Sad news of John Carley’s passing, a giant among men in Kent County Rugby

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that John Carley, a giant among men in Kent County Rugby Football Union history, passed away yesterday morning after a period of illness. John fought his illness with energy and commitment and took great pride in grandson Matt’s rise up the International referee ladder.

John was an active and highly regarded President of Kent County RFU from 1997 to 2000 and was also President of Kent Society of Rugby Football Union Referees  from 1989 to 1992.

We extend our sympathy to John’s family.

John’s funeral will be held at Barham Crematorium on Tuesday 18th December at 12.40pm.


Barham Crematorium

Canterbury Rd,