From Tanqueray to the Championship!

From Tanqueray to the Championship!

The members who attended last week’s virtual AGM will have heard that Mike Plant has been kept busy for the past two years writing his book about the club: “From Tanqueray to the Championship: The History of Ampthill & District Rugby Club”. We are pleased to announce that after many hours of writing, proofreading, and
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Tony ‘Crankie’ Roger’s Funeral – Mon 23rd November

Tony ‘Crankie’ Roger’s Funeral – Mon 23rd November

The following information has been released for Tony ‘Crankie’ Rogers’ funeral on Monday 23rd November. The funeral is due to take place at Bedford Crematorium and for those that would like to pay respect their respects en route, please see the information below; The Funeral Cortege will leave Neville’s Funeral Services in Flitwick Road, Ampthill
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Government Funding and BBC 3 Counties This Morning

Government Funding and BBC 3 Counties This Morning

Following the Government announcement yesterday of a “£300m Sport Winter Survival Package to help spectator sports in England”, Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery appeared on BBC 3 Counties Radio this morning. Listen at 1:52 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08x52fh  
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Watch England Rugby free this month and generate revenue for AMPTHILL RUFC

Watch England Rugby free this month and generate revenue for AMPTHILL RUFC

We’re encouraging all members, as well as your family and friends, to take advantage of a new offer created between the RFU and Amazon that lets you watch England* Rugby for free in the Autumn Nations Cup, while also creating much-needed revenue for the club. The Quilter Internationals kick off this Saturday and will be streamed online via  Amazon Prime.
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Invitations to AGM – Weds 18th November, 2020

Invitations to AGM – Weds 18th November, 2020

If you would like to attend the Virtual AGM that is to be held on Zoom next Wednesday evening, please email Honorary Secretary, Ian Titman and request an invitation code:   secretary@ampthillrufc.com   We are limited to 100 attendees and requests will be dealt with on a “first come, first served” basis.   Thank you
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Tony Rogers

Tony Rogers

Tony (pictured top above Richard Dillingham) died peacefully in the early hours of November 4th.  A founder member of the Club, he played in the first-ever match in The Great Park, Woburn Road aged just 16.  Tony was a terrific player and played under Norman Brown for the 1st XV throughout the 1950s and beyond
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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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Ampthill Great Park  – Britain’s Favourite Park?

Ampthill Great Park  – Britain’s Favourite Park?

It’s time to pick the nation’s favourite parks! Ampthill is fortunate to have a wonderful park which has lots of different things to offer. Although many of the events had to be cancelled this year many people have been able to make good use of the Park for meeting friends and family, fun and exercise
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Chairman’s News 31st October 2020

Chairman’s News 31st October 2020

During a year of firsts, I didn’t think that this would be something I would be communicating to our membership; “The RFU Council has today made the difficult decision to cancel the Adult Competitive Leagues (Level 3 and below for Men, Level 2 and below for Women) for the 2020/21 season. We believe that, even
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Reg Wood

Reg Wood

The Club Committee were saddened to receive the following email from Reg Wood’s daughter, Val this week: “I would like the Club to know that my father, Reg Wood, passed away last week at the fine age of 93. I think there will still be a few club members who remember him as a founding
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Arrangements for Sunday 27th September

Arrangements for Sunday 27th September

It was great to see all of the minis, youth, girls and ladies back training last week and we’re really looking forward to seeing you all again on Sunday! The timings and locations for each age groups session will be advised by your head coach. Club Shop: If you require any new kit then the
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Cleaning Staff

Cleaning Staff

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the imminent reopening of the clubhouse and changing rooms for members and players, the Committee is looking to recruit additional cleaners to compliment the existing housekeeping and hospitality team. Experience of working in hospitality or a clinical environment and some knowledge of infection control would be desirable.
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ARUFC Safeguarding Officer

