2021-22 Championship Fixtures

2021-22 Championship Fixtures

The 2021-22 Championship fixtures have been confirmed and we can announce that Ampthill will begin their season away with a trip up the M1 to Nottingham on the weekend of Sat 18th/Sun 19th September. Kick-Off Day and Time for The Lady Bay fixture will be confirmed soon.  If there is sufficient interest our Supporters Group
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Ampthill RUFC – Try of the Season

Ampthill RUFC – Try of the Season

Eight of our best tries from the 2021 Greene King IPA Championship Season featuring Jonny Law, Jeremy To’a, Tom Hudson, Will Brown, Richard Streets, Spencer Sutherland, David Halaifonua and Llewelyn Jones. Head over to Twitter @AmpthillRUFC and vote for your favourite!    
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Match Report: Bedford Blues 32 v 28 1st XV

Match Report: Bedford Blues 32 v 28 1st XV

The Mob went to Goldington Road attempting the finish the season on a high but ran into a highly motivated Blues playing in front of their home crowd for the first time in the most difficult of seasons. In what was to be a display of inconsistency and errors, the A’s got what they deserved
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Match Preview: Bedford Blues v 1st XV, Sat 29th May, 2pm

Match Preview: Bedford Blues v 1st XV, Sat 29th May, 2pm

Paul Turner takes his Ampthill side back to Goldington Road looking to finish the season on a high against Bedford Blues tomorrow. The sides enjoyed two high-scoring open games in preseason, but with competitive bragging rights at stake, this #BattleOfBedfordshire will be keenly contested affair. After a six-day turnaround from the 31-22 win over Richmond,
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Highlights: 1st XV v Richmond 23/05/21

Highlights: 1st XV v Richmond 23/05/21

Highlights of our Greene King IPA Championship Round 10 fixture with Richmond FC at Dillingham Park Commentary with Warren Muggleton and Mouritz Botha
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Battle of Bedfordshire at The Clubhouse

Battle of Bedfordshire at The Clubhouse

We’re pleased to confirm that the clubhouse will be open on Saturday afternoon (1.30-5.30) and showing the #BattleofBedfordshire on Livestream from Goldington Road. In accordance with Covid-19 guidelines we have a limited number of tables available, all of which must be pre-booked. Tables are limited to a maximum of 6 people and we will be
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Match Report: 1st XV 31 v 22 Richmond FC

Match Report: 1st XV 31 v 22 Richmond FC

Ampthill DoR Mark Lavery has admitted he will have a selection headache for the Battle of Bedfordshire after a determined 31-22 win against Richmond at Dillingham Park. The sides were level at half-time through Rob Kirby’s boot to cancel out James Flynn and Dave Ward’s tries. But a David Halaifonua brace and Syd Blackmore maul
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Match Preview: Ampthill v Richmond FC 21/05/21

Match Preview: Ampthill v Richmond FC 21/05/21

Ampthill welcome old National League friends and rivals Richmond FC to Dillingham Park for the first time since November 2015 looking to bounce back from defeats to Saracens and Jersey. After playing a really tough game on Monday night against a fired-up Saracens at the Stone X, and a six-day turnaround, Head Coach Paul Turner
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Saracens v Ampthill – Match Highlights

Saracens v Ampthill – Match Highlights

Highlights of our Greene King IPA Championship Round 9 fixture with Saracens at The StoneX Stadium including Spencer Sutherland’s Greene King IPA Try of the Week! Commentary with Jack Zorab  
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1st XV v Richmond FC – Tickets!

1st XV v Richmond FC – Tickets!

All remaining tickets for our final home game this season in the Greene King IPA Championship are now on General Sale! Tickets can be purchased at here Kick-Off is at 1pm. Gates and Box-Office open at 11.30. All attendees MUST have a pre-purchased ticket, including children and enter the club via the Woburn Street entrance.
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Match Report: Saracens 69 v 12 1st XV

Match Report: Saracens 69 v 12 1st XV

As Louis Grimoldby kicked off into a drizzling but bright sky, a familiar chant of “AMPT-HILL..AMPT-HILL.AMPT-HILL” resonated around the stadium. But this wasn’t from the bank at Dillingham Park but inside The StoneX, home of the three times European Champions Saracens in what was billed as “the biggest game in our club history” by some
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Ampthill v Saracens – Daily Mail – 17/05/2021

Ampthill v Saracens – Daily Mail – 17/05/2021

It’s not every day that Ampthill RUFC makes it into the Daily Mail. “David v Goliath” indeed!
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Match Preview: Saracens v Ampthill, 17/05/2021, 7.30pm

Match Preview: Saracens v Ampthill, 17/05/2021, 7.30pm

In a game that some sections of the media are referring to as David v Goliath, Ampthill Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is relishing his club’s visit to the StoneX for what he describes as “a competitive fixture that we may not see for another twenty years” Ampthill has a long history of supporting Saracens
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Saracens v Ampthill RUFC

Saracens v Ampthill RUFC

Our Greene King IPA Championship Round 9 fixture away at Saracens has been rearranged to Monday 17th May and will now Kick-Off at 7.30pm at The StoneX Stadium. The game will be available on a Livestream at https://www.ampthillrufc.com/livestream  Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery had this to say about the change “When the request from Saracens
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Match Report: 1st XV 14 v 29 Jersey Reds , Sat 1st May

Match Report: 1st XV 14 v 29 Jersey Reds , Sat 1st May

Jersey Reds’ head coach Harvey Biljon praised his side’s resilient performance in their four-try win against Ampthill at Dillingham Park. The islanders secured back-to-back victories as Dan Barnes grabbed a brace after Tom Williams and Scott van Breda’s scores. Ampthill’s Will Foster and Will Brown responded – but a high penalty count ruled out a
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Jersey Reds. Sat 1st May, 1.45 Kick Off

Match Preview: 1st XV v Jersey Reds. Sat 1st May, 1.45 Kick Off

Ampthill welcome old friends Jersey Reds to the GRANGE Jaguar-Land Rover Bowl tomorrow looking to keep their recent run going and attempt to make their record “three from three” for the first time in the Championship this season. Head Coach Paul Turner refreshes the pack following a physical encounter at The Mennaye Field last weekend.
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Match Report: Cornish Pirates 18 v 20 1st XV

Match Report: Cornish Pirates 18 v 20 1st XV

Pirates kicked off in bright and blustery conditions and the warm wind was certainly to be a factor in this afternoon’s game! In recent weeks Ampthill have conceded early and Mark Lavery had warned his squad about giving the Pirates any significant lead “we give them an early lead and we may end up needing
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Match Preview: Cornish Pirates v 1st XV, Sat 24th Apr

Match Preview: Cornish Pirates v 1st XV, Sat 24th Apr

Ampthill travel to Cornish Pirates looking to build on last weekend’s win over Hartpury University – a game that club captain Louis Grimoldby described as “a rollercoaster” but with Head Coach Paul Turner not underestimating the challenge that the Mennaye men present. There are two enforced changes in the backs following injuries to Tom Hudson
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Match Highlights: 1st XV 43 v 41 Hartpury RFC

Match Highlights: 1st XV 43 v 41 Hartpury RFC

Highlights of our Greene King IPA Championship Round 6 fixture with Hartpury University RFC at Dillingham Park. Commentary with Warren Muggleton and Simon Spavins.
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Match Report: 1st XV 43 v 41 Hartpury

Match Report: 1st XV 43 v 41 Hartpury

Ampthill Director of Rugby Mark Lavery revealed how Paul Turner’s half-time talk lit a fire in his side to pull off a sensational 43-41 comeback against Hartpury in a thrilling Dillingham Park ding-dong. The home side was behind from the first to the 79th minute before captain Louis Grimoldby provided the winning touch from a penalty.
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Hartpury University, Sun 18th Apr, 1pm Kick Off

Match Preview: 1st XV v Hartpury University, Sun 18th Apr, 1pm Kick Off

Ampthill welcome old National One rivals Hartpury back to Dillingham Park for the second time in the Greene King IPA Championship, with Director of Rugby Mark Lavery expecting “a tough and physical encounter”. Head Coach Paul Turner makes only one change in the backs with Leicester’s Jonny Law rotating with Matt Marsh at scrum half.
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Joe Bercis “Dreamteam” – The Rugby Paper

Joe Bercis “Dreamteam” – The Rugby Paper

Whilst Joe was busy playing for the 1st XV at Coventry yesterday, The Rugby Paper featured Joe’s “Dreamteam”. For those of you aren’t familiar with either the paper or the weekly feature – each week a player chooses “the best XV he (or she) has played with or against”  Unsurprisingly Joe’s XV features a number
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Match Report: Coventry 26 v 15 1st XV

Match Report: Coventry 26 v 15 1st XV

The 1st XV traveled to The Butts Park Arena looking to build on the Round 3 win over Nottingham but having reviewed the Coventry v Ealing video Director of Rugby Mark Lavery wasn’t underestimating the task at hand. The game kicked off in bright and clear conditions with a light north-westerly breeze but with intermittent
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Match Preview & Team News: Coventry Away 11.04.21

Match Preview & Team News: Coventry Away 11.04.21

Ampthill travel to Coventry looking to build on their Round 3 victory over Nottingham, but having never won at The Butts Park Arena, Director of Rugby Mark Lavery isn’t underestimating the opposition or the task at hand Head Coach Paul Turner makes one change in the backs with Swiss International Jeremy To’a replacing Jarryd Sage
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New Championship Clubs Podcast

New Championship Clubs Podcast

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Championship Clubs Podcast co-hosted by Michael Casey and Ben Gulliver. Over the coming weeks, the podcast will discuss, showcase and celebrate everything that is great about English rugby’s second tier – the players, the clubs and the people behind the scenes that make the Championship
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1st XV 31 v 15 Nottingham Rugby, Match Highlights

1st XV 31 v 15 Nottingham Rugby, Match Highlights

Highlights of our Greene King IPA Championship Round 3 fixture with Nottingham Rugby at Dillingham Park on Sunday 21st March 2021. Commentary with Warren Muggleton and Abbie Ward.
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Post Match Interviews – Nottingham 21/03/21

Post Match Interviews – Nottingham 21/03/21

Around the Ground with Ampthill_RUFC_TV’s @zakthecarr plus post-match interviews with club captain Louis Grimoldby and the Comfort Homecare Man of the Match, Alex Humfrey 🏉🍾
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Match Report: 1st XV 31 v 15 Nottingham Rugby, 21/03/21

Match Report: 1st XV 31 v 15 Nottingham Rugby, 21/03/21

Ampthill DoR Mark Lavery called on his side to improve their composure after a well-contested 31-15 win over Nottingham. James Flynn and Dave Ward secured a brace each in response to Luke Mehson’s runaway try before Will Brown ducked in for five. Lavery said: “I think we started slowly – we’re our own worst enemy
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Nottingham Sun 21st Mar

Match Preview: 1st XV v Nottingham Sun 21st Mar

Ampthill welcome Nottingham Rugby back to Dillingham Park as both sides look to record their first wins of the season. With both teams having been on the wrong end of 50 points from Championship favourites Ealing, form would suggest this will be a keenly contested match! There are two changes in the Ampthill pack. Home
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Ealing v 1st XV – Post Match Interview

Ealing v 1st XV – Post Match Interview

Captain Charlie Beckett with @zakthecarr reflecting on the 54-6 defeat to Ealing Trailfinders in Round 2 of the Greene King IPA Championship
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Ealing Trailfinders 54 v 6 1st XV – Greene King Ipa Championship, Round 2

Ealing Trailfinders 54 v 6 1st XV – Greene King Ipa Championship, Round 2

The 1st XV traveled to Ealing Trailfinders looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s 77 v 26 reverse. The game kicked off in bright and blustery conditions – with four seasons in eighty minutes the weather would certainly do its best to affect the outcome. It took Ealing less than four minutes to break
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Ampthill Team to face Trailfinders Challenge

Ampthill Team to face Trailfinders Challenge

Ampthill travel to Championship favourites Ealing looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s fixture when the Trailfinders ran in 11 tries and Steven Shingler put on a kicking masterclass in a 77-26 reverse! Following equally impressive performances at Goldington Road two weeks ago, Jonny Law and Russell Bennett form a new half-back partnership for
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1st XV 17 v 19 Doncaster Knights – Match Highlights

1st XV 17 v 19 Doncaster Knights – Match Highlights

Highlights of our Greene King IPA Championship Round 1 fixture with Doncaster Knights at Dillingham Park on Sunday 7th March 2021.
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1st XV 17 – 19 Doncaster Knights

1st XV 17 – 19 Doncaster Knights

Ampthill Head Coach Paul Turner lamented his side’s errors which cost victory against Doncaster Knights in the Championship opener – but declared there were “positives to be taken”. Sam Olver slotted a conversion with four minutes to go after Kyle Evans found scored against the twice sin-binned hosts, securing a 19-17 win. Ampthill led three
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Championship Rugby Preview on BBC Sport

Championship Rugby Preview on BBC Sport

Ampthill RUFC Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery and Jersey Reds Harvey Biljon on BBC Sports Championship Rugby preview:  
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Ampthill team to face Doncaster Knights

Ampthill team to face Doncaster Knights

After giving 22 players their Ampthill debuts in the two pre-season games with Bedford Blues, Head Coach Paul Turner names fourteen Championship debutants for the visit of Doncaster Knights on Sunday. Following his Man of the Match performance two weeks ago, Alex Humfrey starts on the blindside in the only change to Ampthill’s starting pack
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Greene King IPA Championship confirms match live-streaming plans

Greene King IPA Championship confirms match live-streaming plans

As the 2020/21 Greene King IPA Championship season kicks off this weekend, the Championship Clubs Committee today confirmed that up to five matches each round will be live-streamed for fans. Available via www.championshiprugby.co.uk/live-streams, fans will be able to live-stream matches on a pay-per-view basis with full access and pricing information detailed on individual club websites.
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New Replica Kit & Casual Wear from O’Neills

New Replica Kit & Casual Wear from O’Neills

“Mum I want to look like Charlie Beckett” said no child ever! But if they did then our new 1st XV Greene King IPA Championship replica shirts are now available through the club’s official kit providers O’Neills. We do however expect to see quite a few “Ward 2”, “Bercis 7” and “Grimoldy 10” shirts on
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2021 Streaming Season Ticket

