Coaching Team


Steve Oram

Director of Rugby

Steve coached all the way through the youth section at Aylesford before taking over as Youth Manager. He has had coaching stints at National sides Blackheath and Canterbury before joining Maidstone as Director of Rugby.

Steve has two sons, one that has played for Canterbury and the other still in action for Coventry.


Dave Charlton

Skills & Development Coach

Dave Charlton started his playing career along with his brother Sean at Maidstone, playing in the national leagues before heading off to further education. Upon his return, Dave became the 1st XV Captain at the age of 23 and helped the club eventually regain its status after a decline in form during his absence.
A very popular man around the club, Dave continues to turn out for the Evergreen side when he can. Dave also assisted the Mustangs clinch the league title in the 2017/18 season. He also holds Level 2 coaching level badges in Football & Cricket.

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Tom Ireland

Forwards Coach

Tom brings a wealth of experience having played Maidstone 1st team and operating as the squad Strength & Conditioning Coach. Tom is a Level 2 S&C coach, as well as spending nearly four years as part of Saracens, as an Academy Coach for Kent.


Shaun Neaves

Scrum Coach

Shaun is a former 1st XV player coming through all of the teams from youth and senior. He brings a wealth of experience to both the youth and senior sides, with his vast knowledge of the game.

He is a former club Chairman and Club Captain, as well as hosting summer fitness camps for all.


Ben Winchester

Head Sports Therapist

Ben is a fully qualified Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist who specialises in using advanced techniques and rehabilitation programmes, treating those with minor and chronic injuries to enhance performance. 

In addition to this, he is also qualified in K Taping and sports rehab acupuncture. Both techniques work side by side to provide support during training and games which is paramount to increasing mobility and help accelerate the return to rehab and training.

The established training and methodologies will be a great asset to the club and its members, in treating them correctly to get them back playing on the field, adding even more value to our playing membership

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