Police Sergeant Matt Ratana – RIP



From all at Medway Rugby Club we extend our deepest sympathies to the East Grinstead Rugby family…we offer our utmost respect for your coach & Police Sergeant Matt Ratana who tragically died whilst serving our community in Croydon…Our deepest and sincerest condolences go to Matt’s family & colleagues.
Mo O’Brien Chairman & Mark Marriott President, Medway RFC.

From the Chair…..

The Exec met on Monday to discuss our club plans up to Christmas.  We know we’re unlikely to play any competitive contact rugby until January, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still create some great non-contact competitive rugby within and outside of our club.
Training will continue as programmed, this is a great opportunity for all our players to master some of those core rugby skills and it’s been great to see so many players at training. The coaches are all working hard to create engaging sessions across the club.
We have been investigating options to host various Touch tournaments for all the sections of the club and possible inter club sessions, we have a draft plan and and looking to finalise shortly. Please continue to observe sanitisation & social distancing…in addition please wear a face covering when not seated (entry, exit, movement, comfort breaks etc)…please also note table service only…do support our workers as much as you can offering patience & praise and our track & trace system remains unchanged…you may of course also utilise (using your mobile phone) the fresh NHS QR code that will be posted in the clubhouse…we ask you still physically sign in as we will run it in tandem for a while…hope to see you soon…C’mon Medway!
Watch this space! Don’t forget O2 Touch continues every Saturday at Noon.

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

Yours in rugby

Mo O’Brien,

Graham Longstaff – A note from Taff

Graham Longstaff is a Legend in our club and the rugby community. He is also a Gent. When I took up my role as CCC he was both supportive and kind. He would often explain the Laws to me and even certain coaching methods.
This man has been through the ups and downs at Medway and we will all remember many of them.
Have a great retirement Coach Longstaff but please don’t be a stranger.
Thank you

MRFC thank the NHS – Special Delivery

“Another delivery of Medway Rugby Club Bar stock today to the NHS at Medway Hospital. Jackie Dalton and the Integrated Discharge Team were chuffed to bits to receive the latest donation…huge thanks were offered as Club Treasurer Tracy Bullock with help from members Phil Wells & Mark Marriott delivered on a sunny Monday afternoon…Thanks to our NHS…Enjoy!”