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EAST STREET CLUBHOUSE NEWS

The Blandford Rugby Club Committee are delighted to be able to tell you that we are planning to re-open the East Street Clubhouse on Saturday 29th May for a family day and evening.

It would be great to see as many of you there as possible to catch up with the Blandford Rugby family and show support for your Club.

Please can we ask you indicate whether you will be attending by texting or WhastApp with your name(s) to Germaine on 07864262906 so we can have ample supplies of food and drink available.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

The RFU have published their provisional plan for a phased return to full contact rugby. To view the published Return to Rugby Roadmap please click here. Progress along the roadmap are dependant on Government targets being met.


UPCOMING CLUB FIXTURES

2020/21 League Matches

The RFU Council has 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.


MINI and YOUTH NEWS

All Mini and Youth Rugby activities are suspended.



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Recent Club News


England International Ticket allocation update
As you will be fully aware currently aware we have no projected Return to Rugby from England Rugby. We have received a letter from Bill Sweeney, CEO England Rugby, outlining recent discussions relating to the availability of International Tickets for member clubs.

The RFU Council have met and reviewed a range of scenarios for 20/21 season. This includes the impact of the Government’s current social distancing guidelines on Twickenham Stadium’s match day operations, what the revised capacity could be and ticket allocations for a reduced capacity stadium. Of particular focus are the Quilter Autumn International Series and, possibly, the Guinness Six Nations for the 20/21 season and the subsequent impact on ticketing rights for these games.

As there is likely to be a dramatic reduction in the number of tickets available for each game, the RFU Council has taken the decision to introduce changes to the International Ticket allocation process for the 2020/21 season. Given the unprecedented situation, the RFU Council has agreed to temporarily suspend the current ticket distribution policy and entitlements and adopt the Income-Focused approach to focus on fulfilling contracted ticket groups, wherever possible, for the 20/21 season only.

Once these groups have been serviced, the remaining ticket stock will be focused on RFU member clubs and the other key rugby stake-holders. It is anticipated that when a capacity of 50,000 is allowed, we will return to a proportionate allocation system.

The RFU expressed its thanks to its member clubs and the Game’s other key stake-holders for their understanding and co-operation on this matter and looks forward to reverting to normal practice and returning to a full Twickenham Stadium as soon as it is safe to do so.

As a club we are aware that the suspension of ticket availability is disappointing, however like all business operations England Rugby is working within the guidelines issued by the Government and will be constantly reviewing the options available to provide all member clubs with the best solutions to ticket availability. Once we hear further details on the availability of tickets for England Home Internationals we will contact you to provide an update.
Added 20 June 2020


Mini & Youth 2019/20 Season Awards announced
The full list of the award winners is now available to view on the News and Events page.
Added 02 June 2020


Under 8's Tag Festival
The Under 8's attended the Yeovil Tag Festival on Sunday. They need your support to try for selection the Showpiece Festival at Sandy Park. More details can be found on the News and Events page.
Added 2 Mar 2020


Swanford Colts away to Walcot
Blandford contributed 6 colts to the Swanford side who took on Walcot away. It was a close fought game but with Walcot coming out on top 12-0. Pictures from the game can be seen here.
Added 21 Jan 2020


Cake Sale
Louise Knight organised a cake sale on Saturday to help raise funds for the shower repair/refurbishment that is urgently required.

A big thank you to all those that helped her raise £75.20 towards the project.

Added 27 Oct 2019


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No DogsNo Dogs
Please note that dogs are not permitted within the fence surrounding the pitches but you are welcome to walk your dog around the outside of the fence but please clear up any dog mess and use the bins provided.



Blandford RFC are proud to be sponsored by the following local businesses,
please click on individual logos to visit Sponsor websites:

Thank you to our Principal Sponsors:

J & G Environmental
Waste Management Specialists
TK Joinery Ltd
Bespoke High Quality Joinery
Tolchards
Drinks Wholesaler
Vivien Horder
Estate Agents
Ward Goodman
Accountancy & Financial Services

Thank you to our Team Sponsors:

Chaffers Estate Agents
Costello Lettings
Dexil Ltd
Friendly Dog Collars
Electric Center
Sunrise Business Park
JDG Structural Steel
(07860 570258)

Blandford RFC would also like to thank our Club Sponsors: