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Spitfire Gold  Veterans Competition 2019-20
Our thanks once again to Shepherd-Neame who have provided Sponsorship to this competition for a 6th consecutive year, via their Spitfire Gold branding.
Principles of the competition.
Competition Objectives
1.     This year, we have stayed at 26 clubs, meaning that Tier 1 (which plays for the Cup) will have 16 teams, whilst Tier 2, which plays for the Bowl, will have 10 teams.
2.     The aim of the Competition is to help sustain Vets rugby in Kent by providing a coherent, meaningful and enjoyable competition for older players.
3.   The first principle is that we should strive to conduct ourselves in a gentlemanly, hospitable and sporting manner in our dealings with one another.
4.     There is no point in playing rugby unless we are trying to win but participation is also important and all participants should make every effort to get their matches played – and on time.
5.     Sunday afternoons are preferred to encourage wider support and boost club bar profits.
6.     The competition is divided into two Tiers, to cater for larger and smaller clubs – in the interests of realistic competition.
7.     The Pool stages are grouped geographically to avoid excessive travelling
8.     This year, there will be a Cup, Plate and Shield Final in the Tier 1 and a Bowl final for Tier 2, to be played on a finals day in the County Town.  

Competition rules can be found here:

* Denotes Losing team bonus point for a score within 7 points.
# Denotes result invalid owing to underage player(s)
Voided games give both sides 2 points and 0-0 score. 

Group A Tier 1                                                                               
Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Ashford Thanet  Away win 5-36
Sunday 11th Nov Canterbury Anchorians HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov Canterbury Thanet Away Win  21-51
Sunday 25th Nov Anchorians Ashford Home win 35-5
Sunday 20th Jan Thanet Anchorians Home Win 17-10*
Sunday 20th Jan Ashford Canterbury AWO 0-40
Group B Tier 1

Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Aylesford Maidstone Away win 5-45
Sunday 11th Nov Old Gravesendians New Ash Green Home win 20-19*
Sunday 25th Nov New Ash Green Aylesford HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov Old Gravesendians Maidstone Away Win 21-33
Sunday 20th Jan Maidstone New Ash Green Home Win 50-19
Sunday 20th Jan Aylesford Old Gravesendians Away Win 19-45

Group C Tier 1

Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Sevenoaks Sidcup Home win  21-19*
Sunday 11th Nov Beckenham T Wells Void 0-0
Sunday 25th Nov Beckenham Sidcup HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov T wells Sevenoaks Away win 16-56
Sunday 20th Jan Sevenoaks Beckenham Away win 5-10*
Sunday 20th Jan Sidcup T Wells Home Win 26-7

Group D Tier 1

Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Colfeians Blackheath Home win 40-0
Sunday 11th Nov Westcome Pk Charlton Park Home Win 45-5
Sunday 25th Nov Colfeians Charlton Park HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov Blackheath Westcombe Pk AWO 0-40
Sunday 20th Jan Charlton Park Blackheath Home Win 64-24
Sunday 20th Jan Westcombe Pk Colfeians Home Win 38-7
Group E Tier 2

Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Bromley Elthamians Void  
Sunday 11th Nov Beccehamians Orpington Home Win 17-10*
Sunday 25th Nov Orpington Elthamians Void  
Sunday 25th Nov Beccehamians Bromley Home win 13-10*
Sunday 20th Jan Elthamians Beccehamians Void  
Sunday 20th Jan Bromley Orpington Home Win 40-31
Group F Tier 2
Default Date Home Team Away team Result Score
Sunday 11th Nov Sheppey Medway Home win  29-10#
Sunday 11th Nov Whitstable Sittingbourne Home Win  22-14
Sunday 11th Nov Cranbrook Vigo Away win 0-40
Sunday 25th Nov Sheppey Whitstable HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov Sittingbourne Cranbrook HWO 40-0
Sunday 25th Nov Medway Vigo Away Win 19-59
Sunday 20th Jan Cranbrook Sheppey Void  0-0
Sunday 20th Jan Medway Sittingbourne   31-24*#
Sunday 20th Jan Vigo Whitstable Away Win 22-29*

Click here for Final Pool Stage Tables Feb 2019

Spitfire Gold Semi-Finals Draw, to be played on Sunday 23rd February
Trophy Home Team Away Team Score
Tier 1 Spitfire Gold Cup TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 1 Spitfire Gold Cup TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 1  Spitfire Gold Plate TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 1 Spitfire Gold Plate TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 1 Spitfire Gold Shield TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 1 Spitfire Gold Shield TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 2 Spitfire Gold Bowl TBD TBD 0-0
Tier 2 Spitfire Gold Bowl TBD TBD 0-0

                       Spitfire Gold Finals to be played on March 15th at The Mote, Maidstone
Trophy For  Winner  Runners-up Score
Spitfire Gold Shield Teams finishing 3rd in top-tier Pool    TBD TBD 0-0
Spitfire Gold Plate Teams finishing 2nd in Top Tier Pool TBD  TBD 0-0
Spitfire Gold Bowl Teams finishing 1st or 2nd in Lower Tier TBD TBD 0-0
Spitfire Gold Cup Teams finishing top of top-tier Pool TBD TBD 0-0

Match Day arrangements 2019


The Late Red Veterans Trophy was established in 2014/15 as a competition for clubs in Rural Kent.  It was re-branded in 2016-17 as the Spitfire Gold Veterans Trophy and expanded to include Kent Clubs from the Kent Metropolitan area.

Trophy Winners 2018-19 Losing Finalists
CUP           Westcombe Park               Thanet
PLATE Sevenoaks Old Gravesendians
BOWL Vigo Whitstable
SHIELD Charlton Park Gillingham Anchorians

Trophy Winners 2017-18 Losing Finalists
CUP Sevenoaks New Ash Green
PLATE Thanet Tunbridge Wells
BOWL Old Gravesendians Sittingbourne
SHIELD Canterbury  Beckenham

Trophy Winners 2016-17  Losing Finalists
CUP Thanet Sevenoaks
PLATE Westcombe Park Ashford
BOWL New Ash Green Aylesford
SHIELD Sittingbourne  Sheppey


Trophy    Winners 2015-16         Losing Finalists
CUP Sevenoaks Tunbridge Wells
PLATE Maidstone Canterbury Cardinals
BOWL New Ash Green Ash
SHIELD Medway Sittingbourne


Trophy   Winners 2014-15         Losing Finalists      
CUP Maidstone Thanet
PLATE Aylesford Tonbridge Judds
BOWL Ash New Ash Green
SHIELD Medway Cranbrook





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