The 2011 Rugby Football League Championship is known as Co-operative Championship due to sponsorship by The Co-operative Group.
The 2011 Co-operative Championship is a semi-professional rugby league football competition played in the UK and France one tier below the first tier Super League. The two worst performing teams during the season, with the exception of Toulouse Olympique, will be relegated to Championship 1.
There is no automatic promotion from this league to Super League, which uses a licensing system renewed every three years. Qualifying for the Grand Final or winning the Northern Rail Cup is a prerequisite for Championship clubs to be able to apply for license in the next round of applications for the 2012–14 period.
All of the teams in the 2011 Co-operative Championship will also compete in the 2011 Challenge Cup where they will enter in the third round. All of the teams will also compete in the 2011 National League Cup which starts before the Co-operative Championship with the finals held mid season.
This competition features mostly the same teams as it did in 2010. The Hunslet Hawks and York City Knights were promoted from the 2010 Championship 1 while the Keighley Cougars and Whitehaven were relegated.
||Team & Current Season
||Batley, West Yorkshire
||Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
||Featherstone, West Yorkshire
||The Shay Stadium
||Halifax, West Yorkshire
||South Leeds Stadium
||Leeds, West Yorkshire
||Leigh Sports Village
||Leigh, Greater Manchester
||Sheffield, South Yorkshire
||Toulouse Olympique XIII
||Stade des Minimes
||Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
||Stobart Stadium Halton
||York City Knights
||York, North Yorkshire
Season Standings 
||Teams qualifying for the Play-offs
||Teams in relegation position
This table is correct as of 25 August 2010 (1:12pm). Source: http://www.cooperativechampionship.co.uk/table_nl1.php
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: For win = 3; For draw = 2; For loss by 12 points or fewer = 1.
Season Results 
- For the season results, see here.
See also