We currently have over 50 clubs with mini sections within Kent County.  This is a great achievement and we, at Kent County RFU, would like to thank all involved that make mini rugby an enjoyable and successful sport that so many children enjoy.

Many mini rugby players go on to become youth and senior players in their own clubs or even progress further afield. The smiles on the children’s faces show the enjoyment they have for the sport that they play.  KCRFU encourages the acceptance of Rugby Union values at every level. Minis rugby is widely recognised as the building blocks of the 15-a-side game and without these, the quality we see in our youth, senior and representative games would not be realised.

The Kent Mini Committee promotes the efficient and effective development of mini rugby through the organisation of appropriate, formally approved and organised county events from U7 to U11 age levels. They liaise with clubs and disseminate relevant RFU information and guidance to key personnel in club mini sections.

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 Mini Chairperson at least three months prior to the festival date and your club must have an RFU Accreditation and have completed the Safeguarding Audit successfully. You can find an application form here and guidance on festival management standards here.

Mini Calendar of KCRFU Approved Festivals and Important Dates
(Season start date is Sunday 8th Sept 2019 – Sunday 10th May 2020)

Approved festivals Calendar

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

Kent Mini Festival 2020 
The Kent Mini Festival 2020 will be held on Sunday 29th March 2020.  This season we will be adopting a new, online, entry form system for each age group.  For any information regarding mini festivals please contact Dawn Waters at Postponed due to suspension of rugby activity until after 14th April. To be re-arranged

We have added some venues this season, due to feed back from our younger age groups relating to the distance some of the Clubs needed to travel.  

U7 – Old Elthamians RFC and Ashford RFC

U8 – Beckenham RFC and Folkestone RFC

U9 – Cranbrook RFC

U10 – Aylesford RFC

U11 – Medway RFC

Important Dates and Deadlines
The Closing Date for Entries will be 28th January 2020.
Invoices to be paid by 20th March 2020.
For any questions or queries please contact either Dawn Waters, Kent Mini Chairperson Mini-rugby@kent-rugby.orgor Alan Erskine
The Kent Mini Team hope you had a Wonderful Christmas and New year.  We thank you all for your hard work and devotion to our Kent Club’s Mini Teams.

Useful Links

Age Grade Rugby

Quilters First

Regulation 15

England Rugby Core Values (TREDS)


Dawn Waters
KCRFU Mini Chair
Email– Mini-Rugby@Kent-Rugby.Org


Teamwork – Respect – Enjoyment – Discipline – Sportsmanship