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Take a look at the following news articles from the club here at Thanet Wanderers. Click on each article to read more.

Tonight's the Night.

Touch rugby is back 7 PM this evening

05 June 2024


The game is to be played as part of Kent Finals Day at Canterbury RFC's ground  We play Beccehamian 2s on Pitch 2. Kick-off is at 2 PM PLEASE SUPPORT the 2s.

24 April 2024

The Wanderers Community Fundraising Lunch 2024

The lunch was held on the 6th of April 2024 at the Thanet Wanderers Clubhouse before the club’s first XV’s final league fixture of the season against Ashford RFC. It was g

13 April 2024


Today's (9/3) fixture for the 2s against Aylesford in the Kent Plate has been cancelled by the opposition.

09 March 2024

St Lawrence College Easter Junior Open Day

Come and see our school and take part in an Easter Egg hunt and lots of other fun activities at our Nursery and Reception Open Morning from 9:30 am on Wednesday 20th March.

07 March 2024


CANCELLATION Due to waterlogged pitches, all home matches and training have been cancelled today

03 March 2024


St Lawrence College Junior Open Days.

St Lawrence College Junior Open Days. Explore the extraordinary at our St Lawrence College Junior School Open Days on 1st and 23rd March. Igni

27 February 2024

St Lawrence College Senior School Open Day.

St Lawrence College Senior School Open Day. Join us on Saturday 23rd March to discover our state-of-the-art facilities, meet our dedicated tea

27 February 2024

Postponed Fixture - Date again rearranged.

The date for the away fixture against Cranbrook that was rearranged to the 10th of February has again been revised. The fixture will now be played on the 24t

30 January 2024


Postponed Fixture ** Revised Date

The first XV fixture against Cranbrook that had to be postponed on the 20th of January will now be played on the 10th of February. Kick Off 2.30 PM.

24 January 2024



Today's first XV match at Cranbrook has been postponed due to a heavy frost.THe 2s and 3s home fixtures against Rye and Vigo will go ahead.Kick off 2 PM

20 January 2024


Junior Cup: Ladies draw Hammersmith & Fulham

Thanet Ladies have been drawn in the 4th round, the last 16 of the Junior Cup away at Hammersmith & Fulham. The match takes place on Sunday 4th Feb 2024 with a 2pm KO.

14 December 2023

Ladies 1st XV hoping to bounce back in the Junior Cup

After mixed results last week, the ladies 1st XV are hoping to get back to winning ways in the Junior Cup at Beckenham RFC. KO is at 2pm.

24 November 2023

Le Crunch 2023

One week to go for the Ultimate rugby game.St Lawrence Vs Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School.Here at Thanet Wanderers.Who will come out on top in t

24 November 2023

Dave Cookson - Funeral Arrangements

Amy, Dave's daughter, has advised that the funeral will be held on Friday the 1st of December at 1.45 at Thanet Crematorium, Manston Road, Margate. CT9 4LY. Afterwards, would all friends

06 November 2023

RIP Dave Cookson

it is with deep regret that Thanet Wanderers record the passing on the 2nd of November of a legendary ex-player and captain, DAVE COOKSON, following a long illness. Renowned for his brilliant

03 November 2023


FREE Volunteers' Brunch

Don't miss out, if you qualify!! Kick-off against Dartfordians is at 2.30 PM

31 October 2023

Sponsors and Vice Presidents' Lunch

The lunch is Free for all club Sponsors and VIPs. Please be sure to reserve your place early! The Dover match will kick off at 2.30 PM

31 October 2023

Thanet Ladies face Beckenham in Junior Cup 3rd round

Thanet Ladies have been drawn against Beckenham 2nd XV in the 3rd round of the Junior Cup to be played on Sunday 26th November 2023. Wanderers went through to the 3rd roun

30 October 2023


Girls U18s Kent Trials - Four Wanderers in the Mix

The U18s Kent trials for girls took place on Sunday 29th October 2023 at Dartford Valley RFC and four of our girls took part and did themselves proud. Tilia Elliston, Izzy

29 October 2023


The Vets fixture against Canterbury due to be played on Sunday 29th of October has been cancelled. Canterbury could not raise a team.

28 October 2023


Ex Players Lunch

No to be missed! Contact Kelly/Clive today.

11 October 2023

Wanderers Ladies Into Papa John's Cup Second Round

Thanet Wanderers Ladies are through to the second round of the Papa John's Junior Cup after Folkestone withdrew yesterday. The draw for the second round will take pla

26 September 2023

Community Day 2023

Lots for the youngsters to enjoy and weather permitting there will be a BBQ and  a Beer Festival in the Clubhouse

29 August 2023

Great News for the Senior Girls Teams

Welcome and Good Luck to Rachael.

29 August 2023

Pre Season Friendly 2nd of September

A pre-season training match(4 x 20 Mins) against Christ Church Canterbury will be held, at home, on Saturday the 2nd of September (Kick Off 2PM). Come and support the boys

28 August 2023

Clive Lewis will be the new Club President

Good Luck Clive.

12 August 2023

The Wanderers Minis Summer Holiday Club 21st to 23rd of August 2023

Open to all 5-11-year-olds. Fun in the sun (hopefully) with your friends. All the details are on the poster.

07 August 2023

Funeral Arrangements for Malcolm Sinclair

The funeral for Malcolm Sinclair will be held at Thanet Crematorium on the 26th of July at 11.20 am. The venue for the reception is listed on the Wasps Leg

25 July 2023

The Wanderers Minis Summer Holiday Club

A busy summer is ahead at The Wanderers, kicking off with the Summer Holiday Club for all 7-11-year-olds. All of the details are on the flyer above.

15 July 2023

Geoff Emery-Sollen - Funeral Arrangements - Update

 As previously advised, Geoff's funeral will take place at Margate Crematorium on Monday the 17th of July at 1 PM. The wake will also be held o

09 July 2023


Geoff Emery-Sollen - Funeral Arrangements

Geoff's funeral will be held at Margate Crematorium on Monday the 17th of July at 1 PM. The water supply to the club will be off on that date and the clubhouse will be closed, so the wak

22 June 2023


Touch Rugby Starts 0n 14th of June

The ever popular sessions return.

13 June 2023

RIP Geoff Emery

It is with the deepest regret that we must report the passing of Geoff Emery. Geoff was a former player who hooked for the first XV some years ago. He was a long-serving V

06 June 2023

Pre-Season training starts on the 4th of July at 7PM

All are welcome, whether you are an existing Wanderer, an experienced player looking for a change of scene, or a newcomer to rugby, join Elliot and the other coaches on the 4th of July . The

04 June 2023

Thanet Wanderers RUFC New Head Coach

I am pleased to announce that Elliot Blackmore has been appointed Head Coach at Thanet Wanderers RUFC. Elliot joined the senior coaches 2 years ago and his appointment will ensure

01 June 2023

Head Coach, Mike Pond, has resigned

Thanet Wanderers RUFC Announcement From Chris Panteli, The Chairman.

20 May 2023


The event was held at the Pavilion, Broadstairs on Friday the 5th of May 2023. Club Chairman, Chris Panteli, opened the proceedings with an outline of the past season for

06 May 2023

Neil Armstrong - Funeral Notice

The funeral is on the 16th of May at 12.15 at St Peters Church, Broadstairs, CT10 2T followed by the committal at 1.45 PM at Thanet Crematorium, Manston Road, Margate CT9 4LY. 

05 May 2023


SEND RUBY IS BACKThanet Wanderers Community Director, Vicky Flower and the team of coaches were delighted with the good turnout for the first SEND hub of the 2023 season. Club Dev

03 May 2023

Supporters Coach available for the Papa Johns Final

Don't miss it -BE THERE!

01 May 2023

Don't Forget the 2s

Amongst all the excitement over the Papa John's semi-final today, please don't forget that our two's are in the final of the Kent Plate tomorrow on Finals Day at Cranbrook RFC.

29 April 2023

Neil Armstrong - Funeral Notice

Neil's Funeral will be held at St Peter's Chuch Broadstairs, CT10 2TR on Tuesday 16th of May at 12.15 PM and at Thanet Crematorium at 13.45 PM.

28 April 2023

The Kent Plate Final

Don't forget that our 2s are also in action this weekend at Kent Finals Day. They will play Aylesford 2s in the final of the Kent Plate at Cranbrook RFC. Kick Off is at 2PM on Pitch 2.&l

27 April 2023

Wanderers are in the semi-final of the Papa Johns Shield

The draw has been made for the semi-final and Wanderers will play at home against the Buckinghamshire side, High Wycombe RFC who defeated Aylesford 36-12 in their quarter-final. The game will

26 April 2023

Wanderers win through to the semi-final of the Papa John's Shield

      FOLKESTONE RFC 26 – 33 THANET WANDERERS RUFCThe Wanderers are in the semi-fi

24 April 2023

Papa John's Shield - Quarter Final Opponents announced

We have been drawn to play Folkestone away on Saturday next the 22nd of April. Kick Off is at 3 PM. All support will be very welcome.

19 April 2023

The Vets lose the close final of the Kent Spitfire Bowl

OLD GRAVESENDIANS VETS 14 – 12 THANET WANDERERS VETS Wanderers Vets are edged out in the Kent Final of the Spitfire Gold Bowl The Veterans st

18 April 2023

Club AGM 2023

The club's AGM will be held on Friday the 19th of May at 7 PM in the clubhouse. Only paid-up members can vote.

15 April 2023

Thatcham have cancelled but the VETS FINAL IS ON

Due to injuries and holidays, Thatcham RFC cannot field a team to fulfil their second-round fixture in the Papa John's trophy with us on Saturday 15th April. Don'

11 April 2023

RIP Neil Armstrong

It is with the deepest regret that we must record the passing of yet another stalwart, of Thanet Wanderers. Neil died yesterday 7th of April after struggling with poor health for some years.

08 April 2023

Happy 90th Birthday to Peter Taylor

A Very Happy Birthday to Peter Taylor who will be 90 years old on the 9th of April. Peter joined The Wanderers in 1968 and played up until the 1980s playing alongside club stalwarts like Rodd

07 April 2023

Papa John's Shield - Second Round Draw

The second-round draw of the Papa John's Shield has been made and we have been drawn at home against THATCHAM RFC on 15th April Kick Off at 3 PM.

07 April 2023

Its Easter Tag Time

Over 16s only to play, please. The weather forecast is good, St Peter's Rec is the place to be.

04 April 2023

Papa Johns Cup The Opening Fixture is off

The fixture is cancelled. Old Cooperians are unable to raise a side. The next round will be on the 15th of April.   The Wanderers will not now

28 March 2023


With the most profound sadness, we share the news of Frank Thorley's passing with the members of Thanet Wanderers. Phillip announced his father's death yesterday

23 March 2023


Kent Finals day is on Saturday 15th of April. Kick Off at 2.50. Support Pete Mac and the guys as they contest the Bowl final against Old Gravesendians.

15 March 2023

RFU Height of the tackle survey

Have your say on the debate over the tackle height

03 March 2023

Thank you to Broadstairs and St Peter's Town Council

Thanet Wanderers is delighted to acknowledge, with thanks, the grant of £500 from Broadstairs and St Peter's Town Council to help fund  the SEND Hub when it restarts a

14 February 2023

Paul Keohane Sports Fund Lunch 2023 is on March 11th- Have you booked?

Tickets are now on sale!!!! and the tickets this year are just £20 each! Reserve your seat by contacting John Keohane via the details on  the poster The

13 February 2023

Kent RFU In Touch Newsletter February Edition

Click on the link for the latest news from Kent RFU that includes an article about Jimmy Green and the other volunteers who made the SEND project so successful

08 February 2023



If you are travelling today, Charlton Park's ground is within the ULEZ Zone

28 January 2023


Andy Clement - Funeral Notice.

