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27 Sep 14: Around the Grounds

 

National 1:  An 8-21 win at Wharfedale was enough to keep Ealing in top spot, with Richmond moving into second after they narrowly beat Darlington MP 30-27.  Esher sit third after they brought Fylde’s winning run to an end, just taking the result by the odd point in the 29-28 scoreline, the result dropping the Lancashire club to fourth spot.  At the bottom Macclesfield remain pointless after they went down 3-41 at home to Hartpury, with O Albanians just above them who also lost 12-35 at home to Blackheath, who now sit in seventh spot. Loughborough drop into the bottom three following a 27-36 loss to Rosslyn Pk with Cinderford just above them following their 32-28 win over Tynedale.  The last of the results saw Blaydon overcome Coventry 21-16.

National 2(S):  The city club lost again as Canterbury fell heavily (43-12) at early season promotion candidates Taunton who move into top spot and leaving the Kent club very much at the wrong end of the table.  Henley sit second after they beat Southend 31-13 with Clifton third after a 20-23 win at Redruth.  Dings stay bottom after a 22-35 loss to Launceston, with Cambridge just above them after they lost out 32-11 at Shelford in the local derby.  Bishop’s Stortford lost ground at the top following their narrow 41-43 loss at the hands of Elthamians, with Dorking gaining ground after they hammered Lydney 52-3.  In the last of the fixtures, Worthing continued their recent momentum with a 21-26 win at Chinnor.

National 3(SE): Combe stay top with a 100% record after a 30-20 win over East Grinstead’s G-Force, Chichester lie in second place following a solid 14-24 win at The Slade against a TJs side that have had a stuttering start to the season, with Ldn Irish (Am) the first of three clubs  in third spot after they beat Hertford 31-25.  Tied on points with Irish are A&C who beat Westcliff 12-21 and also Barnes, who downed Guernsey 19-40.  At the bottom end of the table Westcliff and Guernsey are propping up the table with CS Rugby just above them despite a 30-28 win over Gravesend.  In the last of the fixtures, Tring went down 7-26 at home to BSE.

London 1(S):  Sidcup stay top after a tighter 20-19 result than Havant's early season league position would have predicted, a result that now leaves Havant at the foot of the table; Chobham stay second despite losing out by the odd point in a high scoring 36-37 scoreline against Basingstoke , a result that moves Basingstoke into third after Guildford lost out 18-15 at Wimbledon.  At the bottom end of the division, Charlton Pk posted their first win of the campaign with a 41-15 win over Hove to move off the foot of the table, whilst Dover beat Cobham 18-33 to move clear of the bottom positions but leaving Cobham just above Havant at the basement end of the table.  In mid-table G&F were hammered 24-65 at home against S&E whilst Brighton also lost out at home to Twickenham 22-31.

London 2(SE):  Still early days yet, but with Crowborough getting something out of today’s games, the season is not looking particularly bright for bottom club Aylesford.  After last week’s heavy defeat, Sevenoaks piled on further agony as they ran out 19-27 winners in what ended up a competitive but scrappy match.  With Maidstone sitting out this week there was a reshuffle at the top as Tunbridge Wells continued their good form with a 29-14 bonus point win over Colfes to see them into top spot after week three.  Thanet slip to fifth place after they were hammered 55-0 at Crowborough, whilst Medway move into second spot following a 29-41 win at the Drill Field against D&B.  In the last of the fixtures,  a 36-18 win for Beckenham at home to Ashford sees them move into third spot with Maidstone in fourth place.

London 3(SE):  Horsham stay top after a convincing 9-65 drubbing of Park Hse, with Bromley maintaining their early season promise in second spot after they overcame Uckfield 0-14.  Dartfordians sit in third spot after they posted a solid 12-40 win over an Anchorians side that have made a stuttering start to the season; many people’s preseason promotion favourites Folkestone slip down the table after a 17-8 defeat at Dunstonians.  At the bottom end of the table Lewes continue to struggle as they lost out 31-10 to Sussex rivals Pulborough who now sit in fourth spot, whilst in the other all Sussex match up in the division H&B went down 10-38 to H&W.