2021 Streaming Season Ticket

Buy your Season Ticket now for all five Ampthill RUFC fixtures at Dillingham Park during the 2021 Greene King IPA Championship season. You will receive a VIP Code that will provide access to the live stream for all five Ampthill Home Fixtures through the RFU streaming partners TicketCo. Additional benefits of the season ticket will
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Sam Hudson & Paul Turner Interviews at Bedford

Sam Hudson & Paul Turner Interviews at Bedford

Ampthill_RUFC_TV’s @zakthecarr with Captain Sam Hudson and Head Coach Paul Turner following the 36-21 victory over Bedford Blues at Goldington Road    
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Match Report: Bedford Blues 21 v 36 1st XV (27/02/2021)

Match Report: Bedford Blues 21 v 36 1st XV (27/02/2021)

A’s Make a Winning Return to Goldington Road The 1st XV made the short drive to Goldington Road looking to avenge last week’s narrow defeat in the Grange Jaguar-Land Rover Bowl. A new look A’s pack put Bedford under pressure almost from the kick-off.  A’s line out was working well last weekend and it was
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1st XV to face Bedford Blues, Sat 27th Feb, Kick Off 1pm

1st XV to face Bedford Blues, Sat 27th Feb, Kick Off 1pm

After a closely fought first leg at Dillingham Park last weekend where Bedford Blues went home with their tails held high, Ampthill go to Goldington Road tomorrow in the second leg of Battle of Bedfordshire. Ampthill give debuts to another seven players in the starting fifteen although the faces of some will be familiar to
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2021 Championship Fixtures – Round 1 and 2

2021 Championship Fixtures – Round 1 and 2

Following our press release on 8th February regarding the 2021 Championship fixtures, we are pleased to announce that the fixtures for Rounds 1 and 2 of the season have now been confirmed. Some fixtures have been moved to accommodate the club’s specific logistical requirements but also to reduce fixture clashes allowing all Greene King IPA
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Ampthill v Bedford Blues 20/02/21 Match Highlights

Ampthill v Bedford Blues 20/02/21 Match Highlights

Highlights from the 1st leg of the 2021 #BattleOfBedfordshire Ampthill RUFC v Bedford Blues at Dillingham Park, Sat 20th Feb 2021. Commentary from Warren Muggleton (@WMuggleton) and Charlie Beckett (@Charlie_Beckett) The return fixture is at Goldington Road, this Saturday 27th February. Kick-Off is 1pm. Stream available here Bedford v Ampthill Stream     
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ExtraOrdinary 500 Mile Effort!

ExtraOrdinary 500 Mile Effort!

Congratulations to the Ampthill Extras (4th XV) who completed their incredible 500-mile running relay at around 5.30 yesterday evening! Over 70 current and ex-players (nearly all Extras – including a couple of “wanabee” 1st XV) ran 3 or 6-mile legs around the streets of Ampthill and Flitwick. Some respite was provided overnight by the International
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Match Report – 1st XV 33-36 Bedford Blues

Match Report – 1st XV 33-36 Bedford Blues

The Dillingham Park visitors held on for a narrow 36-33 win thanks to six tries. But Mark Lavery’s men almost produced an inspired comeback with second-half scores from Alex Humfrey, Craig Duncan, and Harvey Beaton It only took two minutes for the first try, with Dani Long-Martinez – one of 12 Northampton Saints players at
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Interview with Dave Ward

Interview with Dave Ward

Ampthill RUFC Forwards Coach Dave Ward with @zakthecarr on transferable skills, tennis, and team selection ahead of tomorrow’s friendly with Bedford Blues!
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Team News – Ampthill v Bedford Sat 20th Feb, Kick Off 1pm

Team News – Ampthill v Bedford Sat 20th Feb, Kick Off 1pm

After a lengthy break due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Ampthill welcomes old friends and local rivals Bedford Blues to Dillingham Park tomorrow, Sat 20th February in the first of two double-header friendlies! These games are intended to give both squads an opportunity to try some new player combinations, build some chemistry and gain essential match
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Interview – Louis Grimoldby

Interview – Louis Grimoldby

Ampthill_RUFC_TV‘s Zak Carr (@zakthecarr) chatting with Club Captain, Louis Grimoldby on lockdown training, motivation, and goals for the new season!
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Friendly on Sat 20th – Polite Request!

Friendly on Sat 20th – Polite Request!

Whilst Elite Sport is allowed during the National Lockdown, we regret that all of our games are to be played BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – this means that we cannot admit any spectators! We appreciate that Dillingham Park is unique to most other Elite Sports Stadia, but we would kindly request that our members and supporters
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Paul Turner – Interview

Paul Turner – Interview

Ampthill_RUFC_TV‘s Zak Carr (@zakthecarr) caught up with Head Coach Paul Turner on the challenges of this pre-season, the impact of new signings, and the prospect of playing without crowds!  
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Thank you – Comfort Homecare/WAV

Thank you – Comfort Homecare/WAV

The Committee and everyone at Ampthill Rugby Club would like to say thank you to the Directors of  Comfort Homecare and Comfort Wheelchair Access Vehicles for their incredibly generous donation of £12’000 towards the fundraising appeal to pay for the 1st XV Championship squad Covid-19 testing. We look forward to seeing you all at Dillingham
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Thank you – The Qube

Thank you – The Qube

The Players and Coaches would like to thank The Qube for sponsoring Tuesday night training sessions at Bedford Athletic 4G. We would also like to thank Bedford Athletic Rugby Club for the use of their fantastic facility!
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Ampthill & Bedford Blues announce double-header friendlies!

Ampthill & Bedford Blues announce double-header friendlies!

You can purchase the streams here: Sat 20th – Ampthill v Bedford Blues (Dillingham Park) https://www.247.tv/champsrugby Sat 27th – Bedford Blues v Ampthill (Goldington Road) https://bedfordblues.ticketco.events/uk/en
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Fundraising Update – Thank you 10/02/2021

Fundraising Update – Thank you 10/02/2021

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Ampthill RUFC fundraiser so far to pay for Covid-19 testing for our 1st XV squad during the 2021 Greene King IPA Championship season. Howdens, KJW Drylining, Wheeler Electrical, Ampthill Fireplaces, BCA, EPS Site Solutions, Hartsfield Planning, Saracens Supporters Association, all of our members, supporters, the
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Beckett Signs for Ampthill

Beckett Signs for Ampthill

Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to announce that Charlie Beckett has chosen to join the challenge of Ampthill RUFC's second Championship season.
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Thank you KJW Drylining

Thank you KJW Drylining

The Committee and everyone at Ampthill Rugby Club would like to say thank you to KJW Drylining for their continued support and generous donation towards the fundraising appeal to pay for Covid-19 testing. We look forward to seeing you all at Dillingham Park when circumstances allow it! Thank you again!
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2021 Championship Fixtures

2021 Championship Fixtures

  Full details of fixtures for the 2021 Greene King IPA Championship season are available here:
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Hartsfield to Sponsor Louis Grimoldby

Hartsfield to Sponsor Louis Grimoldby

Everyone at the club would like to say thank you to Hartsfield for sponsoring club captain Louis Grimoldby for the 2021 Greene King IPA Championship season. Hartsfield Managing Director, Paul Verwoert had this to say: “Hartsfield Financial Services is proud to support Ampthill and Louis as they return to competition, for what we hope will
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The Extras Proclaim To Run 500 Miles….

The Extras Proclaim To Run 500 Miles….

The mighty Ampthill Extras are embarking on a non-stop 500-mile team relay running challenge around the streets of Ampthill & Flitwick to raise much-needed funds to help towards the increased costs our 1st Team is incurring to take their place and compete in the 2021 Championship season. We will be starting out at the Engine
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Mark Lavery on BBC Three Counties 05/05/21

Mark Lavery on BBC Three Counties 05/05/21

Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery appeared on BBC Three Counties on Friday evening to give an update on the clubs fundraising efforts: https://vimeo.com/509424730 
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Thank you – EPS Site Solutions

Thank you – EPS Site Solutions

The Committee and everyone at Ampthill Rugby Club would like to say thank you to the Directors of  EPS Site Solutions for their incredibly generous donation of £5’000 towards the fundraising appeal to pay for Covid-19 testing. We look forward to seeing you all at Dillingham Park when circumstances allow it! Thank you again!
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Thank you – Howdens (Flitwick)

Thank you – Howdens (Flitwick)

Everyone at the club would like to say thank you to Howdens (Flitwick Branch) for their continued support and very generous donation to the fundraising appeal to pay for Covid-19 testing. We look forward to seeing you all at Dillingham Park when circumstances allow it!  
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Mark Lavery on Sky Sports 02/02/2021 – Full Interview

Mark Lavery on Sky Sports 02/02/2021 – Full Interview

Ampthill RUFC Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery’s full interview with Sky Sports Ian Bolton. Shared with permission of Sky Sports to assist our fundraising.
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Thank you to Saracens Supporters

Thank you to Saracens Supporters

We would like to say thank you to the Saracens Supporters Association for their very generous donation to the club’s appeal for support. We still hope to be able to play Saracens this season and look forward to welcoming their supporters back to Dillingham Park when circumstances allow it. Thank you again. #RugbyFamily
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Mark Lavery on BBC Three Counties – 02/02/2021

Mark Lavery on BBC Three Counties – 02/02/2021

Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery spoke with Andy Collins (not Roberto) on BBC Three Counties Radio this morning regarding the current funding campaign. Listen again at 01:53:30 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p094jds9 
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Mark Lavery on ITV News – Mon 1st Feb 2021

Mark Lavery on ITV News – Mon 1st Feb 2021

Following the launch of our “Appeal for Help” on Saturday,  Mark Lavery was interviewed by Andy Ward for a feature on this evenings ITV News programme. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2021-02-01/ampthill-rugby-club-admit-participation-in-new-championship-season-in-jeopardy An extended interview with Mark is available on the Ampthill_RUFC_TV Channel here: Any Press inquiries, or requests for interview should be directed to press@ampthillrufc.com 
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ARUFC – Request for Help!

ARUFC – Request for Help!

If you feel that you are able to assist we have set up a GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ampthill-rufc-championship-squad-covid19-expenses
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Greene King IPA Championship Position – Statement

Greene King IPA Championship Position – Statement

Greene King IPA Championship Position – Statement Further to the recent announcement regarding the cancellation of the 2020/21 competitive rugby season for levels 3 and below of the English leagues, and the commencement of Premiership rugby from the weekend of  the 21st November, there is much speculation about the intentions of the Championship league. The
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Mark Lavery on Sky Sports 24/09/2020

Mark Lavery on Sky Sports 24/09/2020

Ampthill RUFC Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery spoke to Ian Bolton from Sky Sports this week regarding the impact of Covid-19 on rugby and the prospect of playing this season without crowds!
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Dave Ward Interview – The Rugby Paper, Sun 5th July 2020

Dave Ward Interview – The Rugby Paper, Sun 5th July 2020

Dave Ward was interviewed by Neale Harvey from The Rugby Paper, published Sunday 5th July 2020. “Newly appointed Ampthill forwards coach Dave Ward is taking an alternative approach to honing his skills this summer – by teaching tennis to youngsters in Guildford. With the Championship on a back-burner until November at least, the livewire former
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Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors

Whilst we are in an enforced break from rugby, we would like to thank our Primary, Senior and Main Partners for all of their support during the 2019-20 season. We will be adding more content to Ampthill_RUFC_TV  over the coming months so please do Subscribe to our Channel and we’d appreciate you sharing our videos
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Greene King IPA “Team of the Season”

Greene King IPA “Team of the Season”

Congratulations to Joe Bercis on making the Greene King IPA Championship Team of the Season! All positions were decided by a public vote on Twitter – Joe convincingly took the 7 shirt with 45% of over 3200 votes against some strong competition! Ampthill’s Soane Tonga’uiha, Dave Ward, Aleki Lutui and Sam Baker were also nominated
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On this day in 2019!

On this day in 2019!

With everything going on in the world right now it’s easy to forget that only one year ago today, our 1st XV went away to Loughborough Students needing a point to secure both the National One title and promotion to the Championship! We’ve chosen a selection of our favourite pictures from the day but we’d
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Ampthill proud to finish 5th in GKIPA Championship  

Ampthill proud to finish 5th in GKIPA Championship  

Following the RFU announcement this morning regarding final league positions for the Professional and Community game in England, we are proud to confirm that Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club has finished 5th in the Greene King IPA Championship at our first attempt! We would like to extend our congratulations to Newcastle Falcon’s on securing
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Programmes on Website

Programmes on Website

If you’re at home and need something to read then downloads of all of our programmes from this season are now available on the website!   Stay safe and please #StayAtHome   https://www.ampthillrufc.com/about/programmes/
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Six of the Best – ARUFC 2019/20

Six of the Best – ARUFC 2019/20

Thank you to @lukxpics (give him a follow on Instagram) for putting this video together for us – six of our best tries in the Greene King IPA Championship this season. Many thanks Luke!
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Tickets & Hospitality for Postponed 1st XV Fixtures

Tickets & Hospitality for Postponed 1st XV Fixtures

Following the RFU suspension of “all rugby activity until 14th April” yesterday, our home 1st XV fixtures with Bedford Blues (28th Mar) and Ealing Trailfinders (11th Apr) have been postponed. All tickets and hospitality booked for these fixtures will be valid for the re-arranged fixtures, once dates are known. Any changes to the above will
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1stXV 13 Cornish Pirates 30, Sat Mar 14, 2020, Championship

1stXV 13 Cornish Pirates 30, Sat Mar 14, 2020, Championship

Cornish Pirates’ Dominant Second Half Secures Bonus Point Win Over Ampthill Ampthill welcomed visitors Cornish Pirates for their first ever visit to Dillingham Park’s Grange Jaguar Bowl on a dry, bright & windy afternoon with excellent under foot conditions. Playing against the wind Amps began well gaining territory through a combination of phase play through
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GAME DAY! Sat 14th March 2020

GAME DAY! Sat 14th March 2020

GAME DAY 🏉🏉   Both of today’s games at Dillingham Park are on!   2.00 – Academy v Peterborough Rugby Club Academy, East Midlands Colts League, Pitch 4   2.15 – 1st XV v Cornish Pirates, Greene King IPA Championship Rugby, Pitch 3 (Grange Jaguar-Land Rover Bowl)   The weather forecast is good – high
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Cornish Pirates, Sat 14th March, Kick Off 2:15pm

