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16 Oct 17: Around the Grounds

National 1: The top five all won and Coventry’s 0-64 hammering of bottom club Fylde keeps them 3-points clear of Plymouth Albion who beat Caldy 17-34.  DMP stay third after a 36-21 won against visiting O Elthamians. Blackheath stay fourth after beating O Alnaninas 31-3 with Ampthill’s 14-36 win at Loughborough St keeping them level on points in fifth.  At the bottom Loughboroughs loss sees the drop to one off the bottom whilst bonus points for Hull Ionians despite losing out 35-31 at Bishops Stortford sees them move up a place.  Whilst the bottom three now look set to struggle, they are still not adrift from lower mid table, where Rosslyn Pk lost out 50-23 at Cambridge and Esher went down 27-32 to visiting Moseley.

National 2(S):  It was a series of tight contests at the top with a narrow 20-26 win for leaders Taunton at BSE keeping them two points clear at the top and posting the largest winning margin of the leading group. Second club Chinnor beat TJs 24-20 in an equally close contest whilst Cinderford remain third following another tight result with a 27-29 win at Worthing and Canterbury stay fourth after an 18-16 win against Redruth and puts them five points clear of fifth placed Redingensians who were 49-17 winners over struggling Broadstreet.  At the foot of the table Wimbledon remain winless after losing out 25-20 at Clifton, with O Redcliffians just above them following a heavy 53-22 loss at Ldn Irish WG. In the last of the fixtures a 29-22 win for Henley over Barnstaple saw them move up four places

RFU Intermediate Cup: Only three of the counties sides compete in the competition with Dover receiving a bye in this round. For the other two clubs it was mixed fortunes as last season’s runners up Charlton Pk were solid winners with a 30-12 result against O Reigatians. Unfortunately Beckenham lost out with a narrow 36-33 defeat at that hands of last season’s Senior Vase champions Farnham. A full list of the remaining results is below.

Results: H&F v Rochford 18-48, H Heath v Ldn Exiles 12-37, Horsham v Eastleigh HWO, Norwich v Harlow HWO, O Cooperians v Cantabrigian HWO, Twickenham v Hove 28-14, Woodford v Harrow 45-5

RFU Senior Vase:  Both Bromley and Thanet Wdrs received first round byes, with the other four of the county’s clubs having mixed fortunes.  Aylesford were solid 8-50 winners at Petersfield, whilst Dunstonians had a much tighter contest before running out 30-25 against visiting Battersea Ironsides.  Sheppey were 40-20 winners against Crawley whilst O Wills fell at the first hurdle, going down 21-59 to visiting Trojans.

Results: Cheshunt v Southwold AWO, Datchworth v Teddington 44-17, Hitchin v Stowmarket 22-34, Newmarket v Wisbech AWO, Thetford v Maldon 56-10, W Norfolk v Basildon HWO

Byes: Bromley, OldCranleighans, Portsmouth, Thanet Wanderers, Warlingham, Welwyn

RFU Junior Vase: In a competition that saw 10 first round Walkovers we will concentrate only on the results affecting the county’s clubs. Unfortunately 3 of the walkovers were conceded by Askean, Southwark and Dartford Valley, although Sittingbourne were the beneficiary of O Blues withdrawal. Brockleians result is one of three still not announced, so no doubt one can speculate there are some issues there with regard to match cards.  That left three remain Kent matches, OGs fell to Becs OB by 26-14, whilst Greenwich lost heavily 59-7 at PJF.  Whitstable were the only side to post a winning score as they beat Croydon 38-17.  Ashford, Cranbrook and Anchorians all received first round byes.

Byes: Ashford, Bognor, Burgess Hill, Cranbrook, Gillingham Anchorians, Millbrook, Royston,

Sandown & Shanklin, Uckfield

09 Oct 17: Around the Grounds

Apologies for the delay in posting this week's missive, but was rather busy over the weekend and for a short period just lost my mojo and enthusiasm to sit down and assemble the results. Back to normal now to hopefully no further waves of apathy to overcome.