Sue has announced that Andy's funeral is on February 24th at 12.15 PM at Thanet Crematorium. This will be followed by a wake at the clubhouse.

27 January 2023

450 Club - December Draw

450 Club Draw- December 2022 Details of the winners of December's random number-generated draw are below, £45 S

26 January 2023


The annual Sponsors' lunch this year will be held on 18th February in the clubhouse. Meet at 12 for a 12.30 sit down. Booking details are on the poster.

18 January 2023

Buffet Lunch 21st of January 2023

A buffet Lunch will be held in the clubhouse on the 21st of January prior to the match against Beccehamian. 12 for 12.30 pm £5 a head. Please

18 January 2023


RIP Andy Clement

RIP ANDY CLEMENT It is with the deepest regret that we must inform you of the passing of Andy Clement wh

16 January 2023

Funeral Details - Roger Bishop

Peter Hawkins has advised that Roger's funeral will be on Thursday 5th January at 1 PM at Thanet Crematorium. The wake details will be announced at the end of the service. <

28 December 2022



It is with the deepest regret that  we must inform you of the passing of Roger Bishop. another of Thanet Wanderers stalwarts, Peter Hawkins reports that Roger die

14 December 2022

Ladies XV Match Postponed

Folkestone have told us they are unable to raise a side to play the Ladies XV today so unfortunately the game is off. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 22nd Jan 2022, KO

11 December 2022


RIP Brian Bingham

It is with the deepest regret that we report the death of Brian, who died at his daughter Kerry’s home near Chichester on Tuesday 6th December. We send our condolences to the Bingha

09 December 2022

Christmas Hamper Raffle 2022

It's that time of year again! Everything you need for Christmas and more plus helping to support the junior section of the club.You need to be in it to win it!

26 November 2022

Roddy Macaulay - Funeral Arrangements

Elizabeth Durrant, on behalf of the Macaulay family, has forwarded details for Roddy's funeral Thankfully we can now let you know the arrangements for our father'

18 November 2022

Thank you to the NHS

Thank you to the NHS The idea to say Thank You to the NHS was born during the Covid lockdown, when, like so many others, Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club wanted to show their a

09 November 2022

RIP Dr Roddy Macaulay

Peter has reported that sadly his much-loved father, Roddy, who was a part of the fabric of Thanet Wanderers for so many years died peacefully at home this afternoon 20th October.

20 October 2022

Join us at the NHS Lunch

A good cause, good company and a good game of rugby to follow against old rivals Charlton Park.

07 September 2022


The 1st XV match against Cranbrook due to be played on Saturday 10th September has been postponed.

06 September 2022



A message from Head Coach Mike PondDue to the extreme heat, we will be training at Walpole Bay tonight 12th July. It will involve swimming in the tidal pool, so please bring swim

12 July 2022


The first disABILTY Rugby session at Thanet Wanderers is a big success. 

On Tuesday 7th June, Wanderers Stalwart, James (Jimmy) Green, realised a major ambition when an introduction to Rugby and training session was held for children with special educational needs

13 June 2022


 Jimmy Green has spent many hours, in conjunction with Sport England, Inclusive Sport, and the Wooden Spoon charity, planning this project for Thanet Wanderers and local special educ

05 June 2022

GREAT NEWS from Sponsorship manager Peter Ruranski

From the start of the 2022-23 rugby season, Thanet Wanderers Women's side has secured sponsors for their playing shirts for the next two seasons. The three organisations supporting the t

03 June 2022

450 Club April Draw

450 Club Draw April 2022 Details of the winners of last month's random number generated draw are below, £45 IAN AMATO 131&am

02 June 2022

THE REVISED LEAGUE for the first XV 2022.23 season

The top four clubs in the 2021/22 season are now promoted from London (2) SE and the top four clubs from London 3 South East will join us in the new c.ounties league. Fixt

24 May 2022

Veterans Final

The Vets will play Old Gravesendians in the final of the Spitfire Gold  Kent Plate Competition on Sunday 10th April at Maidstone RFC's ground. Kick-Off is at

22 March 2022

Thanet Wanderers Women's Match Cancelled

Sadly, the Women's first game has been cancelled by Dartford. The group will train instead

11 March 2022

RIP Brian Gilham - Funeral details announced.

Peter Hawkins has been informed that Brian passed away yesterday morning 28th November.  Brian had a proud history of service to Thanet Wanderers as a player and

29 November 2021

TWRUFC Thanks to Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust

  Thanet Wanderers RUFC would like to thank Localgiving and Postcode Society Trust, a grant giving charity funded by players of People's Postcode Lotte

25 September 2021

Mike Pond - Honorary Life Membership Certificate Presentation

At Thanet Wanderers recent AGM, Club President, Colin Whiteley, proposed that the honour of Honorary Life Membership be conferred on Mike Pond and the proposal was unanimously agreed.&nbs

23 September 2021

The First XV Dressing Room is stunning

The wonderful new room will be officially named and opened on 23rd October, prior to the match against Charlton Park. This will be part of the celebration of the life of C

20 September 2021

St Lawrence College Junior School Open Day

St Lawrence College in Ramsgate will open its doors and allow families to visit safely once again after over a year of virtual tours. Open Mornings give parents, guardians

17 September 2021

The sun shines on Thanet Wanderers Community Day

The day marked the official return to rugby for Wanderers minis and junior and was also notable for the introduction to club members of the new major sponsor for the junior, girls and schools

08 September 2021

Big News from the RFU


13 July 2021

First XV fixtures for 2021-22

After pre-season friendlies at home to Dover on 4th September and away to Gillingham Anchorians on11 September we open the London League (2) South campaign with a tough home fixture on 18th S

28 May 2021



We have been informed by Eric Bryne that his father, Christopher Byrne has passed away. We offer Eric and his family our deepest sympathy for their loss. Christopher who w

15 April 2021

The Bike Shed at Margate has made a dream come true

A Thanet Wanderers sponsor, The Bike Shed of 71 Canterbury Rd at Westbrook  &a

13 April 2021

Junior Training Schedules

They're Back.

31 March 2021

Easter Hamper Raffle

Be quick, numbers selling fast. Numbers just updated

27 March 2021

Wellesley House - Virtual Open day

Our Club sponsor , Wellesley House, is holding a virtual open day

22 March 2021

The Road To Rugby Is Open Again

Following the government’s announcement that organised outdoor sport can resume from Monday 29 March, the RFU has published a new Return to Community Rugby Roadmap.

19 March 2021

Return to Community Rugby Update March 2021


08 March 2021

450 Club - February Results

Here are the lucky winners from the February draw. Congratulations to MRS WILMA THOMPSON who is  this year's winner of the massive £5,000 special p

08 March 2021

Corona Virus Update 2nd February 2021


03 February 2021

Gary Frame pays tribute to his friend Colin Brown

Absolutely devastated at the loss of Colin Brown at the weekend. An immensely popular guy whom I had been lucky enough to call a close friend for over 50 years. Nothing but smiles and laughte

20 January 2021

RIP Colin Brown - Mike Pond's tribute

Seniors Head Coach and long time friend Mike Pond adds his personal tribute. I first met Colin when I was selected at 17 to make my first team debut. I had attended a few

20 January 2021

Community Game Update 12.1.21


13 January 2021

Restrictions around travelling between tiers

We are now at Stage E on the Return to Rugby Roadmap which allows contact fixtures under law variations permitted from 18th Dec 2020 . However because the country has been placed into tiers t

05 December 2020

Return to Rugby - A message from Club Chairman Chris Panteli

With the lockdown coming to an end on Wednesday 2nd December, I know that everyone is eager to get back to training and playing rugby. Further to the recent announcements from the RFU regardi

01 December 2020

Reminder from the RFU for grassroot clubs.

Following Thursday’s tier announcement, we know clubs have a number of questions to address and we want to reassure you that we are working hard with Government to clarify outstandi

28 November 2020

Breaking News from the RFU


19 November 2020

Be quick! Tickets are selling Fast

Christmas Hamper Raffle- Packed with goodies. All receipts will help us reach the magic £15K target

11 November 2020

Junior Membership & Consent Form 2020-2021

The new Junior Membership & Consent Form 2020-2021 is now available on the website. Click on the Home or Documents page to download it.

28 October 2020

October Community news from the RFU


17 October 2020

Congratulations to the Egg Chase winners-Matt Hayden reports

Congratulations to our three deserving winners of the Thanet Wanderers Egg Chase Competition.Visitors to the website were asked to contribute their opinions on comments from leadi

06 October 2020

RFU Covid-19 Update - Latest

More grim news for Community Rugby from the RFU with no competitive rugby until January 2021  at the earliest

25 September 2020

CANCELLATION** Club social event 29th August ** CANCELLATION**

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the "We're back"BBQ and band event due to be held on Saturday  has had to be cancelled. We apologise for any incon

27 August 2020

Sad news – RIP Robin Morris -Neil Armstrong reflects on a life-long friendship

 Life Vice President Robin Morris passed away last month. We send our sympathy to his family and friends. Neil Armstrong remembers his friend of over seventy year

21 August 2020


Bill Wallace will continue as 3rd XV Captain

Bill Wallace has agreed to continue to lead the Club's third XV. New skippers of the 1st and 2nd XVs, Sam Taylor and James Langridge look forward to joining (and lear

18 August 2020


MIke Pond announces this year's Captains

Head Coach Mike Pond has announced that Sam Taylor will captain the first XV for the 2020/21 season. The versatile back row forward has been a regular since returning to the club after comple

16 August 2020


The Latest Community Game Update from the RFU


12 August 2020

Ready for Rugby - RFU Update

08 August 2020


The executive committee, in accordance with Rule 8 of the club constitution, have unanimously called an EGM to be held on MONDAY 24TH AUGUST at 6.30pm. The purpose of the

04 August 2020


Reminder - Senior Training w.e.f. 5th August

Senior training this week and in the immediate future, will be on Wednesdays from 7pm. 

02 August 2020


BT Sport Promotion - Looking for Premiership Clubs Supporters

Message from Danny ClementSo, as some of you will be aware, I have been asked to gather interest for people to take part in a BT Sport Promo. This will be to celebrate the return

21 July 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 - Revised Date 14th August

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak it was not possible this year to hold the AGM, as required by the Club’s constitution, on the third Friday in May. A revised date of 14th August has bee

15 July 2020

First XV fixtures are announced today at 5PM

15 July 2020

Update from Tom at TSC

26 June 2020

The latest edition of RFU Community Game Update

12 June 2020

RFU Community News

15 May 2020


What an amazing effort to benefit our Community.

Here is Cary Wright's account of a couple of amazing weekends Wanderers and Sports fund raise money for Key Emergenc

15 May 2020

The Egg Chase Update

Update from Cary on the last two weeks activity on Egg Chase Link to the Egg Chase site on this pageThe last two weeks have seen another 122 unique visits to o

13 May 2020

End of Season Party

If you're ducking out of the ice bucket challenge please feel feel free to donate your "fine" Support the Juniors

07 May 2020

Final League positions Confirmed

03 April 2020

Final league positions for community game for 2019/20 season to be confirmed by 6 pm tomorrow

Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, we're announcing the final league positions for the Greene King IPA Championship, Tyrrells Premier 15s and

02 April 2020

The Egg Chase

Big News from the Schools and Community team. Thanks to Cary and Tom for their initiative. Check it out

29 March 2020

Message from Roger Clarke, Chairman KCRFU Executive

Dear Colleagues, Please see a note attached from Roger Clarke Chairman KCRFU Executive - RFU Council Member for Kent regarding today's RFU notifictions and Covid-19 i

20 March 2020


RFU bans all rugby activity

The uncertainty is over.  Read the details below https

17 March 2020

Cancellation News from the Schools Programme

Cary Wright  announces that regrettably, after discussion with the organisers and personnel at the  schools, the Schools festivals due to be held tomorrow 17th March and nex

16 March 2020

Junior Rugby Sunday 15th March

No rugby at St Peters on Saturday, not even on TV! Why not support the youngsters on Sunday morning? U14s at home to Ashford in a Kent Cup Semi-Final K

14 March 2020


Wellesley House Easter Cricket Coaching

Easter Holiday Cricket Coaching Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2020 I would like my son / daughter to attend the Cricket Coaching Workshop(s) at We

09 March 2020

Senior Training

There will be no senior training on Tuesday 3rd March. Please be there on Thursday 5th

02 March 2020


A Guardian article that is relevant to Grassroots rugby

02 March 2020


regarding the Paul Keohane Sports Fund Lunch 2020. Thanet Wanderers rugby club has always prided itself on being a community club and over the last 30 years has run a numb

23 February 2020

Vets Semi-Final - Rearranged date

The Vets semi-final fixture away against Westcombe Park has been re-arranged to Sunday 8th March Kick Off 3pm. Please contact Elliott on

20 February 2020



The 1st XV fixture against Haywards Heath due to have been played on Saturday 22nd February has been re-arranged to 14th March ( KIck Off 3PM) due to their pitch being unplayable.