Match Preview: 1st XV v Cornish Pirates, Sat 14th March, Kick Off 2:15pm

The week off arrived at the perfect time after a difficult block of games including Yorkshire Carnegie and Hartpury away in a six-day time frame which utilised nearly every member of the playing squad. Our current form is good with three wins from the last three games and we find ourselves in 4th place in
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This Weekend at Dillingham Park

This Weekend at Dillingham Park

Despite the postponement of the two Six Nations games this weekend, it’s still promising to be a Super Saturday AND Sunday at Dillingham Park! On Saturday afternoon we have two games: 14:15 (TBC) Ampthill Academy v Peterborough, East Midlands League, Pitch 1 (TBC) 14:15 1st XV v Cornish Pirates, Greene King IPA Championship, Pitch 3
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Match Report: Hartpury 5 v 16 1st XV, 28.02.2020

Match Report: Hartpury 5 v 16 1st XV, 28.02.2020

The A’s had a six-day turnaround after the away win at Yorkshire Carnegie last weekend, and a number of changes to the starting team because of the short time to prepare for the Hartpury fixture. A hard first half when the Mob had to play into the elements, on what was a stinking night weather-wise
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Match Preview: Hartpury v 1st XV, Fri 28th Feb 2020

Match Preview: Hartpury v 1st XV, Fri 28th Feb 2020

In a season of maiden visits away, the Mob finally return to familiar territory at The Alpas Arena when they play Hartpury tomorrow under the Friday Night Lights! Ampthill won’t want a repeat of their last visit in 2016/17 when they went down 49-14 in Hartpury’s unbeaten National 1 Championship winning year! Ampthill make six
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The Rugby Paper, Louis Grimoldby, Sun 23rd Feb 2020

The Rugby Paper, Louis Grimoldby, Sun 23rd Feb 2020

“England ought to replicate the French system” says Grimoldby By NEALE HARVEY English rugby’s failure to mirror the French system of having two professional leagues under one commercial umbrella is “worrying”, according to Ampthill fly-half Louis Grimoldby. Deemed surplus to requirements by Harlequins in 2015, Grimoldby opted to make a fresh start with an eye-opening
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Match Preview: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sat 22nd Feb, Kick Off 2pm

Match Preview: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sat 22nd Feb, Kick Off 2pm

Storm Dennis was a significant factor in last week’s game and this weekend may be no different at the Emerald Headingly Stadium. Ampthill make a number of changes to the starting fifteen and are again grateful to our Premiership partner clubs for making players available when we have two crucial away games in the space
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1stXV 13 London Scottish 5, Sat Feb 15, 2020, Championship

1stXV 13 London Scottish 5, Sat Feb 15, 2020, Championship

Ampthill (13) Overcome London Scottish (5) And Storm Dennis To Take 4pts Ampthill welcomed visitors London Scottish for their first ever visit to the Grange Jaguar Bowl on a filthy, wet & windy afternoon. Despite recent heavy rain the pitch was in good condition. Playing against the howling gale in the first half Amps defense
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Match Preview: 1st XV v London Scottish, Sat 15th Feb, 2020. Kick Off 2.15pm

Match Preview: 1st XV v London Scottish, Sat 15th Feb, 2020. Kick Off 2.15pm

After an unexpected rest weekend due to Storm Ciara and events off the pitch this week, the boys are raring to get out on the field and play some rugby. Only two changes to the side that should have faced Carnegie last Sunday with Jarryd Sage and Sam Hudson returning to the starting XV after
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RFU funding cuts to Championship Clubs

RFU funding cuts to Championship Clubs

Statement on behalf of Ampthill and District RUFC: RFU funding cuts to Championship Clubs On Tuesday the 11th February 2020, we received a letter from the CEO to the RFU Mr. Bill Sweeney.  This letter informed clubs that there will be a 50% reduction in funding to Championship Clubs for the 2020/21 season.  Since we
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DoR on BBC3 Counties Radio & Sky Sports News

DoR on BBC3 Counties Radio & Sky Sports News

Listen to Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery on BBC Three Counties Radio at 17.05 this evening and look out for him on Sky Sports News throughout the evening!
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Fixture Rescheduled – Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV

Fixture Rescheduled – Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV

Our Greene King IPA Championship fixture with Yorkshire Carnegie that was postponed on Sunday due to the impact of Storm Ciara, has now been rescheduled for Sat 22nd February with a 2pm Kick-Off.
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MATCH POSTPONED: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sun 9th Feb

MATCH POSTPONED: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sun 9th Feb

Following a safety inspection at Emerald Headingly Stadium this morning, today’s Greene King IPA Championship fixture with Yorkshire Carnegie has been postponed due to the impact of Storm Ciara. The fixture will be re-arranged ASAP and full details will follow as soon as they are confirmed.
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Match Preview: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sun 9th Feb, Kick Off 3pm

Match Preview: Yorkshire Carnegie v 1st XV, Sun 9th Feb, Kick Off 3pm

The 1st XV have another away trip this weekend when we travel to Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday in the Greene King IPA Championship, for our first visit to the Emerald Headingly Stadium. After a tough trip to Falcon’s last week where we gained a 4 try bonus point – the first team in the Championship
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van Vuuran to reinforce A’s Front Row!

van Vuuran to reinforce A’s Front Row!

Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to announce that Michael van Vuuren has joined Ampthill on loan from Northampton Saints. Hooker Michael, 28 (1.96m, 105kg), is an ex-South Africa U20 international and made 28 Gallagher Premiership appearances with Leicester, Bath and Saints. Before coming to England in 2016, he represented Free State Cheetahs, Stade Français,
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Newcastle Falcons 45 v 29 1stXV, Sun Feb 02, 2020, Championship

Newcastle Falcons 45 v 29 1stXV, Sun Feb 02, 2020, Championship

1stXV Secure 4 Try Bonus Point At Newcastle On what can only be described as a truly historic day, Ampthill & District RUFC travelling to Kingston Park, home of Premiership and Heineken Cup participants Newcastle Falcons was a huge honour and for a club of our size, it just doesn’t get any bigger or better
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Match Preview: Newcastle Falcons v 1st XV, Sun 2nd Feb 2020, Kick Off 1pm

Match Preview: Newcastle Falcons v 1st XV, Sun 2nd Feb 2020, Kick Off 1pm

Paul Turner, Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby “A number of changes to the squad this week and we have tried to combine youth with experience for what is arguably the biggest game in the club’s history. Maama Molitika comes back into the forward pack to add his experience and game understanding to what we are
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Lewis joins Ampthill from Scarlets!

Lewis joins Ampthill from Scarlets!

Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to announce that Welsh U20’s and Sevens International, Tomi Lewis has joined Ampthill on loan from Scarlets for the remainder of the season Wing/Full-Back Tomi, 21 (1.83m, 86kg), has come through the Scarlets development program and represented Wales U20s at the World Cup in 2019 and Wales in the
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1st XV v Doncaster Knights Images

1st XV v Doncaster Knights Images

Thank you to Iain Frankish of Actuance for covering Saturday’s game with Doncaster Knights. Match report with images: https://www.actuance.photo/blog-ampthill-1st-xv/2020/01/25/20200125-ampthill-1st-vs-doncaster-kinights Our next home fixture is on Saturday 15th February when London Scottish visit Dillingham Park. Advance tickets available here
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1stXV 30 Doncaster 26, Sat Jan 25, 2020, Championship

1stXV 30 Doncaster 26, Sat Jan 25, 2020, Championship

Ampthill Hold On To Secure Fifth Win Of The Season Over Doncaster Ampthill welcomed visitors Doncaster to a cold, dry, windless and overcast Olney Field where the pitch was, as usual, in very good condition for the Knights first ever fixture against the home side. Amps squad saw three changes in the starting lineup and
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Doncaster Knights, Sat 25th Jan 2020, Kick Off 1.45pm

Match Preview: 1st XV v Doncaster Knights, Sat 25th Jan 2020, Kick Off 1.45pm

A’s make four changes to the starting line-up and three on the bench for the first visit of the Knights to Dillingham Park.   Matt Collins comes in at tighthead and Shay Kerry returns in the second row. Kevin Barrett takes over the nine jersey in a rotation of the scrum-half pool with Serafin Bordoli
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Ealing 77 Ampthill 26, Sat Jan 18, 2020, Championship

Ealing 77 Ampthill 26, Sat Jan 18, 2020, Championship

Ealing Serve Up An 11 Try Lesson As Ampthill Salvage A Bonus Point. Ampthill travelled to Castle Bar on a fine, dry but cold afternoon. The squad saw  a total of 11 changes, up front Dave Ward (hooker), Luvuyo Pupuma (tight head) and Henri Williams (lock) rotated to the starting line up as did Sam
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Match Preview: Ealing v 1st XV, Sat 18th Jan 2020, Kick Off 3pm

Match Preview: Ealing v 1st XV, Sat 18th Jan 2020, Kick Off 3pm

The A’s make their second trip to Trailfinders this season with a different team to the one that grabbed the points against a good Coventry team last weekend. A rotation of the playing squad sees both Ampthill player-coaches in the starting fifteen with Darryl Veenendaal at 9 and forwards player-coach Dave Ward at hooker –
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Fixtures at Dillingham Park – Sat 18th Jan 2020

Fixtures at Dillingham Park – Sat 18th Jan 2020

We have three fixtures for you at Dillingham Park this Saturday:   1881’s v Richmond Rugby Saxons, Raging Bull Shield Division 1, Kick Off 2pm, (Pitch 3)   Jets v Bracknell RFC 2nds, Raging Bull Shield Division 2 Kick Off 2pm (Pitch 1)   Academy v Towcestrians RFC Colts, East Midlands Cup QF Kick Off
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1stXV 19 Coventry 17, Sat Jan 11, 2020, Championship

1stXV 19 Coventry 17, Sat Jan 11, 2020, Championship

Last Kick Of The Game Penalty Goal Secures Ampthill’s 4th Win Of the Season Ampthill welcomed visitors Coventry to a cold, windy but dry Olney Field with the overcast gradually thickening to produce a little drizzle. Despite the recent rain the pitch was in very good condition for the first home fixture of the new
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Coventry Rugby, Sat 11th Jan 2020, Kick Off 1.45pm

Match Preview: 1st XV v Coventry Rugby, Sat 11th Jan 2020, Kick Off 1.45pm

The A’s make just one change from the side that won at Goldington Road against Bedford on Boxing Day with Kevin Barrett replacing Leon Fukofuka. Ampthill are pleased to be able to welcome one of the most senior officials in the country, with International and Premiership referee Matthew Carley being given the whistle for the
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Bedford 10, 1stXV 23, Thu Dec 26, 2019, Championship

Bedford 10, 1stXV 23, Thu Dec 26, 2019, Championship

5000 Watch Ampthill Secure Their Third Consecutive Win Over Bedford Blues Ampthill travelled the 9 miles to a wet Goldington Road on a miserable Boxing Day which had seen significant rain all day until an hour or so before kick off. Thankfully the remaining drizzle ceased as the two sides ran out while the pitch
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Bedford Blues, 26th Dec 2019, Kick Off 3pm

Match Preview: 1st XV v Bedford Blues, 26th Dec 2019, Kick Off 3pm

The A’s make the short trip to Goldington Road on Boxing Day in the Greene King IPA Championship in our final game of 2019 and what has been a fantastic year for the club. Thank you to all of our members, supporters and volunteers who have contributed to this across the whole club. Blues have already
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1stXV 17 Bedford 14, Sat Dec 14, 2019, Championship Cup

1stXV 17 Bedford 14, Sat Dec 14, 2019, Championship Cup

Last Minute Try Secures Win Over Bedford Ampthill welcomed visitors Bedford for their first ever competitive game against the hosts to the Grange Jaguar Bowl on a dry, bright afternoon with a moderate breeze. The pitch, bathed in wall to wall sunshine after the heavy overnight rain cleared around mid-day, looked a picture while underfoot
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Match Preview: 1st XV v Bedford Blues, Sat 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45

Match Preview: 1st XV v Bedford Blues, Sat 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45

When the Championship fixtures were announced in July, the first one the Mob supporters looked for was the Blues at home. We now face them twice in 12 days, starting with the final round of the Championship Cup tomorrow before we head to Goldington Road in the Greene King IPA Championship on Boxing Day. Excitement
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1st XV v Bedford Blues – Sat 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

1st XV v Bedford Blues – Sat 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

This Saturday we welcome Bedford Blues to Dillingham Park in the Championship Cup. This is the first competitive fixture between the clubs at our ground and it promises to be both a great game of rugby and day for our members and supporters. Visitors to Dillingham Park will have seen the huge marquee on pitch
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1stXV 22 Ealing 24, Sat Dec 07, 2019, Championship Cup

1stXV 22 Ealing 24, Sat Dec 07, 2019, Championship Cup

Last Minute Ealing Penalty Goal Secures Win over Ampthill Ampthill welcomed visitors Ealing for their first ever game against the hosts to the Grange Jaguar Bowl on a dry, bright afternoon with a moderate breeze. The pitch looked a picture when bathed in occasional sunshine while underfoot conditions were excellent. Ealing’s selection reflected the importance
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Match Preview – 1st XV v Ealing Trailfinders, Sat 7th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

Match Preview – 1st XV v Ealing Trailfinders, Sat 7th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

Tomorrow’s first-time visitors to Dillingham Park are last season’s Championship Cup winners, Ealing Trailfinders. Ealing are looking to retain the trophy this season, and are certainly in fine form – they come into this game with a record of Played 4, Won 4 in the Championship Cup and currently sit second in the Greene King
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Match Report: Coventry 64 (10t) v 26 (4t) 1st XV

Match Report: Coventry 64 (10t) v 26 (4t) 1st XV

A much-changed Ampthill traveled to the Butts Arena to play a Coventry side on the new 4G pitch. The warning signs were apparent after a poor first half, when the A’s backline appeared unable to make any tackles stick and A’s possession was seemingly turned at will by a well-drilled and efficient Coventry side. Turning
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Match Preview: Coventry v 1st XV, Sat 30th Nov, Kick Off 3pm

Match Preview: Coventry v 1st XV, Sat 30th Nov, Kick Off 3pm

After what seems a long break since the A’s narrow defeat to Jersey Reds at Dillingham Park in the Greene King IPA Championship, the 1st XV resume their RFU Championship Cup campaign with an away trip to Coventry Rugby. The A’s were given a rude awakening to Level 2 Rugby when Coventry visited Dillingham Park
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The Big Game – Bedford Blues! 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

The Big Game – Bedford Blues! 14th Dec, Kick Off 1.45pm

We look forward to welcoming our friends and local rivals, Bedford Blues to Dillingham Park in the RFU Championship Cup on Saturday 14th December. This is the first competitive fixture between the clubs in Ampthill and we hope their players, Directors and supporters will receive a warm welcome from the Mob! We have already advertised
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Forthcoming Fixtures & Supporters Group

Forthcoming Fixtures & Supporters Group

After 6 Rounds of the Greene King IPA Championship Rugby, Ampthill sit a very creditable 9th in the table with a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.   The boys now have a rest week before we resume our RFU Championship Cup campaign away at Coventry Rugby Club on Sat 30th November.
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1stXV 38 Jersey 47, Sat Nov 16, 2019, RFU Championship

1stXV 38 Jersey 47, Sat Nov 16, 2019, RFU Championship

Ampthill (5 tries) Go Down To Streetwise Jersey (7 tries) In total contrast to Hartpury, defence appeared optional for both sides as the crowd were treated to a 12 try festival. Ampthill began brilliantly, with fly half Samuel Costelow charging down a clearance kick from his opposite number Dyer, then hacking on for open side
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Ampthill XV to face Jersey Reds, 16th Nov 2019, Kick Off 2.15pm

Ampthill XV to face Jersey Reds, 16th Nov 2019, Kick Off 2.15pm

Paul Turner – Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby  “We have always had a good relationship with Jersey, going all the way back to our first and only competitive game between our respective first teams in the now defunct Champions Cup Final at Twickenham nine seasons ago. Our second teams have played each other regularly, and
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Further reinforcements for Ampthill’s Championship Challenge!