National 1: Coventry’s tight 30-27 win against Bishops Stortford puts them top, three points clear of DMP who lost out in an equally tight contest 33-31 at O Albanians.  Plymouth Albion sit third after they beat Cambridge 17-10.  Blackheath’s convincing 14-55 win at Moseley keeps them in contention in fourth spot along with Ampthill who were 35-12 winners against struggling bottom club Fylde.  Hull Ionians moved off the bottom thanks to a 43-28 win over Esher whilst Loughborough St lost out 49-14 at Rosslyn Pk. In the mid-table battle, sixth placed Elthamians proved to have the edge over fellow promoted club Caldy with a 23-21 scoreline.

National 2(S):  Taunton continue to set the pace as the onle unbeaten side in the division with an 81-14 destruction of Worthing, whilst Chinnor move into second spot after a 20-31 win at Cinderford, a result that drops their hoists to third.  Canterbury’s good form continues as they sit fourth after a 7-22 win at newly promoted but struggling Wimbledon.  There is then a 5-point cushion to fifth side Redruth who won a tight encounter 12-9 at home to BSE.  The bottom of the table sees new boys O Redcliffians one off the bottom, despite a useful 25-25 draw with Henley, with Broadstreet completing the bottom three but closed the gap on Ldn Irish WG above them, with a good 53-40 win. In mid-table TJs lost out at home to Redingensians 27-47, whilst Barnstaple were 37-24 winners against Clifton.

London Premier: There are a group of 3 or 4 clubs who are now beginning to look like being the main contenders this season; leading the group are Barnes who beat Sidcup 31-9, from Guernsey who hammered struggling Southend 66-3.  Third place is occupied by Tring after a 40-24 win over Dorking, with Hertford in fourth spot following their 12-67 win at Towcestrians.  Westcliff are also in touch with the leading group after they beat Shelford 23-38.  At the foot of the table the heavy defeats for Southend and Towcestrians see them still looking for their first points of the campaign and occupying the bottom two places, with Westcombe Pk just above them despite a 27-22 win over Guildford. The remaining mid-table battle saw S&E just pipped by visiting Tunbridge wells 26-27.

London 1(S):  Medway continue to head the division after inflicting a heavy 56-7 defeat on Tottonians, whilst a 36-7 win for CS Rugby against Colfes and a 21-40 win for Chichester at Gravesend see them both just a point behind.  Havant complete the top four after they beat Sevenoaks 41-12.  At the foot of the table Colfes and Gravesend occupy the bottom two places with Maidstone above them after a couple of decisions went against them in their 36-28 loss at Cobham.  The remaining fixture saw Chobham just lose out 29-34 at home to Ldn Cornish

London 2(SE): Dartfordians good form continues as they now head the table following a narrow 10-13 win at Horsham who slip to second spot.  Hove sit third following their 29-12 win against Alleynians and there is a now a four point gap to Charlton Pk and Haywards Heath after they both won against Pulborough (48-26) and Dover (10-13) respectively.  The bottom of the table sees Barking yet to register a point after a 43-6 defeat at D&B, with Pulborough above them; the remaining contest saw Beckenham 8-21 winners at H&W.

London 3(SE):  At the top Thanet and Bromley are tied after the East Kent club were 28-7 winners against Folkestone, whilst Bromley have played one game more and won 68-10 at struggling Crawley.  Aylesford sit third as they also posted a 60 point haul, with a 67-0 hammering of Sheppey who seem to be struggling this season.  However, the bottom of the table is anchored by winless Park Hse who were beaten 38-32 at Lewes.  In the mid-table contests H&B lost out 14-23 to visiting Crowborough, whilst Dunstonians were 36-17 winners against O Wills.