20 February 2020


Kent Information Sendout Now Available

The latest Kent Information sendout for January 2020 is now available on the Kent Rugby website. It covers: Coaching and refereeing Midd

31 January 2020


See the Premiership Final 2020 at Twickenham

Thank you to Jason Deacon who has once more offered to organise the trip to Twickenham for the climax of the 2019/20 Premiership season, subject to there being sufficient interest.

08 January 2020

Respect The Referee Open Letter posted on website

Junior Chairman, Chris Panteli has written an open letter to parents, volunteers, coaches and players about respecting the referee. C

07 January 2020

450 Club Draw December 2019 

  450 Club Draw December 2019  Details of t

07 January 2020


Colts Draw Aylesford in Kent Cup

Thanet Wanderers RUFC Colts host Aylesford Bulls in the first round at St Peter's Rec on Sunday 12th Jan 2020. Dependent on the result of this match, the Colts will t

01 January 2020


SENIOR TRAINING Please note revised date

There will be a training session for senior players onMonday 30th December2-3.30pmFollowed maybe by a drink or two! Apologies for the i

26 December 2019


Kit Sales

Kelly will be in the clubhouse on Sunday from 9.30am for those last minute kit purchases.

19 December 2019


It's déja vu!  Vigo have been forced to withdraw from Saturday's rearranged fixture V our 2s but this time have forfeited the points, There w

27 November 2019


See the Premiership Final 2020 at Twickenham

Premiership Final 20th June 2019Thank you to Jason Deacon who has once more offered to organise the trip to Twickenham for the climax of the 2019/20 Premiership season, subject to

29 October 2019

Senior Training Tuesday 29th October

Notice to Senior Players from MIKE PONDThere will be no senior training on Tuesday 29th October but there will be a Physio Clinic from 6.30 until 8pm to treat any knocks from the

28 October 2019


World Cup Semi Finals 26th and 27th October

Saturday. England V NZ Kick Off 9am Club open 8.15 for 9am Kick Off Sunday.  Wales V South Africa Kick Off 9am Club open 8.15 for 9am Kick Off.

25 October 2019

Can YOU help?

Is there anyone within the club who is preferably qualified and experienced in submitting planning applications, particularly regarding advertising, who could provide support and advice to th

18 October 2019

World Cup Quarter Finals

The clubhouse will be open from 8am on Saturday and Sunday to view the World Cup Quarter Finals. All Day Breakfast plus a hot drink available. Just &poun

18 October 2019

RFU October Touchline Magazine

News from the rugby world including some from Thanet Wanderers. Click on the link.  

15 October 2019

Rugby Today

The 2s travel to Ashford for a 3pm Kick off. The 3s entertain Whitstable also in a 3pm kick off at St Peters

12 October 2019


New Information from Our Main Sponsor LONDON ARRAY  News about their operations on

10 October 2019


A Message from Annmarie Carfoot Club Safeguarding Officer

Following a recent RFU Safeguarding audit it was flagged up that we were failing by not having an application form for new volunteers that wanted to help with the Junior section. It was also

09 October 2019


Seventy Years A Wanderer makes the RFU Community Page

Click on the link

08 October 2019


Take part in the Four Nations Rugby Survey

07 October 2019


"SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY"  Sponsor the 1st and 2nd XV's warm up shirts and get your Company name on the back. Only £1000 plus VAT per sea

07 October 2019

England V Argentina Saturday 5th October

The clubhouse will be open to show  the England v Argentina match from 0845am. The usual breakfast options will be available until the end of the game.

04 October 2019


450 Club Are you a winner?

03 October 2019



Three members who all joined Thanet Wanderers just after the second world war were entertained to lunch in the clubhouse on Saturday 2

30 September 2019

Latest Documentation from London Array

London Array is the world's largest offshore wind farm, capable of generating enough energy to power nearly half a million homes and reduce harmful CO2 emissions by over 900,000 tonnes a

29 September 2019


Wellesley House Open Morning

In our ISI report last term, we were delighted to have been recognised with the top j

28 September 2019


On Saturday 28th September Thanet Wanderers, at lunch in the clubhouse, will be celebrating the lives of three remarkable men. Roddy Macaulay, Brian Gilham and Brian Bingham who have all been

28 September 2019

Saturday Rugby

The 1st XV travel to Maidstone for their second league match of the season. The 3rd XV are at home against Maidstone 3s. Both matches kick off at 3PM.&

21 September 2019


Thanet Wanderers Community Open Day is a big success

The sun shone and lots of youngsters had fun enjoying the various activities set up on St Peters Recreation Ground. Host for the day Jay Sanford announced the programme an

17 September 2019

Community Day Ergo Challenge

Sundays Community Day Ergo challenge was won by ladies coach Steve, who completed the 200m challenge in 34 seconds.  Steve has received 6 months gym membership, generously donated by

17 September 2019


It's Matchday

Can  Mike Pond start his second season as Head Coach with a win against Charlton Park today? Kick Off is at 3pm. Please be there to support.

14 September 2019

Community Day is on Sunday

The Organisers and Coaches will be wearing the T-Shirts as in the picture. They are available to Coaches and Organisers from Kelly in the Clubhouse. Th

11 September 2019

Buy a raffle ticket. Support the juniors

Tickets will be on sale on during the first half of Saturday's match against Charlton Park and the draw will be made at half time. 50% for the winner and 50% for the juniors. Just &p

10 September 2019

Twice Weekly Newsletters for 2019/2020

Thanet Wanderers RUFC are pleased to announce new arrangements for the club newsletter this season with our web partners at

09 September 2019

Pre Season Matches today at Dover and Whitstable

The 1st XV travel to Dover for a 2.30 start and the 2s are at Whitstable for a 3PM kickoff. Why not make the shor

07 September 2019



Thanet Wanderers announce that Mr Danny Clement has resigned as Chairman of the club with immediate effect.

06 September 2019


450 Club Draw August 2019

Details of the lucky winners of last month's random number generated draw are below,&l

05 September 2019

Vet 2U renew sponsorship of Thanet Wanderers

Vet 2 U have

31 August 2019

Good Luck Jason and Luke

The Deacons are taking on a tough challenge

30 August 2019


Congratulations to Mickey Capeling

Cary Wright, Director of the Thanet Wanderers School Programme writes,

28 August 2019


Total Sports Coaching in association with Thanet Wanderers RUFC are recruiting a full-time specialist Rugby

27 August 2019

England V Ireland LIve on Sky at the clubhouse

22 August 2019

Neil Wakefield is the new First XV Captain

Neil (left ) is seen receiving his 1st XV player of the season award for the 2018/19 season from last year’s  captain Adam Gaddes. who gives his whol

09 August 2019

England V Wales Watch in the Clubhouse

World Cup Warm Up Kick Off 2PM on Sunday 11th August

09 August 2019

Support your club Play FANTASY RUGBY Have a look at the

08 August 2019

450 Club Draw July 2019

450 Club Draw July 2019  Details of the lucky winners of last month's

05 August 2019

News from our Sponsor St Lawrence College

Fundraising Lunch at Twickenham for sport at St Lawrence College.

01 August 2019

Congratulations to Matthew Finch

Congratulations to Matthew Finch who was Bronze Medallist at the recent ETU Age Group Triathlon Championships at Kazan in Russia.Matthew is the General Manager of the Gym Group at

30 July 2019

Ignite your life this Saturday 27th July

Your opportunity to sample our hydration, nutritious meals and healthy snacks. Register

26 July 2019

Kent RFU June In Touch Magazine News about TWRUFC

25 July 2019

Well done Dylan

After a really successful first year for the Thanet Wanderers Schools and Community Programme it seemed fitting that the final aw

22 July 2019

Maggie Watts has retired


22 July 2019

Sad News - Geoff Lovelock

After the recent passing of Geoff Lovelock, a former VP, the club have been informed that his funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium on Friday 26 July at 10.00am. Then afterwards at De

19 July 2019


450 Club Draw June 2019

11 July 2019


A message from PETER MACAULAY for Wanderers VPs, Members and friends in rugby

I'm looking for new and exciting opportunities to use the skills I&#

08 July 2019


RIP Geoff Judd

The family have advised us of the death of Geoff who played for Wanderers and who continued to follow the fortunes of the club in his retirement in Sittingbourne; We extend our deepest sympat

08 July 2019


New Website Launched for 2019/20

After a summer of background activity, our web partners and club sponsors at

05 July 2019


The fourth annual Paul Keohane Sports Fund day was held at Thanet Wanderers on 6

15 April 2019

Support the Vets

Support the VetsIt's finals day

13 April 2019



Saturday's match between Wanderers 2s and Sevenoaks 3s has been cancelled as they are unable to field a side; We take maximum points

12 April 2019


Paul Keohane Sports Fund Website

Thanks to Ian Lodge and Broadbiz for their speedy completion of the new Paul Keohane Sports Fund website Have a look on

08 April 2019


The final league match and The Paul Keohane Sports Fund Lunch.

06 April 2019


Complete with Certificate of Authenticity. A wonderful chance for Ireland followers to own this memorabilia of a legendary player. The shirt will be auctioned on Saturday at the Paul Keohane

04 April 2019

Wanderers U10s are unbeaten at the Kent Festival

Two winning teams for Thanet Wanderers U10s at the Ken

03 April 2019

It's been a great season for Welsh Rugby Fans. Own this wonderful memorabilia

Alun Wyn Jones has been immense for Wales this year. This Wales shirt signed by him could be yours. It is due to be auctioned at the Paul Keohane Sports Fund Lunch on Saturday. Early bids are

03 April 2019

**TIMINGS UPDATE** Paul Keohane Sports Fund Lunch

The meet time for lunch has changed to 11.45. with sit down now scheduled for 12.30. The schools development team has arranged a match between

02 April 2019


Saturday 30th March

The first XV travel to Haywards Heath for a 3pm kick off. The home fixture ended in draw. Can we edge this one? The 2s are at home to Snowdown CW (KO 3PM) Lovely weather f

30 March 2019

Ken Russell A message from David Stevens of Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School

It is with great sadness that I would like to let former pupils and staff know that Ken Russell died on Monday His funeral is Monday 8th April at 1.PM and is being held at Margate

28 March 2019


R.I.P. Mike Holden

Mike's daughter has asked Kelly to advise those club members who remember Mike, who was a regular first XV player, that his funeral will be held at Thanet Crematorium on Friday 

27 March 2019


News of the March 450 Club Draw and El Gordo

450 Club Draw March 2019  Details of the lucky winners of this month's random

26 March 2019


It's a big Saturday at Thanet Wanderers

There are two big local Derbies as the First and Third Fifteens take on their Dover counterparts (Kick Off 3PM) The matches will be preceded by the big Final President

22 March 2019



18 March 2019

Saturday 16th March Eve of St Patricks Day Celebration

There are no home matches scheduled for the 16th March but it is St Patrick's Day tomorrow and it is the final afternoon of this year's Six Nations.  Lots of issues still t

16 March 2019

Senior Training 12th March 2019

There will be no senior training on Tuesday 12th. Training resumes on Thursday evening at 7pm. Please make every effort to attend.

