On Thursday morning the Wharfedale Green Machine set off from Threshfield Avenue on Craig’s “wonder bus” heading for Heysham, across the Irish sea, destined for the Isle of Man, embarking on the first senior club tour for over 7 years. With an intoxicating mix of youth and experience, the squad of 45 compromising of players, officials and a handful of Alacados (See Note), the excitement was building. The mood was jovial, scattered with a few nerves, accompanied by high levels of expectancy for the two experimental teams that would be taking the field for the very first time, over the …

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: –

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 and Foresters league against Morley

Saturday afternoon 14th September – Foresters league against Hull Ionians

Saturday afternoon 21st September – 1st XV league against Fylde.

This season the entrance gate fee to 1st …

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.…

Whilst as a club our aim is to provide an excellent environment for young people to improve their sporting and rugby skills, as they reach 16 and beyond careers also need to be considered and forged.

With this in mind the club has set up an apprenticeship scheme with a number of local companies. Apprenticeships combine learning and qualifications with earning a wage which is a huge win for all concerned.

More details of the scheme are available by clicking on the Apprenticeships tab near the top of this page.

We would like to take this opportunity of expressing our …

Jacksons of Cracoe (TJ’s) offer an all day breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays to any person from Wharfedale RUFC wearing any Wharfedale RUFC regalia or who show their membership card for only £5.80 (i.e. a saving of £1 on the normal price).

TJ’s are open from 8.30am to 4.00pm on Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive.…

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