A new year and, following the RFU's Adult Competition Review, a new league. A second successive mid-table finish (9th in 2019-20, 8th in 2020-21) in London 1 South meant no promotion, but no relegation either and instead King's...
A new year and, following the RFU's Adult Competition Review, a new league. A second successive mid-table finish (9th in 2019-20, 8th in 2020-21) in London 1 South meant no promotion, but no relegation either and instead King's were reallocated to L1S's natural successor, Regional 2 South East. Out went Medway, London Welsh and Camberley (all promoted) whilst Hammersmith & Fulham, London Irish Amateur, London Cornish and Cobham were all level transferred to Regional 2 Thames. In came Reeds Weybridge, Old Reigatian (both promoted from L2SW), Dartfordians, Beckenham, Gravesend and Old Colfeians (all promoted from L2SE). Staying the same are Farnham, Horsham, Chichester, Guildford Battersea Ironsides and King's.
The end of the 2021-22 campaign marked the end of two eras as George Taylor stepped down after 3yrs as 1XV captain and Sam Richards did likewise, but after a 9yr stint which included two promotions and helping the club to it's highest league finish in his last campaign. In their place come James Shaw as Club Captain and Leon Driscoll, who after two seasons as a player will now take on coaching duties too. He will be assisted by Harlequins' Charlie Matthews who joins as forwards coach.
If you are new to the area having relocated with work, returned home from university or perhaps just fancy a different challenge and are keen to test yourself at a good level of amateur rugby then please get in touch via the website or go direct to Paddy Ralston, Club Manager on 07958 23286 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Mindful of the pressures on our players' time, King's train just once a week - on Tuesday at 1930 with physio available and the offer of hot food afterwards.