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10 Sep 20: Training Guidance Following Government Update

As Rugby is an organised sport under RFU guidelines, we are pleased to report that there are no changes to where we currently stand. We remain at Stage D.

However, due to the government restrictions, some distancing rules will need to be observed. Please read the Clubhouse Updated Guidance within the clubs website ‘News’ section.

Youth Training:

We are delighted that we will be able to welcome back the Youth Section to The Mote on Sunday 20th September, as long as there are no further developments.

As part of the organised sports guidance, parents can attend as normal but we kindly ask that you follow the below rules.

  • Help adhere to the new clubhouse operations guidance.
  • You must space yourselves 2 metres apart and must not congregate in a group larger than six people.
  • Timings for the youth training will be need to be amended in accordance with the latest guidance / distancing regulations and will be communicated by your Age Grade Coach.
  • Please respect the timings, park and leave responsibly.

Senior Training:

Senior training can continue as it has been operating since we reached Stage D. Please observe the updated clubhouse guidance as this has changed.

Physio:

Indoor treatments will be starting again as of Tuesday 22nd September. There will be restrictions on when you can enter the room, so please make sure that you book an appointment if you would like to be seen. The Physio is a service to paying members only.

10 Sep 20: Changes To Clubhouse Guidelines

Following the recent government announcement, the club has reassessed the guidance and evaluated where that melds with the RFU guidance.

We are pleased to report that this will incur only minor changes to our current COVID operations. Please read the below and help all of us keep safe and compliant, so that we can continue bringing you the best possible service we can within these difficult restrictions.

Important Clubhouse Regulations as of Monday 14th September.

  •  Patrons must use the one way system and observe social distancing of 2 metres.
  •  Register your name in the guest book or with you designated coach / person in your group for contact tracing.
  •  Use sanitisers provided when entering the facility.
  •  No more than one person in the restroom at all times.
  •  Only people from the same household allowed at the bar at any one time, when ordering refreshments.
  •  Contactless payments only.
  •  Masks strongly encouraged.
  •  No more than 6 together at a minimum of 2 metres apart.
  •  All other patrons must space themselves away from any group that they are not included within, more than 2 metres.
  •  Maximum clubhouse occupancy of 20 customers.

There will also be COVID monitors to assist with numbers and ensuring that we are compliant. They are volunteers, helping ensure that we keep everyone safe and that we can continue to operate, so please respect and assist them.

On days that there are food available, you maybe asked to move along after you have eaten to allow for the table to be cleaned and another member(s) to eat. Please do not take this personally. Keep in mind that it could be you waiting whilst others are occupying a table unnecessarily.

There will be additional tables outside on the Pétanque court. The intention is to construct a structure over this to keep rain off for the winter days ahead which has been agreed with the Cricket Club.

Once again please help to support our staff and volunteers with these guidelines, so that we can continue in some form of normality as one club. Anyone that shows disregard for them, maybe asked to leave the premises. 

08 Sep 20: NatWest Rugby Force: Thanks To All

 

The club was chosen this year to receive the £500 grant as part of the Natwest Rugby GroundForce Day.

There were several jobs on the to-do list and with nearly thirty volunteers on hand, representing the committee, playing, youth and supporters, much was accomplished. The pitches were mowed by Veterans Captain Karim, areas were brush cut, weed killed and debris shifted by the likes of Jerry Sargant, President Paul Ehrhart, the Chairman and Pete Bulford. Trevor Marvin was on hand organizing the advertising boards whilst the players on hand led by Will Fox fitted, repaired and cleaned them.

Some of the trees around the grounds with dubious branches were trimmed and an area cleared & tidied to make way for some disabled parking bays adjacent to the top pitch. The railings were painted by a troop of individuals, with additional painting and touch up done by Richard Ewence. Getting involved here, there and everywhere was none other than Head Groundsman Bob Hayton, who once again organized a very productive day.

Refreshments were taken at the end of a great afternoons work by all. The club committee wholeheartedly thanks all those that turned up and contributed with more work that we could write about! One great day for one great club!

08 Sep 20: Club Blazers Awaiting Collection & Payment

The delivery of the blazers has been made, sanitised and held in storage. The supplier worked hard to ensure that the delivery was in time for the Veterans tour, which has unfortunately been delayed for obvious reasons. 

We understand that payment for the blazers could be difficult at this time and there are a lot of blazers still unpaid. Please could you help support the club by paying as soon as possible. Instalments are welcome. For delivery, please contact the Admin team so that the blazers can be taken out of storage and transported to the clubhouse.

You can do a BACS transfer to the club account using the details below.

Account name: Maidstone Rugby Club

Account # 00062872

Sort Code: 30-95-37

Ref: YOUR NAME & 'Blazer'.

 

08 Sep 20: Additional Adult Club Masks

In conjunction with our kit supplier VX3, the club has had a further delivery of the Maidstone adult facemasks for our members and supporters. There are two designs to choose from either the traditional match shirt style, or the sleeker contemporary style of black and red. You will be able to keep safe and look good doing it!

Supplies are running low, so please reserve your mask by contacting MaidstoneRFC@outlook.com. The cost is £7 each with £2's of every sale being used on sanitiser for the club, as well as towards other costs that maybe associated with making sure we continue to operate safely.

08 Sep 20: Pounds For Pitches Winners: August 2020

 

Here are the results for the Pounds For Pitches draw in August, which includes a special bonus prize!

The next scheme will start at the end of the year.

Thank you all for supporting the club and trust that you will all continue to invest in this important scheme which helps us keep our pitches in tip top condition.

The winners;

First prize £100.   Richard Ewence

2nd prize £50.      Dave Coleman

3rd prize £50.       Tom Challis

4th Prize £30.       James Findlay

BONUS PRIZE

£250.                     Phil Davies 

27 Jul 20: New Fanwear Range Available Online

20 Jul 20: Support Whilst You Shop

If you want to support the club but can't afford to part with more money, now you can. The club has teamed up with easyfundraising.org.uk so that our members can support the club whilst they shop. It doesn't cost you a penny!

Here's how it works:
Download the Apple app or Android app and register with easyfundraising.org.uk. 
Next time you want to buy a takeaway via Justeat or buy an item off of Amazon or from over 4,000 retailers, do so through the app. For every purchase you make, a percentage will go to the club. If something costs £10, it will cost you £10, but the club will receive a percentage of that.
No extra cash paid by you, but you would have supported the club!

All proceeds made by the club will be reinvested for the benefit of all club members.

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Notices

Annual Awards Dinner
posted: March 21 2019

The 2018/2019 annual awards dinner will take place on Thursday 18th April, the day before Good Friday. This year it emanates from the Cornwallis Suite, which is part of the Maidstone Masonic Center.

The event is open to all members to be part of as we toast the season and then hand out the coveted awards. The doors open at 7pm on the night at a cost of £25ph, payable at the clubhouse bar no later than April 2nd.

We hope you can join us for this very special night in the calendar.



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.



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.



Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals (Pre RWC 2019)
posted: December 03 2018

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



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.



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.

 



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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2 Aylesford 0 0
3 Cranbrook 0 0
4 Dover 0 0
5 Gillingham Anchorians 0 0
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