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01 Jan 20: SAD NEWS: Alan Spice

 

The club is saddened by the news that Alan Spice passed away just before Christmas, aged 71, after suffering from dementia for several years. Alan played prop for Maidstone from the late sixties to the mid- seventies, as well as representing Kent. He was keen to tell all that he played on the losing side of three consecutive Kent cup finals, playing for Maidstone in 72/73 and losing to Sidcup. He then spent one season at Sidcup where Maidstone beat them in the 73/74 Kent Cup Final, before coming back to Maidstone and losing to Canterbury in the 74/75 Kent Cup Final. 
He worked for Nat West Bank who transferred him to Guernsey where he played for 3 seasons, eventually moving to Sussex and finishing his rugby career there.
His wife Sue said that his heart always remained at Maidstone Rugby Club.   
He leaves behind his wife Sue, two daughters and a step daughter plus six grand-children.
There is a celebration of Alan's life at Hastings Crematorium at 3.00pm on the 17th January and afterwards at the Azur on St Leonard's sea front.

28 Nov 19: Club Statement: Director of Rugby

 

After discussions between the committee and senior players, Richard Weston has been appointed as Head of Playing for the remainder of the season. The decision was agreed as it was felt that bringing in a new face directly in at this juncture would mean too much adjustment with the number of games left to play. Richard is responsible for communications and direction, working alongside the coaching staff. In the past few weeks both the Mustangs and First XV have performed better and hopefully the building continues to that first win of the season for the 1st XV. Richard’s position will be reviewed at the end of the season.

In the background, the club will be casting the net far and wide for a suitable Director of Rugby to come in that will blend with the club’s vision for the next five years. Interviews will be held by a committee & coaching panel throughout the remainder of the season, so that the club has as many options as possible ahead of the new season.

Anyone wishing to apply, should contact the Club Chairman in the first instance.

14 Oct 19: Guinness 6 Nations 2020 Club Tickets UPDATE

The draw for allocating our 6 Nations Away tickets (France, Scotland and Italy) will be made on Friday 29th November 2019 so as to allow the lucky recipients time to book travel and accommodation.

Fully paid up members wishing to be included in the draw should send their request to steve.vincent@hbsv.com stating which match(es) they would like to attend. (Note - max. 2 tickets per person for away fixtures).

18 Aug 19: Shirt No & Matchball Sponsorship 2019-20

Matchball Sponsorship opportunities still remain available for next season's home league and cup fixtures, the first three fixtures in the first half of the season have now been taken up. The remaining fixtures remain available  The cost is £50; if you or your company would be interested in being a Matchball Sponsor for one of these fixtures then please contact Bob Hayton or Julian Debnam in the first instance:

Available: 

21 Sept 19 v Thanet Wdrs = Sold

05 Oct 19 v Hove = Sold

12 Oct 19 v D&B (RFU IC) - Sold

26 Oct 19 v D&B = Sold

23 Nov 19 v Crowborough – Available

14 Dec 19 v Dover – Available

18 Jan 20 v Beccehamians – Available

01 Feb 20 v O Alleynians – Available

22 Feb 20 v Charlton Pk – Available

29 Feb 20 v Haywards Heath – Available

28 Mar 20 v Gravesend – Available

18 Apr 20 v O Colfeians – Available

 

There are also Shirt No Sponsorship opportunities still available at £150 for the season as follows:

Shirt Nos: 1 (Sold), 3, 4, 6, 7, 9 (Sold), 10, 14, 15, 17 & 18

18 Jul 19: Club Socials

The club socials and lunches plans are currently being worked on by the social committee.

The Pre-Match lunch and Vice Presidents lunch dates have been confirmed with more details to follow. If you are interested in a date, then please contact Bob Beney or Paul Ehrhart to find out how you could take advantage of the full table discount.

Back by popular demand is the Ladies Lunch. After a very successful luncheon last year, we hope for an encore. For the gentlemen, England v Wales will be on in the bar to keep you occupied amongst friends.

The social committee will be meeting up in the next few weeks and there will be more great events for the whole club to enjoy.

Further details will follow, but for all those important dates and details, just check out the Events page here.

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.

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Notices

Club Blazers
posted: March 05 2012

If any member is interested in obtaining a club blazer then please contact Bob Hayton, there is currently a list of 13 requesting blazers but the project needs another 6 or 7 subscribers to make another batch of blazers a realistic project.  This is a slow time project due to the lead time of 6 weeks to have the material made, and another 6 weeks to tailor the blazers.  Sizings are standard ‘off the peg’ (i.e. M&S) sizes (44R, 44L etc) although small alterations such as sleeve length can be made.



Women's Rugby at Maidstone: Training sessions have commenced
posted: January 25 2012

Training Sessions for women and teenage girls have begun at the club on wednesday evenings at 7pm, with an emphasis on fitness and ball-handling skills..

Feel free to turn up and participate or call Charlotte Goodbody on 07554998334 for further details.



Player Safety - Baselayer tights & Adidas boots
posted: November 23 2011

Base Layer Stockings/Tights

Following enquiries from coaches and parents, the RFU have now confirmed that it is permissible under RFU Regulations for young players, up to U18 (and including) age group, to wear base layer stockings or tights in cold weather, in accordance with IRB Regulation 12. This regulation states particular thickness. However, parents can assume that most common brands will comply, although players are permitted to wear them subject to the assessment of the match referee that the items are safe and pose no risk of injury to the wearer or other participants”

Please note that U18s playing in the senior rugby may not wear base layer stockings/tights (we know there are a couple of you out there - so man up!!!)

Adidas Boots

Please see the  photograph (right) of a boot with a single toe stud configuration that is currently available to buy in the shops.

This type of boot is illegal under Law 4.4 (j) and players are not permitted to play with boots with this sole configuration. Please note that any Adidas boots with this configuration have not been designed or sold as a Rugby product and referees have been instructed to prevent players from wearing them.

 




The 500 Club Draw – If you’re not in it you can’t win it!!!
posted: October 05 2011

The 500 Club draw normally takes place twice a season; once at Christmas and the other at the end of the season.  This year tickets are £5 which will enter you for both draws and can be paid for on annual basis by standing order. (Note: those who currently have standing orders will be allocated additional numbers accordingly)

For further information contact Dave Tugwell via the contact page or see the posters in the clubhouse, or click here for further details.

Standing order forms are available from the information dockets on the club notice board and can also be downloaded from the membership page of the website.



Women's Rugby at Maidstone
posted: August 06 2011

After an interval of many years, enthusiasm seems to be emerging for the return of women's and girl's rugby to Maidstone. In response, the club committee has agreed that the addition of a women's section would be a very desirable development for the club and is keen to assess the feasibility of this project.

 In the first instance, the Chairman would be very pleased to hear from persons with the knowledge and enthusiasm to assist with taking this project forward, as well of course, as from women and girls who would be interested in getting their hands on a rugby ball in one format or another. Meanwhile, potential players are asked to register their interest with Charlotte "Charley" Goodbody, who many will know from her enthusiastic coaching of the under 5s. Charley can be contacted at charley@maidstonerugby.org.uk or on M: 07554998334





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Supporters Man of the Match

For his carries and scoring a brace, this weeks MoTM award was presented to No.8 Sam Weston, by club VP Dave Hughes. 

2019-20 London Division 2 (SE) 
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  Team Pl Pts
1 Haywards Heath 12 47
2 Old Colfeians 12 43
3 Hove 12 40
4 Deal & Betteshanger 12 39
5 Charlton Park 12 38
6 Crowborough 12 38

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