Dorset & Wilts 1 South

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Dorset & Wilts 1 South
Current season or competition:
2019–20 Dorset & Wilts 1 South
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SportRugby union
Instituted2004; 15 years ago (2004) (previously known as Dorset & Wilts 1)
Number of teams11
Country England
HoldersSwanage & Wareham (1st title) (2018–19)
(promoted to Southern Counties South)
Most titlesIvel Barbarians (3 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Dorset & Wilts 1 South is an English Rugby Union league, forming part of the South West Division, for clubs primarily based in Dorset, sitting at tier 8 of the English rugby union system. Originally consisting of one league, Dorset & Wilts 1 split into north and south regional divisions back in 2004 and had even had teams based in Berkshire participating until 2001 when they left to join the Buckinghamshire & Oxon leagues.

Promoted teams tend to move up to Southern Counties South while relegated generally teams drop to Dorset & Wilts 2 South. Only 1st XV sides can be promoted into Southern Counties South, while any side can fall to Dorset & Wilts 2 South. Each year all 1st XV sides in the division also take part in the RFU Senior Vase - a level 8 national competition - provided they are members of the Dorset & Wilts RFU.

2019-20[edit]

2018-19[edit]

2017-18[edit]

2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs[edit]

2015–16[edit]

The 2015–16 Dorset & Wilts 1 South consists of twelve teams; nine of which are based in Dorset, two in south Wiltshire and one from Somerset. The season starts on 12 September 2015 and is due to end on 23 April 2016.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Eight of the twelve teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014-15 champions, Dorset Dockers were promoted to Southern Counties South while Yeovil were relegated to Dorset & Wilts 2 South and Westbury to Dorset & Wilts 2 North.

Locations of the 2015-16 Dorset & Wilts 1 South teams in Somerset & Wiltshire
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Blandford Larksmead Rugby Pitches Blandford Forum, Dorset 4th
Bournemouth II Chapel Gate Bournemouth, Dorset 2nd
East Dorset Iford Lane Playing Fields Bournemouth, Dorset Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 2 South (champions)
Frome II Gypsy Lane Frome, Somerset 7th
Lytchett Minster Lytchett Park Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset 5th
New Milton II Normans Way Ashley, New Milton, Hampshire
North Dorset II Slaughtergate 1,000 Gillingham, Dorset 9th
Oakmedians Meyrick Park Bournemouth, Dorset 8th
Salisbury II Castle Road Salisbury, Wiltshire Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 2 South (runners up)
Sherborne II Gainsborough Park Sherborne, Dorset 3rd
Swanage & Wareham II Bestwall Road Wareham, Dorset Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 2 South (3rd)
Warminster Folly Lane Warminster, Wiltshire 10th
Wimbourne II Leigh Park Wimbourne, Dorset 6th

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012-13[edit]

Dorset & Wilts 1 South Honours[edit]

Dorset & Wilts 1 South Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 10 Ivel Barbarians Swindon College Old Boys Weymouth & Portland, East Dorset, Thatcham Berks/Dorset/Wilts 1
1999-00[2] 10 Swindon Corsham Calne, Blandford Berks/Dorset/Wilts 1
2000-01[3] 8 Frome Oakmeadians North Dorset Dorset & Wilts 1[a 1]
2001-02[4] 8 Westbury Calne Bridport Dorset & Wilts 1
2002-03[5] 8 Trowbridge Swindon College Old Boys No relegation[a 2] Dorset & Wilts 1
2003-04[6] 10 Sherborne Bradford-on-Avon No relegation[a 3] Dorset & Wilts 1
2004-05[7] 10 Blandford Weymouth & Portland Dorchester II, Swanage & Wareham III Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2005-06[8] 11 Bournemouth II Swanage & Wareham II Wincanton, Ivel Barbarians II, Oakmeadians II Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2006-07[9] 9 Ivel Barbarians Swanage & Wareham II No relegation[a 4] Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2007-08[10] 11 Swanage & Wareham II[a 5] Salisbury II Blandford Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2008-09[11] 11 Dorchester II Bridport Wimborne II Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2009-10[12] 12 Bridport Weymouth & Portland Puddletown, Salisbury II Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2010-11[13] 11 Blandford Weymouth & Portland Wimborne II, Westbury Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2011-12[14] 12 Weymouth & Portland Warminster Ellingham & Ringwood II, Frome II, Bournemouth III Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2012-13[15] 11 Ivel Barbarians North Dorset II Oakmeadians II Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2013-14[16] 12 Wimborne II[a 6] Blandford Salisbury II, Swanage & Wareham II, East Dorset Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2014-15[17] 12 Dorset Dockers Bournemouth II Westbury, Ivel Barbarians Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2015-16[18] 12 Bournemouth II Blandford[a 7] Swanage & Wareham II, East Dorset Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2016-17[19] 12 Yeovil Wimborne II East Dorset, Sherborne II Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2017-18[20] 12 Dorchester Dorset Dockers Lytchett Minster, New Milton II, Swanage & Wareham II[a 8] Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2018-19[21] 11[a 9] Swanage & Wareham Dorset Dockers Bridport, Puddletown Dorset & Wilts 1 South
2019-20 11 Dorset & Wilts 1 South
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Berkshire based clubs would leave the league this season and join the Buckinghamshire & Oxon league instead.
  2. ^ No relegation due to league expansion from 8 teams to 10.
  3. ^ No relegation due to league restructure the following season as the league would split into 2 regional leagues - Dorset & Wilts 1 North and Dorset & Wilts 1 South.
  4. ^ No relegation as division restructured from 9 to 11 teams for the next season.
  5. ^ Not promoted as Swanage & Wareham 1st team in league above.
  6. ^ Not promoted as Wimborne 1st team in league above.
  7. ^ Runners up Blandford promoted as champions Bournemouth II declined promotion.
  8. ^ Swanage & Wareham II were relegated despite finishing 7th due to the Swanage & Wareham 1st XV being relegated from Southern Counties South for the following season.
  9. ^ Reduced from 12 to 11 teams after North Dorset II withdrew from league.
  10. ^ one of Ivel Barbarians titles was won when league was known as Berks/Dorset/Wilts 1.
  11. ^ Dorcester have won two titles overall - one by the 1st team and one by the 2nd team.
  12. ^ Frome's title was won when league was known as Dorset & Wilts 1.
  13. ^ Sherborne's title was won when league was known as Dorset & Wilts 1.
  14. ^ Swanage & Wareham have won two titles overall - one by the 1st team and one by the 2nd team.
  15. ^ Swindon's title was won when league was known as Berks/Dorset/Wilts 1.
  16. ^ Trowbridge's title was won when league was known as Berks/Dorset/Wilts 1.
  17. ^ Westbury's title was won when league was known as Dorset & Wilts 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-99 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  2. ^ "1999-00 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ "2000-01 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ "2001-02 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "2002-03 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2003-04 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  7. ^ "2004-05 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ "2005-06 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  9. ^ "2006-07 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  10. ^ "2007-08 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2008-09 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  12. ^ "2009-10 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ "2010-11 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ "2011-12 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  15. ^ "2012-13 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  16. ^ "2013-14 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  17. ^ "2014-15 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  18. ^ "2015-16 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  19. ^ "2016-17 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  20. ^ "2017-18 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  21. ^ "2018-19 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 13 April 2018.