From the Chair…..

On behalf of our Medway RFC Executive, we trust you and your families are all staying safe & following the government guidelines as they are updated here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

It is an obvious disappointment to us all, that so many activities and events are postponed or cancelled. We hope you are trying to stay active.  On a positive note, this unplanned quiet period has allowed us to bring forward to the 1st April the annual maintenance of our pitches at £10,500 (for top dressing, aerating and seeding), so as to take advantage of more conducive weather for re-growth before it gets too dry.

Also on a positive note, we have committed to our usual cost of £3,500 towards our end of season trophies and awards across all Club sections and age groups, albeit the actual ceremonies have been postponed to a future date to be confirmed.

With these club expenses in mind, along with our ongoing monthly running costs that we incur during both on and off season, we ask you please, to allow your remaining monthly fees to continue in the usual way.

Please watch online for club information & engagement, please do safely reach out & connect with one another & please ask if you want help or assistance, it’s a big Club & we may well be able to help.

So, until we can resume normality, please stay safe.

Yours in rugby

Mo O’Brien,

Medway 1st XV News

We are pleased to announce two significant new signings for the club’s 1st XV Squad.

Henry Kenny has joined the club from Beckenham RFC.  He is a young 19 year old emerging forward who can play lock or back row.   An apprentice electrician from South London who has played representative age group rugby for Kent and strengthens our forward options significantly.

Our second signing is also a Kent age group representative, Owen Church-Mills is also a 19 year old  talented utility back who has joined us from Westcombe Park RFC.  He is currently Studying at University in Canterbury and is from the Aylesford area.  He has good handling skills backed up by a fine kicking game.

Both of these young emerging talents compliment and add value to the existing squad and we welcome them wholeheartedly.

Welcome to MRFC !!!

Coronavirus COVID-19

The Executive Committee , wants there to be an adequate level of reassurance in the face of the current/dynamic situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.

Wherever you go or whatever you read you can’t help but notice the media coverage about the spread of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom, and especially how it is affecting the Six Nations. Medway Rugby does not attract crowds in any comparable number but that does not mean we should not be thinking of how the outbreak can effect us and what we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19.

I am sure most will have noticed the Government briefings so maybe now is an appropriate moment to update you.

Please note, in line with the government’s advice we are operating business as usual at Medway Rugby.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains as moderate, and the risk to individuals remains low. The best place to read the latest updates in this evolving issue is on the government website.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Should the situation change in any way we will take Government, Public Health and RFU advice as we are not qualified to predict how the situation will further develop and, in the meantime, we should help to look after one another and take responsibility for our actions and for our own health.

As tour season is approaching we advise clubs to monitor the government’s website for an update on your proposed tour destination.

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

always wash your hands when you get home or into work

use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards

try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

What to do if you think you might have coronavirus

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it:

stay at home and avoid close contact with other people

do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital

use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next

 

The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.

 

Medway girls dominate Kent age groups

Three seasons ago we had 15 girls in our entire Medway RFC girls section, last night we had 12 girls at Kent County training, would have been 13 but Angry Mike (aka Sophie) was unavailable.

Very proud of our achievements and in particular the success of each of our 80 players – whether in the Kent squad or not.

 #lovedandfeared

 #medwayrugbygirls

RBS Six Nations Rugby 2020

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Medway Ladies need you!!!

Thinking of taking up a new sport? We are looking for some new recruits…..

Never played before? Don’t worry we have a development team to help you gain experience.

Experienced player? Great, we have a Championship 2 team.

So if you have been thinking about starting a new sport or returning to an old sport – Remember Medway wants YOU!

Please share – even if you are not interested … your friends might be!

#womensrugby #newsport #newyear #rugbyteam #recruitingnow #comemeetus