Cranbrook Rugby Club has a long history in the town and continues to play a vital role in the community.
The club has developed and maintains strong links with schools and community organisations and is widely recognised as adding significant value to the area.
Outside of hosting rugby festivals, County representative matches and County Finals, Cranbrook Rugby Club opens its doors to other sports like lacrosse, athletics, triathlon and cricket as well as hosting private parties, Comedy evenings and the local Slimmers Club.
Not only do we cater for sport but try to provide a hub for the local community.
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Double header at Cranbrook RFC on Saturday! The First Team are at home to Vigo in their next Kent 1 league match and England vs Samoa will be shown on the the big screen in the clubhouse. Kick off for the First team is 2.30pm and for the England international is 3.00pm. Take in some local rugby and the International afterwards!
Meanwhile, the Second team are away to Canterbury IV in their next Shepherd Neame Late Red 3 league match. Kick off is 2.30pm.
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The proposed clubhouse redevelopment is being undertaken by the Club in order that in the future in will add value to our local community and make the playing of sport accessible for all.
The planned clubhouse will provide a multi-use venue serving the needs of a broad spectrum of individuals and local groups seeking general relaxation and social activities, there will be training and development opportunities in sports and leisure, a space for community activities, meetings, exhibitions and other entertainment activities.
Rugby Aware Comes to Cranbrook
Player welfare and safety is at centre of everything we believe in at Cranbrook RFC.
The recent School Injury Prevention Study has shown a beneficial impact of a newly-devised exercise programme aimed at reducing injuries within youth rugby. The results are so encouraging it has led to the RFU putting together an evening training session on how to implement this exercise programme.
The club are pleased to announce that we are hosting one of these sessions at the club on Monday 16th October from 7pm-10pm.
Places are limited but are open to all coaches, players and parents. Please email David Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your interest in attending this event.
Dear Members of Cranbrook Sports Club
I thought that it would be prudent to write to you all as some of you may not know that I have taken over as Chairman of the club from Peter. Peter has done an outstanding job over the past six years and it is the mark of the man that it will take several volunteers to take over all his tasks.
The theme that I will pursue is, that we are ONE Club with four sections making up the club, namely the senior men’s and ladies’ teams, the juniors/colts, the minis and the cricketers. As a club we have great potential which can only be realised if we all pull together. Club policies apply to all members equally.
The committee is already putting in place initial strategies to ensure that we achieve this common aim.
To ensure our effectiveness and efficiency, there is a need for more volunteers to assist whether by way of specific jobs or by offering extra pairs of hands. Dave Martin email@example.com 07799 600 911 is in charge of volunteers for the club and so please feel free to contact Dave ( or Steen, Tom, Michelle or myself) if you feel that you can help.
Initial dates to look forward to:
I will be at the Club on 3rd September for Minis and junior registration Day. Please feel free to talk about any issues of concern regarding the whole Club.
Strength and honour
Please refrain from parking on Angley Road and also do not park up on the pavement at Jaegers (or anywhere else for that matter). You will risk a fine from the Police and/or a few sharp words from Club Officials.
If the car park is full at the club then please use the parking facilities at The High Weald Academy further down the road next to the Weald Sports Centre.
PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE SPORTS CENTRE ITSELF!
NO PARKING ON ANGLEY ROAD!
ANGLEY ROAD SHOULD BE KEPT CLEAR AT ALL TIMES!
As many of you may already know, Elliot Mantle very sadly passed away last month after a long illness with cancer. Elliot’s service was held yesterday (10th May) at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Marden, which was very well attended by over two hundred people, which showed just how much Elliot was held in esteem.
Elliot was a long time member of the club and a member of the Club’s Committee. Elliot also ran the club shop and managed it in a typically professional manner. On a personal note I will miss Elliot’s presence around the club and his valuable input when I needed to consult him.
A word I often heard about Elliot, and one that I think speaks volumes about him, was “Gentleman”. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by me and all at the club.
All our sympathies are with Lara, Max, Henry and Alice at this very difficult time.
Cranbrook RFC's Ruaridh McConnochie gained a silver medal in Rio as part of a very successful GB Sevens squad. Despite losing to very worthy winners Fiji in the final, they played in some very tight games beating Japan, New Zealand Argentina and South Africa in their run to the Gold Medal match. Ruaridh was delighted to receive his medal and said "It's been a hell of a journey and minutes on the pitch were never a goal, just to enjoy the moment and I really did!" Cranbrook RFC is very proud of your achievements and we know you have more to come!