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  • Situations Vacant: Please see the new Club Volunteers page of the website for roles in which the club is looking for volunteers to step forward.

24 Nov 17: Club Xmas Party: Sat 16th Dec

Christmas is coming, so don't forget the traditional day of rugby, carols, mince pies, cheese, port, mulled cider, baileys with hot chocolate and karaoke  at the annual MFC Christmas party which is scheduled for the last home 1st XV fixture this year  on December 16th. Plus, the winners draw for our giant Christmas raffle and the mega 500 Club cash sum!

Raffle tickets available at the bar (50% goes to the RFU IPF) and for the mega 500 club draw, please contact Bob Beney ASAP (click here) if you are not already signed up!

There’s no need for a ticket to the MFC Traditional Christmas Party. It's our way of sharing some Christmas cheer and love to our members.

PS: As you can see, Carol's already been practicing decorating the tree, and pretty much now got it down to a fine art!!

 

19 Nov 17: Around the Grounds

On a weekend that was devoid of league rugby below level two, it is the RFU Cup competitions that take centre stage, although it is disappointing to see that out of a total of 32 regional cup ties, 11 resulted in W/Os

RFU Intermediate Cup: Of the eight fixtures scheduled in this round, two ended as walkovers with the county’s Charlton Pk benefiting from Twickenham’s concession, whilst Rochford Hundred benefited from the withdrawal of Hampstead.  The county’s other representative remaining in the competition were Dover who fell to a 7-43 home defeat to L2SW leaders Camberley.  Of then other fixtures, Horsham went down 37-27 at Ldn Exiles whilst G&F narrowly lost out at home, 29-31 to last season’s Senior Vase champions Farnham.  Chelmsfrord, who have featured well in this competition in the past were beaten 0-47 by Woodford, whilst Norwich beat Chiswick 18-10.  The last of the ties saw O Cooperians 35-24 winners over struggling Barking.

RFU Senior Vase:  Aylesford posted a 17-12 win over Welwyn to progress, but the clash between Bromley and Thanet Wdrs meant that the county would lose at least one of its representatives in the competition, with Bromley convincing 41-0 winners.  Struggling Sheppey conceded their tie against last season’s regional finalists O Cranleighians whilst in the last of the ties affecting the county’s clubs, Dinstonians lost out 10-34 at home to Trojans.  Of the remaining fixtures Portsmouth and Southwold received walkovers against Warlingham and Wisbech respectively, whilst Stowmarket lost 10-27 at home to Datchworth, with W Norfolk going down 22-41 to visiting Thetford.

RFU Junior Vase: The Junior Vase is not as far progressed as the other tournaments, although disappointingly six of the sixteen ties resulted in walkovers, with Cranbrook benefiting from the withdrawal of Thamesians, bit both Brockleians and Whitstable conceding their fixtures.  In the other fixtures involving kent clubs, Ashford just edged a tight encounter 19-21 at OMW, whilst Anchorians went down 30-8 at O Whitgiftians and Sittingbourne were on the end of a 76-0 drubbing at O Wimbledonians.

For a complete round up of all the RFU completion results click here

18 Nov 17: VX3 Club Shop

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.

 

 

 

18 Nov 17: Club rekindles relationship with the county town regiment

With no league fixtures this weekend, Thursday’s training session gave way to a club fixture between a Maidstone XV and 36 Regt RE.  There has always been a strong relationship between the county town club and its resident Army unit.  Like most relationships there are peaks & troughs and the pace of operations for the Royal Engineers over the past 15 ye3ars has meant that they have seldom all been in barracks.  From a sport perspective this has made life difficult for team sports and this was only the unit side’s second fixture in 3 years.

Apart from an extremely entertaining match that saw the club represented by players from right across the spectrum of the club’s senior sides, Maidstone eventually took the honours with a 57-40 result.  Not that the scoreline was of too much importance, the real winner on the night was the game of rugby and the opportunity to rekindle a longstanding relationship between what are two of the county town’s institutions.

Thanks to Richard Weston and the coaching team from a Maidstone perspective for organising the fixture, and particular thanks to Gaz Beck who has a foot in both camps for promoting the initiative.

A return fixture looks on the cards for the New Year and both sides are already looking at a similar evening fixture next season, possibly with the Presidents Cup up for grabs.

18 Nov 17: Club back on TV at BT Sport

Maidstone Rugby were back on TV this week after a 2 year hiatus, as they participated in BT Sports weekly rugby magazine programme as part of the audience and also providing the demonstration players.

With players from across the club taking part, the opportunity didn’t go unnoticed by new club kit suppliers VX3 who were delighted to see their brand take centre stage.

 

 

13 Nov 17: 2017-18 Club Handbook

Members are alerted to the fact that the club handbook for this current season is available for collection from the bar on production of your membership card.

Youth coaches are requested to collect sufficient to distribute to their respective age groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Oct 17: The 500 CLUB

'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!

Contact:

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

07 Jun 17: Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities, 2017-18 Season

Matchball Sponsorship

Matchball Sponsorship opportunities @ £50ea are also available for all home league fixtures, Kent Cup fixtures once they have been announced will also available for any home fixture.  If you or your company would be interested in being the matchball sponsor for one of these fixtures then please contact Bob Hayton in the first instance:

2nd Sept v O Colfeians (Sold)

16th Sept v Tottonians (Sold)

30th Sept v CS Rugby 

21st Oct v Gravesend (Sold)

4th Nov v Chobham (Sold)

25th Nov v Brighton

9th Dec v Medway

16th Dec v Sevenoaks (Sold)

13th Jan v Havant

17th Feb v Thurrock

10th Mar v Ldn Cornish (Sold)

7th Apr v Chichester

 

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London & South East Division

London & SE Division 1 (South)

 

Please note the change of League KO times to 2:30pm in November


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

Notices

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 an overall disappointing team performance and result, for his solid all round play this week's  Man of the Match award goes to back rower Ben Knight.

2017-18 London Division 1 South (Top 6)
 

  Team Pl Pts
1 Medway 10 48
2 CS Rugby 10 40
3 Chichester 10 36
4 Havant 10 36
5 Ldn Cornish 10 34
6 Brighton 10 26

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