Kent 1: Beccs continue to lead the way with a 41-19 win over RBS, with Anchorians in second spot following their narrow 20-24 win at Vigo and are 4-points clear of the third place pairing of Cranbrook and Kings Coll who both clashed this weekend with the Wealden club posting a rather one-sided 62-5 win given their relative league positions.  The bottom of the table sees HSBc anchored at the foot of the division after a 38-13 loss at Sittingbourne, with Southwark just above them after they fell to a 13-23 defeat to visiting OGs.  The remaining contest saw NAG run out 26-17 winners against Ashford.

Kent 2:  Whitstable and Brockleians remain the only unbeaten clubs in Kent 2 after posting wins against Foots Cray (38-17) and Greenwich (5-41) respectively.  Lordswood sit third after they hammered bottom club Dartford Valley 64-5.  In mid-table Snowdown were 13-7 winners against Askean, whilst Faversham fell to a 33-5 defeat against Bexley.

01 Oct 17: Around the Grounds

National 1: It remains tight at the top of the table with DMP maintaining their perfect record after a 32-26 win against Caldy, Coventry are also undefeated after they were comfortable 26-61 winners at Esher, with Plymouth Abion third after they overcame struggling Loughborough St 28-49.  Blackheath remain in contention in fourth spot after they beat bottom club Hull Ionians 46-13, along with Ampthill who won at Bishops Stortford 22-41. At the lower end of the table, Fylde picked up their first win with a 29-20 win against Rosslyn Pk, whilst O Albanians lost out 19-38 to visiting Moseley.  The last of the matches saw Elthamians just edge a tight contest 28-29 against Cambridge, to move into sixth place.

National 2(S):  As happened last season, Taunton are the early season leaders after a 34-17 win against visiting Redruth, with Cinderford in second after they just beat Redingensians 36-37.  Chinnor’s 14-45 win at Worthing sees them in third spot from Canterbury in fourth after they beat Barnstaple 41-31.  At the lower end of the table three clubs are still looking for a first win, with O Redcliffians going down 45-21 at Clifton, Wimbledon losing out 48-23 at BSE and finally Broadstreet beaten 41-17 at Henley.  The remaining fixture saw TJs go down 26-37 at home to Ldn Irish WG

London Premier: Just 2-points separate the top four with Barnes taking over at the head of the table after a 15-37 win at a struggling Southend still looking to pick up their first point of the season.  Guernsey and Sidcup sit a point below the leaders, with both losing their unbeaten records as Guernsey lost 24-20 at Dorking and Sidcup slipped to a 24-32 home defeat to Shelford. Tring complete the top four after they just lost out in a tight 26-24 battle with Hertford one place below them. At the bottom Towcestrians like Southend remain point less after a 41 -7 mauling at Tunbridge Wells, whilst Westcombe Pk complete the bottom three and are also still looking for a first win after just being squeezed out 30-29 at S&E. The last of the fixtures saw Westcliff lose out 10-36 to visiting Guildford.

London 1(S):  Medway are back at the tap of the table with a 28-38 win at Chobham with CS Rugby into second after they dominated Maidstone 7-39.  Chichester sit third after their match with Cobham, who have blown ‘hot & cold’ so far this season, unfortunately for Chi it was one of the hot days they suffered a 27-41 loss to the visitors. Havant complete the top four after they beat bottom club Colfes 25-34.  At the bottom Gravesend sit between Colfes & Maidstone in a bottom three after they lost  out 46-15 at Brighton, whilst Thurrock are also in the bottom half, losing 57-35 at Ldn Cornish.  The remaining fixture saw Sevenoaks and Tottonians play out a 20-20 draw.

London 2(SE): With Hove slipping to a 36-19 defeat at Haywards Heath, Horsham take over at the top of the table following their tight 25-27 win at Beckenham, with Dartfordians third following their 28-22 win over Charlton Pk.  The bottom of the table is occupied by Barking who went down 3-41 to visiting H&W, whilst Pulborough picked up their first win of the campaign with a 30-26 win against Dover. D&B’s 22-7 defeat at Alleynians sees them complete the early season bottom three.