11 March 2019


Saturday 9th March

There are no matches again at St. Peters this Saturday. Both the first and second XVs travel to Aylesford for Kent Derbies. Kick offs at 3PM. Recent matches against Aylesford have been close.

09 March 2019


Sponsors Lunch is a success

Sponsors’ Lunch 2nd March 2019

07 March 2019

450 Club February draw results and news of the £5000


05 March 2019

Matchday 2nd March. It's a very local derby

All three senior sides will take on Deal and Betteshanger. The first XV are at home but the 2s and 3s are on the road and all matches will kick off at 3pm. The 1sts fixture at Deal was a terr

02 March 2019

Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th February

There are no senior matches on Saturday 23rd. The Veterans have a Spitfire Gold Cup semi-final at home against Maidstone Kick Off 2.30. on Sunday 24th. Junior Fixtures for

23 February 2019


Senior Training 19th February Cancelled

Due to Coaches' work commitments there will be no Senior Training tomorrow 19th February. Monique will be available from 6.30pm to treat any ongoing injuries.

18 February 2019



On Saturday 9th February the first XV will entertain Charlton Park who are currently in third place in the league. The reverse fixture in mid October was a close run thing with the hosts taki

09 February 2019

450 Club January Draw

06 February 2019


Congratulations to .........

 four members of the Wanderers U15 side  who have been selected for the Kent County Development Squad. They are JACOB PAYNE, SAM ELLIOTT, OLIVER CROTTIE

04 February 2019



The 3rd XV match against Maidstone due to be played this afternoon 2nd February has had to be postponed as the pitch is unplayable

02 February 2019


Senior training 31.1.19

Message from Mike Pond Senior training is cancelled this evening. Senior Players please ensure you attend next Tuesday and Thursday

31 January 2019



All three senior sides are at home The 1s and 2s face Gravesend and the 3s play Maidstone. Kick off 2PM. The weather forecast looks good. Please support the teams who are

24 January 2019


The veterans' semi final will be at home on 24th February against Beckenham Kick Off 2.30.

23 January 2019



No senior fixtures again this Saturday although the 3s have a re-arranged fixture at Dover (2pm) A busy Sunday morning with four matches scheduled is highlighted by the Ke

19 January 2019



Meadow is 5 years old and is in her second season with Thanet Wanderers Under 6’s. Her passion and commitment for the game shines through at training week on week. Her cheeky smile

10 January 2019


The E.G.M. will be held on Friday 11th January commencing at 7.15pm when the club's financial position will be reviewed

07 January 2019



The first XV will welcome runaway league leaders Beckenham to St Peters with a 2PM kick

05 January 2019

R.I.P Ray Grimes

Message received from Paul Heblik Sadly have to inform you that Ray Grimes, a longtime follower of Thanet Wanderers, passed away 20/12/18 in the Margate Hospice.

03 January 2019


SENIOR TRAINING 2nd and 3rd January 2019

Senior training this week will be held on Wednesday and Thursday 2nd and 3rd January 2019 at 1900 hrs Selection will follow Wednesday training; please notify your availabi

31 December 2018



29 December 2018


A very Happy Christmas to all Wanderers.

24 December 2018


It is the final match of the year for the first XV who travel to Maidstone for the first

14 December 2018



It’s the final home match of the year for the first XV who take on Haywards He

07 December 2018


 Last call for tickets Please confirm and PAY I have 100 interested 93 wanting to come o

04 December 2018

Schools Programme, Update from DOR Cary Wright

A massive thank you to the supporters of our Schools and Community Programme, your support is really helping so, so many people already, cheers. Last week we co

04 December 2018


The three senior sides are all in action in a trio of local derbies against Dover.

30 November 2018


Congratulations and Good Luck to HARRY CLEMO

Thanet Wanderers Under 17s prop forward Harry Clemo is traveling to Varna, Bulgaria at the weekend to represent Great Britain in the Kyokushin Karate World Championship. Harry is already Scot

28 November 2018

John Carley

Message from Peter Hawkins It is with regret that I have to inform you that John Carley died this morning. John was a former Kent President and was a f

28 November 2018



The Principal of Need Financial Planning is Colin Brown who is a massive rugby fan. He played and coached at

22 November 2018


There is no match for the first XV on Saturday but the 2s will travel to East Peckham an

22 November 2018


There will be NO senior training tomorrow TUESDAY 20th NOVEMBERLet's have a good turnout on Thursday especially those who are selected for  the 2s fixture on Saturda

19 November 2018



Thanet Wanderers members have the opportunity to join members and sponsors from the Broadstairs Business Club at lunch prior to the match versus Aylesford on Saturday. The

14 November 2018


Director of Rugby Cary Wright - Senior Schools Training Hub

The first Thanet Wanderers 'Senior Schools Rugby Hub' training session took place on Wednesday at Royal Harbour Academy. 18 students turned up for the optional 'after school�

10 November 2018


There is no live rugby on Saturday afternoon at St Peters

09 November 2018

Great News from Cary Wright

Completely Overwhelmed!!!... ...and that's before any of these rugby shirts, tackle suits, gum shields, boots, balls, tackle pads, water bottles, pumps, vests, bibs,

08 November 2018


There will be no senior training or physio clinic on Tuesday 6th November. Be sure to make training on Thursday 8th please

05 November 2018


Rugby Today

The first XV have an important home fixture today 27th October against fellow league strugglers  Heathfield and Waldron. Kick Off at 3PM Please Support After the

27 October 2018


No rugby today at St Peters

The third XV fixture against Hastings is OFF so there is no rugby at home today.  The first XV travel to Charlton Park and the 2s are at Medway. Both games kick o

20 October 2018


Marius Thompson wins his first full international cap at just seventeen

On Saturday 13th October 2018 in Bergen, Norway, Marius Thompson took to the rugby field to win his first full international cap playing at outside half for Norway aga

16 October 2018


An early date for the diary. This year's lunch will be held at the clubhouse on Saturday 6th April.  This should coincide with the final league match of the season against Old C

09 October 2018

Great Support from the media

Great support from our friends in the media with print coverage from the Isle of Thanet Gazette and the Thanet Extra and online coverage from the Isle of Thanet News and Educational Life&

09 October 2018

The Man of the Match

08 October 2018



03 October 2018


27 September 2018

The TV cameras were at St. Peters

Filming took place this week ln Broadstairs for an edition of Fantasy Homes by the  Sea. A young couple from Enfield are

27 September 2018


26 September 2018

Vet2U Support our Girls

Cary Wright, the Director of Rugby at Thanet Wanderers ,has been astounded by level of support, from sponsors and funders, for the club's 'Local Schools and Community Programme'

21 September 2018


19 September 2018

Don't be late for the Big Picture

The big picture will be taken at 14.05. This is the expected time of the  half time break in the 3s match against Ashford. The picture will be taken near the posts on the first XV pi

15 September 2018


is back today. The first XV travel to Old Colfeians for their first fixture back in London 2 (SE) The 3s have a pre-season game away against Ash. Good Luck everyone &n

08 September 2018



CALL TO ARMSFor all Wanderers Players, coaches, managers and Vice-Presidents for all teams from U6s to Vets. On Saturday 15th September our 1st, 2nd and 3rd XVs all ha

05 September 2018

New look for the new season for Wanderers Juniors

A brand new design for Wanderers kit was revealed on Sunday as it was distributed to the youngsters of the junior section. The kit will be uniform for all age groups including the senior side

03 September 2018


Everything is set for Sunday's presentation of a welcome pack to all juniors as they set off on a new season on Sunday.Many thanks to Club Sponsors St Lawrence College for th

01 September 2018


We have great pleasure in announcing the Player Management team for the 2018-2019 seaso

31 August 2018


After an extremely well attended and successful period of pre-season training, Head Coa

31 August 2018


Chris has advised the sad news that his Dad passed away last Friday 17th August. Brian was well known to many at Thanet Wanderers where he was a life Vice PresidentThe funeral is

22 August 2018


Team Managers for the 2nd & 3rd XVs

Due to the retirement of last season’s 2nd & 3rd

03 August 2018


The Ground Crew. Updated

THERE'S A FIRST MEET AT THE CLUB AT 10.00 THIS MORNING 3RD AUGUST. Just turn up if you are interested Do you have an hour or two to spare to give

29 July 2018


For this coming week only, Senior training will be held  on WEDNESDAY and Thursday 1st  and 2nd August. 7pm prompt start please. This is to facilitate th

27 July 2018

Thanet Wanderers U17 player, plays his first senior game For the Norwegian International Team!

Thanet Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club are pleased, and very proud, to announce that one of their U17s players has excelled in his first senior game… that just happened to be f

26 July 2018

A message from DOR Cary Wright to all Sponsors, Prospective Sponsors and Supporters

19 July 2018

New Season - New Club?

Cary Wright and Mike Pond launch a new player initiative

14 July 2018

Senior Pre-Season - Reminder

Senior pre-season starts this evening (6.45 for a prompt 7PM start) Mike Pond and the senior coaching team look forward to welcoming you. 

10 July 2018


Thanet Wanderers Community Sports Fun Day

As part of its commitment to the Thanet Commun

05 July 2018

Donation will help spread the rugby message

Thanet Wanderers were successful in obtaining a £300 award from the Kent County Playing Fields Association (KCPFA) which will be used to go towards their School

25 June 2018

Increases in Thanet Wanderers Subscriptions

23 June 2018


Amsterdam Sevens

Young Wanderers become Young Lions for the Weekend" Outside of the World IRB 7s series, worldwide there are five elite sevens tournaments that attract the World'

13 June 2018


Senior pre-season training will start on Tuesday 10th July at 7Pm. In the mean time conditioning training at Saturday morning  strong man sessions and Tuesday and Thursday's gym

07 June 2018


Community Sports Fun Day

07 June 2018

The Flying Pig is back at Twickenham

As part of the RFU’s commitment to grow the game during the transition from age grade rugby to the adult game, the RFU offered each county 100 free tickets for the England V Barbari

30 May 2018


At Thanet Wanderers A.G.M. on 19th May Chairman Danny Cle

21 May 2018


INTERNATIONAL TICKETS FOR SEASON 2018-2019. Here are the dates and prices for the games. Please note demand will be high for Eng v NZ.

12 May 2018


Summer Fitness

Pre Season Strongman training starts tomorrow 12th May from 9am. Open to all abiilities, this is a great way to maintain or develop fitness. On Wednesdays from 7pm&nbs

11 May 2018


TWRUFC Girls Rugby Festival

Off Season touch rugby takes place on WEDNESDAY evenings, from 6pm. All girls very welcome Please check with Maggie Watts if need further details: 07990 947042

07 May 2018


The annual supper was held in the Clubhouse and was again a resounding success t

05 May 2018

U13s are Kent Bowl 7s Champions

TWRUFC Under 13s Match Report Kent 7s Day Canterbury RFC Sunday 29th April 2018   TWRUFC after their Kent Bowl Final win l

01 May 2018

Anyone for Cricket?

