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Matches on Saturday
The First team are at home to Beccehamians in their next Shepherd Neame Kent 1 League match this Saturday. Kick off is 3.00pm. It is also the first Sponsors & Volunteers Lunch of the season, which will commence from 12.15pm
The Second team are away to Canterbuiry IV in their next Shepherd Neame Late 3 Red West League match this Saturday. Kick off is 3.00pm.
Autumn International Tickets
The Autumn International Tickets are available now. Click on the link to learn how to apply
Clubhouse Development fundraising starts in earnest with lunch in the City at Stationers Hall. Click below for full details..
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!