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Faversham RUFC was formed in 1992 when a group of players decided to start their own team based in the town. The Club's original home was The Swan and Harlequin pub, 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 club members have made The Lodge their own "second home".
Throughout the 1990's, the Club fielded as many as three mens sides with the 1st 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 was unable to win promotion from Kent 2.
In 2018, Rob Dengate left Sheppey Rugby Club and took over as Director of Rugby at Faversham. During his first season the 1st team won both promotion to Kent 1 and the Kent Salver. During his second season the 1st team finished in 5th place in Kent 1. The 2nd team also achieved success during this period and now play in Kent Division 5 (East).
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 selecting Jay Jenkins as our new Director of Rugby. Jay was previously with Aylesford Bulls. Everyone at the Club is very excited about what the future holds for us.
We are also actively building our Ladies team, which currently has over 20 members and are looking to enter league competition at the start of the 2021/22 season. We are extremely proud that Faversham has the only Ladies team in Swale.
The Lodge, Faversham Recreation Ground
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