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19 Mar 18: Spitfire Gold Veterans Trophy Finals, New Date - Sun 8th April

When the sun shone and people were walking around in T Shirts on Friday afternoon, there were a few serious misgivings about whether the previous day's decision to postpone the Spitfire Gold Veterans Finals had been correct. However, after the weekend's weather the concensus was amongst anyone that had either played or stood on the touchline, that Sunday would have been a horrible experience had we not done so.

After careful consideration and feedback from the respective clubs the finals will now take place on Sunday 8th April; we acknowledge that its impossible to please everyone (especially those who's Vets may be involved in League games on the Saturday). But as the season draws to a close there is a lot to fit in with Kent Cup Finals, Tours and respective Youth Festivals & Finals, not just for us as hosts but also for the participating finalists, many of whom have other responsibilities within their clubs.

The outline schedule for the day will ideally see all the finals played on on the 1st XV pitch as 60 minute matches as follows:

Shield Final: Beckenham v Canterbury, KO 13:30

Plate Final: Tunbridge Wells v Thanet Wdrs, KO 14:40

Bowl Final: Sittingbourne v O Gravesendians, KO 15:50

Cup Final: New Ash Green v Sevenoaks, KO 17:00

18 Mar 18: Around the Grounds

Apart from the RFU Cup competition regional finals, this weekend was largely spare until the ‘Beast from the East’ at the start of the month saw blanket postponements.  In large part the overwhelming majority went ahead despite the second cold snap in as many weeks.

National 1: Action for the top three clubs here with Coventry now confirmed as champions after a 12-55 win at Caldy, and with only a solitary promotion place it rather made the results  for DMP and Plymouth Albion academic.  Wins for both, with DMP 15-25 winners at Cambridge and Plymouth 17 -10 victors against Bishops Stortford means both can still take the runners up place currently occupied by the NE club.

National 2(S):  At the top a 40-12 win against struggling O Redcliffians for Cinderford keeps them 9-points clear of Chinnor who beat Barnstaple 41-12. At the bottom Broadstreet lost 22-14 at Tonbridge, Wimbledon  sit just above them but had no fixture this week with their early fixtre against Redingensians having been the only surviving fixture of the blizzards earlier this month.  Redcliffians complete the bottom three and are 8-points adrift of Barnstaple and Clifton, who won 29-7 against BSE. In the mid-table fixtures Ldn Irish WG posted an important 39-32 win against Redruth whilst Canterbury fell to a 22-17 defeat at Worthing. Henley’s match against Taunton was scheduled for Sunday but yet again fell victim to the weather.

London Premier:  With leaders Guernsey having no fixture, a 42-10 win for Barnes against struggling Shelford narrowed the gap to 6-points at the top of the table, with Tring a further two points behind following their 26-12 win against Westcliff.  The bottom of the table a welcome 19-34 win for Sidcup moves them well clear of the drop zone, and in doing so confirms Towcestrians relegation after just one season.  Southend’s 31-22 defeat at S&E means they are just one more defeat away from the drop whilst Westcombe Pk’s 24-22 win against Hertford means they are just 3-points from safety as well as denting their opposition’s playoff hopes.  Shelford and Guildford, who had no fixture now look to be the clubs in immediate relegation danger if Combe are able to pull off their Houdini act.

London 1(S): with Medway’s match against Brighton falling to the weather, CS Ruby or Havant faced each other knowing they could stretch their lead or close the gap as appropriate.  In the end a 19-10 win for the leaders sees them with a 9-point buffer, whilst Havant were unable to narrow the margin on the Kent club.  At the bottom, Gravesend played their fixture against Sevenoaks on the Friday evening and scraped a narrow 18-17 win but still remain bottom, whilst Maidstone went down 32-18 at Chobham.  The match between Thurrock and Colfes was again postponed. In md-table Ldn Cornish and Chichester drew 20-20 whilst Cobham squeaked a 20-19 win against tottonians.

London 2(SE):  A 14-25 win for dartfordians at Hove sees them secure the league title and promotion whilst denting the playoff hopes of their nearest challengers given third placed Charlton Pk had business elsewhere on the day meaning their clash with D&B was postponed. Horsham’s 22-14 win against H&W still sees them with an outside chance of a playoff challenge.  At the bottom of the table, already relegated Barking conceded their fixture at Haywards Heath, whilst Pulborough’s 45-15 defeat at Alleynians confirmed their relegation. The remaining fixture between Dover and Beckenham was postponed.

