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Maidstone Rugby Club begin their search to replace Westcombe Park-bound head coach Andy Foley

25 February 2014
by Craig Tucker

The search for Andy Foley’s successor at Maidstone Rugby Club has started.

They have spoken to a couple of candidates as they set about replacing head coach Foley, who is joining Westcombe Park in the summer.

Chairman Jon Sargent confirmed Foley will see out the season as Maidstone look to secure promotion to London 1 South – and he’ll be a tough act to follow.

Maidstone Rugby Club chairman Jon Sargent

Maidstone Rugby Club chairman Jon Sargent

Mr Sargent said: “Andy’s done a great job over the last four years and we’re disappointed to lose him.

“It came out of the blue but I understand his reasons. He’s told us he’s fully committed for the rest of the season and we appreciate the fact he’s told us early, in order to give us time to prepare for next season.

“Ideally, we’re looking for somebody with National League coaching experience and a good track record who will have the respect of the players.

“We’ve not advertised yet. At the moment we’re making inquiries through our connections in Kent rugby and have started talking to a couple of people.

“I’m of the view it may be better to appoint someone without Maidstone connections, otherwise it can be too insular.”

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