Faversham RUFC started back in 1992 when a group of players decided to start their own team within the town. The Clubs original home was at The Swan and Harlequin, based near the creak. The team called themselves "The Castaways" based on the fact that they were a mix of people from many different teams in the area. The logo was then created, a desert island and palm trees.
Over time the club grew and need to move, making The Lodge at Faversham Recreation Ground moved into their new home in 1994. Through the hundreds of games and social events since then, many people have made The Lodge their second home.
Throughout the 1990's, the club fielded as many as three men's side with the first team working its way 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 reigns respectively, however the club made minimal progression and finished in the bottom half of the table for four consecutive years.
In the summer of 2018, Rob Dengate left Sheppey as their Director of Rugby and took over at Faversham. During his first season he got the first team promoted to Kent 1 and won the Kent Salver. The second team also endured success during this period and now play league rugby for the first time in the clubs history (Kent Division 5).
Faversham now have a fully functioning ladies team with over 20 members, and are looking to join a league at the start of the 2020/21 season. This is something the club take great pride in and are hoping that this goes from strength to strength. Faversham also have the only ladies team in the borough of Swale. We as a club feel that this has a massive community benefit to the local community and the community and family spirit is something that is loved by all who join.
The Lodge, Faversham Recreation Ground
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