Further reinforcements for Ampthill’s Championship Challenge!

Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to announce that Tongan International, Leon Fukofuka and South African, Luvuyo ‘Papi’ Pupuma have joined Ampthill Rugby Scrum-Half Leon, 24 (1.85m, 94kg), has been capped by Tonga seven times including four appearances at the World Cup in Japan. He joins Ampthill from Auckland, New Zealand where he made 8
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Club Shop – Opening Times & New Stock

Club Shop – Opening Times & New Stock

Members and supporters are advised that the Club Shop will be open this weekend as follows: Saturday 16th: 12.00 TO 2.00 Sunday 17th: 09.00 to 11.30 We have received a delivery of official club shorts, wet weather training tops and polo shirts in all adult sizes. The 1st XV are at home on Saturday against
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Cornish Pirates 40 1stXV 11, Sun Nov 10, 2019

Cornish Pirates 40 1stXV 11, Sun Nov 10, 2019

Pirates’ Teach Amps Finishing Lesson Ampthill travelled to Mennaye Field to face Cornish Pirates in the first ever game between the two clubs to find the well drilled and efficient hosts in an uncompromising mood as their warm welcome turned into a difficult day at the office. A’s started well, taking the game to the
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Preview: Cornish Pirates v 1st XV, Sun 10th Nov, 2.30 Kick Off

Preview: Cornish Pirates v 1st XV, Sun 10th Nov, 2.30 Kick Off

Paul Turner – Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby  “I think Pirates have been excellent this season and we believe they are a contender for the title. They had an epic battle with Newcastle Falcons recently at the Mennaye Field so they are very difficult to beat on their own patch. We have made a number
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1stXV 19 Hartpury 13, Sat Nov 02, 2019

1stXV 19 Hartpury 13, Sat Nov 02, 2019

1stXV overcome Hartpury in a battle of defences Ampthill hold out for their second win in the Championship in a tight game where defence dominated. Despite further heavy overnight rain Olney field looked a picture in bright sunshine as old foes Hartpury returned to Bedfordshire, the strong west wind gradually abating during the game as
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Ampthill Team to face Hartpury  

Ampthill Team to face Hartpury  

Paul Turner – Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby  “It great to welcome our old friends from Hartpury to Dillingham Park again this Saturday. We’ve had some great games against each other in the past and I’m sure this weekend will be just the same. Hartpury had a great result last weekend with a very solid
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London Scottish 6 1stXV 6, Sat Oct 26, 2019

London Scottish 6 1stXV 6, Sat Oct 26, 2019

Ampthill Denied By Last Minute Penalty Goal Ampthill took the field at the Richmond Athletic Ground marking another historic day playing their first away match in the Green King IPA Championship. The starting lineup saw 3 changes with blind side Will Allman and Number 8 Sam Hudson come into the back row while Ruben Bird-Tullock
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Ampthill Team to face London Scottish

Ampthill Team to face London Scottish

Paul Turner – Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby  “I was pleased with large parts of last week’s performance, hence we only make three changes to the starting line up with Will Allman and Sam Hudson refreshing the back row and Rueben Bird-Tullock (Dual Reg from Northampton Saints) getting the start at inside centre. The bench
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1stXV 53 Yorkshire Carnegie 22, Sat Oct 19, 2019

1stXV 53 Yorkshire Carnegie 22, Sat Oct 19, 2019

Ampthill Secure First Ever Win & Points In The Championship Yorkshire Carnegie arrived at Dillingham Park on a dry, bright day with a gentle northerly breeze to find perfect playing conditions. Ampthill made 7 changes from the squad that lost against Nottingham, up front Jon Kpoku (lock, DR with Saracens) & Argentine Facundo Dominguez (No.
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Ampthill Team to face Yorkshire Carnegie

Ampthill Team to face Yorkshire Carnegie

Paul Turner – Head Coach of Ampthill Rugby  “It’s a big day for the club hosting the former Premiership side Yorkshire Carnegie in what is an important game for both clubs. Yorkshire are on record saying that they are clearly targeting this game and that should lead to a good contest. We make a number
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1stXV 20 Nottingham 44

1stXV 20 Nottingham 44

1stXV (20) Given Comprehensive Second Half Lesson By Nottingham (44) Ampthill were given a tough introduction to the Championship by a physical and clinical Nottingham side, trailing 13-17 with a minute to half time Amps conceded 3 more tries in the remainder of the game with the visitors dominating territory & possession. Despite persistent overnight
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Ampthill Rugby on BBC Look East!

Ampthill Rugby on BBC Look East!

Did you see our feature on BBC Look East this evening? If not you can watch it again here – starts at 20 mins https://www.bbc.co.uk//look-east-west-evening-news-11102019 Advance tickets for tomorrow’s game against Nottingham Rugby are still available online until MIDNIGHT here!
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Sat 19th Oct, 1st XV v Yorkshire Carnegie, Ladies Lunch plus Mini & Youth Day!

Sat 19th Oct, 1st XV v Yorkshire Carnegie, Ladies Lunch plus Mini & Youth Day!

Whilst excitement mounts for our first ever Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Nottingham Rugby this Saturday, we are also busy preparing for a full day of rugby next weekend! Saturday 19th sees us welcome Yorkshire Carnegie for their first-ever visit to Dillingham Park, our first Ladies Lunch of the season and another Mini &
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Match Day Programme – Nottingham Rugby – Sat 12th

Match Day Programme – Nottingham Rugby – Sat 12th

If you’re coming to watch the 1st XV in their first Greene King IPA Championship fixture against Nottingham Rugby on Saturday make sure you grab a copy of our new Match Programme! We’ve listened to your feedback and are confident that you’ll enjoy the new improved content including a chat with our Forwards Player-Coach and
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1st XV v Nottingham Rugby – Sat 12th October

1st XV v Nottingham Rugby – Sat 12th October

This Saturday we welcome Nottingham Rugby to Dillingham Park for our first fixture in the Greene King IPA Championship. This is Nottingham’s first-ever visit to Ampthill so I hope that our members and supporters will give them a warm welcome! Tickets are still available on our website at a discount of £2.50 per ticket until
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Bedford Blues 12 v 25 1st XV

Bedford Blues 12 v 25 1st XV

On what was a historic day for the Maroon and Gold, going to Goldington Road to play Bedford Blues for the short term title of the best team in Bedfordshire and the first competitive game between the two clubs , the A’s came away with a deserved win. The Blues turned Pink for the day
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Ampthill Team for Championship Cup Away at Blues

Ampthill Team for Championship Cup Away at Blues

Head Coach, Paul Turner comments “It’s a massive day for the club with the first competitive game against Bedford Blues in the club’s history. From a personal point of view it will be an emotional day to take the A’s to my former club Bedford at Goldington Road. The journey has been incredible so far
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Ealing Trailfinders 43 v 5 1st XV

Ealing Trailfinders 43 v 5 1st XV

The A’s went away to the defending Championship Cup Champions, Ealing Trailfinders in their second game of the year for what would prove to be another tough day against top draw opposition. The vast majority of the squad are adjusting to life in the Championship and whilst the scoreline wouldn’t suggest it, the Coaches can
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1stXV 17 Coventry 47, Sat Sep 21 2019, Championship Cup

1stXV 17 Coventry 47, Sat Sep 21 2019, Championship Cup

Ampthill’s Loss To Coventry Is A Major Learning Experience Ampthill welcomed Coventry to Olney Field for their first ever match at Level 2 on a cloudless sunny afternoon with a stiff south easterly breeze in favour of the visitors for the first half. With the club house doubled in size by the addition of a
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1stXV v Coventry, Championship Cup, Sat Sep 21, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Coventry, Championship Cup, Sat Sep 21, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Coventry, Championship Cup, Sat Sept 21st, 15:00, Match Preview This Saturday Ampthill welcome Coventry to Dillingham Park for the Club’s first ever Level 2 fixture.  The season begins with 3 Championship Cup Pool Stage fixtures before the league season commences in 4 weeks times. Last season Coventry recorded a Played 22, Won 8,
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Ampthill v Coventry – Sat 21st Sept, Kick Off 3pm

Ampthill v Coventry – Sat 21st Sept, Kick Off 3pm

147 days after winning the National One title away at Loughborough Students, our 1st XV cross the whitewash again for the club’s first-ever Championship Cup fixture! Old friends Coventry Rugby Club are the visitors to Dillingham Park for what we’re sure will be an exciting game. Coventry will bring a very strong squad with lots
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Championship Cup – Tickets & Parking Arrangements

Championship Cup – Tickets & Parking Arrangements

In exactly 8 days, at 3pm on Saturday 21st September, our 1st XV will make their debut in the Greene King IPA Championship Cup when our old friends from Coventry RFC visit Dillingham Park. We still have places available at our pre-match lunch at £25 per head and you can purchase tickets for the game
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“Ampthill reinforce the Back Row”

“Ampthill reinforce the Back Row”

Ampthill, Beds – Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that Jac Arthur and Rob Langley have joined Ampthill for their first season in the Greene King IPA  Championship. Back Row/Lock Forward Jac, 21 (1.88m, 105kg), joins Ampthill from Cardiff Met RFC where he made 47 appearances helping the Met finish 4th in the
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New Head of S&C for Ampthill

New Head of S&C for Ampthill

Head Coach Paul Turner is pleased to confirm that James McLagan has joined Ampthill as Head of Strength & Conditioning whilst the club prepares for the Greene King IPA Championship. James has a BA in Physical Education & Sports Coaching and recently completed his MSc in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Bedfordshire whilst
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Asiedu & Lynch Join The Championship Squad

Asiedu & Lynch Join The Championship Squad

Kwaku Asiedu & Karim Lynch Join The Championship Squad Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that wing Kwaku Asiedu & fullback Karim Lynch have joined Ampthill for the Championship. Wing Kwaku, 25, joins from Coventry from where he was on loan last season at Cambridge scoring 12 tries in 23 appearances. As a
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The Dragons Are Coming

The Dragons Are Coming

Jarryd Sage & Henri Williams Join From Dragons Rugby Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that centre Jarryd Sage & lock Henri Williams have joined Ampthill from Dragons Rugby for the Championship. Centre Jarryd, 24 (1.86m, 95kg), was born in South Africa but is Welsh qualified through his father. He represented Western Province
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Open Day – Meet the Players plus Wales v England!

Open Day – Meet the Players plus Wales v England!

We would like to invite all members, mini and youth players and club supporters to an Open Day this Saturday, 17th August at Dillingham Park. There will be an opportunity to watch an open training session from 1200 – 1330 for the 1st XV squad including the majority of our new signings! We will then
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“Comfort Homecare join Ampthill as Main Partners”

“Comfort Homecare join Ampthill as Main Partners”

“Comfort Homecare join Ampthill as Main Partners” Club Chairman Alex Radley has confirmed that local business “Comfort Homecare Mobility Superstore” will join Ampthill Rugby Club as a Main Partner for the next three seasons. Comfort Homecare is an established business started over 10 years ago in Shefford, Bedfordshire. They have grown to be the largest
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Dos Pumas Se Unen a Ampthill

Dos Pumas Se Unen a Ampthill

Serafin Bordoli & Facundo Dominguez Join Ampthill Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that Argentines Serafin Bordoli & Facundo Dominguez have joined Ampthill for the Championship. Flyhalf Serafin, 24 (1.93m, 93kg), can also play in any position in the back five. Capped by Argentina at youth levels through U20 he joins from Zebre
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Championship Launch 2019/20

Championship Launch 2019/20

Today saw the 2019/20 Greene King IPA season launch at Twickenham with Maama Molitika representing Ampthill alongside members of the other 11 clubs including Sinoti Sinoti from Newcastle Falcons – the other league ‘new boys’! Maama was accompanied by Club Chairman, Alex Radley. Alex said “We’re humbled to be in this company at Twickenham today
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Paul Turner Signs Contract Extension For The Championship

Paul Turner Signs Contract Extension For The Championship

Paul Turner Signs New Contract Extension Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Head Coach Paul Turner has extended his contract in advance of Ampthill’s first season in the Championship. Paul, capped at fly half for Wales and formerly Head Coach of Newport Gwent Dragons, has been at Ampthill for seven years
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Louis Grimoldby and Shay Kerry Join For 2019/20

Louis Grimoldby and Shay Kerry Join For 2019/20

Louis Grimoldby and Shay Kerry Join The Championship Squad Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that Louis Grimoldby & Shay Kerry have joined the Championship squad for 2019-20. Fly Half Louis, 25, 1.80m, 93kg has joined from RC Massy Esonne having previously played for Harlequins and Yorkshire Carnegie. Louis Grimoldby comments “I am
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Darryl Veenendaal Joins Ampthill For The Championship

