• Shirt Number Sponsorship opportunities still available for 2014-15 (Nos 13, 17 & 18). Contact Bob Hayton
  • Matchball Sponsorship: Opportunities still available for home league fixtures in the 2014/15 Season (Medway, Colfes, T Wells, D&B, Ashford, Thanet, Sevenoaks & Crowborough still available). Contact Bob Hayton
  • New Players: Maidstone Rugby welcomes new players of all ages and abilities, see New Players page for contact information. Free membership for members of HM Forces.

21 Sep 14: Shop News - Hoody Orders now being taken

Orders for club Hoodies are now being taken; the price remains @ £40 including embroidered name / nickname for Adult sizes up to XL , larger than XL are £43, with Junior hoodies up to LB's ( 36" chest) @ £33.50.

The order will be placed end of September / beginning of October for delivery in late November, subject to the minimum order number required by Samurai being achieved

A deposit of £20 is required with your order ...............

Full details on form which are available from behind the bar or can be downloaded (click here).

 

21 Sep 14: New U13’s Squad receive match shirts

Head Coach Gavin Allwright has been working hard since last season and over the summer to build an U13’s team from scratch. He has made great progress and numbers are growing all the time, of course more are welcome.
 
In support of the team we are delighted to announce that Neil Cole (Bearsted Building Services) & Brian Costello (Waterloo Acoustics) have provided them with a set of match shirts. Thanks very much for your generosity and we hope they cross the try line more often then the pair of you!
 
 
 

21 Sep 14: **DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION UPDATE**

A meeting is arranged for Wednesday 1st October at 8.00pm in the clubhouse to update members and friends on the development discussions.
 
It is important that you attend if at all possible. You will be given the opportunity to discuss the rationale behind the current thinking on the direction the development talks are taking.

 

 

29 Jul 14: Shirt Number and Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities (updated 21 Sep)

Shirt Number and Matchball sponsorship opportunities for next season are still available; these are inexpensive options that small companies and individuals can afford.  The Club Captain - Ben Williams, The 1st XV and Veterans XVs plus our Immediate Past President are leading the way along with a number of other club members by taking up some of the options: also former 1st XV Captain and current forward's Coach Steve Milward has been attracted to his old Shirt No (2), a bit like a moth to a flame!  Surely there must be some more previous club captains who can't resist having throwing their support behind the club; if any other club members wish to support the club, or feels that their company might be interested then please contact Bob Hayton.

The following 3 Shirt Number sponsorship opportunities are still avalable for interested parties, one of which is in the starting XV, so who wants to be Shirt No sponsor for Jonno Skelton who has occupied the outside centre berth in our first three away fixtures:

Shirt Nos: 13, 17 & 18

In addition the club is still looking for matchball sponsors for the following home league fixtures (the immediate priority is the early season fixtures up to Christmas):

01 Nov v O Colfeians

22 Nov v Tunbridge Wells

13 Dec v Deal & Betteshanger,

20 Dec v Ashford

17 Jan v Thanet Wdrs

07 Feb v Sevenoaks

11 Apr v Crowborough

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20 Sep 14: Around the Grounds

 

National 1:  Blackheath finally got their season up and running with a 29-19 win over Loughborough Students to sit them comfortably into mid-table.  At the top Ealing are setting the pace and a 36-17 win against Blaydon sees them a point clear of Fylde who were 22-17 winners over Rosslyn Pk; Richmond occupy third spot following a big 17-59 win at  newly promoted Hartpury.  Tynedale are fourth after they beat NE rivals Wharfedale 20-17.  At the bottom Macclesfield prop up the table after they lost out heavily 53-15 to Esher, with O Albanians and Cinderford just above them following defeats at the hands of Coventry (37-16) and Darlington MP (32-24) respectively.

National 2(S):  Canterbury’s season hit a bump as they went down 36-25 at Worthing, to leave them sitting just below the mid-point in the table with fellow Kent club O Elthamians too near the bottom for comfort after they lost out narrowly at home to second placed Taunton (29-31).  At the top Henley are four points clear after they beat struggling  Lydney 17-43, with Bishop’s Stortford slipping into third after they lost 35-24 at Clifton.  A 52-14 defeat at the hands of Southend sees Dings still anchored to the bottom.  In the other results there were mixed fortunes for Cambridge’s clubs, as Cambridge beat Redruth 27-20 whilst Shelford lost out to another Cornish club in Launceston, going down 23-15.  Dorking stay in upper mid-table after a tight 22-23 win at Chinnor.

National 3(SE): Combe stay top of the table after they beat Tring 24-8, a point clear of new boys Chichester who routed a Guernsey side that doesn’t appear to travel well this season, 54-19.  Fellow new boys Amersham & Chiltern (A&C) sit in third and were convincing winners, 28-15 over a BSE that performed well last term, with relegated Ldn Irish (Am) in fourth following a resounding but slightly surprising 6-38 away win at Gravesend.  TJs find themselves wallowing at the wrong end of mid-table after a second consecutive defeat, going down 25-19 at East Grinstead, CS Rugby prop up the table following a 38-28 defeat at Barnes, with Westcliff just above them after they lost 27-5 at Hertford.

