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.
Due to COVID-19 Kent U18 Girls Representative campaign is on hold and therefore we will not be seeking nominations at this time. Further updates will be added as in line with the guidance from the RFU.
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.