Kent U20

Team Updates And Information

Kent competes in the top tier of the Jason Leonard Under 20 National Championship. In recent years the County has been consistently successful and have reached every quarter final, 3 semi finals and one final in the last 11 years. They are currently in the top eight in the country.

We do not hold trials for this group but receive coaches recommendations. We also have a scouting system and also follow those players who have come through the age groups.  

“It is with regret that we have to announce that the RFU Competitions Committee have turned down numerous requests to amend the new regulations for the Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship. This means that any players registered at Kent’s level 3 and 4 clubs Blackheath FC, Tonbridge Juddians RFC, Canterbury RFC and Sevenoaks RFC will be ineligible to represent Kent. We believe this goes against the spirit of Rugby and will continue to canvass for a change to next season’s competition.”

Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship 2023


19th March – Sussex v Kent
at Brighton RFC, kick off 2pm.

Kent won 26-8

9th April – Kent v Surrey at Tunbridge Wells RFC Kick off at 2pm.
Kent won 48-5 Match report to follow

23 April – Hampshire v Kent Kick off at 3pm at Havant RFC.

Kent won 49-28

Video of game can be accessed HERE.

20/21 May – Semi Final TBC

3rd June – Final TBC

The Management Team is:

Taff Gwilliam

Director of Senior Representative Rugby

Lead Coach

Graham Longstaff

Assistant Coach

Mike Melford

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Adi Moss


Guy Slater


Alan Lane

Scrummage Coach

Monique Boorman