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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Academy off to a flying start.

Academy off to a flying start.

  Three strong performances on the road resulting in friendly victories away at Syston, Kettering and Northampton Old Scouts were the result of good pre-season preparation by the lads.  Going into Saturdays first league game of the season away at Towcester the mood was confident and the 57 – 0 thrashing which the A’s dished
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Academy Beds. Cup Final

Academy Beds. Cup Final

The Academy side play their Beds Cup final tonight against Bedford with a 7.30 kick off. The venue is Bedford Aths. ground on Wentworth Drive, Bedford, MK41 8QA Come and support the future.
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Academy in East Mids Cup Semi-Final

Academy in East Mids Cup Semi-Final

The Academy side arrived at Northampton Old Scouts for their quarter final match to be met by a fierce wind blowing straight down the length of the pitch. A’s started well and dominated the game despite the wind and kept the scoreboard busy. Stand out tries from Charlie Argyle cutting in off his left wing and
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Academy into East Mids. Cup quarter final.

Academy into East Mids. Cup quarter final.

Ampthill Academy were almost back to full strength for this quarter final match away at Olney R.F.C. and looking forward to the encounter. A bright and breezy afternoon saw Ampthill slightly dominate the opening 20 minutes but with Olney also showing their form on the counter attacks. Ampthill skipper Charlie Garwood, after 25 minutes, was the first
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Charlie Garwood

Charlie Garwood

Congratulations to Charlie Garwood who played for the Midlands in a 29-22 win over South-West yesterday. Today he plays against London & SE in the England U18 trails weekend. Good luck from all at Ampthill
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Pierce Holland selected to play for the Irish Exiles

Pierce Holland selected to play for the Irish Exiles

Congratulations to our Academy player Pierce Holland on being selected to play for the Irish Exiles this Sunday.  
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Academy National Cup victory 46 – 7 over Ashby

Academy National Cup victory 46 – 7 over Ashby

A glorious bright winter’s afternoon saw Ampthill Academy welcome Ashby de la Zouch to Ampthill’s Dillingham Park for the latest round of the National Cup. A’s started the game well and centre Jamie Bell crossed the whitewash after just 2 minutes. Ashley, playing very much on the back foot conceded further tries from flanker Adam
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Ampthill Academy 19 – Kettering 37

Ampthill Academy 19 – Kettering 37

The Academy went down to their second league defeat of the season at home against a strong Kettering side. Early pressure from A’s went unrewarded, a feature of the game, and Kettering went up the other end to score a converted try on their first visit to the home sides 22. This was quickly followed
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National Cup – Ampthill Academy 25 – Lutterworth 3

National Cup – Ampthill Academy 25 – Lutterworth 3

The Academys 2018/19 National Cup campaign got under way with a home fixture against Lutterworth Colts in almost ideal playing conditions and in front of a decent size crowd.  Amps playing up the slope conceded an early three points from a penalty and struggled to settle into their game with penalty after penalty being awarded
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Hemel Hempstead 17 – 10 Ampthill Academy B – Sunday 7th October 2018

Hemel Hempstead 17 – 10 Ampthill Academy B – Sunday 7th October 2018

Academy B Fall Just Short at Chaulden Lane Thankfully the wet and windy conditions of Saturday had long disappeared as the Academy B team made the short trip down the M1 to Hemel Hempstead for their first HML u18 Div 3 fixture on a slightly chilly, bright, sunny morning with firm conditions underfoot. Hemel Hempstead have
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Towcestrians 10 – 83 Ampthill Academy A – Saturday 6th October 2018

Towcestrians 10 – 83 Ampthill Academy A – Saturday 6th October 2018

Academy Too Strong for Towcestrians The Academy made the short trip to Towcester for an East Midlands friendly on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon with players and spectators alike facing a battle with the elements for the first time this season. Towcestrians are in the same division as Ampthill but have not had a
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Wellingborough v Ampthill Academy (Sunday) Saturday 29th September 2018

