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18 Oct 18: Maidstone host O Cranleighians in Intermediate Cup

The county town club are drawn against O Cranleighians in the next round of the RFU Intermediate Cup after the Surrey based club beat our near neighbours Aylesford in the opening round. The Surrey club has a recent track record that it not dissimilar to our own recent past; promoted to the Ldn leagues from Surrey 1 in 2016, they also won the RFU Junior Vase that season as well with a crushing 50-0 result at Twickenham.  Stepping into the Senior Vase they made the regional final in their first year, losing out by the odd point in the 29-30 scoreline to fellow Surrey club Farnham, a club also on an upward curve. 

Last season saw them go a step further, winning Ldn 3(SW) they also took the regional Senior Vase title with an impressive 3-36 win over Bromley, who as we know are no slouches in that competition; before falling to a 31-15 defeat in the national semi-finals to Cornish club Saltash.

Elsewhere in the draw, Charlton Pk are drawn at home to what should be Romford & Gidea Pk, although the validity of Romfords opening round win over Beckenham is yet to be confirmed.  Colfes will travel to face Farnham whilst Gravesend host Chiswick and Dover are drawn away at O Reigatians. Sussex based Horsham travel to take on Hammersmith & Fulham whilst the two remain ties both solely involve clubs based north of the R Thames, with Letchworth hosting Saffron Walden and harpenden travelling to face Norwich.

All ties are played on Sat 10th Nov

For full details on RFU Senior and Junior Vase fixtures click here

16 Oct 18: MFC SGM: Wednesday 24th October

There will be a Special General Meeting held at the club on Wednesday 24th October, at 8pm. 

The developers of the Detling site, Quinn Estates will be presenting an update to the membership on the current stages of the project and will take questions. This will be a very important meeting which will have impacts on the clubs future, so we encourage all members to attend.

Please note that any voting that takes place can only be contributed by fully paid up members of the VP, social or playing membership categories. All voters must be aged 18 or over.

To find out more about the project and also to register your support, please visit the link here.

It is YOUR club and your voice counts, so please make every effort to attend and voice your support via the link above.

14 Oct 18: Around the Grounds

National 1: For the third consecutive week the top of the table sees a reshuffle with Elthamians back on top spot following a 48-24 win against bottom club Loughborough St, Caldy’s tight 19-18 win over visiting Ampthill sees them second with Sale in third after they also fought out a tight battle for a 29-31 win at DMP.  Chinnor slip to fourth after they lost 32-26 at Rotherham with Blackheath rounding out the top five after they were 24-43 winners at Cambridge.  The bottom of the table sees Moseley just above Loughborough after they lost 27-22 at Rosslyn Pk, with Esher also struggling despite a useful 26-29 win at Bishops Stortford.  The last of the matches saw Plymouth Albion lose out 15-12 at Cinderford.

National 2(S):  A 48-14 win for leaders rams against Guernsey keeps them at the head of the division, with Redruth’s 14-10 win against Canterbury moving them into second spot after Taunton slipped up, going down 13-17 to visiting Henley who are now fourth. A 20-21 home defeat to Barnes sees TJs slip to fifth, level on points with county rivals Canterbury.  At the foot of the table Ldn Irish WG’s miserable start to the season continues as they lost 41-14 at Worthing, with B&S just above them following their 31-22 defeat at Clifton.  O Redcliffians complete the bottom three after a narrow 31-35 home defeat by BSE. In mid-table dings just edged out O Albanians with an 18-17 result.

RFU Cup Competitions:  This week sees the opening rounds of the RFU Cup competitions, which generally has an irregular number of fixtures as the opening round looks to balance out the draw.  Yet again the competitions were disappointingly racked with a number of Walkovers.

Intermediate Cup: Just five fixtures in this competition with Chiswick getting a W/O as Stowmarket conceded the fixture.  The county had two representatives in the opening encounters and disappointingly both exited the competition at the first hurdle, with Aylesford going down 29-7 to last year’s Ldn & SE Senior Vase winner O Cranleighians.  Beckenham also lost out with a heavy 32-5 defeat at Ldn 2(NE) club Romford & GP. In an all Ldn 2(SW) clash Alleynians might have been expected to take the honours against Farnham but fell to a 17-27 loss, whilst in the last of the ties, Southwold lost out 13-33 to Hammersmith & Fulham.

