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11 Dec 18: Around the Grounds

National 1: Blackheath and Elthamians continue to head the table although Elthamians take over top spot by virtue of their 12-32 BP win at Cinderford with Blackheath being held to a much tighter 22-14 win against Chinnor.  Rosslyn Park’s 8-13 win against Cambridge keeps them in third place, with Rotherham fourth after they beat struggling Bishops Stortford 20-22. Ampthill’s 25-17 win over struggling Moseley keeps them in the leading group with Moseley still in the drop zone.  Loughborough remain at the foot of the table after a narrow 17-14 defeat at Esher.  Plymouth Albion also recorded a useful win with a 14-7 win against Sale whilst Caldy were winners over DMP with a similar scoreline (14-8).

National 2(S):  A 26-19 win for Rams against Clifton keeps them 10-points clear of Canterbury, who were 14-20 winners at BSE, with Henley still in third spot after they were 10-17 winners in Guernsey.  Taunton and TJs both won in fourth and fifth places with the Somerset club getting a 10-33 result at Dings whilst TJs beat Redruth 22-7.  At the foot of the table a 56-0 thrashing for Ldn Irish WG at O Albanians keeps them in bottom spot with B&S just above them despite a 10-15 win at Barnes.  Guernsey completes the bottom three with O Redcliffians moving out of the drop zone following their 33-22 win over Worthing.

London Premier:  With Westcliff going down 21-8 at struggling Chingford, Wimbledon move back to top spot following their 19-12 win against Hertford, with S&E’s tight 12-13 win at Tring putting them into second place.  At the bottom Chingford’s wi wasn’t enough to move them out of the bottom three with Bedford Ath just above them winning a tight 18-17 encounter with Brentwood.  Shelford are well adrift at the foot of the table after they went down to a 48-12 defeat at Dorking. In the other encounters, CS Stags moved out of the drop zone with a solid 32-10 result against Guildford, whilst in the all Kent encounter, Sidcup just edged out Tunbridge Wells by the odd point in a 9-8 result.

London 1(S):  A 26-17 win for Brighton against struggling  Chobham sees them 8-points clear at the top from Sevenoaks who brought Chichesters four match winning run to an end with a 3-28 scoreline.  Medway got back to winning ways with a 23-26 win at Camberley who slip to fourth spot.  The bottom of the table saw Hove go down to a heavy  83-10 defeat at Ldn Cornish  and they now sit 14-points adrift of second bottom Chobham with Tottonians dropping into the drop zone after a 33-22 loss at Havant who move out of the relegation places for the first time this season.  In mid-table Dartfordians posted a useful 20-13 win over fifth placed Westcombe Pk.

London 2(SE):  Leaders Beckenham were comfortable 55-3 winners against struggling Maidstone whilst Horsham slip a place to third after a 7-10 loss to Colfes.  Charlton Pk take over second spot after a 41-7 win against visiting Dover, with Gravesend’s 17-16 win against D&B moving them into fourth spot.  At the foot of the table Hthe bottom two met, with H&W moving above Aylesford after a tight 6-5 result.  Maidstone sit just above them whilst Thanet’s 15-15 draw with Haywards Heath sees them continue to move clear of the danger zone.

London 3(SE):  Crowborough’s 17-10 result against Folkestone keeps them at the head of the division from Beccs who were 10-15 winners at H&B with Vigo and Pulborough level in third spot after wins against Park Hse (27-8) and Dunstonians (20-12) respectively.  At the bottom Hellingly are well adrift after conceding their fixture at Bromley, with Park Hse and H&B in the other relegation places. In the last of the fixtures O Wills posted a solid 8-22 win at Lewes.

Kent 1:  With their being no sign of the result of Ashford’s encounter with bottom club RBS its Anchorians that take over at the head of the division after a 19-49 win at Kings Coll whilst OGs 14-48 win at Foots cray sees them remain in third spot and the nearest challengers to the top two should either slip up.  At the foot of the table Sheppey’s 14-29 loss to Whitstable keeps them 13-points shy of safety whilst in the mid table battles Cranbrook beat NAG 19-3 and  HSBC went down 14-34 to visiting Southwark.

Kent 2:   Cliffe continue to lead the table despite falling to their first defeat of the season, going down 27-12 at Lordswood, Sittingbourne capitalised to move into second spot and overhaul Faversham after they got the better of the clash between the two by the odd point in the 13-14 scoreline.  A heavy 0-40 defeat for bottom club Greenwich at the hands of Bexley keeps them at the foot of the table with Askean just above them after they lost narrowly 18-22 against Brockleians.  Dartford Valley sat this week out.