Message from Dickens Week Organisers DickensWeek are looking for a couple of teams to take pa

01 May 2018

The Tourists are in Town

Next Saturday we have Abbey RFC, from Reading, and Dagenham, coming down on tour to play a Thanet W Club side.   The ages range from

01 May 2018


As you may have seen we are entertaining touring teams from Reading Abbey RFC and Dagenham RUFC on Saturday 5th May. Full details of times etc are in the post 'The tourists are in town&#

01 May 2018




24 April 2018

He's a Wanderer through and through


24 April 2018

Early Kick Offs on Saturday 21st April

Please note that the rearranged 1st XV fixture versus Crowborough and the 3rd XV fixture versus Ashford on 21st April will, at the request of the visitors, kick off at 2PM. Don't be late

18 April 2018



Wozza is hoping to be released from QEQM today after a couple of nights there following surgery to the double fraccture in his leg sustained on Saturday. He is in typically optimi

16 April 2018


The day of the Paul Keohane memorial lunch has finally arrived. As always there will be lots going on off the field with important fund raising activities but on the pitch Wanderers will face

13 April 2018


We will play Westcombe Park in the final of the Kent Plate on Sunday 29th April at Footscray RUFC. Kick Off 2.30 on Pitch 2. Address: 239a Footscray Road, New Eltham, Lond

10 April 2018


Spitfire Gold Veterans Plate Final

The vet's will take on Tunbridge Wells Vets in the Plate Final on Sunday 8th April. The match will be at Maidstone RFC and  kick off is at 2.15. Can Elliott collect a traophy (a

06 April 2018


What's On at St Peters This Weekend?

On Saturday 7th April the 2s will face East Peckham in a Premier 2 East League match (Kick Off 3PM) The visitors won the away fixture by 22-10 and are currently one place above Wanderers in 9

06 April 2018



On Saturday Hastings and Bexhill RFC first and third XVs are the visitors, The Sussex club's first XV have claimed some notable scalps during their first season in London League 3 South

24 March 2018


Following a pitch inspection this morning (17th March) and with a poor weather forecast,  the first XV fixture against Crowborough has again had to to postponed.The 21st April is the

17 March 2018


Rugby is Back this Weekend!

The first XV travel to Aylesford for a top of the table clash with Aylesford. It couldn't be much closer at the top of the table and the home side will have plenty of support so for thos

09 March 2018


Well done Leo Jones

The Thanet Wanderers U14 showed great presence of mind at a recent medical emergency. Read the full story via Kent live news link below:

02 March 2018

Thanet Wanderers' Sonny Teall Wins a Place at Saracens RFC Academy

The talented youngster aims to follow in the footsteps of Owen Farrell and Maro Otoje. Sonny has just returned to play for Thanet after spending a few months gaining experience in the junior ranks a

27 February 2018

R.I.P. Geoff Love

We are sad to announce the recent death of Geoff Love. Geoff was a Life Vice President of the club and his funeral is at St Peter's church on 14th March at 12.30pm.

19 February 2018


Weekend of 10th and 11th February at St Peters

There is no senior rugby on Saturday but the the clubhouse will be open for the Internationals. Ireland V Italy kicks off at 2.15 and England V Wales is at 4.45pm. On Sunday the Girls' Open Day

09 February 2018


R.I.P. Chris Connolly

We are sad to announce the recent death of Chris Connolly. Chris was a stalwart of the 1st XV during the seventies and eighties, renowned as an uncompromising front row forward but a real gentleman o

18 January 2018

Tom Carlier is on Academy FM this evening

First XV head coach Tom Carlier is being interviewed this evening 17th January on Academy FM (107.8FM) during the midweek sport programme that runs from 6PM to 8PM

17 January 2018

What's on at St Peters this weekend?

On Saturday the first XV entertain Park House who played well in the reverse fixture and who have taken two good wins against high flying opponents in their last two games. Your support and encouragem

13 January 2018


Wanderers' Weekend

On Saturday the first XV face a long journey before a tricky fixture at Lewes. The 2s have a local Derby against Dover. Both games kick off at 2pm. On Sunday there are some attractive junior games in

06 January 2018


Thanet Wanderers Promotional Video is flying high

THANET WANDERERS PROMOTIONAL VIDEO IS FLYING HIGH In addition to his full time role with the England RFU and his many activities on and off the field for the club, Thanet Wanderers stalwart Peter Mac

31 December 2017

Senior training restarts

Head Coach Tom Carlier reminds all senior players that the first training session of 2018 is on Tuesday 2nd January from 6.45pm. If you are unable to make it on Tuesday please be there on Thursday als

29 December 2017



Club will be open from noon on the 26th for an informal session of touch rugby. Open to all, children welcome. Run off a few calories before adjourning to the bar to repair the loss.

23 December 2017


Final Match Day of 2017

Sheppey are today's visitors as the Wanderers set out on the second half of their league programme. The away fixture in mid September was won 75-7 but there is no complacency in the home camp. A

16 December 2017


Christmas Lunch

There isn't a Christmas Lunch on Saturday prior to the match against Sheppey. There will be buffet available AFTER the game when you will be asked to contribute towards the cost .

12 December 2017


Sunday at St Peters

The U13s to U7s will all be entertaining their counterparts from Sittingbourne on Sunday morning 19th November. The girls U18s have a friendly fixture against Ashford due to kick off at 12.30. At 2PM

18 November 2017

England V Australia

There is no match at St Peters this Saturday but the England match versus Australia will be shown in the clubhouse. Kick Off 3.00PM

17 November 2017

The Paul Keohane Memorial Fund

One of the objectives of the Paul Keohane Memorial Fund is to assist young sportspeople from the Isle of Thanet who need help to achieve their sporting goals. James Barnes Miller who is 28 and origin

14 November 2017


Prior to Saturday's top of the table match against Aylesford there will be an informal Ploughman's Lunch. Just £5 a head and available from 1PM. Please Contact Kelly on 07881

08 November 2017


The first XV match against Crawley next Saturday has had to be cancelled as they unable to field a team due to a shortage of front rows and we have been awarded the game and five points. Crawley will

23 October 2017


RFU Senior Vase Second Round

We have drawn Bromley, Away in the Second Round of the RFU Senior Vase on Saturday 18 November KO 2.00pm.

18 October 2017


EGM for the presentation of Accounts

The EGM for the Presentation of the Accounts for Season 2016-2017 will be held in the Clubhouse at 7.30pm on FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017

14 October 2017



"On Saturday the 28th October before the 1st XV game against Crawley there will be a one course President's lunch in the Clubhouse. The meal will commence around 1.00pm and will cost Â

14 October 2017


Thanet Wanderers Sponsors Lunch - Presentation of the RFU Accreditation Certificate 2017/18

Prior to the match against Folkestone on 7th October Thanet Wanderers held a well attended lunch, when club members were joined by representatives of the club sponsors, together with honoured guests C

10 October 2017

The Weekend at St Peters

On Saturday the First XV will entertain Folkestone with a 3PM kick off. The game will be preceded by a sponsors lunch which commences at 1PM. The Kent RFU President Colin Blackham will attend to prese

07 October 2017

Trip to the Premiership Final 2018

Despite me saying I wouldn't do it again, I have been asked by a few people if the Premiership Final trip will be on again this season. Bearing in mind it has produced over £4000 in

05 October 2017

Thanet Wanderers And The Flying Pig

"I'm a bit like Jonah Lomu, but more Sumo than Lomu." That's how Thanet Wanderers Veterans captain Elliot Stokes explains how he earned his nickname, the 'Flying Pig'.

29 September 2017

Senior Playing Members Recruitment

TWRUFC are looking to extend our senior playing base at all levels i.e. 1st, 2nd or 3rd team level (and not forgetting our Veterans team who play on occasional Sundays). If you have come up through t

28 September 2017

R.I.P Kathleen Walker-Smith

Derek has sent news of the untimely passing of Kathleen. We send Derek and Jonathon our condolences at this very sad time. MESSAGE FROM DEREK WALKER SMITH We are sorry to announce that Kathleen W

25 September 2017


Thanet Wanderers Community Open Day 17thSeptember 2017

It was business as usual for the many mini and junior Wanderers and their coaches and parents who are to be found at the St Peters Ground on Sunday mornings during the rugby season. Potential players

20 September 2017

The 2017/18 Season is underway - What's happening at Thanet Wanderers?

The junior and mini sections take centre stage next Sunday 17th September between 10am and 1PM for the Community Open Day. For existing players and their coaches this is an opportunity to enjoy a fun

14 September 2017

Coming soon to a pitch near you

The new shirts for Thanet Wanderers supplied by Zoo will soon be available.

14 September 2017

First Team Captain

Pleased to announce that, after a consultation among Senior Players, Brett Scott has been appointed as First team Captain for the coming season. We wish Brett every success in this important role

08 September 2017

Kick Off time,

Please note that the 2s pre season friendly tomorrow (9.9.17) versus Whitstable will kick off at early 12.30 PM at the visitors' request. All supporters welcome

08 September 2017


Kick Off time amendments

Please note that the 2's and 3's fixtures today versus Dover will be combined into one training match which, like the 1's will kick off at 2.30

02 September 2017


Wanderers season begins at Dover RFC

All three senior sides have planned fixtures at Dover's Crabble ground for this Saturday 2nd September. The first fifteens will meet in a Kent Shield first round game due to kick off at 2.30 Th

31 August 2017



Unfortunately we have had to cancel the Friendly fixture against Deal and Betteshanger for this coming Saturday 26th August.

23 August 2017


Pre Season Friendly 26th August

We shall be playing Deal and Betteshanger in a Friendly this coming Saturday the 26th. KO 3.00 pm at Home.

20 August 2017



Folkestone have advised that they are unable to field a side for the senior squad game tomorrow (19/8.17) and the match is therefore cancelled

18 August 2017


Applications for Tickets for England's Home Internationals

INTERNATIONAL TICKET APPLICATIONS FOR 2018. Games and prices are as follows: England v Wales. Sat 10 February 2018. Prices: £105, 96, 88,79,65,41 England v Ireland. Sat 17 March 2018.

17 August 2017

New Rugby Aware Course

Thanet Wanderers has been chosen to host the new Rugby Aware course. Whether a coach, match official, teacher, parent, volunteer or player... Rugby Aware is an opportunity for everyone involved in

14 August 2017


Sponsors Lunch 7th October

On Saturday the 7th October before the home league game against Folkestone, Thanet Wanderers are holding a sponsors lunch. Three courses will be served at a cost of £15 per head and the

04 August 2017

Sponsors Lunch 7th October

On Saturday the 7th October before the home league game against Folkestone, Thanet Wanderers are holding a sponsors lunch. Three courses will be served at a cost of £15 per head and the

04 August 2017

Cup Fixtures

We have been drawn away to Dover RFC in the first round of the Kent Shield. The match will be played on 2nd September. We have received a bye in the first round of the RFU Senior Vase and thus progre

24 July 2017


Mick Browne - Funeral Arrangements

Mick Browne's funeral will be held on Friday 28th July 2017.The service at Barham Crematorium during the afternoon is for family only. All friends who would like to raise a glass in Mick's

19 July 2017



Bookings have been very slow for the next event at St Augustines on Saturday 15th. If you wish to attend please book ASAP. Details are in the events column.

07 July 2017


RIP Mick Browne

We are sad to announce the sudden death of Mick Browne last Friday 30th June 2017.Mick was a stalwart of the 1st XV from the late sixties through the seventies after he arrived from Yorkshire to teach

04 July 2017

Autumn International Tickets

Club Members wanting tickets to the Autumn Inters please get in touch with me asap. asking for the number required and price plus £10 Handling Fee. The prices are as follows:- Nov 11 E

02 July 2017


NatWest RugbyForce Weekend 24/25th June 2017

We have received help with funding for materials through the Nat-West initiative but need YOUR help to complete the job. We will be painting the steel containers or a couple of the old changing room

22 June 2017

News for Coaches

The Level 1 course is discontinued from 1 July 2017. There will be one course which covers L1 and L2 - called England Rugby Coaching Award. There will also be an England Rugby Refereeing Award too.

