The purpose of the competition is to promote participation for ALL players in the U17 and U18 age groups according to the peculiar mix each club has in any given season.
Clubs will be permitted to choose how they wish to participate – an U18 only team, an U17 only team, or a mixed U17/U18 team. Clubs will be permitted to enter more than one team to accommodate all players in their squads.
Teams will be “seeded” based on a combination of historical performance and the coach’s self-assessment.
There will be up to 16 places available in the “Trojans” half of the draw and a further 16 in the “Spartans” part of the draw. This should allow sufficient differentiation to engage all levels of players.
Dependant on the results of each round of matches teams will “cascade” down into various trophy groups until we have just four teams left in each trophy. Whatever the trophy group there will be a Final and a 3rd/4th place play-off to conclude the competition.
By entering, teams commit to playing the matches on the days published on the Calendar (there will be 5 rounds including the Finals) and to attend the ‘Finals’ Day at a common venue (s).
Below is an illustration of how the “Trojans” draw could pan out, demonstrating the format of the competition. The Spartans draw will be identical but the trophies will be Salver, Vase, Tankard, Jug.
Rules & Regs for Kent Colts Trophy HERE
There will be 5 rounds including the Finals on January 20th, February 3rd and 17th, March 10th and 24th
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David Caddy – Colts Trophy Competition Manager