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Shepherd Neame Kent 1

Shepherd Neame Kent 1 is an English level 9 Rugby Union League[1] and is made up of teams predominantly from south-east London and Kent. The teams play home and away matches from September through to April. The league champions move up to London 3 South East while the runners up play against the runners up of Sussex 1 for the remaining place. Relegated teams drop down to Shepherd Neame Kent 2.

Shepherd Neame Kent 1
Current season or competition:
2019–20 Shepherd Neame Kent 1
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SportRugby union
Number of teams10
Country England
HoldersAshford (2nd title) (2018–19)
(promoted to London 3 South East)
Most titlesDartfordians (3 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Each year some of the clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition.

Participating Clubs 2018-19Edit

Participating Clubs 2018-19Edit

Participating Clubs 2017-18Edit

Participating Clubs 2016-17Edit

Participating Clubs 2015-16Edit

Participating Clubs 2014-2015Edit

Participating Clubs 2010-2011Edit

  • Ashford
  • Beccehamian
  • Cranbrook
  • Dartfordians
  • Erith
  • Gillingham Anchorians.
  • Guys' Kings' & St Thomas' Hospital
  • Hastings and Bexhill
  • HSBC
  • New Ash Green
  • Old Gravesendians
  • Shooters Hill
  • Sittingbourne
  • Vigo
  • Whitstable

Shepherd Neame Kent 1 HonoursEdit

Shepherd Neame Kent 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[2] 17 Dartfordians Guys' Kings' & St Thomas' Hospital Met Police (Hayes), Sittingbourne Kent 1
1999-00[3] 15 Old Dunstonians Betteshanger Sheppey, HSBC, Ashford, Dover[a 1] Kent 1
2000-01[4] 10 Guys' Kings' & St Thomas' Hospital Betteshanger Old Elthamians Kent 1
2001-02[5] 10 Bromley Whitstable Brockleians, Medway, Park House Kent 1
2002-03[6] 10 Aylesford Bulls Ashford Erith, New Ash Green Kent 1
2003-04[7] 10 Lordswood Old Elthamians Askean Kent 1
2004-05[8] 10 Dover Sittingbourne Sheppey Kent 1
2005-06[9] 10 Beccehamian Ashford New Ash Green Kent 1
2006-07[10] 10 Whitstable Park House Brockleians, Sheppey, Cranbrook Kent 1
2007-08[11] 10 Park House Old Gravesendians No relegation[a 2] Kent 1
2008-09[12] 12 Medway Old Gravesendians Askean Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2009-10[13] 12 Dartfordians Cranbrook Guys' Kings' & St Thomas' Hospital, Erith Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2010-11[14] 11 Ashford Sheppey Lordswood Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2011-12[15] 12 Gillingham Anchorians Vigo New Ash Green Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2012-13[16] 11 Dartfordians Beccehamian Whitstable Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2013-14[17] 12 Park House Hastings & Bexhill Footscray, Shooters Hill Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2014-15[18] 12 Cranbrook Sheppey Bexley, Sittingbourne Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2015-16[19] 12 Sheppey Old Williamsonians Old Gravesendians, Lordswood Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2016-17[20] 12 Hastings & Bexhill Old Williamsonians Snowdown C.W., Brockleians Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2017-18[21] 12 Beccehamian Vigo Sittingbourne Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2018-19[22] 11[a 3] Ashford Gillingham Anchorians Sheppey Shepherd Neame Kent 1
2019-20 10 Shepherd Neame Kent 1
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offsEdit

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Shepherd Neame Kent 1 and Sussex Spitfire 1 for the third and final promotion place to London 3 South East. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2018–19 season the Shepherd Neame Kent 1 teams have been the most successful with fourteen wins to the Sussex Spitfire 1 teams five; and the home team has won promotion on eleven occasions compared to the away teams eight.

Shepherd Neame Kent 1 v Sussex Spitfire 1 promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[23] Hastings & Bexhill (S) 12-29 Betteshanger (K) William Parker Lower School, Hastings, East Sussex
2001–02[24] Heathfield & Waldron (S) 25-12 Whitstable (K) Hardy Roberts Recreational Ground, Cross In Hand, Heathfield, East Sussex
2002–03[25] Ashford (K) 10-0 Hastings & Bexhill (S) Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent
2003–04[26] Hastings & Bexhill (S) 13-21 Old Elthamians (K) William Parker Lower School, Hastings, East Sussex
2004–05[27] Hastings & Bexhill (S) 0-22 Sittingbourne (K) William Parker Lower School, Hastings, East Sussex
2005–06[28] Hastings & Bexhill (S) 17-18 Ashford (K) William Parker Lower School, Hastings, East Sussex
2006–07[29] Horsham (S) 33-7 Park House (K) Coolhurst Ground, Horsham, West Sussex
2007–08[30] Old Gravesendians (K) 8-14 East Grinstead (S) Fleetway Sports Ground, Gravesend, Kent
2008–09[31] Old Gravesendians (K) 10-5 Uckfield (S) Fleetway Sports Ground, Gravesend, Kent 300
2009–10[32] Uckfield (S) 19-21 Cranbrook (K) Hempstead Playing Fields, Uckfield, East Sussex
2010–11[33] Sheppey (K) 42-10 Burgess Hill (S) Stupple Field, Minster, Kent 500
2011–12[34] Vigo (K) 10-7 Burgess Hill (S)[a 4] Swanswood Field, Meopham, Kent 400
2012–13[35] Eastbourne (S) 0-47 Beccehamian (K) Park Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex
2013–14[36] Crawley (S) 22-41 Hastings & Bexhill (K) Willoughby Fields Pavilion, Crawley, West Sussex
2014–15[37] Burgess Hill (S) 26-23 Sheppey (K) Southway Recreation Ground, Burgess Hill, West Sussex
2015–16[38] Haywards Heath (S) 13-8 Old Williamsonians (K) Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, West Sussex
2016–17[39] Old Williamsonians (K) 20-17 Uckfield (S) Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, Kent
2017–18[40] Vigo (K) 31-17 Uckfield (S) Swanswood Field, Meopham, Kent
2018–19[41] Gillingham Anchorians (K) 23-21 Crawley (S) Darland Banks, Gillingham, Kent
2019–20
Green background is the promoted team. K = Shepherd Neame Kent 1 and S = Sussex Spitfire 1

Number of league titlesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ More relegations than normal due to league restructuring - Kent 2 would become a single division and Kent 3 and Kent 4 were created for the following season.
  2. ^ No relegation due to Kent 3 folding at the end of the season and the subsequent league restructuring meant that the number of teams in Kent 1 would increase to 12 for the following season.
  3. ^ Reduced from 12 to 11 teams after Royal Bank of Scotland withdrew from league.
  4. ^ Despite finishing 3rd in the league Burgess Hill took 2nd placed East Grinstead II place in the 2011-12 promotion playoff as East Grinstead's first team were in the division above.

ReferencesEdit

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  34. ^ "Vigo 10 - 7 Burgess Hill". Burgess Hill RFC (Pitchero). 28 April 2012.
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