Canterbury Rugby Club
Prospect Tree Mortgages are delighted to partner with Canterbury Rugby Club. Sport has, and always will be very close to our hearts at Prospect Tree Mortgages and we are always on the look out for opportunities to get involved. We hope that we will be able to assist as many current and future Canterbury Rugby players, supporters and wider community along the way.
Founded in 1929 Canterbury is the first ever East Kent club to achieve National League status. That milestone was reached when they became champions of London and South East Division One in 2005/06. In the most rewarding season in Canterbury’s history. They also won the Kent Cup for a second successive year and gained further recognition when named rugby's Team of the Year by Rugby World magazine.
The 2018/19 season saw the club's best performance in National 2 South to date, finishing in second place and earning a home playoff against their counterparts in National 2 North, Chester RUFC.
The race for the playoff spot was a thrilling one with Henley Hawks and local rivals Tonbridge Juddians pushing hard until an away victory over Barnes RFC guaranteed the opportunity. In front of a record attendance of 2000 spectators, the club won a tight match 19-10.
The club's commitment to its community responsibilities continues to grow. One of the major achievements has been the successful establishment of a Wheelchair Rugby section. In the space if just eighteen months its members achieved a place in the national competitions.
The club was rewarded in the 2015 RFU Presidents Awards when named as winner of the Community Engagement category, following success the previous year when Canterbury won the Best Managed Club accolade.