ARUFC Safeguarding Officer

Following the decision of Angharad Jones to resign from her roles as Ampthill RUFC Club Safeguarding Officer and Mental Health Champion, the Committee would like to thank her for her huge contribution to the club over the past six years and look forward to seeing her back at the club as a supporter (with a
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Mini & Youth Training Times – 2020-21 Season

Mini & Youth Training Times – 2020-21 Season

We are looking forward to welcoming back all of the Mini and Youth players with their parents and guardians on Sunday morning and then the Ladies and Girls age groups in the afternoon. Timings and locations for each session are detailed below. Your attention is drawn to some basic housekeeping for these sessions: No parents
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70th Anniversary of ARUFC

70th Anniversary of ARUFC

This month the Club will be seventy years old since it reformed after the war in 1950. The first fixture was played on 16th September 1950 in Ampthill Great Park! Had the Club got going when originally founded in 1881, we would be celebrating our 139 year anniversary in September and 140th next year! Once
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Norman Brown

Norman Brown

Everybody at Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club was saddened to learn this week that Norman Brown had passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends. The below is an extract from the soon to be published sports almanac, “From Tanqueray to Lavery – The History of Ampthill & District Rugby Club”
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ARUFC Masks & NHS T-Shirts

ARUFC Masks & NHS T-Shirts

We don’t need to tell you how amazing the NHS is! The people who make up this fantastic organisation do so much for everybody on a daily basis and this has been highlighted even more so in the last few months during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. All around the country people have been doing what
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ARUFC – COVID-19 Plan & PreSeason Training Guidance for Coaches and Players

ARUFC – COVID-19 Plan & PreSeason Training Guidance for Coaches and Players

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Committee of Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club has released their COVID-19 plan. The Committee has also released Guidance for Coaches and Players ahead of Pre-Season Training in the Senior and Mini&Youth Sections of the club. If you have any questions regarding either of these documents please
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Men’s Health Week – 15th to 21st June

Men’s Health Week – 15th to 21st June

Ampthill Rugby Club are working with Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service to both provide support for all of our members and to broadcast the services available for the whole of our local community. Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service are running a Men’s Mental Health Webinar on Thursday 25th June at 17.30. It is free to attend but you will
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Mental Health Awareness Course

Mental Health Awareness Course

Ampthill Rugby has made a commitment to supporting mental health throughout the club. As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, Mind and Sport England have made the following course available: Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity “Equipping coaches with the knowledge, skills and confidence to better understand and support people living with mental health problems, as
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Steve “Wally” Blackmore

Steve “Wally” Blackmore

Everybody at Ampthill RUFC was saddened to hear of the passing of Steve “Wally” Blackmore overnight. Steve was an ex-Wales international prop and a regular attendee at Ampthill 1st XV games watching his son Syd. Our thoughts are with Steve’s partner Louise, daughters Kendall and Kerys and of course our Syd! RIP Wally.
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Clive Freeman – Funeral Details

Clive Freeman – Funeral Details

Julie, Vicki, Mathew, Sarah and Maisie will be following the hearse leaving Flitwick at 9:15 on Tuesday 5th May 2020. Friends have expressed their wishes to come to the close in the morning to see us off, please may we ask that you do not park in the close and follow current social distancing guidelines
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Clive Freeman

Clive Freeman

We are sad to report that Clive Freeman, a loyal supporter of the club,  lost his long battle with cancer and passed away on 20th April 2020. Clive was a former club Committee member and was also involved as a coach throughout mini and youth. He was instrumental in organising the youth tour to Canada in
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Ampthill RUFC Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Ampthill RUFC Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Dear All, Following a Nationwide Mental Health webinar held by the RFU in February 2020, the Committee discussed the implementation of an Ampthill RUFC Mental Health Awareness Campaign in the 2020/2021 Season at their last meeting. However, in light of the current Covid-19 situation across the country we thought it prudent to bring this forward.
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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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Geoff Bailey

Geoff Bailey

Everybody at the club was saddened to hear of the passing of ex-1st XV player, Geoff Bailey this week. Mark Bailey would like to organize a pub crawl around Ampthill in Geoff’s memory as soon as this is possible. Mark can be contacted via his Facebook page.
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DoR on Sky Sports News

