A season of successes through our younger age groups
What a season it has been across the club. From four U20s county call-ups to the National County Championship Final, both Colts teams combined only dropping a single game with their 1st XV running out Kent Cup League 1 winners and their 2nd XV finishing top in the Kent League 2. We have also seen international call-ups for two of our young players. This underlines the dedication of our players, the passion of our coaches, and the support from the wider club and its members and partners. It is our belief that this is the pipeline of talent that will drive us forward in the future.
To really see how these young rugby stars of the future are formed we must look to the Mini & Youth section of the club and observe the dedication shown by our U6 to U17 year groups who have celebrated their own milestone victories. Sunday 24th April saw our U14s playing in the Kent Rugby 7s Tournament, and what a roller coaster it ended up being! Canterbury got through to the final against Dartford Valley, scores were level at full-time meaning it came down to a nail-biting drop goal conclusion. Scores were also level after five attempts each but Canterbury emerged victorious in sudden death to become under 14s Cup winners. The day also provided the U14s with additional silverware with a second-team getting through to the plate final.
Our U15s will be seeing the season out by playing a Bury St Edmunds touring side on the main pitch at the Marine Travel Ground kick-off 5:30. It will be a fantastic endpoint to another successful year group season with our U15s running out as Kent League 5 winners, Tour 1 winners, Tour 2 winners, and Kent 7s Plate winners. Let’s get behind the lads and have as many of us cheering them on after the senior game also vs Bury.
We are going to have to get a bigger trophy cabinet! The future is indeed looking bright for the Black and Amber family at the Marine Travel Ground.