Central Coast Division Rugby League

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Central Coast Division Rugby League
Central Coast Rugby League logo.jpg
Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Group 12 Rugby League
Instituted 1947
Inaugural season 1967 (as Group 12 Rugby League),
1981 (as Central Coast Rugby League)
Number of teams 10
Premiers Berkeley Vale Panthers (2013)
Website @sportingpulse.com

The Central Coast Division of Country Rugby League is a rugby league competition based on the Central Coast of New South Wales between Sydney and Newcastle. It was founded in 1947 as a junior competition for the Newcastle club, Lakes United. In 1967, it was upgraded again to full membership of the Country Rugby League as Group 12. In 1981, it was renamed Central Coast Division. The division covers the entire region of the Central Coast from Woy Woy and Umina in the south up to Budgewoi and Gwandalan in the north.

Current teams[edit]

As of 2014 the current teams in the Central Coast first grade premiership are:

  • Berkeley Vale Panthers
  • Central Wyong Razorbacks
  • Erina Eagles
  • Kincumber Colts
  • Terrigal Sharks
  • Northern Lakes Warriors
  • Ourimbah Wyoming Magpies
  • The Entrance Tigers
  • Toukley Hawks
  • Umina Beach Bunnies
  • Woy Woy Roosters
  • Wyong Roos

Additionally the following clubs enter teams in lower grade senior and junior competitions:

  • Blue Haven Warriors (juniors only)
  • Budgewoi-Buff Point Bulldogs (juniors only)
  • Gosford Kariong (Open Age and juniors)
  • St Edwards Bears (Open Age and juniors)

Central Coast teams in other competitions[edit]

In 2003 four Central Coast teams (Erina, Ourimbah, The Entrance and Woy Woy) decided to field teams in the then Jim Beam Cup, the third highest ranked NSW Competition (below NRL and NSW Cup) featuring mainly Sydney-based competition teams. All teams remained in the Central Coast first grade competition with effectively reserve grade teams. After one season, all apart from The Entrance withdrew from the competition. The Entrance continues to enter teams in the competition.

Also in 2003, Wyong withdrew from the Central Coast senior competition and moved to the Newcastle Rugby League Competition which was perceived to be a stronger league.[1]Wyong remained part of the Central Coast junior competition. In 2013 Wyong left the Newcastle competition in a dispute over salary caps and instead entered a team in the NSW Cup, the second highest level of senior rugby league in NSW after the NRL. Wyong is the only team in that competition without a direct affiliation with an NRL club. At the same time Wyong returned to the Central Coast first grade competition after a decade long absence.

Senior Competitions[edit]

The highest grade of senior rugby league in the Central Coast Division is the Bendigo Bank First Grade competition. In 2014 twelve teams have entered the first grade competition; all twelve also field teams in the Shed Boss Reserve Grade competition. Fourteen teams are competiting the 2014 'Open Age' competition, a league for senior players at a standard below the first/reserve grade competition.

First grade results[edit]

Year Minor premiers Premiers Runners up Grand final score
2013
Terrigal
Berkeley Vale
Erina
21-20
2012
Terrigal
Kincumber
Umina
12-10
2011
Ourimbah
Berkeley Vale
Ourimbah
38-18
2010
Ourimbah
Ourimbah
Berkeley Vale
22-10

Second grade results[edit]

Year Minor premiers Premiers Runners up Grand final score
2013
Wyong
Wyong
Berkeley Vale
42-24
2012
Umina Beach
Umina Beach
Ourimbah Wyoming
22-10
2011
The Entrance
The Entrance
Erina
16–4
2010
Erina
Berkeley Vale
Erina
36–12

Open age results[edit]

Year Minor premiers Premiers Runners up Grand final score
2013
Wyong
Northern Lakes
Erina
32-6
2012
Umina Beach
Terrigal
Umina Beach
24–22
2011
Erina
Central Wyong
Berkeley Vale
24–18
2010
Erina
Erina
Toukley
24–16

Club information[edit]

Current clubs
Berkeley Vale Panthers (logo).jpg
Berkeley Vale Panthers
established 1991
BudgewoiBulldogs.JPG
Budgewoi-Buff Point Bulldogs
Budgewoi-Buff Point Bulldogs
established 1998

Central Wyong Razorbacks


Erina Eagles

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Gosford Kariong Storm
Gosford Kariong Storm
established 2000

Kincumber Colts
Kincumber Rugby League Football Club


Northern Lakes
established 1976


Ourimbah-Wyoming Magpies
established 1913

Terrigal Sharks
established 1976

The Entrance Tigers[1]

Toukley Hawks
Established 1967

Umina Beach Bunnies

Woy Woy Roosters

Wyong Roos

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