London 3(SE):  A closer than expected 30-37 win for Thanet at bottom club Park Hse keeps them at the top of the division, from Bromley who were 6-17 winners at O Wills, H&B sit third following their 12-33 win at Crawley.  Just above Park Hse at the bottom are Sheppey who are having a poor start to their seaso, as they lost out 7-40 to visiting Lewes. The remaining fixtures saw Aylesford 14-21 winners against Crowborough, whilst Folkestone beat Dunstonians 33-27.

Kent 1: An 11-49 win at HSBC for Beccs keeps them as the front runners with second placed Kings Coll slipping to a 17-23 defeat to Vigo who move up to fourth.  Anchorians sit third after they routed Southwark 57-5.  At the bottom end of the table a 43-0 defeat at OG sees NAG sit just above the bottom two of HSBC and Southwark, with Sittingbourne also having a poor start to their campaign with a 38-3 defeat at Ashford.

Kent 2:  After two rounds the top of the table sees a three way tie between Whitstable, Foots Cray and Brockleians.  Whitstable were convincing 5-75 winners at Dartford Valley, whilst Foots Cray were 34-13 winners over Bexley.  Brockleians had a much tighter contest, running out 22-17 winners over Lordswood who sit fourth. In the other two matches, Faversham were 11-5 winners against Snowdown, whilst Askean beat Greenwich 24-7.

26 Sep 17: Old Mutual Wealth Autumn Internationals: kick-off times update

Kick off times for England’s three Test matches in the Old Mutual Wealth Series have changed.

The Autumn Internationals against Argentina, Australia and Samoa being played in November at Twickenham Stadium will now kick off at 3:00pm, this is 30 mins later than had been initially announced.  The change of kick off times is to accomodate the matches being broadcast on Sky Sports’ new Main Event channel. 

 

24 Sep 17: Around the Grounds

National 1: DMP still head the table after a 17-31 win at Moseley, with Coventry now second after a 37-10 win against Blackheath that sees the Kent club slip to fifth place.  Plymouth Albion’s 68-15 dismantling of struggling Fylde sees them in third from Bishops Stortford who were 24-31 winners at Rosslyn Pk.  At the bottom of the table the early season strugglers alongside Fylde are Hull Ionians who went down 26-36 to O Albanians, and Loughborough St who were beaten 36-20 at Elthamians who now sit eighth.

In mid table Ampthill were comfortable 45-5 winners against visiting Esher, whilst promoted Caldy lost out narrowly, 16-20 to visitors Cambridge.

National 2(S):   Cinderford and Taunton set the early season pace at the head of the table, with Cinderford 29-21 winners against Ldn Irish WG and Taunton 27-42 winners at a Wimbledon side still looking for its first win.  Chinnor, Redruth and Canterbury are the leading contenders in the chasing pack, with Chinnor 36-14 winners against Redingensians and Redruth 20-19 winners over visiting Worthing in what has been there third tight battle in as many weeks.  Canterbury were 24-34 winners at O Redcliffians. TJs are by no means out of the hunt and a 20-14 win against Henley sees them in sixth spot, just behind county rivals Canterbury. At the bottom O Redcliffians, Wimbledon and Broadstreet occupy the bottom three places, with Broadstreet losing out narrowly, 32-35 to visiting Clifton.  In the last of the fixtures Barnstaple lost out 24-39 to visiting BSE.

London Premier: After four matches it is newly promoted Sidcup who sit at the top of the table after a 24-44 win at Guildford sees them maintain their perfect record, Guernsey sit a point behind after they beat fellow promotion challengers Hertford 24-21 with Tring in third after they won 16-6 against Tunbridge Wells.  Westcliff complete the top four after they added to Westcombe Pk’s woes with a convincing 15-49 win against the Orpington based club who now sit third from bottom. A 19-60 home defeat for Towcestrians by S&E keeps them at the foot of the table with Southend also looking at what might be a long hard slog this season after they suffered an equally heavy 60-10 defeat at Shelford.  In what was another 60 point scoreline Barnes stay on the edge of the leading challengers with a 64-21 win over Dorking.

