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Shaun Neaves
Chairman of Selectors
A 'club man' through and through, Shaun has held a number of roles within the coaching and support staff since his retirement from playing.

Having been 1st XV Manager in the past, he has a wealth of knowledge about the various responsibilities. Within the coaching team Shaun has been 1st XV forwards coach, with particular emphasis on set peice phases and prior to that spent a successful spell as the Mustangs XV coach.

Shaun returned to the club in the 1st XV Managers role and now takes on the Chair of Selectors role.
 
Mike Hebden
Head Coach
Mike's playing career began at Keighley RUFC in Yorkshire 1. While studying for a degree in Sport Studies at Edge Hill University, Mike spent 3 years playing in national 3 for Liverpool St Helens. During his time at University he completed both the Level 1 & 2 coaching courses. A move to the Isle of Man then followed to take up a teaching and coaching role at King William's College during which time he qualified as a PE teacher. During 6 years on the Isle of Man I played for Douglas RUFC and was also appointed Head Coach of the Manx RFU's Elite Player Development Group. Mike is currently teaching PE and coaching rugby at King's Rochester and his experience of coaching junior players has been extended through roles with both Harlequins and Saracens community departments. A serious knee injury has curtailed Mike's playing career and after a season as the Mustangs XV coach he now takes up the reins as Head Coach
 
Steve Milward
Assistant Coach
Steve’s playing career saw him play at both National League and County level with early experience starting in his teens at Thames Polytechnic RFC before he moved into senior rugby with Askean RFC where he played National League rugby. In 1992 he moved to Maidstone, captaining the 1st XV in 1994 before his playing career saw him at Canterbury up until his retirement in 2000.
He then moved onto Canterbury’s coaching team until 2006, although during that period he spent a season with Charlton Park as forwards coach. Recent seasons have seen Steve heading up the Colts coaching set up at Folkestone, working alongside Darren Molloy. In addition Steve has also coached Ashford Ladies, taking them to a promotion winning season during his tenure
 
Ben Massey
Player Coach
 
Richard Weston
1st XV Manager
Richard rejoins the coaching and support staff after a couple of seasons respite. The bulk of his playing career was confined to school or within HM Forces. He then moved into coaching, producing an extremely successful youth age group within the club before moving on to coach the clubs Mustangs XV for two seasons. in addition he also captained the clubs Veterans XV, On the basis that you can't keep a good man down, he is looking forward to supporting the 1st XV and being involved in the matchday set up again.
 
Richard Gray
Mustangs XV Manager
A long term member of Maidstone Rugby and still an active player, Richard has played at every level in the club, although primarily a Mustangs XV player at heart. A years sabbatical in the mid 90s saw Richard play a season in New Zealand with Spotswood RFC. Known by many as "50 Shades", Richard is the epitome of the one club player and is keen to put something back into the club in his role as Mustangs XV Manager.
 
Dave Hughes
1st XV Touch Judge
 
Gemma Skudder
Physiotherapist
Gemma is a Senior Musculoskeletal Physio for KIMS having previously worked at KCHT NHS. She has previously worked as a physio for Stoke City FC, Gillingham FC and at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships 2013.

Gemma has the RFU Intermediate Care in Sports qualification.

After a couple of seasons as part of the physiotherapy team providing injury support and match day cover for the club's Mustangs XV, Gemma now heads the club's physiotherapy team, injury management and matchday pitchside care.
 
Natasha Zalewska-Pittman
Asst Physiotherapist
We are delighted to have Natasha join us this season as Mustangs Matchday Osteopath. Natasha graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone and has her pitchside first aid qualification and accupuncture qualification
 
 
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2017-18 London Division 1 South 
 

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