Wellingborough v Ampthill Academy (Sunday) Saturday 29th September 2018

When Enfield Ignatians pulled out of the arranged fixture the Ampthill Academy Sunday squad were left looking at a blank weekend. Wellingborough offered to step into the breach and the Sunday team travelled north on a clear, bright Saturday afternoon to Cut Throat Lane looking for some good preparation prior to their HML campaign starting
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Ampthill Academy v Peterborough,  East Mids Div 1. – Saturday 22nd September 2018

Ampthill Academy v Peterborough, East Mids Div 1. – Saturday 22nd September 2018

Ampthill Academy opened up the scoring in only the second minute of this East Midlands Division 1 match when winger Dan Chalmers crossed the line after a break down the left wing and Fynn Cook put the conversion through the uprights.  A number of pick and goes on the left side saw prop Harley Edwin
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Old Northamptonians Colts v Ampthill Academy, 15th September 2018

Old Northamptonians Colts v Ampthill Academy, 15th September 2018

Ampthill Academy travelled upto Northampton for this second league 1 game of the season with great confidence following last weeks win at Bedford. The usual slow Ampthill start, however, saw them concede a try in the fifth minute but reply in the 14th with Pierce Hollands rampant charge being finished with a pick up by
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Bedford Athletic Colts v Ampthill Academy, Saturday 8th September, 2018

Bedford Athletic Colts v Ampthill Academy, Saturday 8th September, 2018

Ampthill Academy travelled to Putnoe Woods for this early season East Midlands League 1 match on a clear blue sky afternoon with a full strength squad and with great confidence following a good preseason and a very good intake of new lads into the Academy. The whitewash was barely dry, though, when Bedford crossed it
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U17 2017-2018 End of Season Report

U17 2017-2018 End of Season Report

A difficult season for many reasons but as ever seeing the boys playing Rugby and importantly enjoying it made up for any difficulties we had. Under 17’s teams have historically been difficult to maintain as the demands of school, part time work and girls take their toll. However we were determined to keep the age
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End of Season Sale

End of Season Sale

Club Shop End of Season Sale Many items are half price and below! See Fred for details…
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Charlie Fleckney Starts For England Counties U18

Charlie Fleckney Starts For England Counties U18

United Counties U18 v Ireland Clubs and Schools U18   Charlie Fleckney No 2 is in the starting line up in the England Counties U18 squad and he is one of our Academy Players!
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U18’s Bedfordshire Cup Final 24 March

U18’s Bedfordshire Cup Final 24 March

U18’s Bedfordshire Cup Final Ampthill Academy v Beds Ath KO 3pm 24th March 2018
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Senior Results Sat Jan 20, 2018

Senior Results Sat Jan 20, 2018

Senior Results Sat Jan 20, 2018
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O’Neills Centenary Offer

O’Neills Centenary Offer

O’Neills Is 100 Years Old To Take Advantage Of The First Of A Series Of Online Offers, Click Here
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Mandy Goodge

Mandy Goodge

Mandy Goodge It is with great sadness that we wish Graham, William and Alex Goodge our sincere condolences on the loss of Mandy. The family have been a part of the club for many years as supporters, players and sponsors. The family’s loss will be met with deep sadness throughout the whole club. Mandy’s Funeral
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Senior Results Sat Nov 04, 2017

Senior Results Sat Nov 04, 2017

Senior Results Sat Nov 04, 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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Membership Renewal & Mini & Youth Registration

Membership Renewal & Mini & Youth Registration

Membership Renewal & Mini & Youth Registration All members need to register or renew their membership for this 2017-2018 season. Mini & Youth Registration Day on Sun Sep 03 will start at 09:30. Click Here to download and complete the membership form and direct debit instruction and save time at registration. All other members please Click
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Three Academy Members Make Competitive Debut Against Jersey

Three Academy Members Make Competitive Debut Against Jersey

Shay Howes, Charlie Fleckney & Sol Tovey Make 1881s League Debut Against Jersey Athletic At Dillingham Park this Saturday, Sep 02, kick off at 12:00, three mini & youth graduates make their competitive debuts for the 1881s against Jersey in the Zoo Sports Division 1 league fixture. Shay, son of ADRUFC steward Louise Howes, will
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Richard Churchill

