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- SITUATIONS VACANT: Please see the Club Volunteer page for information on positions vacant within the club.
05 May 15: A Message from The Chairman
Can I just reinforce our President Jim Tinsley’s comments about Sunday. While the performance and result were a testament to everyone who has been involved in the playing squad this season from both a playing and non-playing perspective, the performance of every single one of you who represented our club on Sunday is something I am immensely grateful and proud of.
Whether you are the newly engaged, loose-head prop who struggled to get down on one knee, the former players on the other side of the world wearing the red, white and black in support your team mates, the Under 11’s sitting next to me who thankfully just stuck to screaming in support rather than follow through with their threat of performing a victory streak, or the former 1st team captain (or two) who are struggling to remember the whole day, you are what the club is all about and I thank you all for making the day so special.
I have sat in that stadium many times before and I can’t honestly say I have ever witnessed a better half of rugby than that first half on Sunday. I also have to say that I don’t recall 82,000 people ever creating the atmosphere the few thousand of you managed. It was an honour to watch such a great performance and a privilege to be able to sit among so many friends and enjoy it.
We are one club. We are Maidstone.
04 May 15: A Message from The President
I would like to clarify the wine and Guinness fuelled ramblings of my after-match speech in The Spirit of Rugby Suite.
In the 135 year history of Maidstone Football Club, Sunday 3rd May 2015 is unarguably the greatest day the club has experienced. Whilst basking in the reflected glory of our team’s achievement, we must acknowledge the effort put in by everyone involved and the contribution made.
Lack of space prevents me to list a roll of honour by name. However it extends well beyond the 22 match day squad – think travelling reserves, think players who on another day would have made the cut, or on crutches and limping who missed out, think coaching team, think supporters, think volunteers, think sponsors. You know who you are, and importantly we on the Committee know who you are and we thank you all most sincerely. And we are PROUD OF YOU ALL.
Maidstone Football Club
01 May 15: County Town Clubs Combine for Historic Photo Call
The 24th April saw the County Town’s two League Champions get together for the first joint photo of the two clubs since the 1978-79 season, when Maidstone United were at that time very much on an upward curve towards joining the Football League and in the pre league era of Rugby Union, Maidstone Rugby had won the Kent Cup at a time when it was the sole piece competitive silverware to challenge for.
The two sides met at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium with club coaches Paul Hathaway and Jay Saunders able to exchange views, and club captains Ben Williams and Steve Watt were able to wish each other well for their respective forthcoming fixtures, in particular the rugby club's Twickenham Cup Final.
29 Apr 15: Under 10s to provide Twickenham Guard of Honour.
The club’s U10 age group will be providing a Guard of Honour with their Bridgnorth counterparts when skipper Ben Williams leads his side out at Twickenham this Sunday.
The U10s have only just completed their season with the team coming out as runners-up in the Plate competition this last weekend.
Drawn in a t tough group they performed very well, beating Edenbridge 2:0, and Deal 4:0 but losing out to TJs 0:2 to finish as runners-up
Apart from being very proud of the team, the coaches and parents are so pleased for them, they really deserved to pick up some silverware, and the look on their faces as they were presented with it spoke volumes.
They all played their hearts out on Sunday, as they have throughout the season, gave 100% commitment, and most importantly enjoyed themselves, they should be very proud of themselves.
The U10 squad has 25 players, and all but two of the A team on Sunday have been with us since the U6s.
It’s been a challenging season adapting to the New Rules of Play, which our age group gets each season going up, but Sundays result is just reward for the efforts of the whole squad, coaches and our fantastic players and parents.
26 Apr 15: Spotlight - Twickenham Mascot: Lincoln Rixon
Next Sunday's RFU Intermediate cup Final will see a member of the Mini's accompany skipper Ben Williams and the team out onto the Twickenham turf for the prematch formalities. The mascot for the occasion will be Lincoln Rixon who has just completed the season with the U8 age group and will celebrate his eighth birthday just before the final. So here's a little bit about Lincoln and his interests:
School: Loose Primary School
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)
QBE England Internationals (Pre- World Cup fixtures)
posted: March 13 2015
England will be playing two fixtures at Twickenham in the build up to the RWC 2015 as follows:
- England v France, Saturday 15th August, KO 8:00pm
- England v Ireland, Saturday 5th September, KO 2:30pm
Ticket can be ordered for these matches that are not necessarily constrained by the normal allocation system.
Prices are £85, £72 and £62 per ticket and children’s tickets can also be ordered at 50% of those prices.
The club must place its bid for tickets at the end of April, if any members would like tickets for these fixtures they are to contact Steve Vincent with details of quantity of tickets and prices.
Payment will be required at the time of ordering.
Please note that England is playing France in an away fixture on Sat 22nd August in Paris. Tickets may be available for this fixture and further details will be published as they become known.
The closing date for applications for tickets is Saturday 18th April.
Situations Vacant - Hon Treasurer
posted: November 15 2014
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 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.