• 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.
  • Matchball Sponsorship: Opportunities still available for home league fixtures in the 2014/15 Season (Harrow, 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.

21 Oct 14: Bar Staff Required

The club has need of two additional bar/kitchen staff to work on an occasional basis covering some Saturdays in addition to parties and large events.

If you are interested in helping out at the club, please contact Carol McKenzie via email for full details (click here)

 

 

21 Oct 14: Sponsors Lunch: Sat 1st Nov v O Colfeians

Saturday 1st November sees not only the second home league fixture for the 1st XV in this campaign, but also the first of club’s the pre-match Sponsors Lunches this season.

Apart from entertaining guests from our opposition for the day, most importantly we will be hosting a number of the club’s sponsors and advertisers.  These occasions are great social occasions and part of what grassroots community rugby is all about.  There are likely to be some spare places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis @ £20 per head, if you are interested in attending then please contact Club President Jim Tinsley.

Book Early to Avoid Disappointment

20 Oct 14: Club obtains Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)

 

The Whole club has recently purchased a Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED)  which has also been part funded by Kent RFU.

A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.

According to the British Heart Foundation

“Acting quickly when someone is in cardiac arrest and fighting for their life is crucially important - every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%."

 Although hopefully, this will equipment will never have to be used, it is an important and integral part of any rugby club. A defibrillator is a high energy electric shock, given to the heart in cardiac arrest could start it beating normally again.

This is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life-saving step in the Chain of Survival.

They are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. You don't need training to use one.

Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart's rhythm. It won't deliver a shock unless one is needed.

How to use a defibrillator

Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way.

If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR. If you're on your own, don't interrupt the CPR to go and fetch a defibrillator. When you can, send someone else to find one. Once the defibrillator is open, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions.

19 Oct 14: A Great Day at The Mote

 

 

 

Saturday’s home league fixture against Medway at The Mote saw the first of this season’s pre-match lunches.  A great effort by Carol McKenzie, Diane Hughes and the backroom team ensured that 37 of the club’s supporters and visitors were wined & dined prior to the 1st XV’s league fixture, as well as being entertained by the wit & wisdom of the club's Deputy Chairman Dave Arnold.  With the club’s Youth Section conducting a Saturday training session, assisted by some of the senior squad, all followed by a BBQ, it was a busy day at The Mote.

In addition, 1st XV manager Dave Hughes was on hand to present one of son Tom’s British Army representative shirts to the club and add the growing collection that is appearing in the bar.

This was a first of a series of supporters and sponsors pre-match lunches, detail of the dates for others are published on the Events page of the website and will also be publicised on the club’s notice boards.

As a footnote, it was great to see 1st XV flanker Eddie Cranston’s girlfriend pitching in to help out, welcome to the club Gemma and we hope you enjoy your stay.

 

19 Oct 14: Thank You from the 1st XV

Club Captain Ben Williams and all the players in the 1st XV would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the supporters who came along to the first home league fixture of the season against Medway.  In particular thanks to the club's Youth Section for their support, it was amazing and created a great atmosphere and a real buzz at the ground.

We're glad we could reward you with a good performance and an all important winning result.

18 Oct 14: Around the Grounds

National 1:  Blackheath continue to move up the table and sit in eigth place after a 38-29 win against Cinderford; at the top Ealing continue to set the pace with another solid result as they thrashed bottom club Macclesfied 73-13.  A 33-25 win for Fylde against O Albanians keeps them in second place with Rosslyn Pk third after they beat Wharfedale 49-26.    The battle between fourth and fifth went the way of Coventry as they defeated Richmond 48-27 to close the gap on the London based club.  In the remaining mid-table fixtures, Tynedale beat Esher 24-20 whilst Darlington MP went down 21-28 to visiting Hartpury Coll.

National 2(S): A 37-22 win for the city club against Shelford sees Canterbury’s worries ease slightly as they move out of the bottom two, Cambridge slip down after they went down 14-28 at home to third place Dorking.  O Elthamians are in fourth spot after they beat bottom club Dings Crusaders 38-29.  At the top Henley remain the front runners following a 7-20 win at Clfton, with Taunton in second after they beat Redruth 24-17, Bishops Stortford lost a bit of ground following a narrow 24-22 defeat at Worthing.  In the mid table battles, Launceston lost out 22-26 at the hands of Chinnor , with Southend resounding 50-13 winners over visiting Lydney.

National 3(SE): Combe stay at the top of the table as they posted another bonus point win, with a 15-31 result at local rivals Gravesend.  BSE are second following a 52-5 thrashing of struggling CS Rugby, whilst Ldn Irish (Am) are in third place following an 11-29 win at bottom club Westcliff.

East Grinstead’s 18-23 win at Barnes sees them in fourth place.  Fifth placed Chichester failed to win for the third consecutive week, recording what looks to have been an entertaining and high scoring 37-37 draw with Tring.  In the remaining results A&C lost out 15-17 to visiting Guernsey, whilst TJs were 26-39 winners at Hertford to move up to seventh spot.

