More about Ashford Rugby Club
The club is situated just off junction 9 of the M20.We consider ourselves to be a forward thinking club who are trying to improve our game within the constraints we have to work with and are always looking for new (and older players) of any ability.
We run 4 senior mens teams, with the occasional vets team and have recently formed an U19s team that is going from strength to strength. Our Ladies have 1 senior team and are actively trying to form an U19s team. With regards to Youth rugby with run at every age group bar under 15s this season and at Mini level we have teams in every age group and in certain age group we are able to put out two sides.
The clubhouse and grounds are situated on Kinneys Rd (Off Canterbury Rd), where we have 4 full size flat pitches of which two are fully floodlit. To use the beer advert phrase, they are "probably the best pitches in Kent". I think it is fair to say that our 3rd and 4th XV pitches are equal to most 1st XV pitches across the county. All this is due in no small part to Life Vice President of the club Bryan Judges and his firm.
You will always be met on entrance to the club warmly by our Bar Steward Vicky Norman and her team behind the bar, who are always eager to help if they can. The kitchen is open on most match days and are renowned for their excellent catering. Why don't you come down and give us a "try" (sorry about the pun), whether it be as a supporter, player or just for a drink, you will always be made to feel welcome.
ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) Equity Policy Statement:
ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) recognise the importance of affording equity, equal opportunity and fair treatment to all present and potential employees and members. ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) aims to ensure that all people, irrespective of their age, gender, ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, colour, nationality, social status or sexual orientation, have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in rugby union at all levels and in all roles. That includes participation as a beginner or elite performer, and as a coach, official, referee, manager, administrator or spectator. In its relationships with members, employees, and in its provision of services, It is the aim of ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) not to disadvantage any individual by imposing any conditions or requirements which cannot be justified. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action being taken. Advice and training will be given to all those working for or on behalf of the Unions. Direct discrimination is defined as treating a person less favourably than others or would be treated in the same or similar circumstances. Indirect discrimination occurs when a requirement or condition is applied which, whether intentional or not, adversely affects a considerably larger proportion of people of one race, sex or marital status than another and cannot be justified on grounds other than race, sex or marital status. Exemptions ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) reserve the right to limit competitions to persons of specific age, gender or disability groups where this is necessary to ensure equitable, safe and equal competition. Responsibility ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) expects all those acting on behalf of the organisation to adhere to this policy. In pursuance of this policy ASHFORD RUGBY CLUB (KENT) reserve the right to discipline any of its members or employees who practice any form of discrimination on the grounds of a persons age, gender, ability, race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, colour, nationality, social status or sexual orientation.