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Paul Keohane (1963-2015) was a former Chatham House G.S head boy, Thanet Wanderer who read Law at Lincoln College, Oxford University. Paul was a passionate sportsman, playing junior international hockey, regional rugby player, he gained 4 blues at Oxford and worked in the investment banking sector in the City of London, during which time he sponsored under-privileged children and this was the catalyst for the PKSF programme.

The programme objective is to engage and enthuse Thanet School children to play rugby and fund qualified coaches to deliver training & coaching sessions. We are passionate about local children enjoying the numerous benefits that sport provides, as was Paul.

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Paul Keohane

Paul came from a close-knit family and had two brothers and one sister who all lived in Ramsgate, following their father's retirement as a Warrant officer from RAF Manston.

Tom & Janet, Paul's mum and dad were very aware of the benefits sport could deliver and encouraged all the children into many varied sports and pursuits.

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The Trustees & Supporters

The Paul Keohane Sports Fund is fortunate to have a wide range of supporters from the world of rugby and other sports as well as a dedicated group of trustees who run the organisation.

To see more information about any of these, click the Read More button below to read all about them, see some photos and videos.

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Progress, So Far

The 2018-2019 season marks the inaugural season of the Thanet Wanderers Schools and Community Programme.

Our fundraising, to date, along with support from London Array, Miles and Barr, the RFU, Kent RFU and Thanet Wanderers RUFC has allowed us to provide curriculum coaching, after schools clubs (hubs), inter school matches, rugby festivals, referees, balls, kits, training for coaches, all types of equipment, and so on.

This year our local schools and community have benefited from over £20,000.00 of funded support.

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Broadbiz Community Program

Broadbiz Web Services Ltd. have invested in the local community since their foundation in 2005 and are proud to add the support of the Paul Keohane Sports Fund website to their Community Programme.

The Broadstairs-based web design company have been website providers and sponsors of Thanet Wanderers RUFC since 2008 and provide website packages priced from £20 per month.

Owner Ian Lodge has long been a player, coach, referee and committee member since joining Thanet Wanderers RUFC in 2004.

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