Richard Churchill

Richard Churchill It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Richard Churchill, peacefully, last Monday, Aug 14th at Willen Hospice, Milton Keynes. Richard was a pillar of Ampthill rugby for much of the clubs history, as a player where he Captained the 1stXV, administrator, volunteer and supporter where he continued to attend
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Three Academy Players Make Senior Squad Debuts Against Henley

Three Academy Players Make Senior Squad Debuts Against Henley

Three Academy Players Make Senior Squad Debuts Against Henley This Saturday, August 12th, 2017 Tom Gray Ampthill Academy Head Coach is pleased to see three of this years academy players make their debuts for the senior squad this week away at Henley this Saturday. The academy is in its first year and for three of
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British Car Auctions Confirm Multi-Year Senior Partner Sponsorship

British Car Auctions Confirm Multi-Year Senior Partner Sponsorship

British Car Auctions Confirm Multi-Year Senior Partner Sponsorship
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9th Annual Beer Festival June 24

9th Annual Beer Festival June 24

Ampthill Rugby’s 9th Annual Beer Festival We are holding our 9th Annual Beer Festival at Ampthill Rugby Club on Saturday 24th June. It starts at 13:00 and ends late.  There will be 32 Real Ales plus Ciders, Perrys, a Pimms tent plus the Club Bar. We also have Live Music, BBQ & Hog Roast as well
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All Blacks v Lions, Clubhouse Opening Times

All Blacks v Lions, Clubhouse Opening Times

Clubhouse Open For All Blacks v Lions Ampthill Rugby Club will be open for all three All Blacks v British & Irish Lions test matches in June & July. Come along to a great community rugby club to absorb a true rugby atmosphere. Special offer:- Bacon butty & pint £5    Members and Non-Members are welcome
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Ampthill Academy

Ampthill Academy

Ampthill Academy Announcement
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U17  2016-17  Season Review

U17 2016-17 Season Review

This past season has been a difficult one with only the Herts/Middlesex league to compete in, albeit in the top division, but that providing only six fixtures. Also with there being no u17’s Beds Cup competition the number and quality of friendly fixtures was therefore always going to be an important issue. The squad size
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Ampthill  U17   Bedfordshire Colts County Cup Winners 2017

Ampthill U17 Bedfordshire Colts County Cup Winners 2017

Ampthill u17’s went into this Bedfordshire Colts County Cup final against Luton Rugby Club Colts with three players from the u18’s included in the squad to provide cover and experience in a number of positions. As the players warmed up prior to kick off the difference in the age and size between the two sides
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Bishop Stortford v Ampthill U17

Bishop Stortford v Ampthill U17

Following the u17s convincing 46 points to nil home victory over Ruislip in the Herts/Middx league the previous Sunday the lads were the now visitors to Bishops Stortford for their next top of the league match. A 30 minute delay to the kick off time was not helpful as both sides were kept waiting on
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Ampthill u17s beat Peterborough RFC 29-18

Ampthill u17s beat Peterborough RFC 29-18

Ampthill u17s got their season back on track with a good win and a solid performance against a Peterborough RFC Colts side. This fixture followed a number of weeks with matches being postponed by opposing clubs. Ampthill were due to play Daventry RFC in an East Midlands cup quarter final on Sunday but Daventry conceded
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U17  Ampthill sting Wasps  67 – 0

U17 Ampthill sting Wasps 67 – 0

Ampthill sting Wasps A bright, but very cold morning saw Ampthill u17’s host Wasps for this friendly fixture. Ampthill welcomed centre Tom James, TJ, a new player to their squad who had only trained with them at the previous Thursdays session. Nevertheless TJ was soon into the fray with the opening try after just 4
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U17  Ampthill 31 – 26 London Welsh  HML

U17 Ampthill 31 – 26 London Welsh HML

AMPTHILL U17S CELTIC TRIUMPH Early morning torrential downpours had put this Herts/Middlesex top division league fixture in doubt but the rain stopped and the sun appeared in time for Ampthill u17s to welcome London Welsh u17s to Dillingham Park for a rare meeting between these two sides. Ampthill got off to a bad start when
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Fullerians  5 – 43  Ampthill U17