DoR on Sky Sports News

Some of you might have missed our Director of Rugby, Mark Lavery’s appearance on Sky Sports News on Monday morning?
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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 Update

Tickets & Hospitality Update

Further to our statement on Saturday 21st March (https://www.ampthillrufc.com/ampthill-statement-regarding-rfu-announcement/) the Committee of Ampthill & District Community RUFC have given consideration to arrangements for pre-purchased 1st XV Match Tickets and Hospitality. Given that there is every likelihood that the RFU will confirm Newcastle Falcons promotion to the Gallagher Premiership, we will be refunding all pre-purchased tickets
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Membership fees for the season 2019/20

Membership fees for the season 2019/20

Membership fees for the season 2019/20 The membership rate imposed by the club at the AGM is an annual membership to a private members club (Ampthill RUFC).  The benefit to members is, like other clubs and societies, that we allow them to pay it over eight months rather than all at once at the beginning
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Ampthill  Statement regarding RFU Announcement

Ampthill Statement regarding RFU Announcement

Following the RFU announcement yesterday morning that the 2019/20 season would end with immediate effect, the Committee of Ampthill & District RFC have issued the following statement: ‘These are difficult times for the whole rugby family and we understand the RFU’s decision that the 2019/20 season will be ending immediately. These are unchartered waters for
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RFU Confirms End of 2019/20 Season!

RFU Confirms End of 2019/20 Season!

My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19 as well as recent flooding events, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community. In order to provide clarity and to assist with immediate and longer term planning, the Rugby Football Union
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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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COVID-19: Updated Statement from ARUFC

COVID-19: Updated Statement from ARUFC

Following the Government’s COBRA meeting today (12/03/2020) we can confirm that all matches at Dillingham Park will go ahead as planned this weekend. Nevertheless, Ampthill Rugby Club is committed to reducing the risk of further spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will be carrying out extra cleaning and disinfecting to ensure the health and safety of
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COVID-19: Statement from Ampthill RUFC

COVID-19: Statement from Ampthill RUFC

Ampthill Rugby Club is committed to reducing the risk of further spread of COVID-19 and we are continually monitoring the advice and recommendations of Public Health England and the RFU. Although it is unlikely that this weekend’s fixtures will be affected, we will update the website on Thursday with information and advice on how to
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Steven Penwright

Steven Penwright

It was with great sadness that Ampthill Rugby Club learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of club member, Steve Penwright. Steve sadly passed away on Thursday 20th February 2020. He loved his rugby and could be found on a Sunday morning watching his son Mason, a player in our current U13 team, and his
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Vandalism at Our Club

Vandalism at Our Club

Ampthill Rugby Club has always been reliant on the work done by numerous volunteers who keep the club maintained and ready for use by its playing members. When the 1st XV were promoted to the Championship last year, the club was given a long list of criteria to be met in order to compete in
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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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Statement on behalf of Ampthill and District RUFC: Update on RFU funding cuts to Championship Clubs

Statement on behalf of Ampthill and District RUFC: Update on RFU funding cuts to Championship Clubs

To our Members, Players, Supporters, Sponsors, Partners and other stakeholders. We write to update you about the current position with regard to the challenges against the RFU cuts to the Championship.  After some reflection, we thought it important to communicate our thoughts about the sad state of affairs we find our game in. We are
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Grange Bowl – an aerial view!

Grange Bowl – an aerial view!

