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. 

At the 1st December Council Meeting, Council decided to adopt an amendment to the Jason Leonard U20s Competition. 

This amendment endorsed the principle of the competition being open to all players at Regional 1/Level 5 and below. 

However, it broadened applicability to include players who are members of a National League club but who play for its lower XV team (at Regional 1/Level 5 or below). 

For clarity, any player who has appeared on a match day card this season (starting XV or replacement) for a team playing above the applicable level (Regional 1) for the competition, will become ineligible for selection for their County U20s squad. 


As part of the preparation for this season’s U20 County Championship our under 20s ran out winners by 7-22 against Beckenham U23s at Beckenham RFC on Wednesday 20th Dec. The match was a well contested affair in front of a good crowd. Anybody that would like to watch the match can access the Veo link below.


Sunday 25th February  – Squad training – Charlton Park RFC – 10-00am

Sunday 3rd March        – Squad training – Charlton Park RFC – 10-00am

Sunday 10th March      – Match v Hampshire – Home – 2-00pm kick off – at Tunbridge Wells RFC

Sunday 14th April         – Squad training  – Charlton Park RFC – 10-00am

Sunday 21st April         – Match v Surrey       – Away – 2-00pm kick off – venue TBA

Sunday 28th April         – Squad training – Charlton Park RFC – 10-00am

Sunday 5th May           – Match v Sussex      – Home – 2-00pm kick off – at Tunbridge Wells RFC

Sunday 19th May         – Divisional Final

All training will take place at Charlton Park RFC. Venues for the fixtures are yet to be decided. Any initial issues please either e mail me or call me on below number.

Jason Leonard Under 20 County Championship 2024


Sunday 10th March 2024
Kent v Hampshire. 2 pm kick off Venue Tunbridge Wells RFC

Sunday 21st April 2024
Surrey v Kent. Kick off at 2 pm at Esher RFC.

Sunday 5th May 2024

Kent v Sussex.

Other possible dates:

Divisional Final Sunday 19th May 2024

1/2nd June Semi- Final

15th/16th June Final at Twickenham

The Management Team is:

Taff Gwilliam

Director of Senior Representative Rugby

Lead Coach

Graham Longstaff

Assistant Coach

Chaz Spencer


Adi Moss


Guy Slater


Alan Lane

Scrummage Coach

Caroline Surtees


Mike Melford

Strength & Conditioning Coach