- Maidstone Rugby: Are you looking for a new club? We run 6 senior sides so can cater for whatever level you play at. So why not join us at the county town's senior rugby club.
- 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.
- SITUATIONS VACANT: Please see the Club Volunteer page for information on positions vacant within the club.
27 Jun 15: Shop News: New Leisure / Warm-Up Top for the 2015-16 Season
To expand our product range below are the details of the new club top for the 2015/16 season
The top is at a minimum shower-proof and comes with a fleece collar and fleece inside the cuffs, soft mesh internal lining, front pouch pocket and the underarm panels are in 'knitted ribbon'
The top will be available to all sections of the club, in all sizes, (see sizing chart link on the club shop page) as it is a 'bespoke' item being manufactured for ourselves. The initial delivery will be in the region of 8 weeks time
The anticipated cost will be £40 for adult sizes up to 2XL, £43 for 3XL +, and £33.50 for junior (up to Large Boys as these are zero rated for VAT) - cost includes all embroidery etc as shown on the presentation.
ANYBODY WISHING TO RESERVE A TOP PLEASE CONTACT KEVIN BAILEY ; firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP SO THAT THE INITIAL ORDER CAN BE PLACED TO MEET THE ANTICIPATED DEMAND.
If you have any queries please contact Kevin.
26 Jun 15: Annual General Meeting - Friday 10th July
The Annual general Meeting for Maidstone Rugby will take place on Friday 10th July 2015 at 8:00pm at The Mote. Following an eventful season both on and off the pitch there will be plenty to be discussed and updated on, for details of the agenda click here.
If any members have any points or topics for discussion, they should be submitted in writing to the Hon Sec by Fri 3rd July 2015.
Please make the effort to attend and have a say in the running of your club.
31 May 15: 2015-16 Pre-Season Training (Update)
Coaches & Players Meeting: Due to a prior booking at the club it has been necessary to move the players meeting to Wednesday 1st July 7.30pm. We need to have a good turn out so we can set the tone for the coming season, which will have very different challenges and goals for all teams.
Training on Tuesdays & Thursdays commencing Tuesday 7th July @ 7:15 for a 7:30pm start.
Forwards Scrummaging Sessions with Steve Milward:
Saturday 1st August @ 2:00pm
Saturday 8th August @ 2:00pm
Training will be hard and fast, with plenty of ball work involved from the start.
Saturday 15th August v tba
Saturday 22nd August v Tunbridge Wells (A)
Saturday 29th August v tba
26 Jun 15: Vice President's Lunch - Sunday 12th July
The take up for the Vice Presidents Lunch at Bearsted Golf Club on Sunday 12th July has proved to be extremely popular and the event is practically full with over 8 tables already taken. However, following discussion with the Golf Club we have been able to book some additional tables, as a result there are a limited number of places still avalable, although those places are likely to be booked fairly quickly. In order to ensure you avoid the disappointment of missing out, please book your place promptly by contacting our Immediate Past President Bob Beney, either by phone (T; 01622 736357) or via email (click here),
19 Jun 15: Civic Reception for the County Town's Successful Sports Teams
Friday afternoon saw members of Maidstone Rugby's all conquering 2014/15 campaign attened a civic reception at Maidstone's historic Town Hall, hosted by His Worship The Mayor of Maidstone, Daniel Moriarty. The county town's rugby club were by no means alone, as they were joined by Ian Tucker, steve watt and Jay Saunders from Maidstone United following their league winning season and also fellow rugby club Weavering Warriors who had won their league within the Kent RFU league structure.
19 Jun 15: KH Engineering Svcs Ltd renew for 2015-16
The club is pleased to announce that KH Engineering Services Ltd have renewed their sponsorship support to the club for the coming season. The company under Managing Director Kevin Hollingsworth have been significant contributors to the club in recent seasons, during which time the club has enjoyed an unprecedented period of success. Whilst it is important to realise that the visible aspect of this success has been achieved by results on the pitch, without the support of KH Engineering and our other sponsors, the club could not provide the infrastructure and environment to promote that level of performance.