London 1(S):  Sidcup and Chobham sit atop the table after the third week, with Sidcup posting a resounding 7-44 win on the road at Hove, whilst Chobham were 22-30 winners at S&E.  Guildford sit just below the top two after a 10-26 win at struggling Dover, with Brighton in fourth spot following their 18-32 result at Havant.  Bottom club Charlton Pk remain winless as they went down 15-29 to mid-table Wimbledon, whilst elsewhere   Basingstoke beat Cobham 34-12 and Twickenham eased to a 26-0 win over visiting G&F.

London 2(SE):  Without a doubt the big game of the day was the local derby at Knole Paddock where Sevenoaks entertained Tunbridge Wells, both sides would probably have preferred this encounter later in the season when they were both well into their stride, although with both having faced stiff opposition the week before this was sure to be a full blooded encounter with Wells taking the away win 18-27 and denying Oaks the losing bonus point.   Newly promoted Thanet, leaders after week one faced east Kent rival D&B and remain top of the table after the second week with a solid 24-12 win.  Maidstone made a second consecutive away trip as they took on an Ashford side in their first season at this level; Ashford are a side that will cause problems for the opposition with their attack from anywhere ethos, although the county town club did enough to contain them and run out 21-34 winners to stay just behind Thanet in the table   Elsewhere, Medway hosted Aylesford and inflicted a second consecutive heavy defeat on the Bulls with a 68-14 demolition, and whilst the visitors may have been looking at a season of consolidation this term, as they prop up the early season table, it does begin to look like it could be a long hard season for them.  In the last of the fixtures Colfes lost out 8-29 at home to Beckenham whilst Crowborough sat this week out following Haywards Heath’s withdrawal.

London 3(SE):  Some have labelled Folkestone as this season’s promotion favourites, and a 36-17 win at home to Anchorians sees them sit just below top club and the other preseason promotion favourites Horsham, who convincingly defeated Pulborough in the Sussex local derby 31-8.  Bromley are always strong starters in the league and a convincing 40-10 win at home against Dunstonians sees them in third spot, however, like all of the early top three, it is a question of consistency through the season that will count, and something all three have lacked in previous campaigns.  Dartfordians it fourth following a 30-8 win against Park Hse, leaving the Bromley based club at the foot of the table, Heathfield beat local rival Uckfield 24-3 with Lewes going down12-20 to newcomers H&B as the cinque ports club recovered from last weeks mauling at the hand of Horsham.

Kent 1:  Following last week’s flying start by Cranbrook, the surprise result of the day was their 31-27 defeat at Sheppey, who now top the table.  Beccs sit in second spot after a 62-15 demolition of Bexley, with Vigo third after they beat Lordswood 15-3.  Old Wills made it two on the trot with a 0-22 win against an OG side that must be wondering what has hit them following two consecutive heavy losses which leave them sitting at the foot of the table.  In the early season mid=table battles, Kings Coll were narrow 15-13winners over Sittingbourne, whilst Southwark went down 29-33 at home to HSBC.

Kent 2:  NAG made it two from two after a resounding 0-41 win over Dartford Valley, although they aren’t the bottom club, as Whitstable sit below them following a points deduction from last week’s fixture. Edenbridge sit second on points difference after they won 7-49 at Faversham, with Askean in third spot following their 27-17 win against Brockleians.  In the remaining fixtures Orpington lost out 5-8 at home in a tight battle with Greenwich, whilst Shooters also went down at home, losing out 21-35 against visiting Footscray.

19 Sep 14: Maidstone to face 'Combe' in the Kent Cup

 

There is still one fixture still outstanding between Elthamians and Gravesend to decide who travel to face Tunbridge Wells in the second round of the competition, but one issue has been resolved and with Sevenoaks withdrawing from their tie with Westcombe Pk, the Orpington based club will now host Maidstone in the next round.  Second round fixtures are scheduled to be played on, or before Sun 8th November.

04 Sep 14: **IMPORTANT** MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS **IMPORTANT**

Stipulations to Membership from 01 September 2014:
 
•  Members owing subs from 2014/15 have until 30th September to sign up for DD or pay for the coming season in full – if not they will  owe for the previous season + the coming season before they can play again.

 • Existing players must have a DD in place or paid in full before taking part in any pre-season training.

 • New players joining can attend pre-season training but must have signed up to the DD or paid in full prior to first match.

 • New players joining during the season must sign up before their second match.

 • We acknowledge that particularly in the lower sides that on occasion non-member players may to be drafted in at late notice on an ad hoc basis. In doing so, they will be subject to a match tax of £10. Those fitting this category will be allowed to play on 3 occasions by which point, full membership will be required to be considered for further selection.

 • Failure to meet any of the requirements will render a player unavailable for selection until any accrued debts are paid.

 • If you are not a member, then you will forfeit all membership rights including Club representation, use of club house facilities, access to physiotherapy services provided and entitlement to apply for international tickets.

In addition you should also be aware that your entitlement to vote at any Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is dependent on your eligibility as a paid up member of the club.  The bottom line is that, to have a say in the way in which the club is run you have to actually be a current member.

