Youth

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.

Youth Calendar Download   (Season start date is Sunday 8th Sept 2019 – Sunday 10th May 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

AGE GRADE FORUMS

KCRFU Youth Committee will run a series of age grade forums intended to inform coaches team managers and youth chairs about the Youth Committee initiatives and action plan for the season. It’s a chance to meet your competition managers too and ask any questions.

All meetings will be at K Sports Aylesford (Cobdown, Station Rd, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AU).

Dates are:
Colts Age Grade Forum (U17s and U18s)- Wednesday, June 26th 19:30 for 2 hours Colt Forum 2018-19
U14s to U16s Age Grade Forum – Wednesday, 3rd July 19:30 for 2 hours
Youth Chairs Forum – Thursday, 5th July 19:30 for 2 hours
U12 and U13 Age Grade Forum – Tuesday, 10th September for 2 hours Youth Forum 2019-20

 

COMPETITIONS
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 available on each age grade page under Youth Competitions, together with details of the age grade competition manager.

U12 & U13
At Under 12 and Under 13, teams compete in a “waterfall” competition. There are three such events. For more information go to U12 or U13 alternatively see the Youth Calendar.

U14 to U16
From Under 14s to Under 16s, teams play a series of round-robin matches in groups which will result in teams cascading into a series of knock-out trophies. Where there is demand KCRFU also offer a Development Cup competition 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 U14U15 or U16 alternatively see the Youth Calendar.

U17 & U18
For the older youth players, we have a series of competitions, successfully initiated in 2018-19.

  • To kick off the season we have a Colts Tens Tournament by way of a one-day warm-up for the season.
  • Between September and December, we have three league options:

An Under 17 league,

An Under 18 league and

A Colts 12-a-side league.

These options give clubs the flexibility to engage their players in the busy school rugby season as players transition to sixth form, new schools or colleges. Clubs are free to enter one or more competitions according to the mix of talent in their squads.

  • After Christmas, there is a Colts Trophy Competition again offering flexibility to play a combination of players to optimise participation. For further details go to:

Tens Tournament

U17 league  

U18 league

Colts 12-a-side league

Colts Trophy

Half Game Rule Tracker

 

APPLICATION TO RUN A FESTIVAL OR TOURNAMENT
If your club wishes 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.

APPLICATION TO RUN A RUGBY CAMP OR GO ON TOUR
If you wish to run a rugby camp or take a group of youth players on tour you MUST seek prior approval from KCRFU Hon. Secretary, Sylvia Taylor. Further details can be found here

 

 

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