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Introducing our New Club President - Andrew Inglis

5 months ago By Steve Castle

It has been an Honour to be asked to act as President of the Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club....

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking Dave Rose for his sterling efforts over the last few years. It’s going to be a tough act to follow as Dave has always put in so much all round effort.
For those who don’t know my background I started my playing career in Betteshanger Colts straight from school in the late 1960’s. I played most of my Rugby in the front row at Loose Head.
I played for many years and well remember the derby games between Deal Wanderers and Betteshanger.
I must say that Deal and Betteshanger have grown in stature over the years and the amalgamation has proved to be a great success as is witnessed by the solid support for the teams.
As we look toward the new season I would like to express my thanks to all the players in the club who turn up week after week to represent us on the field.
My thanks must also go to all the backroom staff including coaches bar staff and others who make the running of the club possible.
The Rugby Club relies on a large team of volunteers who give up their time and put enormous effort into making it possible for the players to concentrate on the game rather than the day to day operation. There is always room for more volunteers to spread the load.
Although we have a number of sponsors upon whom we rely to fill our coffers I would also encourage the players and social members to support the club by promptly paying membership dues as this income is very important for the club’s viability.
I am a great supporter of the youth Rugby without which there would be no life blood for the future. Although we may loose many to university and work commitments, we should ensure that they remember their playing time with us with great affection and just as importantly have a great time playing.
The starting of a Ladies team is also to be greatly encouraged and I am sure that the ladies will add a new and very welcome dimension to the club.

I look forward to the new season and hope that we can move forward on a positive note.

Andrew Inglis

President of Deal and Betteshanger RFC

Updated 16:52 - 30 Oct 2017 by Steve Castle

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2017/18 Season - KCRFU Invicta League Cinque Division 4 East Fixtures for the 3rd XV The 2017/18 League Fixtures for the 3rd XV are now uploaded to the 3rd XV Team Section

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Sun 18 Feb
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Under 14's Thanet
Training 10:00
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Under 13's Thanet
Training 10:00
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Under 11's Training
Training 10:00
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Under 10's Training
Training 10:00
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Under 9's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 8's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 7's Training
Training 10:00
h
U18's - Girls Training
Training 10:00
h
U13's - Girls Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 16's Thanet
Friendly 11:00
Sat 24 Feb
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3rd XV Ashford III
League 14:30
Sun 25 Feb
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Under 14's Training
Training 10:00
h
Friendly 10:00
h
Under 11's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 10's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 9's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 8's Training
Training 10:00
h
Under 7's Training
Training 10:00
h
U18's - Girls Training
Training 10:00
h
U13's - Girls Training
Training 10:00
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Under 16's Kent Cup SF
Cup 11:00
Sat 3 Mar
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1st XV Charlton Park
League 15:00
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2nd XV Cliffe I
League 15:00
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3rd XV Ash I
League 15:00

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