22 June 2017


Pre Season Training

Pre season training for all senior players will start on Tuesday 4th July and continue on Thursday and Tuesdays as usual. Prepare from 6.30 for a prompt 7.00 start please. If you are new to the area

19 June 2017


Congratulations Jason Deacon

Jason has won a competition he participated in on behalf of his team . As a result, twenty of the boys will get a custom fit Lions Opro gum shield . The total total value is £1480.

15 June 2017

TWRUFC Golf Society

Please note that the first event at Westgate and Birchington GC on Saturday 17th June has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers. It is still hoped to go ahead with the events in July and August i

13 June 2017


Lions on TV at the Club

All of the Saturday fixtures will be shown in the Club starting on 10th June with a testing game against the Crusaders. Kick off for all matches is 8.35 Breakfasts will not be served.

06 June 2017


!st XV Fixtures 2017/18

The first XV fixtures for next season are now listed on the team page. September sees three of the four games away in a testing start to the season. The 2's and 3's fixtures will follow as

06 June 2017



The club will be open tomorrow morning (3rd June) to show the first match of the Lion's tour. Kick off 8.35. Breakfasts will not be available

02 June 2017



The AGM was held at the Clubhouse on Friday 19th May 2017. There were no changes to the executive officers at the club with Danny Clement remaining in the Chair. He opened the meeting and reviewed th

22 May 2017



Vice Chairman Andy Letts chaired proceedings due to the unavoidable absence of Danny Clement. The Kent Veterans Cup was proudly displayed by team captain Elliott Stokes who then presented the award

15 May 2017

Have you aired YOUR views yet?

Please click on the link for the survey at the top of the page'

09 May 2017


R.I.P. John Weavers

One of our VPs, and also a playing member in his day - John Weavers - died last week. We send our condolences to his wife and family.

02 May 2017


Coach Adam Mirams pays tribute to his U18s Kent Cup 7's winners

I have been very proud to have had the opportunity to coach the team over the last five years and to see so many progress successfully into senior rugby. The boys were unbeaten throughout the day at M

24 April 2017

Good News Sunday

News from Whitstable that the U14's have defeated Canterbury to become East Kent Cup Winners and from Medway that the U18's have won the Kent Sevens Title

23 April 2017



Congratulations to Maggie Watts Thanet Wanderers Girl Teams' Coach and Club Coaching Coordinator who has been shortlisted for the Kent RFU Volunteers Girls Rugby Award for 2016/17. The winner wil

21 April 2017

Easter Saturday Tournament Touch Rugby Tournament

Due to low numbers from the juniors it will now be one tournament starting at 12 Noon. Junior team fee remains the same. If we get enough teams then they will be grouped together in a pool.

12 April 2017


The AGM will be held on Friday 19 May as planned. Thanks to Kelly who has managed to change the other booked event on that date 7.00pm for 7,30pm so that we can make a prompt start please.

11 April 2017



Summer season of touch rugby begins tomorrow evening. All are welcome regardless of experience. Great way to keep fit before pre-season rolls round again. The aim is to start at 7PM and the Bar will

11 April 2017


Kent Shield Fixture V Charlton Park 22nd April

Please note that the match is OFF and Charlton Park will go forward to the Final when they will play Medway.

10 April 2017


Match Day Saturday 8th April

The final League fixtures of the season are on Saturday. At St Peters the second placed 2's will entertain Deal and Betteshanger looking for a good win to keep them in contention for league h

08 April 2017

RFU Intermediate Cup Semi final

Charlton Park have notified us of their semi final details. It would be good to see a Kent Club in the final agiain. If you are in the area it sounds like a good match. We are due to play them in the

07 April 2017


Match Day

Prior to the matches our sponsors will be entertained to lunch in the club. Firsts, who are in third place, are at home to Old Dunstonians aiming to maintain their outside chance of promotion in thei

01 April 2017

Junior Clinic - Thursday 30th March

Please note that the junior clinic this evening is CANCELLED

30 March 2017


The Vets are the Spitfire Gold Cup winners for 2016.17

At Maidstone RFC yesterday the Vets won a nail biting final against Sevenoaks RFC. Vets. The lead swung from one way to another until Oaks levelled the scores at 31 all with a penalty try in the last

20 March 2017

John Kidson Folkestone RFC

The following letter has been received from Alex Ruddock at Folkestone RFC. Many Wanderers will have met John over the years. We are writing to share the very sad news that former Chairman and Presi

19 March 2017


Fancy owning an England Shirt signed by some of the Greats?

Signed England Shirt for Auction on the Bingo night. (Details on Events page) Signed by Rob Andrew, Peter Winterbottom, David Duckham, Roger Uttley,John Spencer and Gary Reese at the England France g

13 March 2017


It's a Super Saturday at St Peters The President's lunch will now be at 12.30 for a sit down at 1PM. Still time to book with Kelly on 07881 956887 to enjoy Ross's delicious Fish Pie

09 March 2017

Under 15's are in the Kent Cup Final again

After a heart stopping semi final Wanderers scored a converted try in the final minute of the match to come from behind and win 7-3 v Beccehamians The post from one of their parents, Max Lipka, on Fa

07 March 2017


Rugby on Saturday at St Peters

There are two top of the table clashes against Canterbury on 4th March. The 2's will entertain Canterbury 3's against whom they suffered a narrow away defeat in November. Canterbury are pre

01 March 2017

450 Club February 2017 Results

£450 No:138 Chris Marson Western Esplanade Broadstairs £200 No:397 Phil Palmer Seaview Road B

01 March 2017


OVER £5,000 RAISED ON THE DAY BY THANET WANDERERS SUPPORTERS Paul Keohane's untimely death prompted the 2016 celebration of his life and fund raising lunch. The occasion was such a

28 February 2017


The veterans took centre stage on Saturday with a semi-final victory by 35-32 in the Spitfire Gold Veterans Cup against Tunbridge Wells. At the same stage last year the Vets lost against the same opp

27 February 2017

Rugby this weekend at St Peters

The Vets are the only senior side to play at home this weekend meeting their Tunbridge Wells counterparts in the semi-final of the Spitfire Gold Cup competition. The fixture has been rearranged and

24 February 2017


Thousands of reasons to be at St. Peters this afternoon

Number one is to support Wanderers first XV as they aim to get back to winning ways and retain top spot when they play Aylesford who themselves will be battling to move away from the relegation zone.

18 February 2017


TWRUFC Under 12s Tour Raffle

TWRUFC Under 12s Tour Raffle We have a voucher for 4 x tickets to the above game at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 8th April 2017 Tickets are available from Jason Deacon or any of the under 12 Coaches.

07 February 2017


102 clum members and friends have already booked their seats on the coaches and only a few seats remain. Twickenham still has tickets available so if you haven't yet reserved your places Contact

03 February 2017


Lunch 28th January Annual Friends and Players reunion

Here are the details of the day ‎Gary Frame‎ to Thanet Wanderers Annual Friends & Players Reunion 23 January at 13:45 · Next Saturday is fast approaching and

26 January 2017


POSTPONED - Cup Game vs Old Cranleighans RFC

Due to a frozen pitch at Old Cranleighans RFC, tomorrow's cup game has been postponed until Saturday 4th February 2017.

20 January 2017


President's Lunch RFU Injured Players Foundation

John Corrigan of the RFU Injured Players foundation visited the club on Saturday, 7th January and after an appeal during the President's lunch, he then circulated the crowd, keeping them amused during

07 January 2017

The first rugby weekend of 2017

Lots going on at St Peters on Saturday and Sunday. The firsts entertain Folkestone on Saturday (Kick Off 2.00PM) Both sides enjoyed a good run up to the year end and are presently top and 4th in the

06 January 2017

Boxing Day

BOXING DAY Annual over 30.s V under 30's match. Suggested kick off time is 12 Noon. Kelly has promised to be there from around 11.30 so 'refreshment' will be available during the selec

24 December 2016


Training Special - 28th December - 12PM

A chance to run off some of the excesses of the season. Join TC for training at Midday on Wednesday next 28th December.All welcome and..... BEERS AFTERWARDS!!

22 December 2016


Winning Weekend for the Wanderers

All three senior sides won yesterday and the under 14's and 15's have posted great results this morning. Add the U16s to that list Congratulations.

19 December 2016

Junior Clinic - Cancellation

Today's Junior Clnic is cancelled. Any queries please refer to me on Thank you

15 December 2016


Start your Christmas Celebrations at the club

The traditional pre Christmas singalong of Christmas music and Carols will be held at the club after the 2's V Weavering and 3's v Hastingsand Bexhill matches on Saturday. The first team wil

15 December 2016

THE CLUB RAFFLE IS NOW LIVE - You've got to be in it, to win it! -

Due to unforseen circumstances the start of the raffle had to be delayed but now all systems are go and you can enter on line from the club Website. Access the raffle page from the information link.

26 November 2016



Enjoy a cracking day out and help the junior section too. I am again organising a trip to the final but due to a family illness time has been bit limited so if you wish to travel with us please be in

25 November 2016


Club EGM

The club EGM will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 25th November commencing at 7.30. This is the opportunity for club members to catch up on the club's financial position.

24 November 2016


Pitch Two

Thanet Leisure Force have been informed that one of the goal posts has broken in the high winds, This is their reply 'We will not be able to get Pitch 2 up and running for another week as we nee

22 November 2016

Sad News - Glenn Stone

As some of you will know, my father passed away on Wednesday of last week. On Tuesday the 22nd of November will be his funeral and after will be the reception. If you knew Glenn, or would like to tur

14 November 2016


Match Cancellation - Weybridge Vandals

Weybridge Vandals have withdrawn from the RFU Senior Vase competition and the 2nd round fixture due to be played on Saturday 12th of November is therefore cancelled. The draw for the third round will

09 November 2016


Have you forgotten something???

If you have not yet voted for Thanet Wanderers in the Aviva Community Fund Ballot please do it now and circulate the link to friends, family and contacts particularly at schools and colleges. The appo

31 October 2016


TWRUFC Newsletter, Spam and BT Email Addresses

Some TWRUFC newsletter recipients that also use BT mailboxes have reported to us that the club newsletter has been going into Spam or Junk folders. If you are a BT user and have not seen the weekly n

28 October 2016



Please read the message below and be aware that we need to be sqeaky clean on this matter.Referees are guests of the club and must be accorded a proper welcome and NOT subjected to verbal abuse. To

26 October 2016



I have had a drop out for the weekend: 2 tickets for Saracens v Scarlets KO 17:30, is a European Cup game so it should be good, the normal cost for these two tickets is £69.00. We get them at a

20 October 2016


Toby Gardner Photography

Toby has broken his ankle and his excellent photographic services will not be available to the club for the next 4-6 weeks. We wish him well for a speedy recovery

06 October 2016

Ed Foster has stepped down as Chairman of Kent Mini Rugby

Kent RFU Mini's Chairman Ed Foster has stepped down as Chairman of Mini Rugby in Kent. Citing pressures of work that will prevent him from taking the active role that is needed in the implemen

06 October 2016


Third Team Manager

The club are looking for a 3rd team manager/captain to help organise the team and hopefully play (although not essential). This is an important role in the development of our talented crop of youngst

30 September 2016


Arrangements for Tom Keohane's Funeral

Arrangements have been made for the funeral of Tom Keohane who we sadly lost on 25th August 2016. John's funeral will take place on Wednesday 21st September at 2pm at Margate crematorium with th

06 September 2016


Sad News - Tom Keohane

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Tom Keohane passed away last night. Our thoughts are with his family.