London 1 (S): A 10-25 win at Basingstoke keeps Sidcup three points clear at the top of the table, with Wimbledon in second spot after they drew 29-29 with visiting Havant. Chobham and Guildford sit in third and fourth spots after wins over Cobham (15-34) and G&F (46-19) respectively; although appoints deductions do affect their league positions, as does it also for Basingstoke.  At the bottom end of the table, a 21-13 win for Dover against Brighton brought some welcome points, whilst fellow strugglers Hove recorded the second draw in this division as they tied 19-19 at Twickenham; whilst Charlton Pk lost out 17-5 at S&E.

London 2 (SE): The main clash here was between two of the division’s leading contenders as Maidstone hosted Medway in what was the county town side’s first home fixture in this campaign, current leaders Tunbridge Wells obviously feel that this is where any threat to their challenge lies, as they had a number of observers at the match, and their statement that they were there to watch Medway, a side they have already played had something of a hollow ring to it.  The match itself was a free flowing game with the home side pretty much having sewn up the points by half-time as they eventually ran out 38-22 winners and move into second place in the table.  Medway slip to fifth place with Sevenoaks now in third spot after they reversed their RFU Intermediate Cup result against Crowborough with a 6-17 win at Steel Cross, Beckenham returned to winning ways with a 16-33 win over bottom side Aylesford which puts them in fourth place.  Tunbridge Wells stay top after they beat Ashford at St Marks, but by a narrower margin than might have been expected  (27-22) given their respective league placings.  In the mid table positions, D&B eased some of their early season worries with a 15-10 win at home to Colfes.

London 3 (SE):  Bromley stay at the head of the division after they beat Pulborough 9-14, and are separated only by virtue of their win/loss record from Horsham who ran out convincing 36-10 winners over bottom club Lewes who have yet to win a match this season.   Dartfordians 15-30 win at Dunstonians sees them in third spot, whilst Folkestone’s  challenge hit another speedbump as they drew 10-10 at H&B.  Uckfield now sit in fourth spot with a 33-8 win over struggling Anchorians, the latest in a series of good results for the E Sussex club.  In mid-table Park Hse edged out H&W 19-11.

Kent 1: Beccs won 9-22 at HSBC but it is Cranbrook back at the head of the table after they hammered Lordswood 51-14 at the Tomlin Ground.  Sheppey sit in third after they beat fifth placed Sittingbourne 10-22 in the local Swale derby.  At the bottom OGs and Bexley are still looking for their first win after going down 50-10 and 10-29 to Southwark and Kings Coll respectively.  The clash between O Wills and Vigo was the tightest encounter of the day, with Vigo just edging the result 10-11 to stay in fourth spot in the table.

Kent 2:  A 67-5 thrashing of Greenwich keepsd NAG at the top of the table and with maximum points, whilst Brockleians 43-15 win against Faversham keeps them in second place.  Footscray’s 24-19 win against bottom club Orpington puts them in third place, with fourth placed Edenbridge having no fixture this week.  In the basement battle Whitstable were 29-10 winners against Dartford Valley, whilst in the mid-table encounter Askean lost out 22-25 at home to Shooters Hill.

 

17 Oct 14: Will Greenwood to Coach at the Club - Tues 28th Oct

 

The club is delighted to announce that RWC 2003 winner with England and former British Lion Will Greenwood will be visiting the club on Tuesday 28th October. ‘Greens’ as he’s known to his friends, will play an active role in the senior squad training session and then join us in the bar afterwards for an informal Q&A.

This is an open invitation to all club members to come and learn from one of the greatest centres to have worn the red rose. If any of the coaches and players from the junior section would like to come and observe the training session then you are, of course, more than welcome #OneClub.

 

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 Next 1st XV Fixture

Saturday 25th October 2014

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

 


Other Senior Fixtures

Saturday 25th October

Mustangs XV v Tunbridge Wells RFC 2nd XV, Home, KO 3:00pm

3rd XV v Sheppey RFC 2nd XV, Home, KO 3:00pm

Development XV  v Sevenoaks RFC 4th XV, Home, KO 3:00pm

Barbarians XV v  Sheppey RFC 3rd XV , Away, 3:00pm

Veterans XV v  Crawley RFC Veterans XV, Away, KO 3:00pm

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

Notices

Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities (updated 14 Oct)
posted: July 29 2014

Matchball sponsorship opportunities for next season are still available; these are inexpensive options that small companies and individuals can afford.  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 home league fixtures remain available  (the immediate priority is the early season fixtures up to Christmas):

28 Nov v Harrow (RFU Intermediate Cup)

13 Dec v Deal & Betteshanger,

20 Dec v Ashford

17 Jan v Thanet Wdrs

07 Feb v Sevenoaks

11 Apr v Crowborough

#oneclub



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.



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.



**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)





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Man of the Match

Man of the Match - 18 Oct 14:

In what was a generally good overall front-foot performance, for his all round play in both the tight and loose today's Biddenden Vineyards  MoM award goes to 2nd Row Alex Hadi.

Alex was receiving medical treatment at the time and Sam McPherson received the award on his behalf.

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1 Tunbridge Wells 5 23
2 Maidstone 4 20
3 Sevenoaks 5 18
4 Beckenham 5 16
5 Medway 5 15
6 O Colfeians 5 11

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