Cranbrook Rugby Football Club

Welcome to Cranbrook RFC

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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CRFC are delighted to announce that our main sponsor, Hire 4 Lower (Tool Hire & Sales) Ltd, has recently signed a new 3 year contract to continue sponsorship of the club through to the 2020/21 season. In addition to being a direct sponsor, Hire 4 Lower have supported the club in a number of other ways over the last 3 seasons, and owner and Managing Director Colin Tall who lives locally, as well as a number of the company's staff and clients, have also been regular visitors to the club at various matches and club lunches. 

To mark the occasion of Hire 4 Lower's sponsorship renewal with the club, and to help support the new clubhouse building fund, Hire 4 Lower are very kindly running a promotion on their new Facebook page: For every "like" they receive from Cranbrook RFC or Cranbrook Ladies members, their families or friends, Hire 4 Lower will donate £1 to the new clubhouse building fund, up to a maximum of £1000. The promotion runs until the end of October 2018, and it would be great if we could all show our support for Hire 4 Lower, in return for the support they give us, whilst at the same time generating a nice donation for the club. Please follow this handy link and get liking, and encourage friends and family to do the same, to maximise the donation to the club. (A Facebook account is required and you will be required to log in to "like" the Hire 4 Lower page).

We would like to thank Colin and Hire 4 Lower for renewing their sponsorship and for their continued support of the club, and we look forward to welcoming them at the club again in the near future.

Hire 4 Lower (Tool Hire & Sales) provide a reliable tool hire and sales service at competitive prices throughout London, Kent and the Home Counties. They serve a variety of high profile building companies, businesses and organisations, in addition to hiring to the general public. Trade accounts are available. Please contact them on 020 7091 9997 or or visit their website to download a credit account application form. . Discounts are available to CRFC members, please mention when ordering.






TEL 0845 466 7777




It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of former Captain Tracy Claridge last Friday.

TRACY CLARIDGE grew up in North London and Essex; moved to Benenden in 1999 via Australia! He had 2 daughters -, 2 stepsons and 2 stepdaughters.

He was the Sales & Marketing Director of a Bordeaux fine wine producer. Tracy sat on various Benenden committees over the years. he was Chairman of the Village Fete committee, PCC rep for the Village magazine, volunteer worker for Catching Lives homeless Charity in Canterbury, and church warden. His hobbies were wine and sport, and he was Captain of Cranbrook 1st XV 1984-88. Tracy was fun, generous and will be very much missed.


Cranbrook Sports Club AGM - Sunday 12th June 2022

We hope to see you at the 2022 AGM, which will take place at the Clubhouse at 1200 hours on Sunday, 12 June 2022.

The election of Officers and Committee members for 2022/2023 will take place during the meeting. 


Nominations for the following Officers of the Club are requested from members of the Club.  Current office holders are:

President                                 Mark Scott

Hon Secretary                        Caroline Cannar

Hon Treasurer                         Nick Ditton

Nominations for these posts must be sent to Caroline Cannar no later than 21 May 2022, either by email to or by post to Ailsa’s Cottage, High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3EN.

Committee members:

Nominations for Committee members must be sent to Caroline Cannar no later than 21 May 2022, either by email to or by post to Ailsa’s Cottage, High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3EN.

The Agenda for the meeting and unadopted minutes from the 2021 AGM will be available on the website no later than 14 days prior to the date of the 2022 AGM.

Resolutions, motions and business for consideration at the AGM, duly proposed and seconded, must be received in writing by Caroline Cannar, Hon Secretary, by 21 May 2022 (contact details as above).





The club will be allocated tickets for the Autumn Internationals being held at Twickenham.

England v New Zealand

Saturday 19th November, 2022

Kick Off – 17.30 hours




England v South Africa 

Saturday 26th November, 2022

Kick Off – 17.30 hours




Note: Prices for all matches are at the entitlement prices NOT the standard prices and the club’s allocation ticket number is capped.

In addition NON ALLOCATED TICKETS for the other two Autumn Series matches can be purchased (if you wish) on the Game Management Functionality (G.M.F.), not to be confused with G.M.S. which is a different system entirely.  These matches are:


England v Argentina

Sunday 6th November, 2022

Kick Off – 14.15 hours


Cat 1 - £106

Cat 2 - £96

Cat 3 - £85

Cat 4 - £65


England v Japan 

Saturday 12th November, 2022

Kick Off – 15.15 hours


Cat 1 - £70

Cat 2 - £65

Cat 3 - £54

Cat 4 - £44


Note: Prices for all matches are at the entitlement prices NOT the standard prices







The R.F.U. is operating Mobile tickets for this event, the procedure being the same as for the Guinness “6” nations in early 2022.