London 1(S):  A 41-24 win for Medway at Sevenoaks puts them at the top of the table with Chichester in second place after a 10-20 win at fourth placed CS Rugby, Tottonians now sit third following a 38-24 win against bottom club Colfes with Havant in fifth after a 52-36 win against Maidstone.  The bottom of the table sees Gravesend just above Colfes after they lost out 16-29 to visiting Ldn Cornish with Brighton completing the bottom three after a 36-36 draw with Cobham.  The last of the fixtures saw Thurrock lose out 14-16 at home to Chobham.

London 2(SE): Hove continue to head the table after a 43-21 win against visiting Dover, whilst Dartfordians are just behind them after they dismantled Pulborough, scoring 118 points with nil in reply.  Horsham complete the top three after they inflicted an 88-10 defeat on Barking who along with Pulborough prop up the early season table.  In the mid-table tussles, Charlton Pk were 25-10 winners against Beckenham, with H&W 24-15 winners against Alleynians and finally Haywards Heath went down narrowly at D&B in a 22-19 scoreline.

London 3(SE):  A 45-12 win over Lewes keeps Thanet Wdrs at the top of the table from Bromley who just shaded the 27-26 result against visiting Folkestone.  H&B slip a place after losing out 7-18 to O Wills, with Aylesford also in contention after they beat Crawley 34-12.  The bottom end of the division sees winless Park Hse at the foot of the table following a 52-12 defeat by Dunstonians with Sheppey also in the bottom half after leaking over 50 points for the second successive week in a 64-10 defeat at Crowborough.

Kent 1: Beccs and Kings Coll remain neck & neck at the top after both posted  BP wins, with Beccs 59-7 winners against Ashford and Kings Coll winners against RBS by a narrower 20-24 scoreline. Cranbrook sit third after they beat HSBC 27-15 whilst Anchorians were big 17-71 winners at NAG.  The foot of the table is occupied by the two bank sides with OGs just above them after they lost out 24-15 at Sittingbourne whilst in mid table Southwark overcame Vigo 27-17.

Kent 2:  With just 10 clubs this was the opening weekend of the league campaign for the division with Lordswood topping the table after the first round of matches and a 48-0 defeat of Askean.  Brockleians also posted a solid 39-3 result over Dartford Valley to sit second with Whitstable also posting a 17-38 win at Bexley.  The remaining fixtures saw Greenwich post a useful 29-12 win against Faversham and Foots Cray were 0-29 winners at Snowdown CW.

07 Sep 17: RBS 6 Nations Away Tickets

RFU have changed the method of allocating away tickets. Please see below (in italics) on the new allocation system.

“Historically, we have based the ticket allocation to the clubs on the number who have expressed an interest on their Six Nations home application form, with typically around 850 clubs expressing an interest each season. This season, in the interest of fairness we will be offering an initial allocation to all clubs. There are currently 1,397 Clubs, CBs and Societies entitled to apply for tickets and your (MFC) initial allocation is as follows:

  • Italy v England: 2
  • Scotland v England: 2
  • France v England: 4

This first allocation may be less than you have received previously for the reasons detailed above. After the initial sales window, we will release any tickets not taken up enabling you to purchase additional tickets, subject to availability.

This first allocation may be less than you have received previously for the reasons detailed above. After the initial sales window, we will release any tickets not taken up enabling you to purchase additional tickets, subject to availability.

 "The initial sales window for Club Six Nations away matches will run from 10am on Monday 9th October until 10am on Monday 16th October."

The additional sale will open at 10am on Wednesday 18th October. Further details on this will follow.”