Kent 1:  Vigo’s solid start to the season continued as they stay top after a 25-38 win at winless Bexley, with O Wills now in second spot after they beat Sheppey 20-15 in what looks like it could be an extremely competitive division this season.  Cranbrook sit in third after a narrow 25-22 win at home to Beccs whilst HSBC’s 48-7 demolition of struggling bottom club OGs sees them in fourth spot.  Southeark are still looking for a first win after they lost out 19-3 at Sittingbourne, whilst in mid table Lordswood were comfortable 31-0 winners over Kings Coll.

Kent 2:  A surprising early season HWO for Edenbridge over Orpington sees them sit at the top of the table, separated from first placed club NAG on points difference following NAG’s 78-5 hammering of Faversham.   Askean sit third following a 7- 21 win at bottom club Whitstable.  In the mid table matches Footscray beat Dartford Valley 31-6 with Brockleians 40-13 winners over Shooters Hill.

26 Sep 14: Late Red Veterans Trophy

 

Kent Rugby sees the start of a new tournament this season. with the first season of the Shepherd Neame sponsored Late Red Veterans Trophy. Initiated and organised by Maidstone Rugby in conjunction with the Kent Rugby Development office, eighteen of the county’s clubs have signed up to the new tournament where the key aim is the retention of older players by providing a coherent, meaningful and enjoyable competition throughout the season. With that in mind, the tournament has been structured to allow larger and smaller clubs to compete on an even and competitive footing, with the tournament running on a two-tier basis, with cup and plate competitions at both levels. The tournament is initially run on a pool basis to provide a guaranteed number of fixtures for all participating clubs, with the outcome of the pools deciding which clubs go forward to the respective cup and plate knockout stages. The tournament culminates with a ‘finals day’ which will be hosted by Maidstone Rugby in April 2015.

Full details of the draw are available by clicking the relevant icon on the club website homepage.

24 Sep 14: Trevor Bradley

It is with extreme sadness that yesterday, Tuesday 23rd September, we heard the news that Trevor Bradley passed away in the early hours of that morning.

Trevor will be fondly remembered by his fellow Barbarians and all other playing and non‐playing members of Maidstone RFC. Trevor had a big personality, gaining enormous respect over time for the contribution he made to the club during his time as BXV captain and his work afterwards in assisting future captains.

One of his proudest moments was when he became a Vice President.

Trevor galvanized the BXV with his unerring belief that a team that trains together wins together, and this was shown in many games played over the years. Trevor always encouraged new players to play at Maidstone, a number of whom have gone on to play for higher teams, or have moved away but have carried on playing allowing the Barbarians to visit many clubs the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland.

An Ulsterman and an Irishman, with a belief and love of all man no matter what colour or religion, he bought a number of nationalities to play for the BXV and so the Mighty Maidstone Barbarians was born.

This year was to be Trevor’s final season at the club as he had made plans with his beloved wife Sarah to move to pastures new on the Sussex coast. A final hurrah tour was being planned to the BXV first ever tour city of Sheffield and this is still planned for the weekend of 20th March 2015 ‐ the weekend nearest St Patrick's Day.

During his tragically short life Trevor has brought people together from all walks of life and new bonds and
friendships have been made, that without him would not have occurred.

Our thoughts and sincere sympathies go to Trevor's wife Sarah, to whom he was devoted, and to their families and friends. It goes without saying that Trevor will leave a significant void and will be hugely missed by everyone who knew him.

Trevor is the Captain of our ship.

Rest in Peace.

David Eiffert,  VP, friend and fellow-Barbarian.

 

21 Sep 14: New U13’s Squad receive match shirts

Head Coach Gavin Allwright has been working hard since last season and over the summer to build an U13’s team from scratch. He has made great progress and numbers are growing all the time, of course more are welcome.
 
In support of the team we are delighted to announce that Neil Cole (Bearsted Building Services) & Brian Costello (Waterloo Acoustics) have provided them with a set of match shirts. Thanks very much for your generosity and we hope they cross the try line more often then the pair of you!
 
