Looking to play?


The club offers a variety of playing opportunities for players of all abilities, experience and aspirations.

Whether you’re young, not so young, male, female, experienced or new to the game, Canterbury RFC should have an option for you:

Men’s Rugby Union

Senior male players are roughly divided into three categories:

  • Contracted – these players form the wider 1st XV squad and are registered with the RFU to play semi-professionally in National League 2 (South)
  • Development – players who have aspirations to play for the club’s top three teams and beyond.
  • Social – players who simply want to have a good, competitive match at the weekend when other commitments allow it. Perfect for veterans, players learning the game for the first time or returning to it after a long period out.

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 7.30pm with games usually played on Saturday afternoons.

Women’s Rugby Union

The club has run a Women’s team for over 25 years. As with the rest of the club, all abilities and levels are experience are very welcome so why not come down and give it a go?!

Training takes place on a Thursday evening at 6pm with most matches being played on Sunday afternoons.

Mini & Junior Rugby Union

The club caters for all ages from 4-18. Enjoyment of the game and fostering a lifelong passion for rugby union are the most important goals. Volunteers coaches are RFU qualified and all hold DBS checks.

Training, matches and festivals take place on Sunday mornings.

Touch Rugby

The club has a Touch Rugby section for the mixed, non-contact version of the game. It is played throughout the year and again caters for all experiences etc.

Wheelchair Rugby

New players and volunteers are always welcome. To be eligible to play athletes must have some form of disability with a loss of function in both upper and lower limbs. Most athletes have a spinal injury but there are many others with a wide variety of medical conditions. 

Training is every Sunday between 12:00pm and 3:00pm at Canterbury Academy, The Canterbury Campus, Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA.

Please try and arrive 11:30 so players can get kitted up prior to the start of the session.

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Pre-match lunches

There is no better time to look through your diary and book your table, ask all your friends, colleagues, clients and family to come for a tasty three course meal, with great wine, beer and company! With a bonus of watching National 2 South rugby all for only £30 per person.

Please direct all you bookings to Phillipa Hilton prematchlunches@cantrugby.co.uk

Please note that the Pre-match lunch for the final game of the sesason is by invitation only

Dates for your diary


Canterbury RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North
Nackington Road
Canterbury CT4 7AZ

Tel: 01227 761301
Email: admin@cantrugby.co.uk

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