Youth

Kent County RFU offers a range of competitions, compliant with RFU Age Grade regulations and guidelines, designed to give players of all standards an opportunity to participate in competitive rugby commensurate with the level at which they are comfortable playing.

Entry forms and rules are all available on each age grade page under Youth Competitions, together with details of the age grade competition manager.

At Under 12 and Under 13 teams compete in “waterfall” events. For more information go to U12 or U13

At Under 14s a structured series of  “Festivals” are held. For more information go to U14

Under 15 and Under 16 teams play a series of round-robin matches in semi-seeded groups followed by a knock-out competition for different levels of ability typically including Cup, Plate, Bowl, and Shield. There is also a Development Cup for those teams not yet ready to compete in the main competition where the rules are slightly more relaxed to facilitate participation over results. For more information go to U15 or U16

For the older players, we have a new series of competitions for 2018-19. To kick off the season we have a Colts “Turbo-Tens” tournament by way of a warm-up for the season. Then between September and December, we have three league options. An Under 17 league, an Under 18 league and a Colts 12-a-side league. We hope this will give clubs the flexibility to engage their players in the busy school rugby season and as players transition to sixth form, new schools or colleges. After Christmas, there will be a new Colts Trophy competition again offering flexibility to play a combination of players to optimise participation. For further details go to:

Turbo Tens Tournament

U17 league  

U18 league

Colts 12-a-side

Colts Trophy

Kent County RFU Structured Season 2019-20

Welcome to the Kent Youth Calendar for 2019-20. This calendar has been submitted to the RFU for approval but we are yet to have confirmation of such. Technically there is a small chance that some change will be required of us so bear this in mind in planning for your club teams.

KCRFU Youth Committee will be publishing dates of the age grade forums we intend to run. They will be published here – so come back and check regularly.

Youth Calendar Download – KCRFU Youth Male Rugby Calendar 2019/2020

Application to Run a Festival or Tournament

If your club wish to run a youth rugby festival or tournament you must first seek permission from KCRFU Youth Committee. You can find an application form here and guidance on festival management standards here.

Useful Information 

Age Grade Rugby – Rules of Play Access here!

RFU Age Grade Codes of Practice Access here!

Age Grade Rugby – Out of Season Activity Guide Access here! 

Useful videos:

Video 1  Codes of Practice

Video 2  Player centred approach  

Video 3  Overplaying

Video 4  Grouping of players

Video 5  Min standards for coaches

Video 6  Combining age groups

For further information contact:
Deborah Park –  Youth Chair
youth-rugby@kent-rugby.org