on the next two Fridays (i.e. 30 July and 6 August) so if you could spare a little time help out with some external work on the grounds from say 8.45a.m. on either or both of those dates would you please let me know by e-mail at

All help will be very much appreciated.

Adrian Parry…

Ben Marklew who we tragically lost on Thursday 22nd July.

Ben was a long serving member of the rugby club. Everyone at the club, alongside his family had watched him grow from a wild, cheeky lad into an ever maturing lovely young man (still with a cheeky smile).

He leaves behind his mum Sue, dad Paul (aka Cabbage) and sister Ella.

Over the years, under the tutelage of his dad who coached him throughout his playing days at Wharfedale, Ben developed into a fine prop forward also mobile enough to play in the back row too. Having finished his junior …

Kilnsey Show is on and we will again be running our legendary Hot Dog Stall! We have had a good crew in the past and hopefully will again. All help is welcome.

There is a difference this year that any member of the public wishing to get in to the Showground has to book on line. They are limiting the number to 20,000. Tickets on sale 27th July 2021 and via this link

The website is easy to navigate, please book early though. If you have any problems, or fail to buy a ticket on time, then please …

We would like to express our thanks to all those who helped out at the workforce day on 17 July.

A considerable amount of work was completed. The club is greatly appreciative for all the hard work carried out by those involved on what turned out to be a somewhat hot day!.

Gills family have been asked by the church to notify people of the following:

1. Everyone attending the service inside the church must wear a mask.

2. Social distancing rules will be applied inside the church and people are asked to sit with their own family or “bubble”

Therefore the family have arranged for a speaker system to relay the service outside so that anyone who would prefer it can remain in the fresh air (the family are also trying to source some folding chairs, but suggest that anyone who definitely needs a seat and wishes to be outside brings …

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