We are always grateful to the professional photographers who give up their time on a voluntary basis to help the club with pictures of all of our teams, especially Iain Frankish at Actuance and Dave Horn at Prime Media Images   Dave was at Dillingham Park early this morning testing some new kit and took this
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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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Lost Property

Lost Property

Attention All Members, Players and Supporters! We have an increasing amount of ‘lost-property’ at the club and regret that we do not have room to store this indefinitely. From this weekend we will have a ‘LOST PROPERTY BIN’ in the foyer. If you have left anything at the club recently then please check if it
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Club Lunches in January 2020

Club Lunches in January 2020

We have two Greene King IPA Championship fixtures in January with ‘Special’ lunches in the Clubhouse prior to both of these: Firstly on 11th January we host Coventry Rugby Club and have the “Ampthill Mayor’s Lunch”, hosted by the Mayor (and club committee member) Councillor Ian Titman. Ian will be inviting a number of guests,
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Weekend Update: Fri 20th December

Weekend Update: Fri 20th December

Following the exceptional rainfall yesterday and with more rain due tonight and tomorrow, ALL Mini & Youth Rugby on Sunday 22nd December has been cancelled, with the sole exception of the U16’s match which will Kick-Off at 1100 on Pitch 4! In light of this decision, the Club Shop hours have been amended to 1030-1145
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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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Club Shop – New Merchandise for Christmas!

Club Shop – New Merchandise for Christmas!

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas, the club shop now has a full stock of custom merchandise including bobble hats, scarves, umbrellas and cufflinks. 1st XV Championship Squad players Spencer Sutherland and Gavin Williams kindly volunteered to model our new goods along with Ladies XV Captain, Gloria
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Club Shop – Open Sunday 1st Dec. Scarves in Stock!

Club Shop – Open Sunday 1st Dec. Scarves in Stock!

Following a successful opening for the AGM where the new club umbrellas and cufflinks were well received, we can confirm that Scarves are now also in stock and will be on sale from his Sunday priced at £14, the perfect Christmas gift! We have also received new stock of children’s official playing shirts and shorts
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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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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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Annual General Meeting – Weds 27th Nov, 8pm

Annual General Meeting – Weds 27th Nov, 8pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at The Clubhouse, Dillingham Park, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HX on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 8.00pm when the following ordinary business will be transacted : To receive the report of the committee from The Chairman To receive the Income and
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Sat 2nd Nov at Ampthill Rugby Club

Sat 2nd Nov at Ampthill Rugby Club

This Saturday promises to be another great day of rugby at Dillingham Park! The clubhouse will be open from 8.30am and serving breakfast rolls, tea and coffee plus the bar will be open for the Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa live from Japan! However, the club carpark will be closed until
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Ex-Players Lunch & Hartpury RFC – Sat 2nd November

Ex-Players Lunch & Hartpury RFC – Sat 2nd November

Following the success of our previous event in April,  we will be hosting another ‘Ex-Players Lunch’ on Saturday 2nd November prior to our Greene King IPA Championship fixture with Hartpury RFC! A three-course lunch will be served at 12.15, including our very popular ARUFC Steak & Ale pies and a choice of dessert or cheese board.
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O’Neills Black Friday Sale!

O’Neills Black Friday Sale!

If you are looking to buy any club kit or perhaps Christmas presents then our club kit partners, O’Neills are running a Black Friday Event where you can save 20% on all O’Neills online club shop merchandise! The sale will run from Friday 25th to Mon 28th October – this will be the ONLY opportunity
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Sat 19th October – RWC Breakfast, Mini & Youth Day and Ladies Lunch

Sat 19th October – RWC Breakfast, Mini & Youth Day and Ladies Lunch

A great day’s rugby at the club this Saturday! The clubhouse will be open from 8am and showing the Rugby World Cup Quarter Final between England and Australia. We’ll be serving tea, coffee and breakfast rolls!! At 1pm the Academy play Kettering in the National Cup on Pitch 1 And then at 3pm the 1st XV
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ARUFC Supporters Group

ARUFC Supporters Group

We are pleased to report that some of our members have now formed an official “ARUFC Supporters Group”. The Supporters Group will be organising coach trips to selected 1st XV away matches, starting with London Scottish on 26th October. If you are interested in joining the Supporters Group and participating in any of the trips
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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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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 Club Lunches