London 3(SE):  Only two matches survived the weather and one of those was a HWO as crawley conceded their fixture at Lewes, whilst in the other fixture, Park Hse lost out 12-38 to O Wills.

Kent 1:  At the top a 0-47 win for Beccs at bottom club Sittingbourne means the leaders are just one win from the title, Vigo sit second and the combination of their 41-12 victory over HSBC and Ashford falling to a 15-17 defeat to Anchorians means they are favourites to face East Grinstead in the promotion playoff.  At the foot of the division, Sittingbourne look almost certain for the drop, with the other place being contested between NAG, Southwark and RBS whose matches were postponed. The only other fixture to survive saw OGs hammer Kings Coll 55-0.

Kent 2:  At the top Whitstable have just one fixture remaining, but this weekend’s 5-25 win at Lordswood sees them take the league title and promotion.  The other two promotion contenders faced off against each other, with Foots Cray 3-16 winners at Brockleians to currently put themselves in pole position, although Brocks have a match in hand and probably look favourites to take the place.  In the other fixtures Askean went down 21-32 to visiting Faversham, whilst Bexley beat Greenwich 0-37.

RFU Cup Competitions (Divisional Finals)

RFU Intermediate Cup: Disappointment for Charlton Pk as they lost out in their attempt to make it a second successive divisional intermediate Cup title, losing out by the narrowest of margins, 12-13 at home  against Camberley, who now travel to Gloucester club Coney Hill for the National Semi-finals.

RFU Senior Vase:  Disappointment for Bromley, who have a good record in this competition as they fell to a heavy 3-36 home defeat to last season’s beaten finalists O Cranleighians, they now travel to Cornwall to face the SW divisional champions Saltash.

RFU Junior Vase: There was no county representation in the divisional final with both ashford and Anchorians falling at the semi-final stage.  In the end it was a powerful Chipstead side that proved to have too much for O Wimbledonians, running out 0-29 winners to take the divisional title and progress to face Devon based Sth Molton.

13 Mar 18: Inter Club Cricket: The Mote v Maidstone Rugby, Sun 8th July

Inter Club Cricket Match

Plans are afoot for a cricket match between The Mote and Maidstone Rugby.

It is hoped it will be a fun day for everyone, the whole family can come along and you can even bring the dog.

It doesn't matter about your ability you will get on the field.

Date: Sunday July 8th

Lunch: 12 noon

Start 2:00pm.      40 overs a-side

Cost £10 includes lunch and tea.

Please put the date in your diary, it promises to be a pleasant way to spend a summers afternoon 

Interested parties please contact Bob Beney via email (click here)


13 Mar 18: Pitch Up & Play. Sat 31st March

In conjunction with the RFU, Maidstone Rugby will be hosting a match on Saturday 31st March 2018 at The Mote.

This match is primarily aimed at a mixture of players who have played at Maidstone at youth level or have played in recent years but not within the past season.

We'd like to invite YOU to come and join us for a friendly game, consisting of players in this situation. You can always invite friends to come along to play as well.

Eligible players must fall into just ONE of the following;

- Aged 18 -25 yrs.

- Have played at Maidstone before but not this season.

- Have not played at Maidstone ever.

So why not come down, join in and see what you've been missing out on......or perhaps never had?!

If you are interested, please get in contact with the club via the contacts page at the earliest opportunity, so that we can gauge numbers and start assembling two teams.

11 Mar 18: Around the Grounds

National 1: Coventry’s 48-13 win against Elthamians effectively seals the league title as with 6 games remaining they now sit 30 points clear of DMP who slumped to a 38-26 loss at Rosslyn Pk.  The third and fourth placed clubs faced off against each other with Ampthill 33-28 winners against Plymouth Albion and still in with a shout of the playoff place.  At the bottom end of the table Fylde’s relegation was confirmed with a 36-5 loss at fifth placed Blackheath, whilst O Albanians look likely to join them despite a 34-19 win against a Loughborough St outfit that are also involved in the relegation battle. Hull Ionians posted a 29-24 win against Caldy to sit just above the drop zone, whilst losses for Esher and Cambridge against Bishops Stortford (17-28) and Moseley (14-13) could possibly still see them dragged into the battle. 

National 2(S):  A narrow 18-20 win for leaders Cinderford at Barnstaple keeps them 9-points clear of Chinnor, who won 27-37 at struggling Wimbledon.  Chinnor have a14-point buffer to third placed Redingensians who slipped to a 2519 defeat at Redruth.  At the foot of the table, a 29-14 win for Broadstreet against Worthing keeps their survival hopes just about alive as are Wimbledon’s just above them.  O Redcliffians complete the bottom three and a 14-10 win over TJs means they keep in touch with Clifton just above them after they won 17-24 at Canterbury, and Ldn Irish WG who lost out 31-24 to Taunton.  The last of the fixtures saw BSE go down 18-27 at home to visiting Henley.