The club will purchase those tickets available in the first allocation. A random number draw will decide which member gets the limited amount of tickets and rather than wait until just before the actual fixture before allocating it would be good to know who wishes to be included in the draw so that if they are successful then they can make early travel/hotel arrangements.

Members applying for tickets should forward applications for tickets to Steve Vincent by 18th October at the latest. Please note Steve will be out of the country from 20th October for 10 days, so it is important that your applications are submitted promptly.

07 Jun 17: Matchball Sponsorship Opportunities, 2017-18 Season

Matchball Sponsorship

Matchball Sponsorship opportunities @ £50ea are also available for all home league fixtures, Kent Cup fixtures once they have been announced will also available for any home fixture.  If you or your company would be interested in being the matchball sponsor for one of these fixtures then please contact Bob Hayton in the first instance:

2nd Sept v O Colfeians (Sold)

16th Sept v Tottonians (Sold)

30th Sept v CS Rugby 

21st Oct v Gravesend (Sold)

4th Nov v Chobham (Sold)

25th Nov v Brighton

9th Dec v Medway

16th Dec v Sevenoaks (Sold)

13th Jan v Havant

17th Feb v Thurrock

10th Mar v Ldn Cornish (Sold)

7th Apr v Chichester

 

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Notices

Volunteers Required - Ground
posted: August 05 2017

Those who attended the AGM will have seen the section on Volunteering in the Annual Report, in addition a piece about the need for volunteers was also included in the latest circulation of the club newsletter.

The club is looking for volunteers to commit to a few hours a week on a regular basis to assist with ground & pitch maintenance.  We already have a small pool of committed volunteers, but need others to step forward to cover absences and unavailability; this is not a lifetime  or life changing commitment, just a request for people to step forward and give some time.

You don’t need to be horticulturally minded, just demonstrate a willingness to help; and for those of you who’ve never driven a ride-on mower, tractor, or connected a 3-point linkage then full instruction can be given.  It’s not that onerous and in many ways is a pleasant way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening on a sunny day.

If you feel you can help in this area then please contact a member of the committee, please don’t leave everything to the committed few.



Maidstone Rugby are Recruiting (updated)
posted: May 19 2017

MAIDSTONE RUGBY ARE RECRUITING FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON

Ambitious London 1 (S) club Maidstone Rugby are recruiting for the 2017-18 season and welcome all aspiring senior players to the county town, ambitious local players, or players moving to the area. Current players and coaches. Please pass this on to any of your mates/contacts who may be interested in playing at Maidstone next season, regardless of level/ability.The club is looking to strengthen the senior squad for the upcoming 1st XV league and cup campaigns as well as the Kent League competitions.

If you are interested in joining a club that has a professional attitude on the pitch but is very sociable off it, then please contact Head Coach, Mike Hebden (click here)

Maidstone Rugby is a traditional club with a friendly atmosphere. Located at “The Mote” on the edge of Mote Park close to Maidstone town-centre and its vibrant nightlife. The club runs 4 senior sides every weekend, with the 1st XV playing their rugby in London Division 1 (South) within the English Clubs Championship.  In addition they have been the London & SE Division, RFU Senior Vase and Intermediate Cup Champions in three of the last four seasons in which they were eligible to enter, reaching the National semi-finals of the Senior Vase competition in 2012 & 2013 and winning the national final of the Intermediate Cup at Twickenham in 2015.

The club has a well-established coaching structure, as well as full physiotherapy and sports science support. Additionally the club has access to broad range of 'state of the art' fitness training facilities through one of the sponsors (Topnotch Health Clubs).

The club's 1st XV currently play in London Division 1 (South).

Currently the club runs 4 Senior sides and caters for players of all standards.  If you are a player looking to test yourself at a higher level in competitive rugby, or even just interested in club rugby in a more social and corinthian environment, then you are just the player we are looking for and we will have a team in which you can flourish.

 

 



Kent Referees Group
posted: July 09 2017

As indicated in May’s/June’s information leaflet, Kent County RFU is launching a new initiative called ‘Kent Referees Group’, focused solely at Club Referees.