1st XV Club Lunches

We’ve been asked a lot of questions recently about our club lunches and thought we’d share some information with all of our members and supporters. We serve a freshly cooked hot lunch prior to all 1st XV home games. The food is prepared in our kitchen by our chef @tracey.hollywell and her very talented team
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Rugby World Cup & 1st XV – Sat 12th Oct

Rugby World Cup & 1st XV – Sat 12th Oct

The clubhouse will be open from 9am on Saturday and showing England v France live from the Rugby World Cup (Kick Off 9.15), followed by Ireland v Samoa (Kick Off 11.45). Tea, coffee and breakfast rolls will be available.    Why not book a club lunch and stay all day to watch our 1st XV
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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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BBC 3 Counties Radio – Mon 7th Oct

BBC 3 Counties Radio – Mon 7th Oct

Following our win at Bedford Blues in the RFU Championship Cup on Saturday, Head Coach Paul Turner will be appearing on BBC 3 Counties Radio Sports Show with Luke Ashmead and Geoff Doyle at 615 this evening to discuss the game and our season ahead in the Greene King IPA Championship. You can listen live
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Membership Update – 25th Sept 2019

Membership Update – 25th Sept 2019

Please note that in order to be eligible for the Six Nations International ballot tickets,  you must be a member of ARUFC by 1st October 2019. Please ensure you have completed your membership before then. If you have any questions please contact the membership team  – a representative of the membership team is normally at
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Ampthill Rugby – Sat 21st September Opening Times

Ampthill Rugby – Sat 21st September Opening Times

Dear Members & Supporters The team for our first ever Championship Cup game against Coventry Rugby will be announced at midday today. Advance tickets for the game, with a saving of £2.50 per ticket are available here until 0900 tomorrow. After this time you will need to buy a full-price ticket at the Box Office.
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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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New Ticketing Partners – Venueserve. Tickets on sale NOW!

New Ticketing Partners – Venueserve. Tickets on sale NOW!

We are pleased to confirm that Ampthill Rugby is partnering with ticketing platform Venueserve for our inaugural season in the Greene King IPA Championship. Venueserve will provide an online sales platform and mobile-friendly ticket scanning system that we trust will prove easy to use for both our members and all visiting supporters. The capacity for
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2019/20 Membership Update

2019/20 Membership Update

We are pleased to confirm that membership for the 2019/20 season is now open. All you need to do is log back into your account, check that all of the details are correct and then set up a direct debit for this year (it will pull through last year’s information automatically). You will receive an email
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Malcolm Davies – Obituary

Malcolm Davies – Obituary

Malcolm “Dad” Davies joined Ampthill RUFC in season 1978-79 after moving to Flitwick from Shropshire.  He played loose-head prop for Shrewsbury and the Shropshire County side prior to joining Ampthill.  He was ever-present in the front row with Bob Clayton and Phil Argent. A highly experienced, talented and intelligent forward he was very popular with
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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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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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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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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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EGM Update: Proposed Relocation Approved by Members.

EGM Update: Proposed Relocation Approved by Members.

The Committee would like to thank all of the members and local residents who took time to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting last night at Dillingham Park. The purpose of the meeting was for the Committee to present plans for the proposed relocation of the Club to a new fit-for-purpose site at Fordfield Road, almost
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Membership Update

Membership Update

Update from The Membership Team Please do not cancel your current direct debit for membership to the Club – there will be no further payments taken for this Season and you will be able to just go into your account online and update your details in August/September in readiness for next Season without having to
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Clubhouse Opening Hours

Clubhouse Opening Hours

Please note that the Clubhouse will only be open on a Thursday evening, and from 7pm until the end of May.   (With exception of tonights EGM – 01.05.2019) Please also note that Sunday 5th May will be a ‘Fun Day’ for Mini & Youth and then we will have presentations for Mini & Youth
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Rugby Journal – April 2019

Rugby Journal – April 2019

The latest volume of The Rugby Journal is out now and features Ampthill Rugby. The club will have a few copies available for sale – if you’d like to order one please email info@ampthillrufc.com.   More details at https://t.co/Zro4eNUCRt   #RugbyJournal #Ampthill #Mob
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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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NOTICE: Sat 6th April – Clubhouse Closed

