Dorset & Wilts 3 North

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Dorset & Wilts 3 North
Current season or competition::
2015–16 Dorset & Wilts 3 North
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 2005; 12 years ago (2005) (formerly known as Dorset & Wilts 3)
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders Royal Wootton Bassett III (1st title) (2015–16)
(promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 North)
Most titles Combe Down II (2 titles)
Website englandrugby.com

Dorset & Wilts 3 North is an English Rugby Union league, forming part of the South West Division, for clubs based in the north of the Dorset and Wiltshire area. Promoted teams tend to move up to Dorset & Wilts 2 North while relegated teams fall to Dorset & Wilts 4.

In previous years, Dorset & Wilts 3 had been one division with teams from Berkshire included. In 2005, three regional divisions were created for teams in Dorset and Wiltshire, namely Dorset & Wilts 3 North, Dorset & Wilts 3 South and Dorset & Wilts 3 West. The West division was disbanded at the end of the 2009-09 season, leaving just the two divisions.

2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs[edit]

  • Alfred's Nomads
  • Bradford-upon-Avon II (relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 North)
  • Corsham II
  • Devizes III
  • Melksham III
  • Minety II
  • Swindon III
  • Swindon College Old Boys II (relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 North)
  • Supermarine II
  • Trowbridge III
  • Warminster II
  • Westbury II

2015–16[edit]

The division consists of eleven teams, all of which are based in Wiltshire.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Eight of the eleven teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014-15 champions, Combe Down II, were promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 North, while Chippenham III and Supermarine II were relegated from there. No teams were relegated to Dorset & Wilts 4.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Alfred's Nomads The Common Marlborough, Wiltshire 7th
Chippenham III Allington Fields Chippenham, Wiltshire Relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 North (10th)
Corsham II Lacock Road Corsham, Wiltshire Relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 North (12th - dropped from league)
Devizes III The Sports Club Devizes, Wiltshire 2nd
Melksham III The Conigre 1,000 Melksham, Wiltshire 9th (not relegated)
Minety II Minety Playing Fields Minety, Wiltshire 8th
Royal Wootton Bassett III Ballard’s Ash Sports Ground Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire 5th
Supermarine II Supermarine Sports and Social Club South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire Relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 North (11th)
Swindon III Greenbridge Road Swindon, Wiltshire 4th
Warminster II Folly Lane Warminster, Wiltshire 3rd
Westbury II Knott Field Westbury, Wiltshire 6th

Participating clubs 2012-13[edit]

  • Bradford-on-Avon II
  • Calne II
  • Colerne
  • Devizes III
  • Melksham III
  • Minety II
  • Pewsey Vale II
  • Supermarine III
  • Swindon III
  • Swindon College Old Boys III
  • Trowbridge III
  • Warminster II

Participating clubs 2011-12[edit]

  • Calne II
  • Colerne
  • Combe Down II
  • Devizes III
  • Melksham III
  • Midsomer Norton IV
  • Mintey II
  • Pewsey Vale II
  • Supermarine II
  • Swindon College Old Boys III
  • Trowbridge III
  • Warminster II

Honours[edit]

Dorset & Wilts 3 North Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 7 Bradford-on-Avon Berkshire Shire Hall No relegation Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3
1999-00[2] 6 Hungerford Warminster (along with 5 others)[n 1] No relegation Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3
2005-06[3] 11 Fairford Sutton Benger No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2006-07[4] 10 Swindon College Old Boys II Malmesbury No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2007-08[5] 9 Calne II Royal Wootton Bassett III No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2008-09[6] 7 Minety II Swindon College Old Boys II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2009-10[7] 12[n 2] Corsham III Marlborough II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2010-11[8] 11 Swindon III Westbury II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2011-12[9] 12 Combe Down II Supermarine II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2012-13[10] 12 Colerne Trowbridge III[n 3] No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2013-14[11] 12 Trowbridge III Bradford-on-Avon II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2014-15[12] 9 Combe Down II Devizes III No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2015-16[13] 11 Royal Wootton Bassett III Chippenham III No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 North
2016-17 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ This would be the last season of Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3. Teams would all be promoted into a new regional league for the next season - joining either Dorset & Wilts 2 North or Dorset & Wilts 2 South depending on geographical location. A level 3 regional division would be reinstated in 2005-06.
  2. ^ Division expanded due to folding of Dorset & Wilts 3 West.
  3. ^ Not promoted as Trowbridge 2nd team in division above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-1999 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "1999-2000 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "2005-2006 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "2006-2007 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "2007-2008 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "2008-2009 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "2009-2010 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "2010-2011 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011-2012 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "2012-2013 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "2013-2014 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014-2015 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "2015-2016 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

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