Fullerians 5 – 43 Ampthill U17

Travelling down to Fullerians in Watford for this game on a bright breezy morning. Ampthill U17s went into their opening Herts/Middx. League game of the season with great anticipation for the season to come and in a confident mood following their early season preparation and good friendly matches. Though with Lewis Sharp out for a
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Ampthill U17 v Hertford Colts

Ampthill U17 v Hertford Colts

Ampthill U17s followed up their narrow loss to Peterborough with another very strong friendly fixture, this time against Hertford. A’s started down the slope and were soon a converted try down following good work from the Hertford forwards forcing their way through some poor defending. Into their stride Ampthill opened their scoring with A’s inside
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U18 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

U18 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

So the chapter closes on the epic journey of this remarkable group of young men, finishing where it started by becoming the Bedfordshire County champions. Entering the quarter finals with a number of players unavailable due to injury and sickness, the squad was supplemented by a number of very enthusiastic & talented under 17`s. The
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U17 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

U17 End Of Season Report 2015-2016

Nationally, this age group is notorious for players leaving rugby and pursuing other options. We started the season with 24 players, but were soon struggling to get 18 to turn up to matches. We even played one match with only 12 players. Luckily, we have quite a lot of strength in depth and it is
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Ampthill Colts Progress To Beds Cup Final

Ampthill Colts Progress To Beds Cup Final

Ampthill Colts Progress To Beds Cup Final
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U18 Season Report 2015

U18 Season Report 2015

U18 End Of Season Report 2014-15
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End of Season Report 2014 – 2015

End of Season Report 2014 – 2015

Well what a year that was, as we see the lads once again winning the East Midlands Cup and close runners up in the league. Whilst we have had a few disappointments along the way we should be rightly proud of what this group of young men achieved in a year when commitments outside of
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1st March 2015  Nottingham Corsairs

1st March 2015 Nottingham Corsairs

Nottingham Corsairs 19 v Ampthill 17
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1 February 2015   Old Albanians  HML

1 February 2015 Old Albanians HML

Old Albanians 5 v 0 Ampthill
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4th January 2015 – Brentwood

4th January 2015 – Brentwood

Ampthill 57 v 7 Brentwood (Friendly)
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HML U17’s Div. 1 2014 – 15

HML U17’s Div. 1 2014 – 15

Herts Middlesex Junior League
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21 December 2014 – Oundle

21 December 2014 – Oundle

Oundle 0 v 5 Ampthill
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16th Nov Bishops Stortford

16th Nov Bishops Stortford

Bishops Stortford 5 – 38 Ampthill Bishops Stortford v Ampthill 16th November 2014 HML Div 1 On a misty November morning, Ampthill travelled to Bishops Stortford (average house price £315,333) for this season’s second match in the HML league. Ampthill were quick off the blocks, and were 7-0 up within 5 minutes after Spurr took the inside pop
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12th Oct Ampthill 35 v 0 Oundle – Friendly

12th Oct Ampthill 35 v 0 Oundle – Friendly

Ampthill hosted Oundle (average house price £247,189) on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I forgot to get a prediction from our regular pre-match pundit Russell Spurr, so in true journalistic style I have made one up. ‘I forsee a tough match with Ampthill coming out worthy winners’ said Russell – and once again he was unerringly
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28th Sept Ampthill 14 v 14 Hitchin – Friendly

28th Sept Ampthill 14 v 14 Hitchin – Friendly

Ampthill hosted Hitchin on an unseasonably warm and sultry afternoon. Our pre-match pundit Russell Spur, sitting decisively on the fence, divined that the match ‘would be 50/50’, and his incisive declaration turned out to be surprisingly accurate. The first half was scoreless. Hitchin were well organised and committed, Ampthill had plenty of possession, but squandered
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21st Sept HML Div 1 : Chess Valley 0 – 62 Ampthill

21st Sept HML Div 1 : Chess Valley 0 – 62 Ampthill

Ampthill travelled to the impoverished suburb of Croxley Green, where the average semi sells for a paltry £404,412, and you can pick up something detached for as little as £745,000. The sun was shining but it was a little chilly, this was exacerbated by a long wait as the kick-off was delayed until 11.30 to
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