NOTICE: Sat 6th April – Clubhouse Closed

Dear All Players & Members Please note that the Clubhouse will be closed on Saturday 6th April aas we have no home fixtures. Our 1st XV are away at Birmingham Moseley and 1881’s are away in Jersey. Follow on Twitter for live score updates @AmpthillRufc Normal service will resume on Sunday 7th Many thanks The
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Gold Members Lunch – Sat 30th March

Gold Members Lunch – Sat 30th March

This is a last call for Gold Members to claim their inclusive lunch at the club during the 2018/19 season. We still have approximately 30 places available for the lunch on Sat 30th March prior to our penultimate home game against Rosslyn Park FC. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
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SAVE THE DATE! Annual Dinner & Dance

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Dinner & Dance

The Annual Club Dinner & Dance will be held this year on Friday 10th May 2019! The evening will commence at 6pm so book the afternoon off work and get there early!  More details to follow in due course.  The Events Committee.  
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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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Club Support for “Mad About Harry”

Club Support for “Mad About Harry”

Harry Banks is an Ampthill Under 11s player. In 2014 Harry was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. His family are urgently trying to raise £500k to fund groundbreaking treatment for Harry in the USA. Read his full story at http://madaboutharry.org/ Or to make a donation please go to https://www.gofundme.com/madaboutharry Ampthill Rugby Club will be supporting the fundraising efforts – there will
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Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals

Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals

England will play two matches at Twickenham and one match at St James Park, Newcastle. England v Wales – Sunday 11 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC England v Ireland – Saturday 24 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC Price Category Price Premium £90 1 £80 2* £60 3* £45 4* £25 * A junior concession is available
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Pre-match lunch at Esher RFC – Saturday 5th January, 2018

Pre-match lunch at Esher RFC – Saturday 5th January, 2018

Esher RFC will be hosting a pre-match lunch on Saturday, 5th January when they play Ampthill. The timings on the day are below: 11:30am – Main bar in the clubhouse opens 1.00pm – Guests to be seated for 3-course Lunch  3:00pm – Esher 1st XV v Ampthill 1st XV Kick-off Should any Ampthill members or visiting supporters
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Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

The club will be closed on Sunday 23rd December 2018 until Boxing day when it will be open for the traditional charity Boxing Day game. The bar will be open on Boxing Day at 10am and will be closing no later than 1.15pm. The club will then be closed until Wednesday 2nd January 2018 when
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O’Neills Black Friday 20% Discount

O’Neills Black Friday 20% Discount

Please note, ALL club members are entitled to have the annual Black Friday 20% reduction on all Online products this Friday?!
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Ampthill RUFC Membership

Ampthill RUFC Membership

Did you know your membership card gets you a discount to all home games (if you’re a gold member it’s free entry !) This same card also gets you a 10% discount at the clubhouse bar (all you have to do is load some money on it first) If you’ve applied for membership this season
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Bishop’s Stortford RFC v 1stXV – Saturday 27th October, 2018 – Supporters Lunch Offer

Bishop’s Stortford RFC v 1stXV – Saturday 27th October, 2018 – Supporters Lunch Offer

If you are a band of travelling Ampthill supporters who would like to eat lunch in the Bishop’s Stortford marquee with everyone else and wish to book your own table of 10 or 12, please contact BSRFC Lunches (bsrfclunches@gmail.com) The cost is £30 per head and that includes the match day programme and entrance to
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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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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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John Henry (Jack) Wilkinson – An Appreciation

John Henry (Jack) Wilkinson – An Appreciation

Jack Wilkinson It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Jack Wilkinson, yesterday, Jul 23rd. Jack’s contribution to Ampthill was immense, as a player at Number Eight for the 1stXV where he earnt a fearsome reputation for tackling, as an administrator as Chairman of Mini & Youth, as a volunteer where he
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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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An Evening With Dave Williams On The History Of Ampthill Rugby