London Premier:  Leaders Guernsey will be relieved with tight 21-22 win at struggling Shelford  to maintain a buffer to the chasing pack of Barnes, Tring and Hertford who all won.  Barnes overcame struggling Westcombe Pk 33-19, whilst Tring hammered Guildford  5-73 and Hertford had a tight 17-19 result at Dorking.  At the bottom, Towcestrians lost heavily, 68-10 at Westcliff and are now all but relegated, Southend look favourites to join them after they slumped to an 8-45 defeat to Tunbridge Wells with Combe completing the drop zone trio and 7-points shy of Sidcup, who also lost out, with a 25-32 loss to S&E, although Guildford and Shelford just above them could still get sucked into the relegation battle on the run in.

London 1(S): The top two went head to head, with leaders CS Rugby taking revenge for the reverse fixture with a 19-10 win to inflict a second consecutive defeat on Medway.  Havant who vanquished them in their last outing took the opportunity to close the gap in third with a 43-31 win over Cobham; a tight 26-23 win for Chichester over Brighton keeps them in fourth place.  At the bottom of the table Gravesend’s trip to Tottonians was postponed, whilst Maidstone just lost out 15-18 at home to Ldn Cornish.  Above them both Colfes and Thurrock posted narrow wins, with Colfes 20-19 victors over Chobham, whilst Thurrock beat Sevenoaks 16-18.

London 2(SE):  A 20-30 wi for dartfordians at Dover sees them one win from the league title, whilst the battle for the playoff spot now looks to be a two horsed race between Hove and Charlton Pk, with Charlton Pk getting the better of the head to head between the two with a 27-20 win.  Horsham’s 14-5 win against D&B sees them a distant fourth.  At the bottom, an already relegated Barking lost out 17-37 at Alleynians, whilst Pulborough’s 14-26 loss at home to H&W means they remain favourites to join Barking.  In the mid table battle Beckenham won a low scoring encounter with Haywards Heath with an 8-0 scoreline.

London 3(SE):  The leading two went up against each other with Aylesford doing the double of Thanet Wdrs in a 19-15 scoreline although with a minimum 15-point buffer these two now look to have secured promotion, as Dunstonians in a distant third place slumped to a 15-13 loss at H&B.  at the bottom Crawley and Sheppey are already relegated and lost to Park Hse (17-35) and Bromley (26-29) respectively. The third relegation spot is currently occupied by Folkestone who won 7-19 at O Wills but although currently 6-points shy of safety Folkestone look to have a more comfortable run in than some of the sides above them.  In the remaining fixture Crowborough were 10-3 winners against local rivals Lewes.

Kent 1:  A tight 25-23 win against struggling NAG keeps Beccs 12-points clear at the top, whilst second placed Vigo were 0-49 winners at RBS and currently look favourites for the playoff spot.  That said it remains tight in the top half of the table and any slip up could see the side below cash in.  Ashford lead that charge after a 39-7 win against OGs whilst Kings Coll beat bottom club Sittingbourne 47-22 to stay in the hunt, along with Anchorians who lost out 29-22 at HSBC.  At the bottom Sittingbourne anchor the division with NAG just above them, Southwark are just 3-points above them after they lost narrowly 29-28 at Cranbrook.

Kent 2:  A 34-3 win for Whitstable over Greenwich combined with Foots Cray stumbling to a 10-17 home defeat to Lordswood means the leaders have a six point cushion.  Brockleians remain in the promotion battle after they beat Faversham 7-29.  With Whitstable in pole position now looks like next week’s clash between second and third may resolve the promotion battle.  The remaining fixture saw Askeans lose out 12-36 to visiting Dartford Valley.


11 Mar 18: Club Annual Awards Dinner, Fri 27th April

When: Friday 27th April (timings tbc)
Where: Rhianos, Tonbridge Road
Cost: £28
Dress: Shirt and Club Tie, Chinos/Trouser (No Jeans)

If you haven't got a club tie, then they are on sale at the shop or from the bar.

Who will be this seasons award winners? 

You can reserve your seat with Carol at the bar (payment at the time of booking). After holding the dinner at a different venue last year we are now returning to Rhianos, please get your names down early.

This is a whole club event and has been reformatted this season.


