Kent competes in the top tier of the Jason Leonard Under 20 National Championship. In recent years the County has been consistently successful reaching every quarter-final and three semi-finals in the last 10 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.
Due to COVID-19 the U20 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 programme was cancelled and the competition is now under review. We will post any news as soon as we hear of the future plans for the competition.
The Management Team is:
The following players were selected for the County Under 20 Squad 2020
Surrey 24 v 45 Kent | 26th January 2020
Weydon School, Weydon lane, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8UG
Kick off 2:00 pm
The RFU have today informed the England U20 Counties Delivery Team that this years U20 Counties programme has been cancelled, this includes the remaining knockout rounds of the JL County Championship, Divisional Assessment days, National Development Weekend and Tour to Georgia. We are in unprecedented times and even though the cancellation of the programme is frustrating, it is beyond our control and there are bigger issues that need to be dealt with.
On behalf of the L&SE Delivery Team I would like to thank you all for your hard work, commitment and support of the U20 aspirational programme and please pass on our thanks to your fellow CB coaches, medical staff, volunteers, community clubs and of course your players for all their hard work and dedication over the last six months.
I look forward to catching up with you when we come out the other side, which we will in due course.
Best wishes and stay safe.
London & South East U20 Counties Team Manager
There will be no formal County Championship organised for 2020-21, however Kent RFU do plan to play at least one friendly if possible in 2021.