Kent U18 Girls

Team Updates and Information


The Kent U18 girls’ team is formed from girls who are in school years 11, 12 & 13, to further qualify girls need to either play their rugby in Kent or live in Kent. The season starts with a two-stage trial held in early January, the trials process culminates with the section of a squad of players who are then required to attend  training sessions led by the County coaching team.
These training sessions are designed to build upon the core skills County players are required to have and are part of the build-up to a series of festivals against other counties located in the South-East Region.


Online Nominations  for Kent U18  Girls trials will open on 3rd November 2019 with a closing date of  29th November 2019. (nominations received by coaches and teachers only) DO NOT nominate girls who are in the Centre of Excellence.

Nomination Criteria
Please note that as a coaching staff, we are looking for players who are experienced and accomplished players, and / or players of outstanding natural ability and potential.

Please consider very carefully before nominating players who are in danger of injuring themselves against high calibre opposition, or those who may decrease the quality of the trial process.

A maximum of 6 players can be nominated.

The trials will be held on the following date please ensure before nominating a player that they are available for the trial:

U18 Girls – Sunday 5th January 2019 – nominated players arrive 9:30am – trial 10-12pm @ Dartford Valley RFC.

ONLINE NOMINATION (link opens 3rd Nov 2019 and closes 29th Nov 2019)

Training Sessions


Festival Dates
23rd Feb 2020

8th March 2020

22nd March 2020

RFU Centre’s of Excellence Programme

Following the recent assessment days held at the Centre’s of Excellence (CoE) we are very pleased to report that  16 Kent U18 girls have been selected to participate in the programme.  

These girls have been allocated to either  Richmond RFC or Harlequins RFC CoE and will be actively participating in the programme that will involve up to 10 hours of dedicated coaching time each month over the next 12 month cycle and will undoubtedly allow these players to  further develop their skills and encourage them to bring these skills back to the County and their individual clubs.

Huge congratulations to the 16 girls who have made the Centre of Excellence who are training with Harlequins or Richmond. A great achievement. Many of the girls who have participated in the COE have gone on to play for Premiership clubs and England U18’s.