Senior Vase: Of the seven fixtures only three saw players cross the whitewash as four matches resulted in W/Os.  Bromley were the beneficiaries in their fixture as Trojans conceded, whilst Fakenham, Portsmouth and Harrow also progress without kicking a ball, with Dnstonians one of te sides conceding their cup tie. Of the games that were played, Folkestone fell to a heavy 40-3 defeat at Battersea, whilst Thetford lost out 10-38 to visiting Chelmsford.  The last of the fixtures saw West Norfolk 41-48 winners at Maldon in a high scoring encounter.

Junior Vase: Out of twelve scheduled cup ties, 50% of them were W/O’s and sooner than cover all of the results this summary will just cover those involving the two Kent clubs.  Unfortunately both exited the competition with Bexley going down 45-10 at mill hill, whilst Sittingbourne fell to a 3-19 loss to visiting Ldn Media.  All is not lost however, as Ashford, Anchorians and NAG all had byes in the first round and no doubt have ambitions to do well after last season’s strong performances combined with this year’s current good form.

For a compete round up of results go to http://rfulondon.com/cups where the draw for the next round will be made on Wednesday.

12 Oct 18: Sponsors Support Pre-Match Lunch

The fixture against Deal & Betteshanger saw the first of this season’s pre-match lunches, and on this occasion supported by one of our sponsors NFU Mutual with representatives Tonya Williams and Patrick Bowring in attendance.  Also in attendance were representatives from other club sponsors Quinn Estates and it was particularly good to welcome Nick Stoney the new MD of sponsors Millwood Designer Homes.

Apart from the traditional and well trusted format the club’s Development Chairman Steve Vincent was pleased to receive a cheque from Quinn Estates as part of their sponsorship support.

NFU Mutual as part of their support for the event had donated two tickets to watch Saracens play Leicester as part of the package, with Mickey Back being the lucky winner.

In addition the normal more conventional raffle was also held, this time in aid of the Indonesia appeal and raised a total of £220.

The next of the pre-match lunches is on 15th December for the fixture against Thanet Wdrs, the Xmas Lunch is always well attended and booking are being taken now, so get your name down to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 

08 Oct 18: Around the Grounds

National 1: Another reshuffle at the top as despite all the leading sides losing Chinnor move back into pole position following their 6-13 loss to Bishops Stortford, Elthamians sit second following a high scoring 42-38 defeat at Sale, with Caldy in third after they lost out 24-14 at the hands of Plymouth Albion.  DMP closed the gap to move into fourth after they beat Moseley 36-41.  At the foot of the division Loughborough St fell to a 5-38 defeat to Rotherham, with Moseley just above them and Esher the other struggling side despite a 10-7 win over Cinderford.  In mid-table Cambridge beat Ampthill 6-13 and Blackheath were 23-15 winners against Rosslyn Pk.

National 2(S):  A 19-26 win for Rams at Barnes sees them stay top from Taunton who won a high scoring 36-46 encounter at bottom club Ldn Irish WG, Redruth’s 22-25 win at B&S sees them in third spot from TJs who won a low scoring match 0-10 at BSE.  The bottom of the table sees Ldn Irish and B&S as the bottom two with O Redcliffians just above them after they lost out 19-10 at O Albanians.  In the mid-table encounters Guernsey were 28-3 winners against Clifton whilst Canterbury beat Worthing 21-10, with Henley 20-15 winners against Dings.

London Premier:  The encounter between the top two sae Wimbledon move back to the top of the table after a solid 5-24 win at Westcliff, whilst Guildford’s 6-21 win at bottom club Shelford moved them into third.  A host of clubs then sit level on points although amongst them S&E and Tring both lost, going down to Hertford (31-3) and Sidcup (16-13) respectively, with the latter result moving the Kent club into the top six.  At the bottom of the division a 50-0 loss for Bedford Ath at Dorking, sees them just above Shelford, with Tunbridge Wells dropping into the bottom three after a 17-26 home defeat to visiting Brentwood.  Chingford are also amongst the strugglers after they went down to a 5-19 defeat against CS Stags.

