KENT COUNTY RFU STRUCTURED SEASON 2019-20
Welcome to the Kent Youth Calendar for 2019-20. This calendar has been submitted to the RFU for approval but we are yet to have confirmation of such. Technically there is a small chance that some change will be required of us so bear this in mind in planning for your club teams.
Youth Calendar Download (Season start date is Sunday 8th Sept 2019 – Sunday 10th May 2020)
Kent County RFU offers a range of competitions, compliant with RFU Age Grade regulations and guidelines, designed to give players of all standards an opportunity to participate in competitive rugby commensurate with the level at which they are comfortable playing.
Entry forms and rules are available on each age grade page under Youth Competitions, together with details of the age grade competition manager.
U14 to U16
From Under 14s to Under 16s, teams play a series of round-robin matches in groups which will result in teams cascading into a series of knock-out trophies. Where there is demand KCRFU also offer a Development Cup competition for those teams not yet ready to compete in the main competition where the rules are slightly more relaxed to facilitate participation over results. For more information go to U14, U15 or U16 alternatively see the Youth Calendar.
U17 & U18
For the older youth players, we have a series of competitions, successfully initiated in 2018-19.
- To kick off the season we have a Colts Tens Tournament by way of a one-day warm-up for the season.
- Between September and December, we have three league options:
An Under 17 league,
An Under 18 league and
A Colts 12-a-side league.
These options give clubs the flexibility to engage their players in the busy school rugby season as players transition to sixth form, new schools or colleges. Clubs are free to enter one or more competitions according to the mix of talent in their squads.
- After Christmas, there is a Colts Trophy Competition again offering flexibility to play a combination of players to optimise participation. For further details go to:
Off Season Competition – Design a poster
Keeping Kent Youth Rugby Spirit Flying…..
We know you are all missing your rugby and we here in the “Rugby Office” are missing you guys running around our pitches. So, we thought we’d set you up for a bit of rugby fun. Here are two ways you can let us know your Kent Rugby Spirit is still flying….
- Tell us what you’re up to.
Let us know, via message, meme or videoclip what you are doing to stay fit, know more about rugby laws, broaden your encyclopaedic knowledge of rugby legends, cook great healthy meals etc. etc. We’ll give out a few small prizes for the best efforts and the most likes. Send your posts to firstname.lastname@example.org giving only your first name, club and age.
- Design a poster.
There will be a prize in each of five age grade group
U7-U8; U9-U11; U12-U13; U14-U16; U17-U18
Your poster must be on the topic of “Kent Age Grade Rugby Values”. It should focus on TREDS….Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship…and should tell us how you would like to see these values reflected in your clubs and in your County.
We will be producing new County Posters at the start of the 2020-21 season and we would like to use your ideas for this. The posters will be displayed in clubhouses around the County.
Send your entry to: KCRFU Youth Chair at email@example.com stating:
Your shirt size
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 Youth Committee. You can find an application form here and guidance on festival management standards here.
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
For further information contact:
Deborah Park – Youth Chair