Darryl Veenendaal Joins Ampthill For The Championship

Scrum Half Darryl Veenendaal Joins Ampthill From Nottingham Head Coach Paul Turner is delighted to confirm that Nottingham’s Darryl Veenendaal has joined the Championship squad for 2019-20 as Player/Coach. Scrum Half Darryl, 29, 1.73m, 80kg, was a member of Northampton Saints academy before signing for Bedford where he made 140+ Championship appearances. He joined Nottingham
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Wheeler Electrical Upgrade To Senior Partner

Wheeler Electrical Upgrade To Senior Partner

Wheeler Electrical have extended & upgraded their sponsorship agreement becoming a Senior Partner Having been a Main Partner of Ampthill Rugby for a number of years Wheeler Electrical (www.wheelerelectrical.com) have extended & upgraded their sponsorship to Senior Partner status for our first season in the Championship. Wheeler Electrical have traded in Mid-Bedfordshire since 1961 now
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Harlequins Dave Ward Signs As Player/Coach For 2019-20

Harlequins Dave Ward Signs As Player/Coach For 2019-20

Harlequin Dave Ward Signs As Player/Coach For The Championship Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that Harlequin Dave Ward has joined the Championship squad for 2019-20 as Player/Coach. Hooker Dave, 34, 1.83m (6ft), 102kg (16st), brings a wealth of experience having played for Bath, Northampton, Sale and Harlequins (100+ appearances) in the
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1881 – Zoo Shield 1 Presentation

1881 – Zoo Shield 1 Presentation

Members of the Ampthill 1881 squad were invited to the league winners’ presentation for the Zoo Sports Shield. Presenting the award at the East India Club in St. James Square, London was league patron and New Zealand All Black Legend, Sean Fitzpatrick. Picking up the award were Michael Lavery, Coach Alan Brown, Team Manager Nick
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Welcome to Dr Richard Collins

Welcome to Dr Richard Collins

As the club continue to prepare for life in the Greene King IPA Championship, we are delighted to announce that Dr Richard Collins from http://www.bedfordsportdoctor.com/ has agreed to join Ampthill Rugby as Lead Doctor for the next season. “Dr Richard Collins is a Bedford based Sport & Exercise Medicine Specialist who is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis
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The Rugby Paper – Player of the Year!

The Rugby Paper – Player of the Year!

Congratulations to Club Captain, Billy Johnson who was voted National One Player of the Year at The Rugby Paper Awards Dinner at The Stoop on Wednesday.   Well done Billy!   📷 Iain Frankish, Actuance Photography  
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1st Signing of the Summer for A’s!

1st Signing of the Summer for A’s!

As we prepare for our maiden season in the Greene King IPA Championship, we are pleased to announce our first signing of the summer, Bex Lane Bex joins us with a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and will be managing the clubhouse and match day bars from 1st June. Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby
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FirstAid4Sport & Ampthill Rugby Partnership

FirstAid4Sport & Ampthill Rugby Partnership

A huge team effort by all of the players, coaches and volunteers at Ampthill Rugby Club culminated in our most successful season ever in 2018/19 with our 1st XV winning National One and promotion to the @Greene King IPA Championship. We look forward to welcoming some of the biggest clubs in the sport to Dillingham
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Loughborough Students 20 – 52 1st XV, National One, 27.04.2019

Loughborough Students 20 – 52 1st XV, National One, 27.04.2019

In what turned out to be the biggest day in Ampthill RUFC’s history, our Champions elect finished the season in fine style with a 52 v 20 win on the road at Loughborough University. The A’s started well, controlling territory and possession despite playing into a very strong wind. Maama Molitika started the scoring after
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1st XV to face Loughborough Students RFC, 27.04.2019

1st XV to face Loughborough Students RFC, 27.04.2019

Here is your Ampthill 1st XV to face Loughborough Students RFC tomorrow. Kick Off is 3.00pm at Loughborough University 1st XV Pitch, LE11 3TU We travel to Loughborough needing just a single point to clinch the English National One League Title and with it promotion to the Greene King IPA Championship. For anyone traveling by car,
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Wales Online – Paul Turner

Wales Online – Paul Turner

Nice piece on Wales Online today about our 1st XV Head Coach, Paul Turner.   https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/what-happened-next-paul-turner-16137669.amp
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1st XV 57 Sale 12, Sat 13th Apr 2019, National 1

1st XV 57 Sale 12, Sat 13th Apr 2019, National 1

Amps Dominate Sale Outscoring The Visitors 9 tries to 2 Sale arrived at Dillingham Park on a dry, sunny day with a moderate easterly breeze and the chance of isolated showers. After going behind to an early try Ampthill dominated the game scoring 9 tries and leaving several more on the park. From the kick
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Grange Jaguar/Land Rover Ambassador,  former Sale and England legend Jason Robinson to attend today’s game!

Grange Jaguar/Land Rover Ambassador, former Sale and England legend Jason Robinson to attend today’s game!

Grange Jaguar/ Land Rover are delighted to announce that their Ambassador Jason Robinson will be attending today’s massive game with Sale FC at Dillingham Park. Jason has been working with Grange for a long time and thought this too good to good an opportunity to miss, with one of his former clubs playing his favourite
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James Pritchard Announces His Retirement

James Pritchard Announces His Retirement

James (Skippy) Pritchard Confirms He Will Hang Up His Boots At The End Of The Season James Pritchard {39, 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb)} has confirmed he will retire from playing at the end of this season. James began playing Rugby Union for Randwick in 1999 after playing Rugby League in his
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1stXV v Sale, 15:00, Sat Apr 13th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Sale, 15:00, Sat Apr 13th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV Welcome Sale For Their First Ever Visit To Dillingham Park Sale Football Club was founded in 1861 by a team of enthusiastic sportsmen drawn mainly from Sale Cricket Club. The fifth oldest surviving rugby club and the most prominent in the history of the North West. Sale FC first played games on either a rented
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Paino Hehea Announces His Retirement

Paino Hehea Announces His Retirement

Tongan Paino Hehea Confirms He Will Retire At The End Of This Season Paino {40, 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 114 kg (251 lb)} joined Ampthill in 2014 and has made 83 appearances in National 1 & National 2 scoring 14 tries. Before Ampthill he played in Italy for Calivisano in European competitions and in
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Karl Garside Signs For Northampton Saints

Karl Garside Signs For Northampton Saints

Tight Head Prop Karl Garside Joins Saints  Karl Garside has signed for Northampton Saints for 2019-20. Karl (22), 1.88m (6ft2in) 130kg (20st7ib), joined Ampthill for season 2017-18 from Old Albanians making 45 appearances for Ampthill in National 1 scoring 1 try. Capped for England Counties U20 and Hertfordshire in both 2016, where he toured Russia and
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Super Saturday 13th April!

Super Saturday 13th April!

This Saturday marks our final home fixture of the 2018/19 season for the 1st XV with a visit from Sale FC Rugby. Irrespective of the outcome, this will be our most successful season in National One to date and we’d love to see all of you at Dillingham Park supporting the boys! Lunch is already sold
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Birmingham Moseley 26 v 40 1st XV, Sat 6th Apr 2019

Birmingham Moseley 26 v 40 1st XV, Sat 6th Apr 2019

1stXV Secure Bonus Win Against Tough Moseley Firstly your reporter must start by stating that he can’t for the life of him understand why a team as talented as Birmingham Moseley are in a relegation dog fight. They caused the A’s defence all sorts of problems and scored four well deserved tries against our much
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Senior Rugby Update – Come on you A’s!

Senior Rugby Update – Come on you A’s!

Sat 30th of March will go down as a point in history for Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club. With Josh Sharpe’s 78th minute try completing the comeback against Rosslyn Park to maintain the 1st XV position at the top of National One, all five of our Ampthill senior teams now lead the respective competitions
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1stXV 21 Rosslyn Park 20, Sat March 30, 2019, National 1

1stXV 21 Rosslyn Park 20, Sat March 30, 2019, National 1

Ampthill Triumph Despite Last Kick-Of-The-Game Drama Rosslyn Park arrived at Dillingham Park on a dry, sunny day with a gentle northerly breeze to find a dusty pitch, let’s hope it rains soon. The top of the table clash resulted in Ampthill’s biggest crowd of the season just beating that against Old Elthamians. Amps, 5 points
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1stXV v Rosslyn Park, 15:00, Sat Mar 30th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Rosslyn Park, 15:00, Sat Mar 30th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV Host Rosslyn Park In Another Top Of The Table Clash We extend a warm welcome to the players, officials and travelling supporters of Rosslyn Park as 1st plays 3rd in this top-of-the-table National 1 league fixture. Rosslyn Park was founded  in 1879 by a group of young men looking for winter sport. Having played ad hoc cricket in
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1st XV Match Days at Dillingham Park

1st XV Match Days at Dillingham Park

Dear All Members & Visitors   As we achieve more success on the pitch with our 1st XV, we as a club are looking to enhance the match day experience for everybody visiting Dillingham Park.   From this Saturday, 30th March fixture against Rosslyn Park FC we will be making the following changes: Match stewards will
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Mowden Park 26 1stXV 33, Sat Mar 23 2019, National 1

Mowden Park 26 1stXV 33, Sat Mar 23 2019, National 1

1st Secure Try Bonus Point In Second Ever Win At The Northern Echo Arena Ampthill arrived at the Northern Echo arena to find bright sunshine and a hard dry track  As is always the case when these sides meet a ripper of a contest resulted Amps second ever win in County Durham. Just like the reverse
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Congratulations Aleki Lutui – 100 1st XV appearances

Congratulations Aleki Lutui – 100 1st XV appearances

Congratulations to Aleki Lutui who will be making his 100th appearance for Ampthill in National One this afternoon when we face Darlington Mowden Park.   Come on your A’s!
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DoR Mark Lavery To Be Interviewed on BBC 3 Counties Radio At 18:15 Tonight

DoR Mark Lavery To Be Interviewed on BBC 3 Counties Radio At 18:15 Tonight

Geoff Doyle Will Be Talking To DoR Mark Lavery Tonight On BBC 3 Counties Radio Director of Rugby Mark Lavery will be interviewed tonight by Geoff Doyle on BBC 3 Counties radio at around 18:15. Geoff will ask about the season so far and the prospect of playing in the Championship.
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1stXV 36 Old Elthamians 6, Sat Mar 09, 2019, National 1

1stXV 36 Old Elthamians 6, Sat Mar 09, 2019, National 1

Ampthill Triumph In Top Of The Table Clash Old Elthamians arrived at a dry, sunny Olney Field with a strong westerly wind to find a dusty pitch, more rain please. The top of the table clash resulted in Ampthill’s biggest crowd of the season. Going in to the game both sides were chasing promotion, equal
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1stXV v Old Elthamians, 15:00, Sat Mar 9th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Old Elthamians, 15:00, Sat Mar 9th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV Host Old Elthamians In Top Of The Table Crunch Match Ampthill welcome top-of-the-table OLd Elthamians to Dillingham Park for what is likely to be a season defining game for both sides. With just 6 games to play in National 1 both sides are level on points at the top of the table with the
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1st XV v OE’s- Sat 9th March 2019

1st XV v OE’s- Sat 9th March 2019

Ampthill 1st XV to face league leaders and title rivals Old Elthamians RFC at Dillingham Park tomorrow! Kick Off is 3pm. Four changes from the team that beat Rotherham last weekend – club captain Billy Johnson reverts to lock in place of Henri Williams with Sam Hudson returning in the back row, Aleki Lutui returns from
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Rotherham 24 1stXV 36, Sat Mar 02 2019, National 1

Rotherham 24 1stXV 36, Sat Mar 02 2019, National 1

1stXV Secure Bonus Point Victory In Yorkshire Ampthill travelled to Yorkshire for their first ever visit to Clifton Lane to face Rotherham needing a win to maintain their promotion challenge. Rotherham, a proper rugby club run by rugby people, extended a welcome that was nothing short of exceptional. Amps started well, despite playing into a strongish
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1st XV to face Rotherham Titans – Sat 2nd Mar 2019

1st XV to face Rotherham Titans – Sat 2nd Mar 2019

Our 1st XV line up to face Rotherham Titans Rugby Club away tomorrow afternoon. Four changes to the team that beat Caldy last weekend – John Kpoku returns at lock, Joe Bercis starts in the back row with Kev Barrett at Scrum Half and Spencer Sutherland on the wing. 1. Tong’uiha 2. Blackmore 3. Collins 4. Kpoku
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1st XV 59 v Caldy RFC 7, Sat 23rd Feb, National One

1st XV 59 v Caldy RFC 7, Sat 23rd Feb, National One

Caldy arrived at Dillingham Park for this re-arranged match on the type of day you would normally expect in July. From the kick off by Ampthill deep into the Caldy 22, the ball was passed along the line but was knocked on into the hands of Sam Hanks who had it knocked out of his
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In Focus: Billy Johnson (NCA Rugby)

In Focus: Billy Johnson (NCA Rugby)

Billy Johnson has declared every match for Ampthill and District feels like a “must-win” as they continue to challenge for the title in National One. The A’s currently sit in second-place and five points behind table toppers Old Elthamians. Ampthill have racked up five straight victories since the beginning of January, but Johnson believes the Bedfordshire club must avoid
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1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 23rd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 23rd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 23rd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Caldy to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday. Old Caldeians RFC were formed in 1924 by a group of Caldy School old boys who decided to carry on playing rugby together. A year later, Sir Alfred Paton, an old boy of the
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1stXV 34 Bishops Stortford 24, Sat Feb 16, 2019, National 1

1stXV 34 Bishops Stortford 24, Sat Feb 16, 2019, National 1

1stXV Record Bonus Point Win Over Bishops Stortford After Resisting 2nd Half Fight Back Bishops Stortford arrived at a dry, overcast Dillingham Park with a westerly breeze to find a dusty pitch, more rain please. Ampthill began well despite conceding the first possession, a break on 5 minutes through the centre from fly half Josh
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1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, 14:15, Sat Feb 16th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, 14:15, Sat Feb 16th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

Ampthill v Bishop’s Stortford, Sat Feb 16, 2019, 14:15, National 1, Match Preview The 1stXV welcomes Bishop’s Stortford to Dillingham Park this Saturday for another local derby. Bishop’s Stortford was formed in 1920, playing its first matches at Dunmow Road before moving to the present location at Silver Leys in 1928. The current Clubhouse was
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Cinderford 20 v 1stXV 26, Sat Feb 09, 2019, National 1