 If you are interested in this method I require the following to enter into the General Management Function (G.M.F.) in order to purchase from our allocation or non-allocated tickets:

First Name
E- mail address
Mobile Number (this is for me to contact you):
Your selection of tickets at which match and which price. Please note please have a second and third price choice in each match as there may be no tickets at that price or the number you wish.



Once the tickets have been purchased and reserved for each member, an automated E-mail is generated by the R.F.U. asking them to visit the ticket website ( and purchase the reservation by debit or credit card. Payments are to the R.F.U. NOT to the CLUB.

Note: On logging onto their account at Tickets at (or activating their account if not previously registered), they can visit their Reserved Seats page, select the tickets, then either decline or accept these tickets and checkout. Payment, by Dr or Cr card, is within 48 hours of accepting the tickets. R.F.U will notify on the E-mail all details.

Tickets will be delivered via the Twickenham Stadium App by the R.F.U. nearer to the time of the event. Please note you must have this App which can be available on App store for iPhone or Google Play for Android. Again the R.F.U. will remind you about this and further details.

There is a limited window of opportunity to achieve the necessary administration and purchase of the tickets on the system. Due to the limited allocation, tickets will be sold on a “FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS” and you must be a 2021/22 PAID UP Cranbrook Sports Club Member .



Kindly send your details and requests to the following contact details below.

Contact details are:

Tel No 01580 714489

Mobile/SMS texts: 07884 056 237


Or by letter


3, Carriers Road,



TN17 3JU


All data will be held securely and, as requested by the R.F.U., records kept of where people are seated for a minimum of two years; after which the data is securely destroyed.

Adrian Foulkes

International Match Secretary

Cranbrook Sports Club.


Big Game Harlequins



Please find herewith the link for the Harlequins Easter Camp at Cranbrook RFC on April 13th/14th - U7/U15's incl

 Normal times 09:00 - 15:30 (TBC)


 Dates for your diaries:

 SVS at Twickenham today in Schools Cup Final 2021/22 (7 CRFC players in the starting line up): 

 Rugby Taggers starts at Cranbrook RFC Thursday March 17th (2.5-5 years old)

 Harlequins Coach at CRFC March 20th (U10/Colts only).

 Harlequins Open Day April 12th (U9/13's only).

 Harlequins vs Montpellier April 16th (U13's interested - anyone else?)


BIG SUMMER KICK OFF May 21st (March 20th last day for tickets)

 Harlequins Summer Camp #1 August 1st/2nd

 Harlequins Summer Camp #2 August 22nd/23rd



NHS Secamb

Given the current situation and the brave people on the front line at the NHS going above and beyond the call of duty, we donated some of our bar stock to Secamb at Paddock Wood. God knows when we are able to get back to some kind of normality and start playing rugby at the club but we wanted to make a small contribution to these first responders to show them that we really appreciate everything that they do for us #strengthandhonour #heroes #nhs #secamb 

Your club needs you !!

The Cranbrook sports club committee consists of a handful of volunteers who are tasked with ensuring that the club functions smoothly and efficiently. Contrary to folklore the committee members are not paid but give up their time willingly.

According to the RFU there are about 60 positions that could be filled on a committee. Currently we have about 15 or 16 carrying out those tasks. Although the committee only meets once a month to look at policy and confirm decisions taken by the subcommittees if necessary, there are decisions being made every week about organisation of events, referee liaison, fixtures at all levels, sponsorship related matters and other problems that arise daily whether great or small.

Several on the committee have been in post for many years, although this season we have recruited some younger members. The reality is that we need more younger members because it is important that we look to succession in order to develop the club in the years ahead; there are challenges in relation to the new clubhouse and to ensure our progress as a sports club. The cricket section have gone from strength to strength, the minis and juniors remain vibrant and it is to be hoped that in the near future promotion for our senior teams will be forthcoming.

Of course we have many volunteers on the playing side of the minis and juniors, but our playing successes could not happen without the administration behind the scenes.

We welcome anyone in the club coming along to committee meetings to see how we operate and the amount of voluntary work carried out. Please feel free to come forward and offer your services. The committee details are in the handbook or on the website. Thank you.

Tim Fagg

Parking arrangements for Sundays

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.