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 are open from 3rd November 2019 with a closing date of 29th November 2019. (nominations received by coaches and teachers only)
Please use the online process for your nominations. Before nominating a player please ensure that the player is available on 26th January 2020 to attend the trial. Historically we have been short of front row players so please consider this in your nominations. If possible we would like at least one front row nomination from every club/school. Please do not nominate players that already attend a Centre of Excellence (COE) as they will be invited automatically.
To see details of the criteria Kent County RFU are looking for in each player please download the information HERE!
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 26th January 2020 –12.00pm 2:30pm @ Dartford Valley RFC.
ONLINE NOMINATION (link opens 3rd Nov 2019 and closes 29th Nov 2019)
23rd Feb 2020
8th March 2020
22nd March 2020
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.