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.


Jason Smith

Squad Manager
Backs Coach

Jason has played at Maidstone through the youth section. Making his senior debut at 18, Jason was a versatile Centre & Full Back that was part of Maidstone’s 2014-15 unbeaten season. A season that ended with triumph at Twickenham. After returning to Maidstone after a sabbatical, he took up the role of Mustangs Manager & Squad Manager. His new venture into coaching, knowledge of the game and work with the youth section makes Jason a perfect choice for Senior Backs Coach.

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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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Chris May

Forwards Coach

Canadian born Chris May has been part of Maidstone for nearly 30 years coaching at the Youth section. He has previously held forward coaching positions and regularly turns out for the Veterans putting in MoTM performances.

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Caroline Surtees

Head Sports Therapist

Caroline graduated from the University of Kent with a 1st Class Bachelor of Science Hons Degree in Sports Therapy. She has been with the club for the past 4 seasons, going into her 5th as Head of Medical.

As a student, Caroline worked with the Samoa Rugby Union Team whilst they were training in Guilford, before going north of the border to play Scotland in an Autumn International.

Caroline also worked with the Kent County Ladies Team in the summer of 2019, and is also about to enter her second season with Saracens Academy as the lead medic for Kent. Day-to-day, Caroline works out of an Osteopath Clinic based in Hollingbourne, Maidstone.

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