Scottish Conference League

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Scottish Conference League
Sport Rugby league football
Formerly known as Rugby League Conference League Scotland division
Instituted 2012
Country  Scotland
Champions Aberdeen Warriors (2013)
Related competition Rugby League Conference, National Youth League

The Scottish Conference League is the Scottish domestic league for the sport of rugby league. Between 2007 and 2011 it formed a division of the Rugby League Conference competition. Many of the teams run junior teams in the National Youth League.

History[edit]

The first Scottish club of modern times was Forth & Clyde Nomads who played in the North East League in 1995-96. However, after this one season, they folded.

The Scottish Conference was founded with five teams in 1997 as a stand-alone competition. That same year the Rugby League Conference was founded as the Southern Conference League; it began as a 10-team pilot league for teams in the South of England and English Midlands but would later expand into the North of England and Wales.

The Scottish Conference briefly had two divisions in 2002 before reverting to one division. The league became administratively associated with the Rugby League Conference in 2006 and became a full division of the Conference a year later.

Jordanhill Phoenix and Kirkcaldy failed to start the 2010 season and Forth & Clyde Nomads were brought in as replacements.

The league split into a premier division and division 1 in 2011, which changed to a North and Central division in 2012. The league reverted to being a standalone league in 2012 when the Rugby League Conference was abolished.

Rugby League Conference Pyramid[edit]

The Scotland Conference League is the highest level of amateur rugby league in Scotland. Above the Scotland Division is the National Conference League which sides from around the UK are able to join. To date, no Scottish side has played at a national level.

2013 structure[edit]

Central Division[edit]

North Division[edit]

League standings[edit]

Current Teams 2006 2007 2008 2009
Carluke Tigers x x 2nd 2nd
Easterhouse Panthers
Edinburgh Eagles 1st 1st 1st
Fife Lions 1st 2nd
Glasgow Bulls DNF DNS x
Hillfoot Rams x x x
Jordanhill Phoenix x x
Moray Eels 2nd
Paisley Hurricanes x
Victoria Knights x x x

Key[edit]

DNF Did not complete the season
DNS Entered but did not start the season
x Did not participate
Divisional winner
Qualified for divisional play-off
Finished bottom

Participating teams by season[edit]

  • 1997: Central Centurions, Inverness, Linlithgow Lions, Lomond Valley Raiders, Whitecraigs
  • 1998: Border Eagles, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow North, Kinloss Hunters, Linlithgow Lions, Rhu Raiders
  • 1999: Border Eagles, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow Bulls, Linlithgow Lions, Portobello Playboys, Rhu Raiders
  • 2000: Border Eagles, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow Bulls, Linlithgow Lions, Portobello Playboys, Rhu Raiders
  • 2001: Border Eagles, Clyde Buccaneers, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow Bulls, Lanarkshire Storm, Rhu Raiders (Portobello Playboys and Linlithgow Lions took the year out due to foot and mouth)
  • 2002: Division 1: Dunbartonshire Dragons, Edinburgh Eagles, Glasgow Bulls, Portobello Playboys
  • Division 2:Border Eagles, Clyde Buccaneers, Fife Lions, Lanarkshire Storm
  • 2003: Border Eagles, Clyde Buccaneers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Glasgow Bulls, Portobello Playboys
  • 2004: Edinburgh Eagles, Clyde Bulls, Fife Lions, Portobello Playboys
  • 2005: Edinburgh Eagles, Clyde Bulls, Easterhouse Panthers, Fife Lions, Moray Eels, Royal Scots Steelers
  • 2006: Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Glasgow Bulls, Moray Eels, Paisley Hurricanes
  • 2007: Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Moray Eels, Paisley Hurricanes (Glasgow Bulls entered but failed to complete the season)
  • 2008: Carluke Tigers, Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Jordanhill Phoenix, Moray Eels, Paisley Hurricanes (Glasgow Bulls entered but failed to start the season)
  • 2009: Carluke Tigers, Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Hillfoot Rams
  • 2010: Ayrshire Storm, Carluke Tigers, Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Falkirk RFC, Fife Lions, Forth and Clyde Nomads, Moray Eels (Jordanhill Phoenix and Kirkcaldy entered but failed to start the season)
  • 2011: Premier Division: Ayrshire Storm, Carluke Tigers, Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions (Moray Eels failed to start the season) Division 1: Cumbernauld, Aberdeen Warriors, Moray Titans (Falkirk failed to start the season; Ayr Knights failed to complete the season)
  • 2012: North Division: Aberdeen Warriors A, Edinburgh Eagles A, Moray Eels, Moray Titans (Ross Sutherland failed to start the season). Central Division: Aberdeen Warriors, Ayrshire Storm, Easterhouse Panthers, Edinburgh Eagles, Fife Lions, Victoria Knights (replaced East Lothian Hawks midseason)

Grand Finals Winners[edit]

Year Champions Runners Up
1997 Lomond Valley Raiders Central Centurions
1998 Border Eagles Edinburgh Eagles
1999 Edinburgh Eagles Portobello Playboys
2000 Glasgow Bulls Edinburgh Eagles
2001 Edinburgh Eagles Glasgow Bulls
2002 Edinburgh Eagles Portobello Playboys
2003 Edinburgh Eagles Fife Lions
2004 Fife Lions Edinburgh Eagles
2005 Royal Scots Steelers Fife Lions
2006 Fife Lions Moray Eels
2007 Edinburgh Eagles Fife Lions
2008 Edinburgh Eagles Fife Lions
2009 Edinburgh Eagles Carluke Tigers
2010 Carluke Tigers Edinburgh Eagles
2011 Edinburgh Eagles Ayrshire Storm
2012 Edinburgh Eagles Aberdeen Warriors A
2013 Aberdeen Warriors Reds Easterhouse Panthers

Division 1 winners[edit]

  • 2011 Aberdeen Warriors

North Division Winners[edit]

  • 2013: Aberdeen Warriors

Saltire Schools Cup[edit]

  • 2013 S1 Winners: Westhill Academy
  • 2013 S4/5 Winners: Westhill Academy

Number of wins[edit]

  • Edinburgh Eagles 9
  • Fife Lions 2
  • Border Eagles 1
  • Carluke Tigers 1
  • Glasgow Bulls 1
  • Lomond Valley Raiders 1
  • Royal Scots Steelers 1


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