The Bill Beaumont Cup, also known as Bill Beaumont Cup Division One, is the annual, English rugby union, County Championship, organised by the RFU for the top tier English counties.
Twenty-Eight counties playing in the Senior Men’s County Championship are seeded using results from the previous three seasons to ensure teams are evenly matched. Each team is divided into three tiers with 12 in Tier One, eight in Tier Two, and eight in Tier Three. All tiers will play a minimum of three matches and a maximum of four. This will produce three finals, all to be played at Twickenham stadium.
Kent has performed well over the years and saw a promotion from Div 2 South into Div 1 South in 2017. Highlight from previous seasons was their County Championship Div 2 Plate Final at Twickenham in 2016.
The Management Team for this season’s campaign is:
Lead Coach – Tom Stradwick
Coach – John Gallagher
Coach/Team Manager – Taff Gwilliam
Team Doctor – Alan Thompson/Guy Slater
Physio – Dan Horgan
4th Official – John Ward-Turner
The following players have been selected to represent Kent in the forthcoming Bill Beaumont Senior County Championship national Division 1 pool matches on:
Preparation for these matches will take place at Charlton Park RFC on Tuesdays and Thursday prior to the match.
T Williams, D Herriott, M Perks, F Owens, H Bate, S Leonard, B Young and T Stradwick all Blackheath FC
K Scott, N Morris and C Self all Old Elthamians RFC
A Cooper, T King, and S Kenny all Canterbury RFC
M Jurevicious Tonbridge Juddians RFC
M Hathaway Tunbridge Wells RFC
A Vousden Dartfordians RFC
T Beaumont Medway RFC
M Cooke, C Dowsett and A Pickersgill all Blackheath FC
K Moffat, D Lespierre, Both Old Elthamians RFC
C Edwards, W Robinson and D Tout Tonbridge Juddians RFC
D Smart and A Moss Canterbury RFC
F Reynolds Tunbridge Wells RFC
J Burton Dartfordians RFC
This is an initial squad and more players will be added once their availabilities have been confirmed.
If we are successful in the group stages the final will take place on either the 2nd or 8th of June.