Aims and Ambitions

The Kent Referees Group aims to make sure that all senior matches and as many other games as possible from U13 upwards are refereed by accredited referees to provide a safer and more enjoyable experience for players.  The ambition extends to providing referees for Kent U10-U12 festivals. Referee cover may also become possible for other club mini/midi festivals.

The accreditation process has been designed to make sure that all Club Referees are competent. Each Club’s Community Referee Co-ordinator (CRefC) will be responsible for ensuring that all referees within his or her Club receive support and further training if required.  The Kent Referees Group will work in partnership with the RFU Training Team and KSRUFR to give all accredited referees an identity within the Kent Rugby community and to support and provide them with training and development opportunities. To this end, all accredited referees will be provided with a Kent Referees Group referee shirt at the first training session planned for November.

Next steps

The success of the Kent Referees Group will depend to a large extent on the active involvement of each CRefC to communicate these aims within the Club community and to be responsible for accreditation of Club referees.  With this in mind, we encourage all CRefCs to come along to one of our information evenings on the below dates in September.

Monday 4th September – 7.30pm at Westcombe Park RFC
Monday 11th September – 7.30pm at Aylesford Bulls RFC
Monday 18th September – 7.30pm at Canterbury RFC

All attendees will receive a Kent Referees Group Polo shirt and food will be provided on the evening.

To register your place please email KentRugbyOffice@theRFU.com before the end of July with your name, club, role, date attending and size of shirt.

Any questions please get in touch with Kent Coaching & Refereeing Chair Dan Phimister: danphimy@gmail.com 

 



Old Mutual Wealth, Autumn International Tickets
posted: June 02 2017

In addition to the match v Australia in November, there are two other Autumn internationals for which we the club is currently not constrained to the usual fixed ticket allocation and for which you might wish to apply for tickets.  Dates and pricing details are as follows:

Sat 11th Nov: England v Argentina, KO 14:30, Ticket Prices £90, £78, £65, £55 and £35 with Junior tickets (u16) being £20

Sat 25th Nov: England v Samoa, KO 14:30 Ticket Prices £60, £40 and £30 with u16 at £15.

If you are interested, could you please contact Steve Vincent with your ticket requirements (and in what price categories) so the club can submit bids accordingly.  The closing date for bids is in mid-August, although given that it is the holiday period it is requested that your bids are submitted to Steve by mid-July at the latest.

‚ÄčNB: Please note that you can bid also for tickets for the fixture against Australia on Saturday 18th November; Allocation of tickets across all price brackets (£41 - £104) will be through the normal ballot process.



Club Trade Directory
posted: June 06 2017

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.



Volunteers Required
posted: June 06 2017

As soon as the infrastructure is in place entry to all 1st XV matches will be by programme at a charge of £3 ea. A structure is due to be contructed at the metal gate that allows access up to the pitch area and the club is looking for a team of volunteers to man the entrance to conduct programme sales during then period prior to KO; it is anticipated that this will be for no longer than 1-1.5hrs.  Obviously this is much less of an onerous task if shared between a group of people doing half an hour each.

If you are prepared to give some time on match days to help share the burden then please contact a member of the committee.

 

 



Club Blazers
posted: July 21 2017

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!!

 



Situations Vacant - Perimeter Board Sponsor Sales
posted: June 06 2017

 

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. 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 closed season is the busiest period as the club targets funding for the new season and looks to generate sales accordingly; 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 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.





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Supporters Man of the Match

In what was an overall disappointing team performance and result, but for his solid all round play this week's  Man of the Match award goes to the versatile Matt Iles.

2017-18 London Division 1 South (Top 6)
 

  Team Pl Pts
1 Medway 6 29
2 CS Rugby 6 25
3 Chichester 6 25
4 Havant 6 24
5 Ldn Cornish 5 20
6 Cobham 5 19

last updated 09/10/17

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