26 August 2016


Junior Clinic

Junior Clinic on a Thursday has now been cancelled until the juniors officially start in September. It will return as normal for the duration of the season; this'll now be the normal practice moving f

18 August 2016


Pre-Season Training

The clock is counting down to our pre season friendly with Basildon on 27th August. Thanks to those who have been attending training sessions regularly. If you have been unable to attend so far there

15 August 2016



The Junior Physio Clinic has been cancelled for Thursday 11th August - It will be back up and running for the following week; The Senor Clinic is unaffected and will go ahead as normal. Any question

10 August 2016


Pre Season Training

Pre season training starts on Tuesday 5th July. 6.30 pm for a prompt 7.00pm start please.

04 July 2016


Thanet Wanderers Club Sponsor Attempting the Leeds Castle Triathlon for a Fantastic Cause

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Jonathan Clarke from Club Sponsors Morgan Jones will be taking part in the Leeds Castle Triathlon on Saturday 25th June to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Holiday Fund. Every

25 June 2016


Autumn Internationals 2016

Applications are now invited for the Internationals The following are the dates and prices:- Eng v South Africa Sat 12 Nov £86;£76;£66;£59;£41. Eng v Fiji Sat 19 Nov.

19 June 2016


Second Test: Australia v England - Live at the clubhouse

After the sensational first test victory, the second test follows this Saturday 18th June 2016 at 11am. Come and cheer Eddie Jones team on as he takes his adopted side back to his native country. The

18 June 2016


First Test: Australia v England - Live at the clubhouse

As England set out on their 3-test tour of Australia, their first test comes this Saturday 11th June 2016 at 11am. Come and cheer Eddie Jones team on as he takes his adopted side back to his native co

11 June 2016


1st XV fixtures 2016/17

The first team will kick off the new season with a home fixture against Ashford on 10th September. Full details are on the team's page on website

31 May 2016


All change at the head of Wanderers Committee for 2016/17

Following the resignation of Chairman Simon Kemp and his deputy Chris Marson, Danny Clement was elected at last night's AGM as chairman with Andy Letts as deputy chairman. The pair (pictured in

27 May 2016

Good News from the Midis and Minis

The Isle of Thanet Gazette article including lots of pictures of the very successful Sport Relief Mile that has raised nearly £1200 in sponsorship so far can be accessed via the link below.

11 May 2016


End of Season Awards at the Club Supper

Congratulations to the award winners for the 2015/2016 Season First team player of the season ((Pictured) LEWIS STONE Young player of the season ANTONY CLEMENT Second team player of the season WARR

10 May 2016

Summer Touch is back

Summer touch rugby sessions start next Wednesday 11th May at 7PM.

05 May 2016



On 1st May at the start of the end of season presentation day, all of the U12 age groups have been invited to take in a sport relief mile. We anticipate that around 200 will be participating and raisi

25 April 2016


Relegation Confirmed

Wanderers needed a bonus point win in the final league fixture versus Hove to maintain any hope of retaining their place in London League 2. Despite securing the bonus point and at one time leading 29

24 April 2016


Wanderers' Weekend

1sts lost a close one at Crowborough and now need to win big at Hove on 23rd to preserve London 2 status. The 2's continued on their merry winning way with victory against Dover to close their l

21 April 2016

U14s make it a double winning season

THANET WANDERERS U14S Thanet Wanderers U14s brought the season to a successful end by completing the double and winning the East Kent Final, to go with the Kent title they won several weeks previous

17 April 2016

U14s make it a double winning season

THANET WANDERERS U14S Thanet Wanderers U14s brought the season to a successful end by completing the double and winning the East Kent Final, to go with the Kent title they won several weeks previous

17 April 2016

Seaside Special - Sunday 24th April

Hello fellow Thanet Supporters. You may have heard that we are hosting a festival of girls rugby on Sunday 24 April, in the afternoon. There will be U13s, U15s and U18 and we may have a woman'

15 April 2016


Crucial match for the 1's at Crowborough - Supporters Welcome

Seats are available on the players' coach for the crunch game on Saturday that could be decisive in the battle for both sides as they seek to avoid relegation. See the link below for the latest l

13 April 2016


Mixed fortunes for the club's senior teams

Reports on an unlikely loss for the firsts and another big win for the seconds are now on the teams' pages and Toby Gardner's excellent album of the Dartfordians match is on the club Faceboo

07 April 2016



03 April 2016



03 April 2016


The club AGM will be held in the clubhouse on THURSDAY 26TH MAY commencing at 7.30 PM. Could all club members please make every effort to attend. The nominations board for candidates for office withi

03 April 2016



The lunch scheduled to take place on Saturday 2nd April, prior to the Dartfordians match, has been cancelled.

29 March 2016


Match Reports

Reports on a two try return for Connor Brown in a narrow defeat for the 1's at Colfeians and on another brilliant win for the 2's against a tough Weavering side are available on the respecti

25 March 2016

Brenda Witton's Funeral

Brenda Witton's funeral will be held this Wednesday 23rd March at 2:00pm at St Peter's Parish Church, Vicarage Street. Everyone is welcome at the church and afterwards at the clubhouse for t

22 March 2016


Wanderers U14s have won the Kent Cup

The U14s, led by Graham Price, John White and Annemarie Carfoot defeated Westcombe Park U14s in the final by 17-12. All of the points came from Full Back Tiree Daly who was the man of the match. Cong

16 March 2016

Sad News

Brenda Witton, the wife of past chairman John Witton died last Saturday. Funeral details will follow at a later date. The present chairman has happy memories of being taught sociology by Brenda in Dan

12 March 2016


!st and 2nd Team reports are now available to view

Reports on a gutsy 1st XV performance and on another big win for the 2's are now available by clicking on the link below for the 1st XV or by clicking on the score for the 2's

08 March 2016

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

The collection box will be on the bar in the club shortly. Please do collect the vouchers when shopping at Sainsburys to boost the total for much needed equipment for the juniior sides

06 March 2016


It may not feel like it but now that Spring is here please note that kick off is at 3.00PM Tunbridge Wells are unbeaten in London 2 and are also still in the Intermediate cup. This with be a testing

04 March 2016




03 March 2016


The first XV gained a try bonus point in their win versus Old Alleynians. A match report can be viewed via the link below The second XV shocked league leaders Medway who had previously only lost one

23 February 2016

Dave Martin (Update)

We have been advised that the retired Club Physiotherapist is in hospital being treated for pneumonia. We wish him well for a speedy recovery. Tom Carlier and Michelle McLean have visited Dave duri

21 February 2016



Two big matches will kick off at 2.30 with the firsts entertaining Old Alleynians and the 2's facing league leaders Medway. This will be followed by the Big Draw for the 450 Club with a first p

17 February 2016



The match report for this fixture is now available by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the reult in the latest results section

09 February 2016



The match report for this fixture is now available by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the reult in the latest results section

09 February 2016


The match report is available by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the score on the 'latest results' panel on the homepage

02 February 2016


Details of the Wooden Spoon Kent Rugby Club Golf Challenge and an application form are below January 2016 22 Burntwood Road Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1PT 01732 743254

01 February 2016


Our new Where Are They Now? page

Social media is one way to make contact with old friends. But were you a club member and would like to let your fellow members know where you are and what you are doing? Why not put your information

28 January 2016



THE PAUL KEOHANE MEMORIAL LUNCH AND FUND-RAISING EVENT NEARLY £10,000 RAISED ON A MEMORABLE DAY The inaugural lunch was held at Thanet Wanderers clubhouse on Saturday 23rd January 2016. Over 1

27 January 2016

Pictures from the Gazette of Sunday's Junior Action Make the Front Page

Ian Scammell's excellent album is on the Thanet Gazette website in the Thanet Wanderers section. The youngsters also make the front page of Friday's Gazette. Pictures players are Jack Cave a

22 January 2016


There will be a touch rugby session at the club tonight (29 Dec) between 6-8 organised by Alfredo Furmanek. Come along and blow away any post Christmas cobwebs before the New Year celebrations.

29 December 2015


Wanderers' Winning Weekend

It was a winning weekend for all three senior sides on Saturday and for the U15s who were the only Junior side in action on Sunday. The success for the first XV was marred a little with another roun

23 December 2015

U15's Christen new kit with a win over Canterbury

The U15's wearing their new kit kindly sponsored by Simon Clifford of CSS-Storage, beat Canterbury 46 :7 in the East Kent cup. This is the fist time this season th

06 December 2015

Wanderers Girls in a successful Kent Team

U15 Girls Rugby Kent 34 v Essex 0 Five Thanet Wanderers played a big part in this resounding win played at Gillingham in stong winds. This local county derby was hotly contested, but Kent had the upp

03 December 2015


The second round Intermediate Cup fixture due to have been played on Saturday 28th November versus KCS Old Boys has been cancelled. The New Malden based club were unable to raise a team and we thus h

28 November 2015


2"s fixture v Folkestone is ON

There will be a match at St Peters tomorrow. Please come and support the 2s in the league fixture versus Folkestone which kicks off at 2.30.

28 November 2015



Following Saturday's match between our Second XV and East Peckham RFC Club Secretary Peter Hawkins has received the following email from Andy Bodle the President of East Peckham. Thanet Wanderer

24 November 2015


Six U13s Make East Kent Squad

Yesterday saw the selection of the East Kent U13s squad and it was great news for Thanet Wanderers RUFC's youngest junior side as six players made the squad of 30 for the district side. The succ

24 November 2015



23RD November: One last call - Please let me know by this coming Friday 27th November with your ticket requirement and deposits. May be able to secure tickets after this date but cannot guarantee they

03 November 2015



Has anyone picked up the U15 kit from the launderette? It was missing when I went to collect.

02 November 2015



I have been asked to organise another trip to next May's Premiership Final at Twickenham. Last year over 120 had a great day out watching the Bath versus Saracens match. I need to get a rough idea of

02 November 2015


Training Cancelled tonight

TRAINING FOR SENIOR SQUADS CANCELLED TONIGHT The pitches have been top dressed and it is not possible to train on them tonight 29th October. Training resumes next week on Tuesday November 3rd. Club

29 October 2015



A BIG THANK YOU FROM LALEHAM GAP SCHOOL Thanet Wanderers vice chairman Chris Marson has recently visited the Panthers Class at Laleham Gap School to talk about Rugby and the World Cup. Class teacher

20 October 2015


450 Club - Are you a winner?

The results of the October 2015 draw of the 450 Club have been made. Take a look and see if you have won.

19 October 2015



The Kent Cup fixture at Sidcup due to be played tomorrow 17th October has been camcelled. Apologies for the late notice.

16 October 2015



THANET WANDERERS RUFC COMMUNITY OPEN DAY 2015 The Community Open Day is fast becoming a firm favourite in the club's calendar. The 2015 event was held on Sunday 6th September and the main sponsor for

09 September 2015

The 30th Annual Hotel De Ville and Thanet Wanderers Charity Fun Run

This year we are doing it for 2 local charities that have links with the pub, the greenbanks nursery for disabled children and the charlie crampton fund . Starting at the thanet wanderers club house

30 August 2015



Wanderers will get the 2015/16 season underway on 22nd Augaust away at Fokestone. Kick off is at 2PM. Players will be selected from all senior sides for this practice match. The weather forecast is

21 August 2015



Wanderers will get the 2015/16 season underway on 22nd August away at Fokestone. Kick off is at 2PM. Players will be selected from all senior sides for this practice match. The weather forecast is g

21 August 2015


Paul Keohane - Funeral Notice

The funeral of distinguished ex Wanderer Paul Keohane who sadly passed away on 22nd June will take place at Little Gaddesden Church, Little Gaddesden, Herts on Friday 3rd July at 4PM. (3 Miles North o

02 July 2015


Tom Carlier - Welcome to a new season and a new season

Welcome to a new season and a new challenge! Many of you know that I was disappointed with our league position last season and I felt that with a little more effort we could have finished in the top

26 June 2015


1st Team fixtures 2015/2016 and changes to kick off times.