London 1(S): A 16-12 defeat for Brighton at Sevenoaks saw them relinquish top spot to Medway who won 12-23 at Chobham, whilst Camberley sit third following their narrow 9-12 win at Ldn Cornish, Westcombe Pk sit fourth following their 10-24 win at Cobham and along with Sevenoaks there is now is distinctive five club leading group that have an early eight point buffer over the next mid-table club.  At the foot of the table, both Hove and Havant have yet to post a win, with Hove losing out 5-28 to visiting Tottonians and Havant beaten 22-16 at Thurrock, Chichester stay in the last of the relegation places after they fell to an 11-17  home defeat at the hands of Dartfordians.

London 2(SE):  A 52=3 hammering of H&W keeps Beckenham at the top of the table from Colfes who beat struggling Aylesford 40-10.  Dover sit third after being held to an 18-18 draw by Haywards Heath, whilst Charlton Pk fell to a second successive loss as they were beaten 24-20 at Horsham and drop into mid-table.  At the foot of the table Thanet were beaten 24-10 by Gravesend whilst Maidstone sit just above the early season danger zone after a narrow 10-13 loss to D&B.

London 3(SE):  A 24-5 win over H&B keeps Crowborough at the head of the division, a point clear of Dunstonians who won 19-30 at O Wills.  Beccs 24-35 win at Park Hse sees them in third from Pulborough who were just edged out 19-20 by visiting Vigo.  At the foot of the table the bottom two clashed with Folkestone solid 33-5 winners against Hellingly, whilst in mid-table Lewes were 39-21 winners against visiting Bromley.

Kent 1:  A big 63-8 win for Ashford over Whitstable keeps them at the top of the table, with Anchorians level on points after they posted a much narrower 15-22 win at NAG, with a 19-26 win for OGs at southwark putting them in third place.  At the foot of the table points dedictions keep RBS propping up the table despite a 17-10 win against Foots Cray, with Sheppey the other struggling club after they narrowly lost out 14-17 to Cranbrook.  The last of the fixtures saw a 13-0 win for HSBC over Kings Coll.

Kent 2:   Newcomers Cliffe continue to set the early pace after a 29-10 win against Bexley, with Sittingbourne in second following their 22-0 victory against Brockleians.  Lordswood sit in the upper half of the table after they beat Greenwich 13-19 with the last of the fixtures seeing a 0-27 win for Faversham against Dartford Valley, bottom club Askean sat this week out.

03 Oct 18: Online Physio Appointment Booking

The club will be launching a new online booking system for the Physio department at the club.

The intention is to help the team plan clinics and also help make sure that everyone can be seen in a timely fashion. The priority on Thursday will go to senior players looking to play games on the Saturday, but the booking system will help make scheduling an appointment easier. The online system will be trialled until Christmas.

A booking link will be added to the club’s website and also to the clubs Facebook players page, for members to book. Please remember that treatments are for paying members and you maybe refused service if you are not paid up.

27 Sep 18: NatWest 6 Nations Ticket Applications

Fully paid up members can apply now to the Club for inclusion in the ballot for NatWest 6 Nations 2019 Tickets. The matches are France (10 Feb), Italy (09 Mar) and Scotland (16 Mar) at Twickenham with the away matches being Ireland (02 Feb) and Wales (23 Feb). Applications for inclusion in the ballot to Steve Vincent via email (click here) stating which matches and how many tickets ideally required (not to exceed 4 per member for home matches and 2 per member for away matches).

Please note that as published by the RFU last year,(see article in news archive for Sept  2017-18), the system for allocation of away tickets has changed.

News archive

 

London & South East Division

London & SE Division 2 (SE)

 

Saturday 20th October

 

 


Other Fixtures

 


 

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

Notices

Situations Vacant - Perimeter Board Sponsor Sales
posted: August 08 2018

 

This season’s Sponsorship & Advertising campaign is progressing well but assistance is required to maximise perimeter board sales. The success of the club in being able to generate perimeter board sales in recent seasons has meant that the Sponsorship Manager's role has outgrown what can be achieved and fulfilled by one person and in many respects the sale of perimeter boards is 'treading water' as opposed to increasing sales. As a consequence the club is looking for a volunteer, or team of volunteers to take on the responsibility for perimeter 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 upcoming closed season is the busiest period as the club targets funding for the new season and looks to generate sales accordingly; this is also 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 and exploring opportunities 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.



