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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Dave Ratcliffe

Dave Ratcliffe

Dave Ratcliffe

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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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All Training Cancelled, Wed Nov 4th

All Training Cancelled, Wed Nov 4th

All Training Cancelled on Wed Nov 4th

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