Cinderford 20 v 1stXV 26, Sat Feb 09, 2019, National 1

1stXV’s Secure Bonus Point Win Despite Cinderford’s 2nd Half Fightback Ampthill travelled to Dockham Road one of the toughest grounds for a visiting side to gain any points in National 1 on a very windy day. Amps won the toss and elected to play against the near gale force wind in the first half securing a
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Ladies Lunch & Ampthill 1st XV v Bishops Stortford – Sat 16th February

Ladies Lunch & Ampthill 1st XV v Bishops Stortford – Sat 16th February

Our next home fixture on Saturday 16th February see’s ‘local’ rivals Bishops Stortford visit Dillingham Park. Kick Off 2.15pm. Before the game, we have the second Ladies Lunch of the season where Chef will be serving her twist on Cream Team (the menu looks amazing BTW) with Prosecco for all guests. This event is always
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Sat 2nd Feb – 1st XV v Caldy POSTPONED

Sat 2nd Feb – 1st XV v Caldy POSTPONED

Following a pitch inspection at 8am, today’s 1st XV fixture against Caldy RFC has been postponed. However the Clubhouse will be open and showing the Six Nations gams if you want to come up and watch them with us.
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*Postponed* – 1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 2nd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

*Postponed* – 1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 2nd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

Match Postponed Due To Snow 1stXV v Caldy, 14:15, Sat Feb 2nd, 2019, National 1, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Caldy to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday. Old Caldeians RFC were formed in 1924 by a group of Caldy School old boys who decided to carry on playing rugby together. A year later, Sir Alfred Paton,
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Ampthill 1st XV to play Caldy RFC Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Ampthill 1st XV to play Caldy RFC Sat 2nd Feb 2019

Here is your Ampthill 1st XV line up to play Caldy RFC tomorrow, Kick Off 2.15pm (subject to pitch inspection at 9am) LineUp 020219
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Cambridge 11 1stXV 22, Sat Jan 26, 2019, National 1

Cambridge 11 1stXV 22, Sat Jan 26, 2019, National 1

1st XV Beat Bogey Side Cambridge Ampthill travelled to Volac Park on a dry, overcast afternoon with a gusty wind. Amps squad showed two changes in the run on XV with Saracens dual registered lock Jon Kpoku coming in for the injured Josh Walker and scrum half Gavin Williams rotating from the bench. The replacements also
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Blackheath 24 v 1stXV 31, Sat Jan 19, 2019, National 1

Blackheath 24 v 1stXV 31, Sat Jan 19, 2019, National 1

1stXV Do The Double Over Blackheath Ampthill travelled to Well Hall for a crucial game against league leaders Blackheath on a cold overcast day with a stiff breeze. The starting XV saw just one change from that which defeated Plymouth Albion, James Pritchard replacing Oliver Morris at centre while the replacements included a debut for
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1stXV 48 Plymouth Albion 15, Sat Jan 12, 2019, National 1

1stXV 48 Plymouth Albion 15, Sat Jan 12, 2019, National 1

Outstanding Second Half Eclipses Albion Plymouth Albion arrived at a damp, overcast Dillingham Park with gentle breeze blowing in favour of the visitors in the first half. Typically, games between the two sides are close, usually less than one score determining the winner, the first half followed this pattern, the second did not! The visitors
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1stXV v Plymouth Albion, 14:15, Sat Jan 12th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Plymouth Albion, 14:15, Sat Jan 12th, 2019, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV Host Plymouth (14:15), 2ndXV Host Richmond Vikings (13:00), European Cup On TV For Dessert Super Saturday (Jan 12th 2019) is a festival of rugby at Dillingham Park as the ‘1881’s host Richmond Vikings (Zoo Division 1 multi champions & league leaders) with a 13:00 kick off followed by the 1stXV hosting in form Plymouth
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Esher 49 1stXV 48, Sat Jan 05, 2018, National 1

Esher 49 1stXV 48, Sat Jan 05, 2018, National 1

Esher Triumph In 15 Try Thriller Happy New Year to all our members, sponsors and supporters. To give some context to the day here is a quote from BBC Legend John Inverdale who is a senior member of Esher Rugby Club and watched the whole game. that’s the most bizarre game of rugby I’ve ever
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Bedford Blues 28 1stXV 31, Wed Dec 26

Bedford Blues 28 1stXV 31, Wed Dec 26

Ampthill Hold Off Second Half Fight Back From Blues To Win The Battle Of Bedfordshire Amps arrived at Goldington Road on Boxing day afternoon to face a strong Bedford side that lay 3rd in the Championship and play in front of more than double the number of spectators than ever before. Over 4500 in the
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Boxing Day Festival Of Rugby

Boxing Day Festival Of Rugby

What Is The Perfect Way To Work Off Christmas Excess? A whole day of Maroon and Gold is the answer. The Traditional Boxing Day charity fixture in aid of the Meningitis Trust & Mums Against Cancer kicks off at 10:30 at Dillingham Park, this year, notionally,  the Jets (3rdXV) play the Extras (4thXV) but all
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1stXV 38 Chinnor 27, Sat Dec 22, 2018, National 1

1stXV 38 Chinnor 27, Sat Dec 22, 2018, National 1

Ampthill Dig Deep To Subdue Competitive Chinnor Chinnor travelled to Dillingham Park on a crisp, sunny, windless afternoon to find, despite recent rain, perfect playing conditions. Notwithstanding Ampthill being at ‘home’ they clearly hadn’t got off the bus as Chinnor stormed into a 2 try lead. First on 2 minutes full back Kieran Goss touched
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1stXV v Chinnor, 14:00, Sat Dec 22nd, 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Chinnor, 14:00, Sat Dec 22nd, 2018, National 1, Match Preview

Ampthill welcome Chinnor to Dillingham Park This Saturday Chinnor RFC was formed in 1962 and played their first game the following year. The 1970s saw the club expand to include junior and youth teams and in 1976 the club won the Oxfordshire Cup. When the English league system started the club was placed in Bucks
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Sale FC 10 1stXV 27, Sat Dec 15, 2018, National 1

Sale FC 10 1stXV 27, Sat Dec 15, 2018, National 1

1stXV Secures Bonus Point Win At Sale An outstanding first half in which the visitors outscored their hosts three tries to nil in dreadful conditions playing against the elements set the winning platform. Sale won the toss and decided to use both the conditions & the slope. A penalty against Sale for a breakdown infringement
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1stXV 25 Moseley 17, Sat Dec 08, 2018, National 1

1stXV 25 Moseley 17, Sat Dec 08, 2018, National 1

1stXV Overcome Tough Moseley In Tight Game Moseley arrived at Dillingham Park confident after two good victories in their last two matches against Plymouth Albion and Esher. Starting well the visitors took a deserved lead on five minute after a line out, catch and drive wide on the right scored by centre James Williams who
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1stXV v Moseley, 14:00, Sat Dec 8th, 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Moseley, 14:00, Sat Dec 8th, 2018, National 1, Match Preview

Ampthill welcome Birmingham Moseley to Dillingham Park This Saturday Birmingham Moseley began life in 1873 as Havelock Football Club, an offshoot of Havelock Cricket Club some of whose younger members wanted to play a winter sport. Home matches were played at St. Paul’s Road, Balsall Heath. In 1874 the club was renamed Moseley Football Club
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Rosslyn Park 10 1stXV 6, Sat Dec 01, 2018, National 1

Rosslyn Park 10 1stXV 6, Sat Dec 01, 2018, National 1

Much Changed 1stXV Go Down At Rosslyn Park Rosslyn Park fully deserved their win at the Rock with a strong and disciplined display against a much changed Ampthill. Amps saw a major overhaul of the squad with nine changes to the match day 20 which obviously took a while to settle and Park, with the
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Ampthill 40 Mowden Park 29, Sat Nov 24, 2018, National 1

Ampthill 40 Mowden Park 29, Sat Nov 24, 2018, National 1

A Game (Quite Literally) Of Two Halves Ampthill welcomed Mowden Park to Olney Field on a dry, overcast afternoon with a stiffish breeze blowing at right angles to the pitch. Amps squad saw Paino Hehea return at lock partnered by Jon Kpoku (dual registered with Saracens), Mikey Waters returning at fly half while the bench
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1stXV v Mowden Park, Sat Nov 24, 2018, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Mowden Park, Sat Nov 24, 2018, 14:15, Match Preview

Ampthill Host Darlington Mowden Park This Saturday, Nov 24 Darlington Grammar School Old Boys was founded in 1950, 1970 saw the club buy land and build a pitches and a clubhouse at a site in Mowden, to the West of Darlington. At the same time the club changed it’s name to Mowden Park RFC, a
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Old Elthamians 13 1stXV 13, Sat Nov 17, 2018, National 1

Old Elthamians 13 1stXV 13, Sat Nov 17, 2018, National 1

Ampthill draw at league leaders Old Elthamians after failing with a last kick of the game penalty goal.
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1stXV 22, Rotherham 8, Sat Nov 03, 2018, National 1

1stXV 22, Rotherham 8, Sat Nov 03, 2018, National 1

1stXV Ends Rotherham Winning Run Ampthill welcomed Rotherham to Olney Field on a dry, partly cloudy afternoon with a strong wind blowing in favour of the visitors in the first half. The forward packs were evenly matched in the tight with nether side gaining much advantage at the scrummage or line out, however the home
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1stXV v Rotherham, Sat Nov 03, 2018, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Rotherham, Sat Nov 03, 2018, 14:15, Match Preview

Former Premiership & Championship Rotherham Titans Visit Dillingham Park Ampthill are honoured to host Rotherham Titans this Saturday, Nov 3rd. The visitors were relegated from the Championship last season after 14 seasons playing at level 2 since they last played at Premiership level. Having had an indifferent start to their season they have struck a
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Bishop’s Stortford 10 1stXV 29, Sat Oct27, 2018, National 1

Bishop’s Stortford 10 1stXV 29, Sat Oct27, 2018, National 1

Good Second Half Secures Try Bonus Point Win At Bishop’s Stortford Ampthill, for the first time this season,  backed up a win with another one after a good performance at Bishop’s Stortford. The hosts won the toss and chose to go down hill and with the wind, Amps knew it would take a strong effort against the
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Ampthill 54 Cinderford 10, Sat Oct 20, 2018, National 1

Ampthill 54 Cinderford 10, Sat Oct 20, 2018, National 1

1stXV Defeat Cinderford Eight Tries To One Ampthill welcomed Cinderford to Olney Field on a dry, sunny and warm afternoon with a moderate breeze with the pitch in better condition following recent rain. Changes to the home starting XV this week include Carl Burgess (lock), Joe Bercis (open side), Josh Sharp (fly half), Ollie Morris
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1stXV v Cinderford, Sat Oct 20, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Cinderford, Sat Oct 20, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

Cinderford Return To Dillingham Park Ampthill welcome Cinderford to Dillingham Park on Saturday for the first time since season 2015/16. Founded in 1886, the visitors lie 7th in National 1 with a played 7 won 4 record having defeated Plymouth Albion at home last week 15-12. Relegated to National 2 South at the end of
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Caldy 19 1stXV 18, Sat Oct 13, 2018, National 1

Caldy 19 1stXV 18, Sat Oct 13, 2018, National 1

Caldy Triumph After Ampthill Second Half Fight Back Ampthill travelled to the Wirral on a wild & windy afternoon after a wet night. Amps squad squad five changes to the starting XV, Elliot Otaboyinbo rotated to full back, Oliie Morris came in at centre, Alex Coles made his debut at lock, Billy Johnson returned from
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1stXV 6 Cambridge 13, Sat Oct 06, 2018, National 1

1stXV 6 Cambridge 13, Sat Oct 06, 2018, National 1

Cambridge Defence Suffocates 1stXV Ampthill welcomed Cambridge to Olney Field on a dreary, wet & gusty afternoon with persistent rain for all but the last few minutes of the game. Amps squad saw 5 changes from that which defeated Esher the week before with Jon Kpoku* coming in at lock and George De Cothi at
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1stXV v Cambridge, Sat Oct 06, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Cambridge, Sat Oct 06, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV Host Cambridge In Local Derby Ampthill welcome Cambridge to Dillingham Park this Saturday for our first home local derby of the season. The 60 minute journey, the second shortest of our rivals, typically results in a large crop of enthusiastic visiting supporters. Cambridge RUFC was formed in 1923 and was settled in its current
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1stXV 33 Blackheath 22, Sat Sep 29, 2018, National 1

1stXV 33 Blackheath 22, Sat Sep 29, 2018, National 1

Ampthill’s Second Half Sees Off Blackheath Ampthill welcomed Blackheath to Dillingham Park on a dry, sunny and warm afternoon with a gentle breeze, the pitch reflecting the dry summer. Amps squad saw 3 changes from that which lost at Plymouth Albion with Carl Burgess coming in at lock, Kevin Barrett at scrum half and Cieran
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1stXV v Blackheath, Sat Sep 29, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Blackheath, Sat Sep 29, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Blackheath, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Blackheath to Dillingham Park this Saturday, Sep 29 for the third home game of the season. An interesting feature of this game will be the number of familiar faces turning out for the visitors, both former players and graduates of our youth system. Blackheath, the oldest open membership
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Plymouth Albion 17 1stXV 5, Sat Sep 22, 2018, National 1

Plymouth Albion 17 1stXV 5, Sat Sep 22, 2018, National 1

Albion Too Good For Inaccurate Ampthill Ampthill made their longest away trip (240 miles) of the season to Brickfields to find, as usual, wet and windy conditions. Plymouth’s squad contained 6 changes in the starting XV and 3 on the bench as the hosts reacted to a poor start to the season. Playing against the
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Ampthill 35 Esher 20, Sat Sep 15, 2018, National 1

Ampthill 35 Esher 20, Sat Sep 15, 2018, National 1

Ampthill Subdue Competitive Esher In Final Quarter Ampthill welcomed Esher to Dillingham on a dry, sunny and warm afternoon with a moderate breeze with the pitch reflecting the dry summer. Amps squad saw 7 changes from that which lost at Chinnor with wing Spencer Sutherland, signed from Esher during the summer, and fly half Michael
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1stXV v Esher, Sat Sep 15, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Esher, Sat Sep 15, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Esher, Sat Sep 15, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Esher to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday for the second National 1 home fixture of the season. In 1923, four rugby enthusiasts met in a pub (where else!) and decided to form a rugby club. One of them, a Welshman insisted that the
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Chinnor 38 1stXV 33, Sat Sep 08, 2018, National 1