Club Trade Directory
posted: June 06 2018

For a number of season’s the club has operated a Trade Directory page on the website and will continue to do so.  The aim of the directory is to provide a useful source for club members of professional and trades people within, or connected to the club.  After all, most of the time we all put greater trust in those that we know, rather than complete strangers.  In broad terms the directory is primarily a service for small businesses and the self-employed, although larger businesses won’t be excluded should they express an interest.

Entries on the directory are free for club members or a nominal £25 fee for non-members. All you have to do is provide the content in terms of text, any photos and your logo.  For further details please go to the Trade Directory page, you can also view current entries which will also provide a helpful template for the type of information to provide.

In addition, could those members who currently have entries in the directory please check as to whether they need updating and provide updated information as required.



50% Off Your Playing Membership
posted: June 29 2018

As part of our recruitment drive, the Club is offering a massive 50% discount off of your senior playing membership. All you need to do is recruit a friend to come and play for Maidstone. Once they are a signed up and a fully fledged playing member, the club will discount the last 6 months of your membership.

This season we are eligible again to take part in the RFU Intermediate Trophy, which has the final played at Twickenham. The last time we entered was 2015, where we saw off stiff competition from Diss and Coney Hill to set up the final at Twickenham against Bridgenorth. The rest as they say, is history.

Memories of that day can be found here, and it is something we hope to experience again.

For more information, please speak to Director of Rugby Andy Golding, or Head Coach Mike Hebden.

 



MFC Centenary Book now available online
posted: June 25 2018

Maidstone has a long and illustrious rugby lineage, having been officially formed in 1880. Over the past 138 years the club has been through many ups and downs, been reported on in various media outlets and remains the county town club.

With such a vast history, the club is now looking at gathering as much as it can, to digitize as much as possible for everyone to have access to. This is of course a huge task and we do have some willing volunteers to help collect information and look to find an exciting and hopefully interactive way to view our history on the website. If you'd like to help, please get in touch with the Admin Team @ MaidstoneRFC@outlook.com.

In the meantime, the book commemorating our first 100 years is now available for you to download for free! It's a fascinating read and can be found on our 'History' tab.

 

 

 

 



Kent RFU – Associate Membership
posted: August 07 2018

Have you considered becoming a member of Kent RFU?  The county’s constituent body is looking to strengthen its membership.  For only £10 per year  you get the following benefits:

Your own copy of the Annual County Handbook.

2 issues of the Kent RFU ‘In Touch’ Newsletter.

The entitlement to apply for international tickets through the county.

Free entry to RFU County Championship home fixtures.

Free entry to the Shepherd Neame Kent Cup finals day.

For further information or if you have any queries contact Kent RFU Membership Secretary Steve Homewood (click here) and to download a Kent RFU membership form (click here) which should in turn be forwarded to Steve.



Club Blazers
posted: July 21 2018

The last batch of club blazers was ordered and delivered over 2 years ago (2013) and there have been expressions of interest in obtaining a blazer from various quarters throughout the past season.  The club is prepared to assemble another order but you should be informed that the minimum order quantity is 20 and the last order took c2 years to assemble.  Therefor if you put your name forward please be aware that this will not be a rapid process.

Members interested in ordering a blazer should forward their names to Bob Hayton and include what size they require; sizing is based on the standard M&S blazer sizes (i.e. 42R, 42L etc) although minor adjustments can be made such as extra or shorter sleeve length

Please note that given that it took c2-years to assemble the order for last batch of blazers this batch is therefore expected to be the last order for the foreseeable future, so if you don't order one, you may well miss the boat!!

 





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Supporters Man of the Match

Another difficult encounter and unfortunate narrow defeat but for a good overall performance in both the tight & loose, this week's Biddenden Vineyards Man of the Match award goes to front rower Will Fox.

2018-19 London Division 2 (SE) 
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  Team Pl Pts
1 Beckenham 5 22
2 O Colfeians 5 21
3 Dover 5 20
4 Horsham 5 16
5 Haywards Heath 5 15
6 Gravesend 5 15

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