KH Engineering’s Kevin Hollingsworth commented “We are very pleased to have participated and played a small part in the achievements of the club. My thanks in particular go to the coaches, captain and manager who have worked tirelessly to the progress the team. Well done.
Maidstone Rugby’s Commercial Manager, Bob Hayton responded by saying “ KH Engineering have been strong supporters of the club over a number of seasons, and preferred to remain out of the limelight during their early involvement despite the valuable level of their support. However their contribution has been, and continues to be significant, not just in financial terms, as we look to maintain the progress of the club at all levels”
That's all for this season, see you all again in September when we look to do it all again
(or most of it).
(See weekly round-up for all this week's fixtures)
2015-16 Matchball Sponsorship
posted: June 11 2015
Matchball sponsorship opportunities are now available for all home league fixtures plus also the Shepherd Neame Kent Cup home fixture v Tonbridge Juddians (date tbc). The cost is £50; if you or your company would be interested in being the matchball sponsor for one of these 14 fixtures then please contact Bob Hayton in the first instance:
12th Sept v Chiswick
3rd Oct v Tottonians
24th Oct v Dover
14th Nov v Twickenham
28th Nov v Havant
12th Dec v Guildford
9th Jan v Sidcup
16th Jan v Sutton & Epsom
30th Jan v Gosport & Fareham
20th Feb v Medway
19th Mar v Brighton
9th Apr v Chobham
23rd Apr v Charlton Park
posted: May 22 2015
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!!
CLUB SHIRT ORDER FOR NEW SEASON 2015/16
posted: May 18 2015
Orders for new club playing shirts are now being arranged for delivery for the start of next season - the shirts are a 'Regular Fit' (NOT the skin tight playing version) but these still can be used for playing in or just leisurewear for supporters / parents etc
The shirts can be personalised and a graphic of the shirt will follow shortly to explain the alternatives available to the back of the shirt - essentially it can be manufactured with different printed options, including 'Maidstone Rugby', your name , a number, or any combination of these. PLEASE NOTE that the cost of the shirt is fully inclusive of all printing options.
The cost of the shirts (provisional - subject to confirmation) are £35.00 from baby up to large boys, £42.50 from XS up to 2XL and £47.50 for 3XL or bigger - please refer to the sizing chart on the Club shop webpage - to reiterate the shirts are regular fit not the tight 'competition version' used by the playing sides. Women's sizes are available as detailed on the sizing chart, BUT a minimum order of 10 shirts is required, so for any women's order could you please also provide an alternative mans sized shirt, just in case the minimum number is not achieved.
If anybody wants to place an order you need to get the details (size and personalisation requirements) to KEVIN BAILEY ASAP, preferably by e-mail, but strictly by no later than 19th June (no extension to the deadline is possible due to manufacturing lead times) - a minimum deposit will be required of £25 for child's shirts and £35 for adults, this to be paid via electronic transfer, bank details will be advised, or cheque (Regret - strictly no deposit no order, as these are bespoke orders).
If anybody has any queries please contact me direct - see contacts page on the website
posted: May 07 2015
All players should be aware that pich renovations are already underway on all 3 pitches, currently all pitches have been reseeded, with 80 tons of top dressing applied to the training pitch and 10 tons on each of the two other pitches. All players are to note that all 3 pitches are 'Out of Bounds' until further notice.
Activities such as O2 Touch and any training activities are requested to use the area at the far end of the lower pitch.
Situations Vacant - Hon Treasurer
posted: May 15 2015
A change in work circumstances has meant that current Hon Treasurer Ben Court will have to stand down from his role as Hon Treasurer at Maidstone Rugby.
This is a critical role to ensure the sound running of the club; currently Ben is investigating how to break the role down into a series of clearly defined areas in order to best meet the club’s needs as it continues to progress. However, a copy of the role description for the Hon Treasurer as it is currently defined can be found on the club’s policy page (click here).
If any member of the club is interested in taking on this critical role, either in full, or in part, please contact either Ben or a member of the committee in the first instance.
Volunteers Required – Pitchside Board Sales
posted: May 21 2015
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.