The fixtures for 2015/16 have been published and are available via the link below. Due to the World Cup the London DOC has agreed that kick off times for ALL fixtures during the period 19th September

02 June 2015



Club Chairman Simon Kemp continues to make steady progress after his recent stroke and hopes to be back at the club for the 2015/16 season. In his absence Vice Chairman Chris Marson took the chair at

20 May 2015


Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers Final Call

Please check to seeif you have any further spare vouchers. Thanks to those who have already sent vouchers Despite a late start we have collected 1397 vouchers but the final date to claim is approachi

16 May 2015


SIMON KEMP - Club Chairman

Simon suffered a stroke during the past week. He was confined to hospital for a few days but is thankfully now back home after a series of tests and scans. Son Tom is confident that his Dad will soon

10 May 2015


STRONGMAN starts again

Strongman training returns tomorrow 9th May and on the following Saturdays starting at 9.00am.

09 May 2015

Club Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held in the Clubhouse on Friday 15th May commencing at 7.30. Please make every effort to attend.

08 May 2015



Club Supper The Club Supper was held on 1st May at Club Sponsors Thorley Tavern's Pegwell Bay Hotel. After an excellent meal, Vice President Chris Marson called up the Captains of the senior teams to

03 May 2015


There will be touch rugby sessions at the club during the summer on Wednesday evenings from 7.PM. These sessions have been very popular in past years and are open to all. Newcomers or returners welco

30 April 2015


Weekend fixtures 25th & 26 th April

A club side will play against tourists from Chipping Sodbury RFC (Bristol Area) on Saturday (KO 3PM) Last week's fixture versus tourists from Arlesford RFC in Hampshire was a great success on at

24 April 2015

Are you a 450 Club winner?

The draw for the 450 Club has been made for April 2015. Check the 450 Club page or click the link below to see if you are a winner.

23 April 2015


Great Win for the U14's at the Kent 7's

Details of a successful day are on the team's webpage. Just click on the result for a full report

21 April 2015

Late Red Veterans Trophy final

Wanderers Vets will play in the top final at Maidstone (and against Maidstone) on Sunday 19th April (KO 3.00) The finals of the bowl, shield and plate will also be played on the day so parking could

19 April 2015



The club supper will be held on Friday 1st May at the Pegwell Bay Hotel. Tickets are £18 a head and if you haven't already booked your place please contact

17 April 2015


Weekend Fixtures - 18th/19th April

The friendly fixtures scheduled this weekend for the 2nds & 3rds have been cancelled by mutual agreement with opponents Folkestone. On Saturday 18th a club side will entertain Alfresford RFC who

15 April 2015


Crucial match for the 1's at Crowborough - Supporters Welcome

Seats are available on the players' coach for the crunch game on Saturday that could be decisive in the battle for both sides as they seek to avoid relegation. See the link below for the latest l

13 April 2015


Change of kick off time

The 2nd XV fixture versus Sevenoaks 2's will kick off at 1.30. A very young side has been selected and it is intended that this game will precede the 1sts versus Aylesford on the main pitch. The

11 April 2015


Past Captains' & Ex-Players Lunch

On Saturday 11th April before 1st XV HOME GAME V Aylesford we are holding a special lunch for all past captains and former players. Currently we have captains and players from 60/70/80/90/00/10 and so

11 April 2015


Recognition for Wanderers Coaches and Officials

Thanet Wanderers RUFC is proud to announce that it has been awarded the RFU Whole Club Accreditation and Sport England Clubmark. The award has been gained as the result of the considerable efforts o

08 April 2015

Autumn Internationals

Anyone requiring tickets for the two friendlies prior to the World Cup - England V France on Saturday 15th August and England V Ireland on Saturday 5th September, Please contact me before 28th April

06 April 2015


Ian Sapsford

One of our past members Ian Sapsford is going to be 65 shortly. His wife Denise invites those who know him to join the celebrations at his Birthday Party to be held at the Welfare Centre, Cowdrey Squa

03 April 2015


Thanet Wanderers U15's - Newsletter 4

Please click the link below to view our U15's Newsletter

29 March 2015


Taylor Lawrence - Injury Update

Taylor is in good spirits in QEQM awaiting surgery once the swelling is reduced. He sustained fractures to both the tibia and fibula and dislocated his ankle. The accident occurred on the anniversary

25 March 2015

Spare Ticket England v France

I have a spare ticket for tomorrow's match at Twickenham. Please contact me, Peter Hawkins, on 07967 086232 for further details or to purchase. Thank You.

20 March 2015



Jason Deacon is asking everyone to collect Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers to provide kit for the youngsters of the club. There will be a collection pot in the clubhouse from Sunday 22nd March or plea

18 March 2015


Double for Thanet as U14 and U15 triumph in Kent Plate Finals at Ashford

Great Day out for the Thanet teams at the Kent Finals Day Thanet Wanderers U14 beat Blackheath 24-17. Report on Team Page Thanet Wanderers U15 beat Ashford 3-0.

15 March 2015


Photo Album

Ian Scammell's excellent album of the game versus Sevenoaks is in the Thanet Gazette's on line version

05 March 2015


Can YOU help?

CAN YOU HELP? Thanet Wanderers RFC has been approached by Levin Wanderers RFC proposing a player exchange between the two clubs. Levin Wanderers is located in the coastal town of Levin on New Zealand

24 February 2015



Sidcup 2's are unable to fulfill Saturday's fixture versus our 2's as they cannot raise a team.

19 February 2015


A New Event has been posted on the U10s webpage

Jason Deacon is organising a Race night and Fish 'n Chip night on March 13th to raise funds for this year's tour. Full details of the event and sponsorship offers appear on the Under 10s pag

16 February 2015



The first team Kent Plate fixture due to be played tomorrow 14th February has been cancelled as Canterbury are unable to field a front row. We will now have a semi-final fixture at home in the compet

13 February 2015


Great Result - RFU Injured Players Foundation

The collection for the Injured Players Foundation by John Corrigan at last Saturdays match versus Ashford raised 273.75 including gift aid. This is a great result and John has asked me to pass on his

10 February 2015

Academy FM - 107.8 FM

Tune in at 1:00pm on Wednesday 4th February to hear the chairman give his views about the season so far. Compulsory listening on 107.8 fm.

03 February 2015


Bernie's Funeral and Wake

Thank you to everyone who came to Bernie's funeral and wake last week. It was good to see so many people there celebrating Bernie's life both in and away from rugbyand was a fitting tribute

24 January 2015


Tribute to Bernie Farrell

Bernie Farrell The death of Bernie Farrell, on Boxing Day at the age of 72, marked the passing of a former Chatham House schoolmaster, who will be remembered fondly by countless ex pupils and a hos

11 January 2015

Bernie Farrell's Funeral

The funeral of Bernie Farrell will be at Noon on Thursday15th January, at St James Church, Canterbury Rd, Garlinge, Margate CT9 5JU, (opposite The Hussar ) and a celebration of his life afterwards at

06 January 2015


Sad News - Passing of Bernie Farrell

Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club are sad to announce the sudden death of Bernie Farrell. Bernie was one of the greatest players to have worn a Wanderers shirt and was a stalwart of the 1st XV for over 20

30 December 2014

Boxing Day Fixture

Congratulations and thanks to the hardy few who turned out on Boxing Day lunctime. Get well soon Tom Kemp who was forced to leave early after injury Thanks to Ian Lodge for officiating and to Kelli

29 December 2014


Congratulations Tom Mount

Tom Mount has again been selected to play for the Kent under 20 team. He will start at tighthead prop in the fixture versus Berkshire to be played at Charlton Park's ground on Sunday 4th January

29 December 2014

Action from Deal and Betteshanger fixture on 20th December 2014

A bit noisy short video clip of Wanderers pressing Deal's line is available on the club's facebook page.

23 December 2014


Are you a 450 Club winner?

The draw for the 450 Club has been made for December 2014. Check the 450 Club page or click the link below to see if you are a winner.

22 December 2014


Good Luck Tom

The votes are in and Head Coach of the 1st XV Tom Carlier has made it to the final three of the competition for the title of Coach of the Year in the Kent Regional Newspapers awards. (Local edition is

09 December 2014

Dan Hill -Take a Bow

This is an e-mail received by Annemarie Carfoot who is Chairperson of the club's Junior Section. The contents are self-explanatory but it is very pleasant to reveal that the young man in question is 1

01 December 2014


The main purpose of the EGM was to review the club's finances. Due to the unavoidable absence of finance director Lenny Brown, Simon Kemp the Club Chairman led the meeting. He outlined a very sound p

30 November 2014

Are you a 450 Club winner?

The draw for the 450 Club has been made for November 2014. Check the 450 Club page or click the link below to see if you are a winner.

24 November 2014



PREMIERSHIP FINAL AT TWICKENHAM 30TH MAY 2015 Thirteen spaces only remain on the second coach that will be going from the club. This is the second year I have organised a trip for the mini and midi

20 November 2014



The magazine can be accessed via the link

19 November 2014


Congratulations, Thank you and good luck Gary the physio

Congratulations to Gary Metcalfe, the club physio for the past ten years, who was recently appointed physio to the England partially sighted cricket team. Gary runs his own physio business and in rece

19 November 2014


Tom Carlier's views on the challenges ahead

Interview with Tom is in this week's Gazette or may be accessed on their website. . Good turnout at training last night listening to words of wisdom from backs coach Pete Olliver

14 November 2014


We have received three nominations in this year's awards First team Head Coach Tom Carlier is nominated in the Coach of the year category for leading his side to an emphatic title win in London Three

04 November 2014

New Club Website by Club Sponsor, Broadbiz

Today sees the launch of the long awaited new club website by club sponsor, Broadbiz Web Services. Along with all the usual club information, each team will have their own page, events page and news

03 November 2014

Tom Carlier's interview with the Gazette's Jon Phipps

Head coach gives his view on the season ahead. Read the interview in last Fridays Gazette or on their website at the address below. Match reports will appear in the paper and on line throughout the

11 August 2014

de Ville Charity Fun Run

The de Ville is holding its Annual Fun Run for Charity - this year its for the 'Greenbank Centre Garden for Disabled Children' - on Sunday 24 August. Children/Walkers will start at 10.30am and Runner

08 August 2014


Another Coaching Course

Hello all There is a ruck and maul course being held at Whitstable RFC on 8th September at 7:00 - 10 in the evening . At present there is a new online booking form but they are having a few issues s

08 August 2014

Intermediate Cup First Round

We have drawn Old Alleynians at HOME in the First Round of the Inter Cup - KO at 300pm on Sat 4 October 2014.

04 August 2014


450 Club July 2014 Winners

The winners of the July 2014 450 club raffle are now available on the 450 club page.

22 July 2014


International Tickets for next Season

The applications for these have to be in early this year!! The games and prices are as follows:- 8 November 2014 Eng v New Zealand 15 November 2014. Eng v South Africa 29 November 2014. Eng v Au

26 June 2014


Local Derby Weekend at St Peters

27 January 2014


THE PAUL KEOHANE MEMORIAL LUNCH AND FUND-RAISING EVENT NEARLY £10,000 RAISED ON A MEMORABLE DAY The inaugural lunch was held at Thanet Wanderers clubhouse on Saturday 23rd January 2016. Over 1

01 January 2014


The match report for this fixture is now available by clicking on the link below or by clicking on the reult in the latest results section

01 January 2014

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01 January 2014


Autumn Internationals

Anyone requiring tickets for the two friendlies prior to the World Cup - England V France on Saturday 15th August and England V Ireland on Saturday 5th September, Please contact me before 28th April

01 January 2014


Coach Adam Mirams pays tribute to his U18s Kent Cup 7's winners

I have been very proud to have had the opportunity to coach the team over the last five years and to see so many progress successfully into senior rugby. The boys were unbeaten throughout the day at M

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The first XV match against Crawley has had to be cancelled as they unable to field a team due to a shortage of front rows and we have been awarded the game and five points.  Crawley will b

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