Russets Club News

MCHTC welcomes new players/members

Whichever sport/s you are interested in, Marden Cricket, Hockey & Tennis Club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities to join us at the new sports complex that is under construction on the Maidstone Road in Marden.

 

To find out more on the respective sports, please use the contact details below, or contact Lindsay Hancox, who will route any enquiries to the most appropriate person.

 

Cricket Captain: Sam Tomkinson

Hockey Chairman: Neil Campbell

Tennis Membership Secretary: Heather Ferguson-Gow

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Update on merger talks, 7th July 2017

At Monday night's Hockey EGM the Marden Russets membership voted by a strong majority in favour of a merger with Sutton Valence Hockey Club. This reflects our strategy, as we move to our new ground, to grow and progress the club.

 

On Thursday night Sutton Valence held its own EGM to review the proposal and, having reviewed all the pros and cons, their membership decided not to approve the merger.  We understand that Sutton Valence felt there were not strong enough reasons to make such a fundamental change.  The relationship remains strong between the clubs and we will continue to co-operate as close neighbours and friends.

 

This is an exciting time for Russets hockey as we prepare for the move to our new ground, where the new pitches are expected to be ready in October.  We now need to focus on preparation for the new hockey season, so expect a flurry of activity over the summer and respond promptly to any communications that we send out.

 

We will be going ahead with a new strip for the senior teams, and will look to strengthen our senior playing squads and coaching staff to support the newly promoted Men's 1st & 2nd XIs and the expanding Ladies' section which will field a 3rd XI for the first time next season.  The Junior Section will also benefit from more extensive facilities and the floodlighting that will allow older age groups to train midweek alongside senior teams.