Extra First XV


Medway’s Extra 1st XV (or ‘The Extra’s’ as they are known) provide the players for the club’s 2nd XV many of whom are challenging for a place in the 1st XV. Both teams train together in the ‘Senior Pod’ which ensures continuity of coaching as well as providing a challenging training environment where the younger players can learn from those with more experience. This season sees ‘The Extras’ being looked after by James Pearce as Lead Coach with Ross Cooley and Steve Brightman assisting.

The Extra 1st XV are currently playing their rugby in the very competitive Kent Invicta A league and also fulfil the club’s commitments in the Kent Cup. Extras Coach James Pearce is confident that the team will do well commenting “We have a great mix of players in all positions many of whom are providing a real challenge to established 1st XV players and I would expect to see a number of them in the first team during the course of the season.”

Steve and the club’s lead coach Taff Gwilliam are happy to hear from any new players who are keen to develop their game. You will join a committed and competitive group who enjoy their rugby both on and off the field. Please email Taff  taff.gwilliam@btinternet.com  alternatively come down to the club on a training night and see it for yourself – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm until 9pm.