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Faversham RUFC was formed in 1992 when a group of players decided to start their own team within the town. The Club's original home was The Swan and Harlequin pub, based near the creek. The team called themselves "The Castaways" based on the fact that they were a mix of people from many different teams in the area without their own clubhouse. The club badge was then created, a desert island and palm trees.
Over time the Club grew and needed to move, making The Lodge at Faversham Recreation Ground their new home in 1994. Through the hundreds of games and social events since then, many people have made The Lodge their own "second home".
Throughout the 1990's, the Club fielded as many as three mens sides with the first team progressing through Kent 3, Kent 2 and finally Kent 1, before dropping down into the regional leagues in the 2000's. In 2014 the Club applied to rejoin the Kent league, starting in Kent 2 with Dave Suter as Head Coach. Over the following years Jon Foster and Ben Tewksbury took over the reins. However the Club made minimal progress and finished in the bottom half of the table for four consecutive seasons.
In the summer of 2018, Rob Dengate left Sheppey Rugby Club and took over as Director of Rugby at Faversham. During his first season the first team promoted to Kent 1 and won the Kent Salver. During his second season the first team finished in 5th place in Kent 1. The second team also achieved success during this period and now play league rugby for the first time in the Club's history (Kent Division 5).
Rob left the club for a new challenge with Gillingham Anchorians at the end of the 2019/20 season, and the club took little time in replacing with Jay Jenkins. Jay joins us as our D.O.R from Aylesford Bulls and everyone at the club is very excited about what the future holds for the club.
Faversham are also actively building a ladies team, which currently has over 20 members and are looking to join a league at the start of the 2021/22 season. We are extremely proud that Faversham has the only Ladies team in Swale as is always looking for new members to come and give rugby a go.
The Lodge, Faversham Recreation Ground
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