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Clubhouse Development fundraising starts in earnest with lunch in the City at Stationers Hall. Details below..
Cranbrook Literature Festival
We are delighted that author Tom Palmer will be visiting Cranbrook Rugby Club as part of the Cranbrook Literature Festival, on Saturday 1st October at 10.30 am. Tom Palmer is the author of 37 children's books featuring spies, aeroplanes, ghosts, detectives, war, football and rugby. He has written three series for Puffin Books - Football Academy (7+), Foul Play (9+) and The Squad (9+) - and several books for Barrington Stoke, including Scrum (7+), Ghost Stadium (9+), Secret F.C. (7+), Over the Line (10+) and the Rugby Academy and Wings series (9+).
Tom visits over 200 schools every year to run his Football and Rugby Reading Games, which tie in with his long-term work in reader development. He works regularly for the National Literacy Trust, the British Council, the Reading Agency, Reading Force, the Premier League and England Rugby. He is the Writer in Residence at the RAF Museums (2015 to 2018)
He is brilliant at inspiring children to pick up a book and read, as well as encouraging writing. He is also great fun, and uses sport to reach out – his sessions tend to be loud,interactive and involve throwing balls about!
Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome, but tickets must be pre-booked through the Cranbrook Literature Festival website.www.cranbrookliteraturefestival.com The session will be suitable for Years 3-8, boys and girls. There are masses of events for children and adults taking place during the festival, and visits from authors including Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary, Ali Sparkes to name a few, so do join in this community event.
Ruaridh McConnochie grabs Silver Medal
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!
Nathan selected for Canterbury (NZ)
Nathan Earle, having spent the last few months in New Zealand, has been selected for the Canterbury Squad for the coming Mitre 10 Cup..
Full squad details here.
First and Second Team fixtures updated
The First team fixtures
for Kent 1 have been updated with dates for the Sponsors and Volunteers Lunches (SVL) and Club Lunches (CL). All kick off times are correct as per RFU Administration guidance notes. Dates for the Kent Vase and RFU Junior Vase have yet to be received and will be updated when the draw has taken place.
The Second team fixtures
for Shepherd Neame Late Red 3 West have been updated. All kick off times are correct as per RFU Administration guidance notes.