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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

 


 

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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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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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