An Evening With Dave Williams On The History Of Ampthill Rugby

An Evening With Dave Williams On The History Of Ampthill Rugby Ever wondered how Ampthill & District rugby club began? Who were the people who drove the formation of the club? Where was the first pitch and clubhouse (sic)? How did we acquire Dillingham Park? Who started mini & youth rugby at Ampthill? The answers
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Ampthill Rugby Club Vandalised, Reward For Information

Ampthill Rugby Club Vandalised, Reward For Information

Ampthill Rugby Club Vandalised, Reward For Information Leading To A Conviction Vandalism resulting in the serious damage to the Team Dugout Shelters and the Tea Hut on number one pitch occurred last weekend. Fuel for the generators was then stolen and used to set part of the Firs on fire. With 600+ children aged 7
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10th Annual Beer Festival, Sat June 23, 2018

10th Annual Beer Festival, Sat June 23, 2018

Ampthill Rugby’s 10th Annual Beer Festival We are holding our 10th Annual Beer Festival at Ampthill Rugby Club on Saturday 23rd 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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Bar Staff Wanted

Bar Staff Wanted

Bar Staff Wanted Bar Staff Required from September 2018, Saturdays 13:00 – 20:00 and Sunday’s 10.30 – 16:00, flexible hours. Experience not essential. If you’re interested please contact, club steward, Louise Howes on ‭07823 554964‬ or louiseampthillrufc@gmail.com
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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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Global Wealth Management Confirm Extended Sponsorship

Global Wealth Management Confirm Extended Sponsorship

Global Wealth Management Confirm Extended Sponsorship Chairman Alex Radley is delighted to announce Global Wealth Management Solutions are to continue and extend their partnership with and sponsorship of the Club for the next three years. GWMS Managing Director David Parker comments “We are pleased to be able to assist the Club on the next part of
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Road Closure Fri Apr 20 – Sun May 06

Road Closure Fri Apr 20 – Sun May 06

Access To Dillingham Park Via Ampthill Town Only From Fri Apr 20 to Sun May 06 Major roadworks means no access to our Dillingham Park ground from the A507. If you’re visiting the club between the above dates the only access is from Ampthill town centre, congested at the best of times, during this road
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Danielle Scott RIP

Danielle Scott RIP

Danielle Scott sadly passed away on Sunday 8th April We are very sad to share that Danielle Scott, wife of coach, Gavin Scott, passed away peacefully on Sunday 8th April after a very courageous battle with cancer. Danielle will live on through Gavin, her beautiful children, her friends and through the charity Mum V Cancer.
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No Matches Sat Apr 21, 2018 – Clubhouse Closed

No Matches Sat Apr 21, 2018 – Clubhouse Closed

Due to no matches this Saturday, the Clubhouse is Closed
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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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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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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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Monthly Direct Debit

Monthly Direct Debit

Monthly Direct Debit Please note that due to a processing error the monthly direct debit was duplicated yesterday – this has now been corrected and a single payment has been processed and payment will be taken on 2nd Jan
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Licensing Of Olney Field

Licensing Of Olney Field

Licensing Of Olney Field Please be advised that we have been refused an alcohol License for Olney fields on the 25th November 2017, and the 16th December 2017 (Rosslyn Park and Hull Ionians matches).  Sadly we have used up our quota for 2017. Beer will be able to be purchased in the club house before during
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Vehicle Access – New Pitches 3 & 4

Vehicle Access – New Pitches 3 & 4

Vehicle Access – New Pitches 3 & 4 Central Bedfordshire Council have notified us that we are in breach of our Planning Permissions for the new pitches as a result of members driving their cars up to watch games. All members should be aware that only ground maintenance and emergency services vehicles are allowed to
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Annual General Meeting, Wed Nov 15, 2017 at 20:00