03 Dec 18: Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals (Pre RWC 2019)

Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals

The Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals purchase window opens at midday on Tuesday 4 December. These tickets are not being distributed through the usual RFU allocation system and must be booked directly by the individuals/groups concerned.


England will play two matches at Twickenham and one match at St James Park, Newcastle.

  • England v Wales - Sunday 11 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
  • England v Ireland - Saturday 24 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
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Price Category

Price

Premium

£90

£80

2*

£60

3*

£45

4*

£25

* A junior concession is available on categories 2, 3 & 4 at £15.

England v Italy - Friday 6 September 2019 (St James Park) KO:TBC

Price Category

Price

Premium

£90

1**

£70

2**

£45

3**

£25

**A junior concession is available on categories 1, 2, 3 & 4 at £15.

Payment for all tickets must be made by credit and debit card. There is a £3.50 service and delivery charge per transaction.

To access the RFU booking portal please click here

02 Dec 18: NatWest 6 Nations Ticket Applications (Update - Away Tickets)

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.

The club has been allocated just 2 tickets per away match (Wales and Ireland). To allow the lucky recipients time to source travel and accommodation the club will be conducting the ballot for these tickets pre- Christmas on 21st December. Whislt there hav already been applications, any member wishing to be included in the ballot should submit their names to Steve Vincent prior to this date.

 

 

 

 

 

03 Dec 18: Around the Grounds

National 1: A tight 15-16 win at Bishops Stortford keeps Blackheath top of the table but again level on points with Elthamians who posted a more comfortable 34-7 win against visiting Caldy. Rosslyn Pk move into third place after a 10-6 win against sixth placed Ampthill whilst Chinnor slip to fourth after a high scoring 48-46 defeat at bottom club Loughborough St. Fifth placed Rotherham complete the top group after they won 20-3 against Cinderford. Whilst the top of the table is quite tight, so also is the bottom with Loughborough and Bishops Stortford occupying the bottom two places from Plymouth Albion who went down 48-26 at Moseley whilst a 38-44 win for Esher at Sale sees them move out of the bottom three.  The last of the fixtures saw Cambridge 3-22 winners at DMP.

National 2(S):  No change at the top as Rams ran out 14-32 winners at Redruth, whilst Canterbury looked equally comfortable with a 24-12 win against O Albanians. Henley’s 15-38 win at struggling Ldn Irish WG sees them just a point behind in in third spot, with a six point buffer to Taunton who move above TJs after a  49-17 win against O Redcliffians. TJs slip to fifth following their 18-18 draw at Worthing.  The foot of the table is anchored by B&S who lost out 17-33 to BSE, with Ldn Irish WG above them, and the Guernsey, who went down 38-12 at Dings; it looks very much like the relegation battle will be fought out between those three and O Redcliffians with the bottom four already some 11-points adrift of safety. In the last of the matches Clifton were 44-24 winners against Barnes.

London Premier:  Wimbledon stay top despite going down to a solid 36-14 victory for third placed S&E, Westcliff’s convincing 42-7 win against CS Stags sees them close the gap in second spot to just 2-points.  Hertford and Guildford stay in touch after wins against Sidcup (15-10) and struggling Bedford Athletic (35-29) respectively whilst Tring were just edged out 24-23 at Brentwood.  At the bottom end of the table Shelford’s 16-34 defeat to second bottom Chingford sees them now some 22 points from safety and early odds on favourites for the drop. Bedford Ath and CS Stags occupy the other bottom four positions with Brentwood just above them, whilst an 18-3 win for Tunbridge Wells over Dorking sees them move out of the bottom group.

London 1(S): With the top two clashing it was Brighton who secured their place at the head of the division with a 12-28 win at Medway, who slip to fourth place after Camberley were 29-64 winners at Tottonians and Sevenoaks beat Dartfordians 37-12.   Westcombe Pk sit fifth after a 22-10 win against Havant, but some 9-points off the top four.  The bottom of the table sees Hove some 14-points adrift after a 0-36 loss to visiting Thurrock, whilst Chobham’s 7-32 defaet by Ldn Cornsih sees them still on the bottom two with Havant occupying the last of the relegation places.  In the last of the fixtures Chichester continue their climb up the table with a solid 9-30 win at Cobham.

London 2(SE):  A 14-28 win at Colfes keeps Beckenham at the top of the division, from Horsham who posted a 17-27 result at Haywards Heath. Charlton Park’s 5-27 win at Aylesford sees them in third from Gravesend who won 0-29 at Maidstone.  The bottom of the table is still propped up by H&W who lost out 26-0 at D&B, with Aylesford just above them and then Maidstone who are overtaken by Thanet following their 20-27 win at Dover.

