Thursday 22 August - Foresters v North Ribblesdale (H) KO 7.00pm ----    Saturday 24 August - 1st XV v Blaydon (A) KO 2.30pm ----

Will Caygill, one of our junior players, is about to embark on a 170 mile coast to coast cycle ride from Morecombe to Bridlington in aid of two charities (Calm, the men’s mental health charity and Candlelighters, the Yorkshire children’s cancer charity). He will be accompanied on the ride by his father Jonnie, a former Wharfedale player and a current Mini and Junior Section coach. More details including how to sponsor him are available by clicking here.

The annual fundraising cricket match between Appletreewick Village and a team from Manorlands Hospice, took place down the Dale last week and so Jennie took the opportunity to enlist some WRUFC members to help conduct the 200 Club quarterly draw. The draw was scrutinized by Oliver the 3 year old son of Wharfedale stalwart and former captain Chris Steel. You may also recognize a few of more faces associated with the Avenue in the photograph. A brace of Mason boys, Steely of course, Thomas Walker and various regulars from the shed were later joined by some more Masons and from yester year, former 1st XV prop Stephen Fawcett. David Pye who helps with traffic control at our home games dispensed with his Hi Vis for the evening whilst his wife Maddy, a Manorlands volunteer, brought along some refreshments. Results: Manorlands won at cricket and received over £800 towards their funds. The lucky winners of the 200 Club are listed below. Month Prize Number Winner April £40 181 Sheena Yull £20 35 Gill Boyd £10 113 Adam Mavir May £40 9 David Ansbro £20 44 Mary Maxfield £10 63 Jonathan House June £100 33 Gordon Jackson £40 140 Peter Hodge £20 152 Gordon Brown £10 182 Richard Slater New 200 Club members are always welcome – please contact Jennie Whiteley by e-mail at

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.

Congratulations to Matty Houghton (Captain) and Ben Leacock who were both included in the Cumbria side that beat Dorset and Wilts 23-13 in the Bill Beaumont Division 3 Shield at Twickwenham recently. More details of the match are available by clicking here