• Shirt Number Sponsorship opportunities still available for 2014-15 (Nos 2, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 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.

23 Aug 14: Beasted Sports & Activity day - Tues 26th Aug

The club's Youth section will be running a stand at Bearsted Sports and Activity day which takes place on Bearsted Green on Tuesday 26th Aug.  The day runs from 10:00am until 3:00pm and anyone with children interested in starting rugby should come along.  It will be easy to find, just look for the big upright flags.

29 Jul 14: Shirt Number and Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities (update)

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, if any other club members wish to support the club, or feels that their companies might be interested then please contact Bob Hayton.

The following Shirt Number sponsorship opportunities are still avalable for interested parties:

Shirt Nos: 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18

 

In addition the club is looking for matchball sponsors for the following home league fixtures:

18 Oct v Medway

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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17 Aug 14: Rugby World Cup 2015 Tickets - General Release

From September 12 to 29, 2014 up to 1 million tickets will go on general sale for the 48 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches taking place across England and in Cardiff.

All members, fans, players and staff will be able to apply for tickets through the general sales application window in September. This also includes those who have already purchased tickets through the Rugby Community Ticket Sale, who will be able to use their same login details and ticketing details as created in May.

Tickets for all 48 matches, at each price category, will go on sale in September and you will be able to apply for up to 4 tickets for each match.

It is important to note that this is an application window and therefore members can apply for tickets at any point between September 12th  and 29th. This is not a first come, first served sale so there is no advantage to applying on the first day, but it is recommend that you don't leave it until the last minute. Where matches are oversubscribed RFU ticketing will conduct a ballot by match and by price category. All members of the public who have applied for tickets will be advised in October 2014 on the status of their application.

09 Aug 14: Pennies Nursery Sponsor Youth Section

 
We are delighted to announce that Pennies nursery has agreed to sponsor the Youth Section with a pitch side board.
 
As part of a 2 year deal, Joint Youth Chairs Eva Howson and Dave Tugwell agreed to run a rugby coaching session for their summer time club activities. Pennies are proactive in being a part of the local community and their business has obvious links with our Tag rugby age groups. We hope over time to develop this relationship further.
 
Club Captain Ben Williams generously took a day off work and along with Cam Lawrenson delivered an excellent session that everybody enjoyed. Despite coaching boys and girls from age 5 to 8, Ben managed a varied session where the children learnt a great deal and had lots of fun.
 
Thanks very much to Pennies, Ben & Cam.
 

03 Aug 14: Draw Announced for the RFU Intermediate Cup

 

With only 29 clubs from a possible 48 in the Ldn & SE region entering this season’s competition, including  Ldn 2(SE) clubs Ashford, Beckenham, Haywards Heath & Tunbridge Wells amongst the non-entries, it’s clear very early on as to where some clubs are placing their priorities.  For the remaining clubs in the division the draw is as follows:  Aylesford got what appears to be their traditional home draw in the competition as they host Portsmouth, whilst Maidstone travel to face Warlingham who now play in Ldn 2(SW) following a level transfer at the end of last season.  Medway will host Deal & Betteshanger in the only all Kent tie, whilst Sevenoaks travel to face league rivals Crowborough.  Thanet Wdrs have a home draw against O Alleynians from Ldn 2(SW) with Colfes making the long trip to face Southampton club Tottonians also from Ldn 2(SW).

Three clubs receive byes in the first round, based on their playing record last seaon, with Diss, Staines and Tabard all having dropped down from Ldn 1, the full draw is shown below, with first round ties to be played on Sat 4th October. 

Home

v

Away

Aylesford

v

Portsmouth

Campion

v

Chiswick

Crowborough

v

Sevenoaks

Hamm & Fulham

v

Enfield Ign

Harrow

v

Chelmsford

London Cornish

v

Old Cooperians

Medway

v

Deal & Betteshanger

Rochford

v

Hampstead

Saffron Walden

v

O Merchant Taylors

St. Albans

v

Norwich

Thanet Wanderers

v

Old Alleynian

Tottonians

v

O Colfeians

Warlingham

v

Maidstone

 

In the Senior Vase five of the county’s sides are in action and drawn as follows; Bromley host Hampshire club Eastleigh, whilst Dartfordians are also at home to league rivals Uckfield.  Folkestone also have a home draw as they take on OMW, Anchorians make the trip to the south coast against Hastings & Bexhill, with Park Hse also in Sussex as they travel to face Horsham.  The remaining tie affecting Ldn 3(SE)  see s Heathfield & W away at Ldn Exiles.

In the Junior Vase only six of the county’s clubs have entered the competition; in the Preliminary Rd to be played on Sept 6th, Edenbridge and Askean have away ties at O Blues and O Georgians respectively, whilst Shooters Hill host Reigate.  Lordswood have a bye into the 1st Rd whilst Beccehamians and Sheppey have byes as far as Rd 2.

Full details of all competition draws can be found on the new London & SE RFU website at:  http://rfulondon.com/

14 Jul 14: Ashford Veterans Tournament and Beer Festival, Sat 30th August

The start of another rugby year is looming with the normal kick-off for the Veterans at the Ashford Tournament and Beer Festival.

This year it will be on Saturday 30th August 2014 and games will kick of at 11.00 am sharp.

The invitation is open to all that qualify as Vets (over 35 and drink beer. Lager drinkers may also apply under the “special measures” ruling).

Even if you’re not old enough to play, or indeed, too old, it's still a great day out.

Please let Adrian Clarke know if you intend to attend 07568308833

 

24 May 14: Volunteers Required – Pitchside Board Sales

 

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.

News archive

 

SSE English Clubs Championship

London & South East Division 2 (SE)

 Next 1st XV Fixture

Pre Season Fixtures

Saturday 30th August

Maidstone FC Mustangs XV v Folkestone RFC 1st XV, Home, KO tba

 

Sunday 7th September

Maidstone FC v Old Dunstonians RFC, Away, KO 3:00pm (Shepherd Neame Kent Cup 1st Rd)

 

  


Other Senior Fixtures

Saturday 30th August

Maidstone FC 3rd XV v Folkestone RFC 2nd XV, Away, KO tbc

Maidstone FC Veterans XV - Ashford Veterans Tournament & Beer Festival (Away)

 

 

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

Notices

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





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