Wednesday 10 April 2013 Written by: Adam

Following on from their 72-17 defeat of Nottingham, the Falcons will travel to Bedford on Saturday 27th April to take on Bedford Blues in the British and Irish Cup semi final.

In association with the club, the Falcons Supporters Club will be running an official trip down to Bedford for any fans wishing to travel to the game.

Supporters Club Chair Julia Bradley says:

“I am delighted to offer you all the opportunity to book your travel with us to the semi final of the British & Irish Cup.

“The date of the game is Saturday, 27th April – kickoff is at 3pm and I can assure you having been there once already this season that their sloping ground is as legendary as I was told!”

Details of the trip are as follows:

The coach will depart Kingston Park at 8.30am, Gateshead Interchange 8.40am, Washington Services at 8.50am and Scotch Corner at 9.20am.

The coach will have a WC and will be making a service stop during the journey.

The return time is 6pm

The cost of this trip is £30 for Adults and £20 for Juniors.

Match tickets can be purchased from the Bedford Blues office on 0871 871 1886 or booking online at where we have been advised by Bedford that online buyers gets a £2.00 discount. (please note that the cut-off for buying online tickets is 11am on the day prior to the game being played).

Seats at Bedford are not allocated by number; there are around 1,500 seats available but the club do expect these to be snapped up quickly! Many people will be buying ground tickets allowing them to stand where they please but costs are as follows:

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Under 18’s


Under 18’s


On Line Adults Only


On Line Adults Only


Bedford have informed us that tickets will not be posted out after midday on Wednesday 24th April and that all tikets purchased with a credit or debit card will be subject to a 50p admin charge per ticket.

Please note that student tickets can only be purchased on the day with a valid Student ID card.

To secure your place on one of the away coaches, please visit and use the online paying facility.

The contact details for the Travel Co-ordinator are Richie Smith at, telephone number 07932 032 501 to arrange details of pick-ups and any other queries, or if you are unable to pay online and wish to make a booking. If you need to leave a voicemail for Richie please remember to include your name and number so that he can return the call, although texts and emails are easier to manage.

Julia continued: “We are certain that this trip will be the start of something special to coin a phrase – make sure that you are part of it!!

“We would hope to see as many of you as possible – after all we are nearly there ! Lets make sure we give them the loudest encouragement we can manage to spur them on to victory!

“Come on Falcons!”