21 Feb 18: Volunteer Awards

Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year

The Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year is a nationwide initiative in conjunction with the RFU that gives you the opportunity to nominate a volunteer at your grassroots rugby club, or wider rugby family, who deserves recognition for their commitment to the game.

For full information on the range of categories and how to nominate please click here

Important:  Please note the closing date for nominations is midnight on Sunday 25 February 2018

Kent RFU Volunteer Recognition Awards

Recognising volunteers within Rugby is at the heartbeat of club support for Kent RFU. Currently there are two ways to nominate your club volunteers for recognition:

The nominations for the Kent RFU Volunteer Awards 2017/2018 are now open, with a deadline for receipt of nominations 31st March 2018.

Please note: Nominations are via the SurveyMonkey form only: click here

Note:  Making a nomination, particularly for the Kent RFU Awards is not confined to members of the club committee, anyone can make a nomination.  However; the club does request that if you do submit a nomination, could you please let Hon Sec Melanie White know, in confidence, just so there is an awareness of what's happening across the club.  Your cooperation appreciated.


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VX3 Club Shop
posted: November 18 2017

It’s taken a little while but the VX3 online shop is now up and running and can be accessed either directly from the club website Shop page or by clicking on the VX3 logo (right).

The VX3 Shop stocks all the items used by the senior squad.  The club shop in the clubhouse will still stock certain items, so if you need a pair of shorts or socks quickly that’s the place to go, but the VX3 facility provides the chance for individuals to order other club branded items without the limitation of minimum orders etc.




The 500 CLUB
posted: October 30 2017

'Fancy winning £800*** for Christmas as well as loads of cash prizes during the season?

Geoff Burr did last year because he's a member of the 500 club.

So why not JOIN THE 500 CLUB now and don't miss out!!
It costs £60 this buys you 6 x £10 shares.

These numbers are entered into a draw which we have throughout the season. Half the total proceeds come back to you in cash prizes, Half help pays for our pitch upkeep or other designate club projects, click here to see what we achieved last year.

For more information and application form  Click link
Don't delay join today!


Bob Beney (click here) or Melanie White  (click here)

Club Trade Directory
posted: June 06 2017

For a number of season’s the club has operated a Trade Directory page on the website and will continue to do so.  The aim of the directory is to provide a useful source for club members of professional and trades people within, or connected to the club.  After all, most of the time we all put greater trust in those that we know, rather than complete strangers.  In broad terms the directory is primarily a service for small businesses and the self-employed, although larger businesses won’t be excluded should they express an interest.

Entries on the directory are free for club members or a nominal £25 fee for non-members. All you have to do is provide the content in terms of text, any photos and your logo.  For further details please go to the Trade Directory page, you can also view current entries which will also provide a helpful template for the type of information to provide.

In addition, could those members who currently have entries in the directory please check as to whether they need updating and provide updated information as required.

Club Blazers
posted: July 21 2017

The last batch of club blazers was ordered and delivered over 2 years ago (2013) and there have been expressions of interest in obtaining a blazer from various quarters throughout the past season.  The club is prepared to assemble another order but you should be informed that the minimum order quantity is 20 and the last order took c2 years to assemble.  Therefor if you put your name forward please be aware that this will not be a rapid process.

Members interested in ordering a blazer should forward their names to Bob Hayton and include what size they require; sizing is based on the standard M&S blazer sizes (i.e. 42R, 42L etc) although minor adjustments can be made such as extra or shorter sleeve length

Please note that given that it took c2-years to assemble the order for last batch of blazers this batch is therefore expected to be the last order for the foreseeable future, so if you don't order one, you may well miss the boat!!


Situations Vacant - Perimeter Board Sponsor Sales
posted: June 06 2017


This season’s Sponsorship & Advertising campaign is progressing well but assistance is required to maximise perimeter board sales. The success of the club in being able to generate perimeter board sales in recent seasons has meant that the Sponsorship Manager's role has outgrown what can be achieved and fulfilled by one person. As a consequence the club is looking for a volunteer, or team of volunteers to take on the responsibility for perimeter 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; 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 and exploring opportunities 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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Supporters Man of the Match

In what was a spirited team performance despite the disappointing result, for his work in the tight and some barnstorming runs in the loose this weeks Supporters Man of the Match award goes to prop Max Guerro.

2017-18 London Division 1 South (Top 5)

  Team Pl Pts
1 CS Rugby 20 87
2 Medway 20 86
5 Havant 20 79
4 Chichester 20 66
5 Cobham 20 58

last updated 17/02/18

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