Durham/Northumberland 1

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Durham/Northumberland 1
Current season or competition::
2015–16 Durham/Northumberland 1
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Durham City (1st title) (2015–16)
(promoted to North 1 East)
Most titles Horden (3 titles)
Website [1]

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]

Clubs in this league are mostly amateur clubs with no match fees paid to players. The club reportedly paying their players is Barnard Castle.

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 2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

Locations of the 2015-16 Durham/Northumberland 1 teams in County Durham and North Yorkshire
Locations of the 2015-16 Durham/Northumberland 1 teams in Northumberland & Tyne and Wear
Team Ground Capacity City/Area Previous season
Acklam Talbot Park Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire Promoted from Durham/Northumberland 2 (runners up)
Consett Amethyst Park Consett, County Durham 4th
Darlington Blackwell Meadows 3,000 Darlington, County Durham 12th
Durham City Hollow Drift Durham, County Durham 3rd
Gateshead Eastwood Gardens Gateshead, Tyne and Wear 6th
Gosforth Broadway West Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 8th
Hartlepool Rovers New Friarage Hartlepool, County Durham 5th
Horden The Welfare Park Horden, County Durham Relegated from North 1 East (14th)
Medicals Cartington Terrace 1,000 Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 9th
Middlesbrough Acklam Park 5,000 Acklam, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire Level transfer from Yorkshire 1 (4th)
Novocastrians Sutherland Park Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear 10th
Ponteland Ponteland Leisure Centre Ponteland, Tyne and Wear Promoted from Durham/Northumberland 2 (champions)
Ryton Main Road Ryton, Tyne and Wear 11th
Stockton The Grangefield Ground Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham 7th

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012–13[edit]

Participating Clubs 2009–10[edit]

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

Durham/Northumberland 1 Honours[edit]

Durham/Northumberland 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1995-96[1] 12 Darlington Sunderland RFC North Durham RFC, Ponteland Durham/Northumberland 1
1996-97[2] 12 West Hartlepool TDSOB Ryton RFC Novocastrians, Guisborough RFC, Hartlepool RFC Durham/Northumberland 1
1998-99[3] 10 Medicals Acklam Blyth, North Shields Durham/Northumberland 1
1999-00[4] 10 Consett Winlaton Vulcans Seghill, Novocastrians, Whitley Bay Rockcliff Durham/Northumberland 1
2000-01[5] 12 Westoe Durham City Medicals Durham/Northumberland 1
2001-02[6] 12 Horden Ashington Winlaton Vulcans, Consett Durham/Northumberland 1
2002-03[7] 12 Northern Hartlepool Rovers Ryton, Gosforth Durham/Northumberland 1
2003-04[8] 12 Hartlepool Rovers Alnwick Houghton, Gateshead Durham/Northumberland 1
2004-05[9] 12 Percy Park Durham City Ashington, Hartlepool Durham/Northumberland 1
2005-06[10] 12 Horden Malton and Norton Acklam, West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B. Durham/Northumberland 1
2006-07[11] 12 Gateshead Sunderland North Shields, Consett, Gosforth Durham/Northumberland 1
2007-08[12] 12 Billingham Northern West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B., Ponteland Durham/Northumberland 1
2008-09[13] 12 Hartlepool Rovers Percy Park No relegation[n 1] Durham/Northumberland 1
2009-10[14] 14 Northern Team Northumbria Consett, Hartlepool Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2010-11[15] 14 Gateshead Darlington Redcar, Wallsend Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2011-12[16] 14 Darlington Alnwick Novocastrians, Ashington Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2012-13[17] 14 Alnwick Guisborough Sunderland, Ryton Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2013-14[18] 14 Horden Guisborough Bishop Auckland, Ponteland Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2014-15[19] 14 Guisborough Morpeth Sunderland, Blyth Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2015-16[20] 14 Durham City Middlesbrough Darlington, Ponteland Durham/Northumberland Division 1
2016-17 14
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/1998-1999/group/9117
  3. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/1998-1999/group/9117
  4. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/1999-2000/group/9414
  5. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2000-2001/group/9739
  6. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2001-2002/group/10073
  7. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2002-2003/group/10408
  8. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2003-2004/group/10793
  9. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2004-2005/group/11193
  10. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2005-2006/group/11549
  11. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2006-2007/group/11860
  12. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2007-2008/group/12313
  13. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2008-2009/group/12774
  14. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2009-2010/group/13583
  15. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2010-2011/group/14455
  16. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2011-2012/group/15364
  17. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2012-2013/group/16302
  18. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2013-2014/group/17232
  19. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2014-2015/group/18270
  20. ^ http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/northern-division/2015-2016/group/19763

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