Durham/Northumberland 1

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Durham/Northumberland 1
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Sport Rugby Union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Website clubs.rfu.com

Durham/Northumberland 1 is an English Rugby Union league at the seventh tier of the domestic competition, the top level for local rugby union in North East England. The champions are automatically promoted to North 1 East, a division with a wider geographical area which also encompasses Yorkshire. The runners up participates in a playoff against the 2nd place team from the equivalent regional league, Yorkshire 1, for promotion to North 1 East. The bottom two clubs are relegated to Durham/Northumberland 2.

Clubs[edit]

The clubs in this league are mostly amateur clubs with no match fees paid to players. Three clubs reportedly paying their players are Northern RFC, Sunderland RFC & Hartlepool Rovers. The Northumbria University, from Newcastle upon Tyne, have a side mainly containing students competing in the league known as Team Northumbria.

Well known clubs competing in Durham/Northumberland 1 include Gosforth RFC who in the '70s enjoyed great success, winning the John Player Cup in 1975/76 and 76/77. Northern RFC, who in the past have produced lots of international player’s. Clubs such as Alnwick RFC, Stockton RFC and Horden RFC have traditionally played in higher leagues and tend to finish towards the top of Durham/Northumberland 1.

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012–13[edit]

Participating Clubs 2009–10[edit]

  • Alnwick RFC – Northumberland
  • Ashington RFC – Northumberland
  • Consett RFC – Durham
  • Gosforth RFC – Northumberland
  • Hartlepool RFC – Durham
  • Horden RFC – Durham
  • Northern – Northumberland
  • Team Northumbria – Northumberland
  • Novocastrians RFC – Northumberland
  • Redcar RFC – Durham
  • Ryton RFC – Durham
  • Stockton RFC – Durham
  • Sunderland RFC – Durham
  • Wallsend RFC – Northumberland

Durham/Northumberland 1 Honours[edit]

Durham/Northumberland 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 10 Medicals Acklam Blyth, North Shields Durham/Northumberland 1
1999-00[2] 10 Consett Winlaton Vulcans Seghill, Novocastrians, Whitley Bay Rockcliff Durham/Northumberland 1
2000-01[3] 12 Westoe Durham City Medicals Durham/Northumberland 1
2001-02[4] 12 Horden Ashington Winlaton Vulcans, Consett Durham/Northumberland 1
2002-03[5] 12 Northern Hartlepool Rovers Ryton, Gosforth Durham/Northumberland 1
2003-04[6] 12 Hartlepool Rovers Alnwick Houghton, Gateshead Durham/Northumberland 1
2004-05[7] 12 Percy Park Durham City Ashington, Hartlepool Durham/Northumberland 1
2005-06[8] 12 Horden Malton and Norton Acklam, West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B. Durham/Northumberland 1
2006-07[9] 12 Gateshead Sunderland North Shields, Consett, Gosforth Durham/Northumberland 1
2007-08[10] 12 Billingham Northern West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B., Ponteland Durham/Northumberland 1
2008-09[11] 12 Hartlepool Rovers Percy Park No relegation[n 1] Durham/Northumberland 1
2009-10[12] 14 Northern Team Northumbria Consett, Hartlepool Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2010-11[13] 14 Gateshead Darlington Redcar, Wallsend Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2011-12[14] 14 Darlington Alnwick Novocastrians, Ashington Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2012-13[15] 14 Alnwick Guisborough Sunderland, Ryton Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2013-14[16] 14 Horden Guisborough Bishop Auckland, Ponteland Durham/Northumberland Division 1
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ No relegation as division set to expand from 12 to 14 teams for the following season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/1998-1999/group/9117
  2. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/1999-2000/group/9414
  3. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2000-2001/group/9739
  4. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2001-2002/group/10073
  5. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2002-2003/group/10408
  6. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2003-2004/group/10793
  7. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2004-2005/group/11193
  8. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2005-2006/group/11549
  9. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2006-2007/group/11860
  10. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2007-2008/group/12313
  11. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2008-2009/group/12774
  12. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2009-2010/group/13583
  13. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2010-2011/group/14455
  14. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2011-2012/group/15364
  15. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2012-2013/group/16302
  16. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2013-2014/group/17232

See Also[edit]