Chinnor 38 1stXV 33, Sat Sep 08, 2018, National 1

Chinnor 38 1stXV 33, Sat Sep 08, 2018, National 1 Ampthill travelled along the Chilterns to Chinnor for their second National 1 fixture of the season on a dry, overcast afternoon with a strong breeze in favour of the visitors for the first half. Amps squad saw four changes from that which defeated Loughborough. With
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The Third Row – Back Row Squad For 2018/19

The Third Row – Back Row Squad For 2018/19

Back Row Squad For 2018/19 Ampthill, Beds – DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm signings and retentions of back row forwards for National 1 for 2018-19. Having been previously dual registered William Allman joins the club full time this season from Northampton Saints, an athletic and mobile flanker he adds to the competition for
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Chinnor V Ampthill, Saturday 8th August, 2018

Chinnor V Ampthill, Saturday 8th August, 2018

Ampthill’s Senior Squads travel to Oxfordshire this weekend to play Chinnor Rugby Club Kickoff 15:00 – RFU National – National Division One Ampthill make two changes to the starting fifteen and two changes on the bench to the team that won last week at home against Loughborough Students. One change in the forward pack where Carl
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Ampthill 43 Loughborough Students 34, Sat Sep 01, 2018, National 1

Ampthill 43 Loughborough Students 34, Sat Sep 01, 2018, National 1

Ampthill 43 Loughborough Students 34, Sat Sep 01, 2018, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Loughborough to Olney Field on a dry & sunny afternoon with the pitch reflecting the dry summer. Amps first squad of the new season saw league debuts for headline signing Soane Tonga’uiha, Ciaran Whyte, Olly Morris, Will Foster, Olly Walliker and Euan
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1stXV v Loughborough, 1881 v Barnes, Sat Sep 01, 2018, 15:00, Match Previews

1stXV v Loughborough, 1881 v Barnes, Sat Sep 01, 2018, 15:00, Match Previews

1stXV v Loughborough, 1881 v Barnes, Sat Sep 01, 2018, Match Previews Ampthill welcome Loughborough (National 1) and Barnes (Zoo Shield Division 1) to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday. After a successful pre-season Amps are looking forward to the opening fixtures of the 2018-19 campaigns in National 1. A’s finished 4th in the table last
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Fylde v Ampthill, Sat Aug 25, Pre-season

Fylde v Ampthill, Sat Aug 25, Pre-season

Fylde Hawks 21 ‘1881’ 52, Fylde 1stXV 19 1stXV 26, Sat Aug 25, Pre-season Once again Fylde’s hospitality was outstanding, the welcome we have come to expect from our visits to Woodlands was better than ever, both on and off the pitch, particularly after the game… Our thanks to all who contributed to a great
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Fylde v Ampthill, Sat Aug 25, Pre-Season Squads

Fylde v Ampthill, Sat Aug 25, Pre-Season Squads

Fylde v Ampthill, Pre-Season Squads Ampthill’s Senior Squads travel to Lancashire this weekend for the final pre-season fixture of the summer. Fylde RFC was formed in 1919 after the founders coin toss came down in favour of the oval ball as opposed to round ball code while the root of the club name is the
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The Engine Room – Second Row Squad For 2018/19

The Engine Room – Second Row Squad For 2018/19

Second Row Squad For 2018/19 Ampthill, Beds – DoR Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm signings and retentions of lock forwards for National 1 for 2018-19. John Kpoku is a young, exciting and dynamic Lock who joins from Saracens on Dual Registration for the season. John is an excellent line out forward, strong at scrum
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The Coal Face – Front Row Squad For 2018-19

The Coal Face – Front Row Squad For 2018-19

Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm signings and retentions of front row players for National 1 for 2018-19. Joining marquee signing Prop Tongan international Soane Tonga’uiha are:- Oliver Walliker is a dynamic, ball carrying, robust hooker that will bring extra competition to the role. He made 43 appearances for Old Albanians and
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Ampthill 1st XV Squad V’s Ebbw Vale at Goldington Road.

Ampthill 1st XV Squad V’s Ebbw Vale at Goldington Road.

Ampthill announce a squad with a number of changes both in personnel and positions for the game with Ebbw Vale at Goldington Road with a 5 pm KO tomorrow August 18th.         Bedford Blues play the Premiership Champions Saracens at 3pm and the Maroon and Gold KO at 5pm against the Steel
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Ampthill 1st XV Squad V’s Ebbw Vale At Goldington Road

Ampthill 1st XV Squad V’s Ebbw Vale At Goldington Road

Ampthill announce a squad with a number of changes both in personnel and positions for the game with Ebbw Vale at Goldington Road with a 5 pm KO tomorrow August 18th. Bedford Blues play the Premiership Champions Saracens at 3pm and the Maroon and Gold KO at 5pm against the Steel Men of Ebbw Vale
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Ampthill 1stXV & 1881s At Henley, Sat Aug 11 2018, Pre-Season

Ampthill 1stXV & 1881s At Henley, Sat Aug 11 2018, Pre-Season

Ampthill 1stXV & 1881s At Henley, Sat Aug 11 2018, Pre-Season Ampthill’s new look squads travelled to Dry Leas on a cloudy but dry afternoon to find perfect underfoot conditions. As usual, Henley’s hospitality was outstanding, Amps players and spectators always look forward to visiting such friendly hosts. Henley Hawks 7 1stXV 40 A’s squad
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Senior Results Sat 11th August, 2018

Senior Results Sat 11th August, 2018

Senior Results Sat 11th August, 2018 Home Score Away Score Henley Hawks 7 1stXV 40 Henley Bulls 5 1881 50
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First game of the 2018/19 season for 1stXV & 1881s

First game of the 2018/19 season for 1stXV & 1881s

Ampthill announce their squads for the first matches of the pre-season schedule away at Henley this Saturday 11th August. The official full introductions of the senior squads will start next week but this Sat you will see six new signings make their debuts for the first fifteen and three for the 1881s plus two of
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A Festival Of Rugby – Ampthill, Bedford, Ebbw Vale, Saracens – Sat Aug 18

A Festival Of Rugby – Ampthill, Bedford, Ebbw Vale, Saracens – Sat Aug 18

A Festival Of Rugby – Ampthill, Bedford, Ebbw Vale, Saracens – Sat Aug 18 Like many clubs, Ampthill’s Dillingham Park/Olney Field pitches are suffering from the current heatwave, with the pitches dry as a bone the club has accepted an offer from Bedford Blues to host our home pre-season fixture against Ebbw Vale on Saturday
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Festive Fixture – Bedford Blues v Ampthill, Boxing Day 2018

Festive Fixture – Bedford Blues v Ampthill, Boxing Day 2018

Festive Fixture – Bedford Blues v Ampthill, Boxing Day 2018 As neither Blues nor Amps have a festive fixture in 2018 the two clubs have agreed to meet in a ‘friendly’ at Goldington Road on Boxing Day. While it may not be a competitive fixture, there will be plenty of local pride at stake as
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National 1 Fixtures 2018

National 1 Fixtures 2018

National 1 Fixtures 2018 Please see below for the full fixture list. Loughborough Students represent our first home league opponents in 2019, the Students side struggled last season but avoided relegation with a fine run of points scoring in March & April. Traditionally they suffer from high player turnover as the previous years graduates leave
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Senior Squad Pre-Season Fixtures 2018

Senior Squad Pre-Season Fixtures 2018

Senior Squad Pre-Season Fixtures 2018 Provisional Fixtures Henley host our 1stXV & 1881s on Saturday August 11th, 1881s kick off at 14:00 with the 1stXV following at 16:00.     On Saturday August 18th Dillingham Park welcomes Welsh Premiership side Ebbw Vale whose victories over the touring sides from Australia & the USA stand high
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Tongan International Soane Tonga’uiha Signs As Player/Coach For 2018-19

Tongan International Soane Tonga’uiha Signs As Player/Coach For 2018-19

Tongan International Soane Tonga’uiha Signs As Player/Coach For 2018-19 Director of Rugby Mark Lavery is delighted to confirm that former Tongan international Soane Tonga’uiha has joined the National 1 squad for 2018-19 as player/forwards coach. Prop Soane (pronounced So Wa Neigh), 37, joins from Bristol Rugby, capped 15 times for Tonga, 180+ games in the
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East Midlands v Eastern Counties, Sat May 04, 2018, 15:00

East Midlands v Eastern Counties, Sat May 04, 2018, 15:00

East Midlands v Eastern Counties, Sat May 04, 2018, 15:00 This Saturday East Midlands take on Eastern Counties at Dillingham Park in the first of three County Championship fixtures to be played in May. East Midlands, the core of whose players are from Ampthill’s senior squad, finished third in Division 1 North of the Bill
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Jersey 19, ‘1881’ 38, Sat Apr 28, 2018, Zoo Shield

Jersey 19, ‘1881’ 38, Sat Apr 28, 2018, Zoo Shield

Jersey 19, ‘1881’ 38, Sat Apr 28, 2018, Zoo Shield Ampthill 1881 secured second place in Zoo One with a stunning 5 try victory away in the Channel Islands against Jersey Athletic. Ampthill were given the warmest of welcomes from the outstanding hosts. The game would be played on the Jersey Reds Championship pitch which
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1stXV 36 Moseley 5, Sat Apr 28 2018, National 1

1stXV 36 Moseley 5, Sat Apr 28 2018, National 1

Rutheless Second Half Puts Moseley To The Sword Ampthill welcomed Moseley to Dillingham Park on a wet afternoon with persistent rain. Amps squad changes included Kevin Barrett returning at scrum half while the bench saw Ben Gulliver return from injury and Gavin Williams rotate. The first half was characterised by handling errors from both sides
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Senior Results Sat 28th April, 2018

Senior Results Sat 28th April, 2018

Senior Results Sat 28th April, 2018 What a day for Ampthill, the 1881s sealed second place in Division 1 of the Zoo Shield, the Jets won their Cup Final away while the Extras sealed Herts & Middlesex Division 2!
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1stXV v Moseley, Sat Apr 28, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Moseley, Sat Apr 28, 2018, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Moseley, Sat Apr 28, 15:00, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Birmingham Moseley to Dillingham Park this Saturday for the final league fixture of the season. Birmingham Moseley began life in 1873 as Havelock Football Club, an offshoot of Havelock Cricket Club some of whose younger members wanted to play a winter sport. Home matches
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Hull Ionians 16 1stXV 42, Sat Apr 21 2018, National 1

Hull Ionians 16 1stXV 42, Sat Apr 21 2018, National 1

1stXV Produce Outstanding 2nd Half Against Hull Ampthill travelled to Brantingham Park on a dry, warm but windy afternoon to find the usual warm welcome and a club house full of passionate and enthusiastic home supporters who were keen to let the Maroon and Gold know they were in for a battle. As predicted Ionians came out
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1stXV 22 Coventry 10, Sat Apr 14 2018, National 1

1stXV 22 Coventry 10, Sat Apr 14 2018, National 1

1stXV 22 Coventry 10, Sat Apr 14 2018, National 1
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1stXV v Coventry, Sat Apr 14, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Coventry, Sat Apr 14, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Coventry, Sat Apr 14, 15:00, Match Preview This Saturday Ampthill welcome 2017/18 National 1 Champions Coventry to Dillingham Park. The history of rugby in Coventry can be traced back to 1874 when the first organised game was played against Allesley Park College with one half conducted according to rugby rules and the other
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1stXV 15 Mowden Park 17, Sat Apr 07 2018, National 1

1stXV 15 Mowden Park 17, Sat Apr 07 2018, National 1

Last Minute Penalty Try Condemns 1stXV To Loss Ampthill welcomed Mowden Park to Dillingham Park on a dry, bright but breezy afternoon. Despite the recent inclement weather the pitch was in good condition with a moderate breeze blowing in favour of Ampthill in the first half. Amps pack was unchanged from the previous week with
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Senior Results Sat 4th March, 2018

Senior Results Sat 4th March, 2018

Senior Results Sat 4th March, 2018
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1stXV v Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Coaching Team View

1stXV v Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Coaching Team View

1stXV v Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Coaching Team View Director of Rugby Mark Lavery comments “The game of the day in National 1 with 2nd playing 3rd at Dillingham Park and just 6 points between two sides playing for the runner up spot. The history between the clubs is fairly recent but it has
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1stXV v Darlington Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Darlington Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Darlington Mowden Park, Sat Apr 07, 15:00, Match Preview This Saturday Ampthill welcome Darlington Mowden Park to Olney Field. Darlington Grammar School Old Boys was founded in 1950, 1970 saw the club buy land and build a pitches and a clubhouse at a site in Mowden, to the West of Darlington. At the
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Senior Results Fri 30th and Sat 31st March, 2018

Senior Results Fri 30th and Sat 31st March, 2018

Senior Results Fri 30th and Sat 31st March, 2018
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Old Elthamians 6 1stXV 18, Fri Mar 30, 2018, National 1

Old Elthamians 6 1stXV 18, Fri Mar 30, 2018, National 1

Old Elthamians 6 1stXV 18, Fri Mar 30, 2018, National 1 Ampthill travelled to Kent on Friday to face Old Elthamians in what became monsoon conditions with standing water all over the pitch. With the 1881’s securing revenge 8-14 for their pre-Christmas home defeat the 1stXV battled until the final whistle to secure a double over
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Old Elthamians v 1stXV, Fri Mar 30, Match Preview

Old Elthamians v 1stXV, Fri Mar 30, Match Preview

Old Elthamians v 1stXV, Fri Mar 30, 14:00, National 1, Match Preview This Friday Ampthill travel to face Old Elthamians for a double header, in National 1 this will be Amps first ever visit to College Meadows while in Zoo Division 1 the 2ndXVs face a 2nd v 3rd encounter. OEs have had a meteoric
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Rosslyn Park 21 1stXV 31, Sat Mar 24, 2018, National 1

Rosslyn Park 21 1stXV 31, Sat Mar 24, 2018, National 1

Rosslyn Park 21 1stXV 31, Sat Mar 24, 2018, National 1 Ampthill travelled to London to face Rosslyn Park on wet dreary afternoon to find, as always, the artificial pitch in it’s usual pristine state. Amps, playing in their black away kit, started poorly with Park awarded a penalty for not rolling away at a
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1stXV 33 Plymouth Albion 28 , Sat Mar 10, 2018, National 1

