• 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.
  • Matchball Sponsorship opportunities for all home league fixtures in the 2014/15 Season now available. Shirt Number sponsorship opportunities for 2014/15 Season available (No's 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 & 11) already taken) contact Bob Hayton
  • RWC 2015: Are you interested in becoming a RWC 2015 Volunteer? See notices below.
  • O2 TOUCH: O2 Touch takes place every Tuesday night at Maidstone Rugby throughout the summer from 6:30pm until late.
  • Pre-Season Training: Training for next season has started on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, all welcome. Plus 'Fatboys' on Saturdays at 12:30. New Players most welcome.

31 Jul 14: Maidstone BMW Junior Player Of The Season 2013/14

Joint Youth Chairs Eva Howson & Tuggy attend U15’s pre season training to present the Maidstone BMW Junior Player Of The Season 2013/14 award to Mikey Grice who played scrum half for last season successful U14’s side.
 
The certificate was personally signed by England Rugby Head Coach Stuart Lancaster.
 
With numerous excellent performances from, individuals on pitch across the Youth Section it need something a little unique to stand out from the rest. Mikey was chosen for his positive use of social media in providing a very positive but honest post match analysis of games which the whole squad could learn and benefit from.
 
This also led to Mikey to having the confidence to have a positive voice on the pitch and start to improve his vision and vocal input...like all good scrum halves!
 
Well done Mikey and well deserved.
 
Tuggy
Eva
Joint Youth Chairs

29 Jul 14: Kent Rugby ‘Focus Club’ status agreed for Maidstone Youth Rugby

Youth Chairs Eva Howson and Dave Tugwell have been working with Kent Rugby over the closed season and are delighted to announce that they have agreed a 2-year support package.
 
A two year plan to support the club and its volunteers retain players in their transition from junior rugby to adult club rugby. The focus in year 1 will be the retention of the club’s under 17 squad and providing coach development to coaches in the junior section particularly at the latter age groups.
 
Tangible support and benefit has already started with the Kent RFU’s Community Coaching Coordinator, Gareth Hatherley-Hurford taking the U17’s mid week summer training sessions.
 
Gareth has played County rugby at U15 – U17 and then progressed to Bath Academy. He then developed his coaching with Saracens Academy and worked on their Community Projects. He was snapped up by the RFU to be a Community Rugby Coach in Kent and he is due to move on to Middlesex after the summer. He has recently been coaching the Ladies Nomad International team (effectively the ladies Bar barbarians team) in readiness for two test matches against South Africa as they prepare for the Ladies World Cup.
 
This is a great opportunity for the Youth Section of the club and also has clear on going benefits for the Senior Club (One Club!). It is also a good example of how funding from the RFU is used at the grass routes of the game.

29 Jul 14: Shirt Number and Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Shirt Nos: 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18

 

In addition the club is looking for matchball sponsors for the following 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

28 Feb v Beckenham

11 Apr v Crowborough

Anyone who is either interested personally, or feels their company may be interested should contact Bob Hayton

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

 

11 Jul 14: Pre-Season Training has Started

 

A reminder to all senior players that preseason training has started.  Training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm at the club and is open to all senior players. Whether you are regular 1st XV player, part of the the new development XV squad or one of the Mighty Barbarians or Veterans XVs, It is guaranteed that you will benefit from attending!

In addition,  Shaun Neaves is running his legendary  'Fatboys' sessions on  Saturdays at 12:30, at the far end of the 1st XV pitch. So why not come along and flip some tyres with the bigman himself; it beats being dragged round the shops; and you don't have to be fat either!!!

Remember club training and these additional sessions are run for your benefit. #oneclub

11 Jul 14: Sponsors BBQ a big success

 

Despite the best efforts of the weather Maidstone Rugby’s Sponsors BBQ turned out to be a great success.  Although the rain had obviously deterred some, a significant number of the club’s current sponsors and advertisers were in attendance, along with representatives from a number of companies who have expressed an interest in becoming involved with the club.

In addition to the obvious social element of the evening, the event saw a shirt presentation to the club of 1st XV player Josh Jensen’s Denmark international shirt, as well as a full presentation on the objectives and ambitions for the club’s senior and youth sections over the coming season by Sean Charlton, the club’s Head of Playing.

 

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 16th August

Maidstone FC XV v Sidcup RFC  XV, Home, KO tba

Saturday 23rd August

Maidstone FC  XV v Dover RFC XV, Away, KO tba

Saturday 30th August

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

  


 Other Senior Fixtures

 Saturday 30th August

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

 

 

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

Notices

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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