London 3(SE):  After slipping to their first defeat last week, leaders Crowborough put matters right with a resounding 0-52 win at struggling Park Hse.  A wins for Beccehamians at Vigo  (17-12) and Dunstonians being held to a 23-23 draw by Bromley sees the two clubs locked together just behind the leaders with Pulborough unable to capitalise in fourth as they slipped to a 22-17 loss at O Wills.  Hellingly look destined to go straight back down after they lost out 5-22 to H&B and are now some 24-points from safety.  H&B’s win saw them move above Park Hse whilst Folkestone’s 22-5 win against Lewes in the last of the matches, sees them continue to draw away from the danger zone

Kent 1:  Ashford stay top after a 68-0 thrashing of struggling Sheppey with Anchorians posting a 24-3 win against Cranbrook to maintain station in second spot, whilst OG’s 41-13 win against Kings Coll sees them move above their opponents into third place.  At the foot of the table RBS went down 61-5 at Southwark to anchor the table from Sheppey who are 11-points adrift of Whitstable who lost out 20-22 at home to Foots Cray. The last of the fixtures was a low scoring affair, with hosts NAG just losing out 6-8 to visiting HSBC.

Kent 2:   A 40-5 win for Cliffe against Dartford Valley keeps them top from Faversham who won 11-21 at Brockleians, with Sittingbourne in third after they were 17-7 victors over Lordswood. Bottom club Greenwich had no fixture but just above them Askean lost out 45-0 at Bexley.

29 Nov 18: Youth Section visit of Mike Tindall

Despite the wet weather, what a great Wednesday evening  spent by the whole of the club's youth section with England Rugby Legend Mike Tindall.  The event was facilitated by our sponsors, Maidstone based Hospitality Finder and was run in conjunction with one of their associated charities, the Young Lives Foundation.

With the the event coordinated by joint Youth Chairs Alison and Ian, it meant that every age group got to spend some time with Mike on the training pitch, and he's not averse to giving a bit of hands on advice.  This was followed by a brief Q&A session in a packed clubhouse (the kids always ask the best question) with the pick of the questions being 'Whats it like to be in the Royal family?'  Needless to say the answer was diplomatic, but can be best summarised as 'It has its perks'!!

It proved to be a great success and all the kids all really had a great time, especially our guests form the Young Lives Foundation.

Photos now up in the website Gallery

23 Nov 18: Sponsorship Role Vacancy

After 14 years long service and an incredible amount of money gained for the club, Bob Hayton will be stepping down as Sponsorship Officer at the end of the season. Over the years Bob has built up a network of relationships that have benefitted the entire club. From shirt sponsors to Mike Tindall & Lawrence Dallaglio visits, his efforts have reaped such reward for the club. With his everyday work load becoming more pressing, coupled with the multiple hats he already wears for the club, he has reluctantly decided to pass one of hits hats on.

The club is obviously looking for a replacement as soon as possible. Bob will be on hand to help transition the existing relationships across to the new incumbents. With the groundwork laid over so many years, maintaining these relationships is key, but should not be to arduous if picked up quickly.

This is not a role that needs to be filled by one person and we do have a couple of volunteers willing to help out. However, the club still desperately needs a lead in which to coordinate the tasks and oversee the role. The club is also looking to offer a commission base for the Sponsorship role as an incentive to any and all volunteers willing to help the club.

If you are interested in coming on board, then please contact Bob Hayton in the first instance.

The only thing left to say is to thank Bob wholeheartedly for his efforts and persistence throughout his tenure, which without, the club could be in a far different place.

19 Nov 18: Potential Club Watch

The club has been approached by a member with connections to a reputable watchmaking organisation. They would like to produce a stunning sports watch for Maidstone FC, complete with a gift box. The illustrations below are an example of what the watch would look like. Boasting Miyota Quartz movement, a stainless steel strap and water resistance of up to 10ATM, this could be the perfect gift for family and friends.

These watches usually retail around £115, but the club is looking at a bargain price for its members of £75.
Before an order can be placed, the club would like to gain interest in the watches as the outlay for this kind of quality product is obviously considerable.

Please let us know if you would like to reserve one of these watches either on Facebook or by emailing MaidstoneRFC@outlook.com. If there is enough interest, further details will follow in due course.

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Notices

Online Physio Appointment Booking
posted: October 03 2018

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.



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

Despite the heavy defeat, for his part in a back row that had to work hard all afternoon, and for his efforts as ball carrier and at the base of the scrum, this week's Biddenden Vineyards Man of the Match award goes to Sam Weston.

2018-19 London Division 2 (SE) 
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1 Beckenham 9 42
2 Horsham 9 36
3 Charltion Pk 9 34
4 Gravesend 9 28
5 Dover 9 28
6 O Colfeians 9 27

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