1stXV 33 Plymouth Albion 28 , Sat Mar 10, 2018, National 1

1stXV Win 33-38 In Titanic Battle With Plymouth Albion Ampthill welcomed Plymouth Albion to Dillingham Park on an overcast and drizzly afternoon which brightened up. Despite heavy rain in the previous 24 hours the pitch was in good condition with a moderate breeze blowing in favour of Ampthill in the first half. Amps starting XV was
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1stXV v Plymouth Albion v, Sat Mar 10, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Plymouth Albion v, Sat Mar 10, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Plymouth Albion v, Sat Mar 10, 15:00, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Plymouth Albion to Dillingham Parl this Saturday in a 3rd plays 4th showdown. Alibion were formed in 1876 by a group of apprentices from the Royal Naval Dockyard in Devonport and played in Devonport Park. In 1887 the club moved to Bladderly,
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1stXV 30 Caldy 14 , Sat Feb 17, 2018, National 1

1stXV 30 Caldy 14 , Sat Feb 17, 2018, National 1

1stXV 30 Caldy 14 , Sat Feb 17, 2018, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Caldy to Dillingham Park on a cold but sunny afternoon with a gentle breeze blowing across the pitch. Amps team had an unusual look, some 6 years ago Viliami Ma’asi began a Tongan dynasty which ended today, temporarily we hope, with no
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Senior Results Sat Feb 17, 2018

Senior Results Sat Feb 17, 2018

Senior Results Sat Feb 17, 2018
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1stXV v Caldy, Sat Feb 17 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Caldy, Sat Feb 17 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Caldy, Sat Feb 17 2018, National 1, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Caldy to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday. Old Caldeians RFC were formed in 1924 by a group of Caldy School old boys who decided to carry on playing rugby together. A year later, Sir Alfred Paton, an old boy of the school,
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1stXV 17 Loughborough 17 , Sat Feb 03, 2018, National 1

1stXV 17 Loughborough 17 , Sat Feb 03, 2018, National 1

1stXV 17 Loughborough 17 , Sat Feb 03, 2018, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Loughborough to a damp, windless Dillingham Park which had seen persistent rain falling all day, however the pitch remained in good condition. Amps squad changes included a return to the starting XV for Jack Culverhouse (prop), Matt Collins (prop), Josh Walker (lock),
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1stXV v Loughborough, Sat Feb 03 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Loughborough, Sat Feb 03 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Loughborough, Sat Feb 03 2018, National 1, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Loughborough to Dillingham Park this coming Saturday. The history of rugby at Loughborough College began in 1919, by the 1930s rugby was the College’s major sport culminating in the 1stXV reaching the final of the Universities Athletic Union (UAU) cup in 1939
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Lunch Invitation, Cambridge v 1stXV, Sat Feb 10, 2018 National 1

Lunch Invitation, Cambridge v 1stXV, Sat Feb 10, 2018 National 1

Lunch Invitation, Cambridge v 1stXV, Sat Feb 10, 2017 National 1 Members & Supporters intending to travel to Cambridge and requiring lunch are requested to inform Cambridge in advance, click here for contact details. The club also operates a food outlet offering burgers, chips, pasties, etc… One of Cambridge’s sponsors, Quy Mill Hotel and Spa,
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Toby Trinder And Gabriel Oghre Selected For England U20

Toby Trinder And Gabriel Oghre Selected For England U20

Toby Trinder And Gabriel Oghre Selected For England U20 Trinder and Oghre, dual registered with Saints and Wasps respectively, have been included in the England U20 squad to Italy this Friday. Prop Toby has made 15 appearances for Ampthill this season in National 1 and will start while Hooker Gaby (1 appearance) will make his
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Fylde 5 1stXV 26, Sat Jan 27, National 1

Fylde 5 1stXV 26, Sat Jan 27, National 1

1stXV Secure Bonus Point Win Away At Fylde Fylde 5 1stXV 26 Ampthill travelled to Lancashire to find their usual warm welcome and damp conditions. Amps squad saw numerous changes, up front Jack Culverhouse returned at prop, Josh Taylor rotated to hooker while Josh Walker returned at lock. In the backs Kevin Barrett & Josh
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1stXV 22, Bishop’s Stortford 12 Sat Jan 20, National 1

1stXV 22, Bishop’s Stortford 12 Sat Jan 20, National 1

1stXV Secure Good Win Against Local Rivals Ampthill 22 Bishops Stortford 12 Ampthill welcomed Bishops Stortford to a wet, cold but windless Dillingham Park for another chapter in the long history of games between the two clubs at 1stXV level. Amps squad saw 3 changes up front with Toby Trinder returning at Loosehead, former regular
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1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, Sat Jan 20 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, Sat Jan 20 2018, National 1, Match Preview

1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, Sat Jan 20 2018, National 1, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Bishop’s Stortford to Dillingham Park this Saturday for another local Derby. Bishop’s Stortford was formed in 1920, playing its first matches at Dunmow Road before moving to the present location at Silver Leys in 1928. The current Clubhouse was re-opened in
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Esher 29 1stXV 29, Sat Jan 18, National 1

Esher 29 1stXV 29, Sat Jan 18, National 1

Esher 29 1stXV 29, Sat Jan 18, National 1 Ampthill travelled to Esher on a dry, overcast day with little wind. Amps squad saw few changes in the starting XV from that which defeated Blackheath. Up front George Thornton started at prop while Karim Lynch started at wing. The bench was much changed, however, with
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Our Next Club Lunch 20 Jan, 1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford

Our Next Club Lunch 20 Jan, 1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford

1stXV v Bishop’s Stortford, Club Lunch Next Club Lunch is 20 January 2018 Have you booked your table yet ? Contact Louise 07823 554964‬ 1stXV v Bishop Stortford
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1stXV 21 Blackheath 14, Sat Jan 06, 2017, National 1

1stXV 21 Blackheath 14, Sat Jan 06, 2017, National 1

1stXV 21 Blackheath 14, Sat Jan 06, 2017, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Blackheath to Dillingham Park on an overcast cold January afternoon for the first home game of 2018. Amps squad saw multiple changes, up front Toby Trinder returned at Prop, Aleki Lutui moved to Hooker, Billy Johnson moded to Lock and Will Allman rotated
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Senior Results Sat Jan 06, 2018

Senior Results Sat Jan 06, 2018

Senior Results Sat Jan 06, 2018
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1stXV v Blackheath, Sat Jan 06, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Blackheath, Sat Jan 06, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Blackheath, Sat Jan 06, 14:15, Match Preview Blackheath, the oldest open membership rugby union club in the world are our 1stXV’s next opposition. Founded in 1858 as an Old Boys club of Blackheath Proprietary School, they changed their constitution in 1862 to allow anyone to become a member thus becoming the first ‘open’
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Esher v 1stXV, Spaces Available For Lunch, Jan 13, 12:30

Esher v 1stXV, Spaces Available For Lunch, Jan 13, 12:30

Esher v 1stXV, Spaces Available For Their Club Lunch, Jan 13, 12:30 Esher Club Lunch £20.00 plus match day ticket. If you would like to attend please make our club secretary Alaine Clark aware. Saturday 13th January 2018, Lunch seated at 12.30pm.
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Old Albanian 35 1stXV 35, Sat Dec 23, 2017, National 1

Old Albanian 35 1stXV 35, Sat Dec 23, 2017, National 1

Old Albanian 35 1stXV 35, Sat Dec 23, 2017, National 1 Ampthill made the short trip down the M1 to closest rivals Old Albanian for the Christmas local derby. Amps produced a curates egg performance, when A’s played in structure the hosts had no answer to their power and accuracy, when they abandoned structure they
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Senior Results Sat Dec 23, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 23, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 23, 2017 The Zoo Shield game at Richmond was abandoned after the referee became ill in the first half, he was able to walk to the ambulance. All at Ampthill wish him a speedy recovery.
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1stXV 45 Hull Ionians 17, Sat Dec 16, 2017, National 1

1stXV 45 Hull Ionians 17, Sat Dec 16, 2017, National 1

1stXV 45 Hull Ionians 17, Sat Dec 16, 2017, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Hull Ionians to Dillingham Park on a damp, cold winter afternoon following morning sunshine & frost. Amps squad changes included Aleki Lutui moving to loosehead, Josh Taylor coming in at hooker & lock while in the backs Gavin Williams returns at scrum
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1stXV v Hull Ionians, Sat Dec 16, Match Preview

1stXV v Hull Ionians, Sat Dec 16, Match Preview

1stXV v Hull Ionians, Sat Dec 16, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Hull Ionians to Dillingham Park this Saturday for another chapter in the recent rivalry between the two clubs. Hull Ionians was formed in 1989 by the merger of Hull and East Riding with Ionians. Hull & East Riding were formed 1901 while Ionians formation
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Coventry 63 1stXV 14, Sat Dec 09 2017, National 1

Coventry 63 1stXV 14, Sat Dec 09 2017, National 1

Coventry 63 1stXV 14, Sat Dec 09 2017, National 1 Ampthill travelled to near neighbours Coventry on a clear but very cold afternoon which saw the 2ndXV game postponed due to an unplayable pitch. Amps have had a inconsistent start to the season losing a number of close games while being competitive on all those
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Senior Results Sat Dec 09, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 09, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 09, 2017
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Mowden Park 21 1stXV 15, Sat Dec 02 2017, National 1

Mowden Park 21 1stXV 15, Sat Dec 02 2017, National 1

Mowden Park 21 1stXV 15, Sat Dec 02 2017, National 1 Ampthill travelled to Darlington without head coach Paul Turner whose mother passed away in the week, needless to say all our thoughts are with the Turner family and friends at this difficult time. Amps lost their fourth game of the season, all with a
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Senior Results Sat Dec 02, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 02, 2017

Senior Results Sat Dec 02, 2017
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Cinderford United 7-36 Ampthill 1881, Sat Nov 25, 2017, Zoo Shield Division 1

Cinderford United 7-36 Ampthill 1881, Sat Nov 25, 2017, Zoo Shield Division 1

Ampthill 1881’s clinical in the cold It’s one of the longest road trips for the 1881 and so the fun bus were out and after a smooth trip the squad landed at Cinderford (not Cirencester) which felt more like the arctic. The 1881 have never won away at Cinderford, in fact, on the last two
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1stXV 29 Rosslyn Park 23, Sat Nov 25, 2017, National 1

1stXV 29 Rosslyn Park 23, Sat Nov 25, 2017, National 1

1stXV Dig Deep To Secure Bonus Point Win Over Rosslyn Park Ampthill 29 Rosslyn Park 23 Ampthill welcomed Rosslyn Park on a fine but chilly afternoon with bright sunshine, excellent playing conditions and a light westerly breeze across the pitch. Amps squad changes included up front, Aleki Lutui at loose head, Matt Dawson at hooker
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Senior Results Sat Nov 25, 2017

Senior Results Sat Nov 25, 2017

Senior Results Sat Nov 25, 2017
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1stXV v Rosslyn Park, Sat Nov 25, Match Preview

1stXV v Rosslyn Park, Sat Nov 25, Match Preview

1stXV v Rosslyn Park, Sat Nov 25, Match Preview Ampthill welcome Rosslyn Park to Olney Field this Saturday for the twelfth fixture of the season. Rosslyn Park was founded  in 1879 by a group of young men looking for winter sport. Having played ad hoc cricket in the grounds of Rosslyn House, part of the Rosslyn Park estate,
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Plymouth Albion 16 1stXV 9, Sat Nov 11, 2017, National 1

Plymouth Albion 16 1stXV 9, Sat Nov 11, 2017, National 1

Plymouth Albion 16 1stXV 9, Sat Nov 11, 2017, National 1 Ampthill travelled to Plymouth to find a damp afternoon with increasing rain making handling difficult. Amps squad saw Toby Trinder return at loose head, Paino Hehea at lock and Billy Johnson at blindside, the backs were unchanged while Loti Molitka came onto the bench
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Plymouth Albion v 1stXV, Sat Nov 11, Match Preview

Plymouth Albion v 1stXV, Sat Nov 11, Match Preview

Plymouth Albion v 1stXV, Sat Nov 11, Match Preview Ampthill travel to Brickfields this weekend to face Plymouth Albion who were formed in 1876 by a group of apprentices from the Royal Naval Dockyard in Devonport and played in Devonport Park. In 1887 the club moved to Bladderly, where spectators paid three times as much (3d) to
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1stXV v Old Elthamians, Sat Nov 04, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Old Elthamians, Sat Nov 04, 14:15, Match Preview

1stXV v Old Elthamians, Sat Nov 04, 14:15, Match Preview
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Caldy 22 Ampthill 39, Sat Oct 28, 2017, National 1

Caldy 22 Ampthill 39, Sat Oct 28, 2017, National 1

Caldy 22 Ampthill 39, Sat Oct 28, 2017, National 1 Ampthill travelled to Paton field on a very windy afternoon to face Caldy for the first time since March 2015 which saw a narrow win for the visitors in a high scoring (29-36) and entertaining game. Amps squad saw numerous changes following the loss at
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Senior Results Sat Oct 28, 2017

Senior Results Sat Oct 28, 2017

Senior Results Sat Oct 28, 2017
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2017-18 Club Membership Deadline

2017-18 Club Membership Deadline

2017-18 Club Membership Deadline It has come to light that a significant number former club members have not renewed their membership for the 2017-18 Season. In part this may be because members who previously paid via direct debit believed that their direct debit would automatically roll over to this season. Under direct debit rules we
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1stXV 7 Cambridge 8, Sat Oct 21, National 1

1stXV 7 Cambridge 8, Sat Oct 21, National 1

1stXV 7 Cambridge 8, Sat Oct 21, National 1 Ampthill welcomed Cambridge to Dillingham Park on a bright, very windy autumn afternoon with passing showers, underfoot conditions were good. Amps squad saw three changes in the pack, two in the backs and 3 on the bench including the loss of leading try scorer flanker Syd
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1stXV v Cambridge, Sat Oct 21, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Cambridge, Sat Oct 21, 15:00, Match Preview

1stXV v Cambridge, Sat Oct 21, 15:00, Match Preview
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Loughborough Students 14 1stXV 36, Sat Oct 14, National 1

Loughborough Students 14 1stXV 36, Sat Oct 14, National 1

Loughborough Students 14 1stXV 36, Sat Oct 14, Nation