 
 

29 Jul 14: Shirt Number and Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities (updated 27 Sep)

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: also former 1st XV Captain and current forward's Coach Steve Milward has been attracted to his old Shirt No (2), a bit like a moth to a flame!  Surely there must be some more previous club captains who can't resist having throwing their support behind the club; if any other club members wish to support the club, or feels that their company might be interested then please contact Bob Hayton.

The following 3 Shirt Number sponsorship opportunities are still avalable for interested parties:

Shirt Nos: 17 & 18

In addition the club is still looking for matchball sponsors for the following home league fixtures (the immediate priority is the early season fixtures up to Christmas):

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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SSE English Clubs Championship

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 Next 1st XV Fixture

Saturday 4th October 2014

RFU Intermediate Cup, 1st Round

Maidstone FC 1st XV v Warlingham RFC, Away, KO 3:00pm

 

 


Other Senior Fixtures

Saturday 4th October

Mustangs XV v Bexley RFC 1st XV, Home, KO 3:00pm

3rd XV v Whitstable RFC 2nd XV, Away, KO 3:00pm

Development XV  v tba

Barbarians XV v Ashford Barbarians RFC, Home, KO 3:00pm

Veterans XV v Cologne RC Veterans & Gravesend Moles, Home, KO tbc

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

Notices

Shop News - Hoody Orders now being taken
posted: September 21 2014

Orders for club Hoodies are now being taken; the price remains @ £40 including embroidered name / nickname for Adult sizes up to XL , larger than XL are £43, with Junior hoodies up to LB's ( 36" chest) @ £33.50.

The order will be placed end of September / beginning of October for delivery in late November, subject to the minimum order number required by Samurai being achieved

A deposit of £20 is required with your order ...............

Full details on form which are available from behind the bar or can be downloaded (click here).

 



Perimeter Advertising - Pitchside Boards: Limited vacancies remaining.
posted: September 12 2014

There are still a few places available for pitchside boards, could your company be interested? Have you asked them? The worst they can say is No!! So why not find out.

If your company are or may be interested the please pass details to Bob Hayton and the club will take it from there.



**IMPORTANT** MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS **IMPORTANT**
posted: September 04 2014

Stipulations to Membership from 01 September 2014:
 
•  Members owing subs from 2014/15 have until 30th September to sign up for DD or pay for the coming season in full – if not they will  owe for the previous season + the coming season before they can play again.

 • Existing players must have a DD in place or paid in full before taking part in any pre-season training.

 • New players joining can attend pre-season training but must have signed up to the DD or paid in full prior to first match.

 • New players joining during the season must sign up before their second match.

 • We acknowledge that particularly in the lower sides that on occasion non-member players may to be drafted in at late notice on an ad hoc basis. In doing so, they will be subject to a match tax of £10. Those fitting this category will be allowed to play on 3 occasions by which point, full membership will be required to be considered for further selection.

 • Failure to meet any of the requirements will render a player unavailable for selection until any accrued debts are paid.

 • If you are not a member, then you will forfeit all membership rights including Club representation, use of club house facilities, access to physiotherapy services provided and entitlement to apply for international tickets.

In addition you should also be aware that your entitlement to vote at any Annual General Meeting (AGM) or Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is dependent on your eligibility as a paid up member of the club.  The bottom line is that, to have a say in the way in which the club is run you have to actually be a current member.



Club Promotional Video - Spread the Word.
posted: July 04 2014

The 14/15 season is already shaping up to be exciting, both on and off the playing surface and as part of that process the club has produced a promotional video, so take a look and pass the word to yor friends and associates via your electronic and social media contacts.

Click here to view: PROMOVID



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)



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.





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Man of the Match - 20 Sept 14:

In what was a a somewhat disjointed team performance, but for a lot of unseen work and a try on his league debut; today's Biddenden Vineyards  MoM award goes to back row forward Eddie Cranston

2014-15
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1 Tunbridge Wells 3 14
2 Medway 3 11
3 Beckenham 3 11
4 Maidstone 2 10
5 Thanet Wdrs 3 10
6 Sevenoaks 3 9

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