Why Pay Your Fees

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Medway Rugby Football Club operates a strict ‘No Pay – No Play’ policy.

Additionally, here are some reminders as to the benefits of Club membership and some examples of how your fees are spent (the list is not exhaustive):


  • Medway Rugby Football Club was established in 1931. Membership and playing fees are integral in maintaining the fine tradition that is our Club
  • Paying your membership makes you a ‘member’ of Medway Rugby Football Club
  • Members are shareholders and have voting rights at the Club’s AGM – our members are the ‘Club’
  • Our members can play, watch, coach and/or referee – enjoying rugby at all levels
  • Members benefit from qualified coaches and referees who share their knowledge freely
  • If you want to become a coach or referee then your qualifications are paid for
  • The Club hosts regular ‘Coaching the Coaches’ sessions
  • The Club pays Kent RFU referee’s expenses so that we can play and enjoy our rugby
  • Entry to various festivals and competitions
  • Players (including the opposition), coaches and referees receive free food after their matches
  • Members benefit from an army of volunteers whose time is given freely to keep the Club running
  • A warm and welcoming Clubhouse with a subsidised bar and a kitchen supplying quality food to purchase
  • Wages for bar, kitchen and cleaning staff
  • Capital costs of the Clubhouse and veranda upgrade, and floodlights
  • Hire of Clubhouse and Facilities at preferential rates
  • Large screen Sky TV and wireless broadband
  • Four great pitches, two under floodlights, and great player and playing facilities as well as playing and training equipment
  • Pitch maintenance including seed, fertiliser and tractor diesel
  • Fantastic volunteer ground staff
  • Playing kit washed and ready match day for all our senior men and ladies sides
  • Five senior men’s sides and a ladies team. Mixed mini rugby from under U5’s through to U11’s.  Youth girl’s sides of under 13’s (U11’s-U13’s merged), Under 15 (U15’s-U16’s merged) and under 18’s (U17’s-U18’s merged).  Youth boys sides from U12’s through to U17’s
  • We also have a thriving touch rugby scene
  • RFU compulsory player registration, including player’s personal accident insurance, amongst others, all included
  • Club Physiotherapist for advice and treatment
  • First Aid kits for all our teams
  • A fantastic Club Shop where you can purchase all your rugby kit at reduced prices
  • Legal representation at RFU disciplinary hearings
  • A unique opportunity to purchase international tickets
  • Reduced prices available through our Club Partnership with Saracens (Saracens home matches)
  • End of season presentation awards and tropies
  • www.mrfc.net  web site for up to date information about your Club
  • Various discounts available on gym membership, legal, dentistry and much more through the Club’s sponsorship links
  • All utility bills associated with running a Club of this size (Electricity, gas, water rates, Council rent and rates, VAT, etc)
  • And who can forget ‘Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship
  • A thriving social scene, lifelong friendships and the opportunity to network


So there you have it! To Join this fantastic Club please visit the How to Pay and Important Forms page. C’mon Medway!!