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 Next 1st XV Fixture

Saturday 27th September 2014

Maidstone FC 1st XV - No Fixture

Haywards Heath RFC were due to be the scheduled opposition for the 27th Sept, but due to their withdrawal from London 2(SE) just prior to the start of the season the weekend is now vacant, unfortumately the club has been unable to arrange an alternative fixture due to all other clubs having their own league commitments.

The next 1st XV fixture is on Saturday 4th October in the RFU Intermediate Cup, away at Warlingham, who now play in London 2(SW)


Other Senior Fixtures

Saturday 27th September

Mustangs XV v O Alleynian RFC 2nd XV, Away, KO 3:00pm

3rd XV v Sittingbourne RFC 2nd XV, Home, KO 3:00pm

4th (Dev) XV  v tba

Barbarians XV v tba

Veterans XV v Sevenoaks RFC over 45s, Home, KO 3:00pm

(See weekly round-up for all this week's fixtures)

Notices

Perimeter Advertising - Pitchside Boards: Limited vacancies remaining.
posted: September 12 2014

There are still a few places available for pitchside boards, could your company be interested? Have you asked them? The worst they can say is No!! So why not find out.

If your company are or may be interested the please pass details to Bob Hayton and the club will take it from there.



Club Promotional Video - Spread the Word.
posted: July 04 2014

The 14/15 season is already shaping up to be exciting, both on and off the playing surface and as part of that process the club has produced a promotional video, so take a look and pass the word to yor friends and associates via your electronic and social media contacts.

Click here to view: PROMOVID



1st XV Kit Order Forms
posted: August 24 2014

1st XV kit order forms for non playing kit can now be downloaded from here for submission either direct to Kevin Bailey or via the 1st XV Coaching & Management Staff (according to the instructions issued).  Click here to download the form for completion and submission as appropriate.



SHOP NEWS
posted: July 04 2014

 

Training smock tops:  Black with Grey trim (note this is a change in colour from last season)


They are available in all sizes from Extra Small Boys (30") to 3XL (50") - see shop page for full details of sizes

The tops will come complete with Maidstone Rugby Crest to the front, Maidstone Rugby ball logo to the back with players name in white below.

These tops are £30 each (complete with all embroidery name etc) and delivery is anticipated to be two weeks from the order being placed by the Club - we anticipate that the order will be placed (subject to demand) so that the tops will be available from the start of the season

Please e-mail Kevin Bailey with your details (see contact page) - £15 deposit is required when placing your order - payment options will be advised when ordering.

CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS IS END OF 4th AUGUST 2014

Club Hoodies:  The price remains for this season @ £40 including embroidered name / nickname for Adult sizes with Junior hoodies up to LB's ( 36" chest) @ £33.50.


Please note that there is a limited number and sizes of plain hoodies in stock which are available now, which for a small additional charge can be returned to Samurai to have a name/nickname added if required

The order will be placed by Mid-September for delivery in November, subject to the minimum order number required by Samurai being achieved

Please e-mail Kevin Bailey with your details (see contact page) - £20 deposit is required when placing your order - payment options will be advised when ordering.

CLOSING DATE FOR ORDERS END OF AUGUST 2014

AND finally.................

If anybody requires a new kit bag {£30} or back pack {£27.50} for the new season - prices inclusive of name / initials please contact Kevin Bailey for further details (deposit required)



O2 Touch - Every Wednesday
posted: May 01 2014

O2 Touch takes place every Wednesday night at Maidstone Rugby throughout the summer from 6:30pm until late.  The club is also looking to enter a team in a tournament on the 5th July so if your interested in either, or both then make sure you get down the club.  Everyone is welcome, all abilities, ages and genders.

Get Fit, Have Fun, Play O2 Touch



Volunteers Required – Pitchside Board Sales
posted: May 24 2014

 

This season’s Sponsorship & Advertising campaign is progressing well but assistance is required to maximise pitchside advertising sales. The success of the club in being able to generate board sales in recent seasons has meant that the Sponsorship Officers role has become greater than can be fulfilled by one person. As a consequence the club is looking for a volunteer, or team of volunteers to take on the responsibility for pitchside board sales as a standalone role.

The role could be fulfilled by either a single person, or ideally a small team of volunteers. Whilst the period of the closed season is the busiest period as the club targets funding for the new season and looks to generate sales accordingly. However; this is a year round role with no defined deadline for achieving sales. Those interested in what is an extremely rewarding role should be proactive in generating leads and display a degree of dynamism and tenacity in pursuing potential leads.

Volunteers are requested to contact Bob Hayton via the Contacts page of the website

For a full description of the role click here.





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Man of the Match

Man of the Match - 20 Sept 14:

In what was a a somewhat disjointed team performance, but for a lot of unseen work and a try on his league debut; today's Biddenden Vineyards  MoM award goes to back row forward Eddie Cranston

2014-15
London Division 2 South East  (top 6)

  Team Pl Pts
1 Thanet Wdrs 2 10
2 Maidstone 2 10
3 Tunbridge Wells 2 9
4 Medway 2 6
5 Beckenham 2 6
6 O Colfeians 2 5

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