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16 Aug 18: Harvey Beaton representing England U18

There are times when it seems that the emphasis appears to be on the senior part of the club, however, perhaps less noticeable and high profile is the success of the youth age groups and there players.  to redress this we'd like to highlight a bit of news about Harvey Beaton a Sutton Valence School pupil and Maidstone player up to the U16 age group, of which he was part of the team that beat Elthamians to win the Kent Cup two seasons ago.

Now with Saracens Academy, Harvey has also been playing representative rugby at county level and is currently part of the England U18 squad in South Africa for the Aon U18 International Series.  Harvey was in the starting XV for the fixture against France and part of the matc squad against Wales where he came on to score in the closing stages.

The sides final fixture in the series is this coming Saturday (18th) v South Africa Schools.

 

 

13 Aug 18: Lucian Morosan Announced As 1st XV Captain

 

The club is delighted to announce that Lucian Morosan has accepted captaincy of the 1st XV for the 2018/19 season.

Lucian is without doubt one of the longest serving players at the club and brings a wealth of experience to the role. Lucian knows and understands the club so well and always leads by example on the pitch, at training and off the pitch. Lucian's maturity and experience will be of great value as we jump feet first into the challenge of re-establishing Maidstone FC as one the of the best clubs in Kent and ultimately reaching our One Great Club ambition.

The coaching and management team wish Lucian all the best in his new role and we know that the rest of the playing squad will support him fully.

Congratulations to Lucian and here's to a great season under your leadership.

 

08 Aug 18: A Word From Our New President

A short word from the new President

 
Thank you for voting me as President. It is a privilege and an honour to follow such great past Presidents.
 
Those who don’t know me, my name is Paul Ehrhart. I joined MFC in the 1969/70 season. I managed to get into the first team at hooker on the last day of that season and kept my place until 1978 when I dislocated my ankle and broke my leg in three places. When recovered, I refereed for the KSRFUR for 5/6 years and then in 1986 joined the new MFC Veterans team, skippering it for 10 years and finished playing in 2014/15 season and enjoyed ‘nearly’ every game. 
 
As we start another season I would like to thank all the volunteers, bar staff, coaches and all the other back room staff for making MFC a great place to play and watch this great game of ours. I wish all the players old and new a great and successful season. Get out there, train hard, play hard, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow team players and you will be successful.
Look forward to a great season ahead.
 
Paul 
 

07 Jun 18: Kent Shield 1/4 Final: v Aylesford (H) September 1st, 3:00pm

The draw has been made for the Shepherd Neame Kent Cup competitions, with the club competing in the Shield for the first time.  Of the 13 eleigible clubs at Ldn 2 & 3 level only seven have entered the competition so the tournament starts at the Quarter-Finals with one club receiving a bye.

Perhaps the most eyecatching of the fixtures is Maidstone's home draw against near neighbours Aylesford, adding another local derby to an already interesting season.

The Quarter Final clash will take place on Saturday 1st September at 3.00pm on the top pitch. Come on down and cheer the lads on as we hope to start as we mean to go on.

In the other ties, Charlton Park host a Dover outft that ended last season strongly, whilst Gravesend entertain newly promoted Ldn 3 (SE) club Beccehamians.

The full draw is as follows:

Maidstone v Aylesford

Charlton Park v Dover

Gravesend v Beccehamians

O Dunstonians v Bye

 

31 Jul 18: Pre-Match Lunch: 6th Oct v Deal & Betteshanger

The first of this seasons pre match lunches is the home fixture against Deal & Betteshanger on Saturday 6th October and is being supported by one of the club’s sponsors, NFU Mutual.

As an added incentive in addition to the usual lunch formalities etc, NFU Mutual have kindly sponsored a raffle against the lucky attendance ticket number with a pair of tickets to watch a Saracens home fixture of your choice for the winner.

As if good company, good food & drink and good club rugby wasn’t enough, there is now even more incentive to attend.

To put your name down to attend please contact Bob Beney. (click here)

20 Jun 18: Situation Vacant: 1st XV Match Reporter

For pretty much the past 20yrs, amongst his other contributions to the club, Trevor Langley has reported on the 1st XV fixtures.  However the 2017-18 season was his last as he places the cap on his pen (or more pertinently in the computer age, slides his keyboard away) to spend more time with his family, particularly the grandchildren.

The club is looking for someone (or a group of people) to take on this task to ensure that regular match reports are published for both the local press and the club website. 

We are not looking for the next JRR Tolkien, or for that matter Stephen Jones or Nick Cain; just someone who is prepared to string a few paragraphs together that create an accurate and objective reflection of each fixture.

As previously said, this doesn’t have to be one person, it can be a role that is split amongst 2-3 people throughout the season.

Those willing to help out and make a contribution please contact a member of the committee.

08 Apr 18: Situations Vacant - Perimeter Board Sponsor Sales

 

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.

News archive

 

London & South East Division

London & SE Division 2 (SE)

 

Shepherd Neame Kent Shield

Saturday 1st September

1st XV v Aylesford Bulls, Home, KO 3:00pm (tbc)

 


Other Fixtures

 


 

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

Notices

Maidstone Rugby Trade Directory
posted: July 31 2018

Are you a self employed tradesman?

Could you benefit from an entry on the club's trade directory?

The directory contains the details of those members of the club that provide a range of skills and services that may be of use for other members of the club; after all you never know when you might need an electrician or plumber.  If you are having renovation or installation work done; would you sooner have your kitchen fitted by someone you know, or a total stranger?

The aim of the directory is to put you in touch with those people in the club with the appropriate skills to help.

There is no cost involved in having an entry on the directory for members.  If you are not a member but would like to be included in the directory then there is a nominal annual fee.



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.

 

 

 

 



500 Club Winners
posted: June 04 2018

Here are the winners for the 500 club end of season draw:

 

£100 - John Fuggle

£50 - Mike Hebden and John Fuggle

£30 - Mike Lawrenson

 

Join now for next season; you've got to be in it to win it!!

 

 

 



2018 Autumn Internationals
posted: May 18 2018

2018 sees there being four Autumn Internationals  in November, as England take on the big three from southern hemisphere rugby as well as Japan.  Fixture dates are as follows:

03 Nov v South Africa

10 Nov v New Zealand

17 Nov v Japan

24 Nov v Australia

Ticketing details will be available after the 30th May so keep an eye on the website for further details although as was the case with one of the fixtures last year, the match versus Japan is where we will have “unlimited” allocation and Junior (u15) tickets are available at £15 and the ticketing window for this fixture runs from 30th May until 30th August

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.  Whilst he closing date for bids is in 30th August, for the Japan fixture, it is the holiday period and it is requested that your bids are submitted to Steve by the end of July at the latest.



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.





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2018-19 London Division 2 (SE) 
 

  Team Pl Pts
1 Aylesford 0 0
2 Beckenham 0 0
3 Charlton Park 0 0
4 Deal & B 0 0
5 Dover 0 0
6 Gravesend 0 0
7 Haywards Heath 0 0
8 Heathfield & W 0 0
9 Horsham  0 0
10 Maidstone 0 0
11 O Colfeians 0 0
12 Thanet Wdrs 0 0

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