Annual General Meeting, Wed Nov 15, 2017 at 20:00

Annual General Meeting, Wed Nov 15, 2017 at 20:00 AMPTHILL AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY RUGBY CLUB LIMITED NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at The Clubhouse, Dillingham Park, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HX on Wednesay 15th November 2017 at 20.00 when the following
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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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Richard Churchill

Richard Churchill

Richard Churchill It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Richard Churchill, peacefully, on 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 played for the 1stXV for a decade, administrator, volunteer and supporter where
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Beer Menu – Beer Festival 24th June 2017

Beer Menu – Beer Festival 24th June 2017

Ampthill Rugby’s 9th Annual Beer Festival Beer Menu
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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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Curry & Casino Night – Friday 3rd Feb

Curry & Casino Night – Friday 3rd Feb

Under 10’s social and fundraiser evening £15 per head includes curry & £5 worth of casino chips Adults only For tickets contact Gareth Williams, Mike Verwoert or any of the U10’s coaches
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AGM – Mark Lavery & Ian Cooper stand down

AGM – Mark Lavery & Ian Cooper stand down

From the President At the AGM on 14th November, Ian Cooper stood down from the Management Committee and Mark Lavery stood down as Chairman. Losing someone with Ian’s great experience over 25 years at the club is disappointing and I would like to thank him for his contribution as a coach, committee member and a
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President’s Statement – AGM 14th November

President’s Statement – AGM 14th November

Ampthill & District Community RFC AGM – 14.11.16 President’s Statement Many thanks for asking me to remain in post for another year. I would like to thank all the players and coaches for all age groups from Under 6’s through to the First XV squad for all their efforts in the past year to make
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Annual General Meeting, Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 19:30

Annual General Meeting, Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 19:30

Annual General Meeting, Mon Nov 14th, 2016 at 19.30
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Macclesfield v 1stXV, Supporters Lunch

Macclesfield v 1stXV, Supporters Lunch

Macclesfield v 1stXV, Supporters Lunch, Sat Oct 08, 2016
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Eric J. Webb

Eric J. Webb

Eric J Webb It is with much regret that we announce the passing of Eric Webb, founder member of Ampthill & District RUFC who died on August 8 at the age of 87 in his adopted city of Montreal, Canada. Daughter Maureen,  writes ‘If you do not know Eric, he is the player standing in full length
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Wheeler Electrical Limited Extend Sponsorship Agreement

Wheeler Electrical Limited Extend Sponsorship Agreement

Wheeler Electrical Limited Extend Sponsorship Agreement Wheeler Electical (http://www.wheelerelectical.com/) a long established electrical contractor, have traded in mid Bedfordshire since 1961 and have extensive experience in major electrical installations in both domestic and commercial environments. Wheeler prides themselves on their extensive business relationships and their client relationships , some of which extend to over over
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Global Wealth Management Solutions Extends & Expands Sponsor Agreement

Global Wealth Management Solutions Extends & Expands Sponsor Agreement

Global Wealth Management Solutions Extends & Expands Sponsor Agreement
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Club Steward

Club Steward

Club Steward Keith Belcher has resigned from his position as Club Steward stepping down from his responsibilities from the 1st of September. On behalf of myself, the Committee and all the Club Members I would like to thank Keith for the hard work, perspiration and sometimes inspirational work he has done on behalf of the
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Change Of Accounting Reference Date & AGM – Part II

Change Of Accounting Reference Date & AGM – Part II

Change Of Accounting Reference Date & AGM - Part II
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Vandalism, Reward For Information

Vandalism, Reward For Information

Vandalism, Reward For Information Leading To A Conviction
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Whole Club Review & Strategy Meeting Presentation

Whole Club Review & Strategy Meeting Presentation

Whole Club Review & Strategy Meeting Presentation
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Whole Club Review And Strategy Meeting

Whole Club Review And Strategy Meeting

Whole Club Review And Strategy Meeting
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Change Of Accounting Reference Date & Annual General Meeting

Change Of Accounting Reference Date & Annual General Meeting

Change Of Accounting Reference Date And Annual General Meeting
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