Midlands 1 West

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Midlands 1 West
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Midlands 1 West
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Number of teams14
Country England
HoldersBurton (3rd title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Midlands Premier))
Most titlesBromsgrove, Burton (3 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

Midlands 1 West is an English level 6 rugby union regional league for rugby clubs in the western region of the Midlands, including sides from Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands, Worcestershire and occasionally Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire.

The league champions are promoted to Midlands Premier and the runner-up play against the second placed team from Midlands 1 East for the second promotion place. The last three teams are relegated to Midlands 2 West (North) or Midlands 2 West (South) depending on geographical location.

Teams 2018–19[edit]

Teams 2017–18[edit]

2016-17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Ground City/Area Previous season
Bournville Birmingham, West Midlands relegated from National League 3 Midlands
Bridgnorth Bridgnorth, Shropshire promoted from Midlands 2 West (North)
Burton Peel Croft Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire relegated from National League 3 Midlands
Crewe & Nantwich Vagrants Sports Ground Willaston, Cheshire
Dudley Kingswinford Heathbrook Kingswinford, West Midlands relegated from National League 3 Midlands
Hereford Wyeside Hereford, Herefordshire
Kenilworth Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Leek Post and Time Park Cheddleton, Staffordshire
Silhillians Memorial Ground Solihull, West Midlands
Stoke-on-Trent Staffordshire
Stratford upon Avon Pearcecorft Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Walsall Broadway Ground Walsall, West Midlands
Whitchurch Edgeley Park Whitchurch, Shropshire
Worcester Wanderers Sixways Worcester, Worcestershire

2014–15[edit]

2013–14[edit]

2012–13[edit]

2011–12[edit]

2010–11[edit]

Midlands 1 West honours[edit]

Midlands 1 West Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams League name
2000-01[1] 12 Malvern Luctonians Lichfield, Belgrave, Moseley Oak Midlands Division 2 West
2001-02[2] 12 Bromsgrove Old Laurentians Newport, Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury Midlands Division 2 West
2002-03[3] 12 Old Laurentians Derby Lordswood Dixonians, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury Midlands Division 2 West
2003-04[4] 12 Bromsgrove Derby Bedworth, Hereford, Barkers Butts Midlands Division 2 West
2004-05[5] 12 Burton Malvern Nuneaton Old Edwardians, Old Coventrians, Aston Old Edwardians Midlands Division 2 West
2005-06[6] 12 Broadstreet Kenilworth Old Laurentians, Leamington, Stoke-on-Trent Midlands Division 2 West
2006-07[7] 12 Kenilworth Newport Stafford, Camp Hill, Bridgnorth Midlands Division 2 West
2007-08[8] 12 Malvern Hereford Newbold-on-Avon, Barkers Butts, Lichfield Midlands Division 2 West
2008-09[9] 12 Bromsgrove Hereford No relegation due to league restructure[a 1] Midlands Division 2 West
2009-10[10] 13 Burton Bournville Cheltenham North, Stoke-on-Trent Midlands 1 West
2010-11[11] 14 Dudley Kingswinford Sutton Coldfield Leamington, Banbury, Old Laurentians Midlands 1 West
2011-12[12] 14 Sutton Coldfield Bournville Dunlop, Bedworth, Kenilworth Midlands 1 West
2012-13[13] 14 Old Halesonians Worcester Wanderers Camphill, Northwich, Ludlow Midlands 1 West
2013-14[14] 14 Lichfield Burton Market Bosworth, Malvern, Old Laurentians Midlands 1 West
2014-15[15] 14 Newport (Salop) Worcester Wanderers Berkswell & Balsall, Earlsdon, Barkers Butts Midlands 1 West
2015-16[16] 14 Bridgnorth Bournville Walsall, Silhillians, Leek Midlands 1 West
2016-17[17] 14 Newport (Salop) Bournville Kenilworth, Crewe & Nantwich, Whitchurch Midlands 1 West
2017-18[18] 14 Burton Dudley Kingswinford Wolverhampton, Camp Hill, Melbourne Midlands 1 West
2018-19 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Midlands 1 East and Midlands 1 West for the third and final promotion place to National League 3 Midlands. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2017–18 season the Midlands 1 East teams have been the most successful with ten wins to the Midlands 1 West teams eight; and the home team has won promotion on twelve occasions compared to the away teams six.

Midlands 1 East v Midlands 1 West promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[19] Luctonians (W) 20-13 Wellingborough (E) Mortimer Park, Kingsland, Herefordshire
2001–02[20] Old Laurentians (W) 10-32 Spalding (E) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire
2002–03[21] Luton (E) 16-11 Derby (W) Newlands Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
2003–04[22] Derby (W) 29-12 Hinckley (E) Haslams Lane, Derby, Derbyshire
2004–05[23] Market Bosworth (E) 40-7 Malvern (W) Cadeby Lane, Market Bosworth, Warwickshire
2005–06[24] Peterborough (E) 23-21 Kenilworth (W) Fortress Fengate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire 1,000
2006–07[25] Newport (Salop) (W) 20-5 Matlock (E) The Old Showground, Newport, Shropshire 500
2007–08[26] Hereford (W) 13-43 Hinckley (E) Wyeside, Hereford, Herefordshire
2008–09[27] Scunthorpe (E) 9-16 Hereford (W) Heslam Park, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
2009–10[28] Bournville (W) AWO[a 2] Old Northamptonians (E) Rowheath, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands N/A
2010–11[30] Sutton Coldfield (W) 27-33 Mansfield (E) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2011–12[31] Bournville (W) 42-11 Paviors (E) Bournbrook, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands
2012–13[32] Worcester Wanderers (W) 27-17 (aet) Ilkeston (E) Weston's Field, Worcester, Worcestershire
2013–14[33] Burton (W) 24-20 Derby (E) Peel Croft, Burton, Staffordshire 1,000[34]
2014–15[35] Old Northamptonians (E) 20-5 Worcester Wanderers (W) Sir Humphrey Cripps Pavilion, Northampton, Northamptonshire
2015–16[36] Derby (E) 28-23 Bournville (W) Haslams Lane, Derby, Derbyshire 200[37]
2016–17[38] Kettering (E) 19-55 Bournville (W) Waverley Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire
2017–18[39] Syston (E) 37-33 Dudley Kingswinford (W) Barkby Road, Queniborough, Leicestershire
2018–19
Green background is the promoted team. E = Midlands 1 East (formerly Midlands 2 East) and W = Midlands 1 West (formerly Midlands 2 West)

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The division would be renamed Midlands Division 1 West for the next season and along with the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU lead to mass changes at all levels.
  2. ^ Old Northamptonians were promoted by default as Bournville were unable to field a front row for the 2009-10 play-off game.[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000-01 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ "2001-02 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  3. ^ "2002-03 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  4. ^ "2003-04 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  5. ^ "2004-05 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  6. ^ "2005-06 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ "2006-07 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  8. ^ "2007-08 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  9. ^ "2008-09 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  10. ^ "2009-10 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  11. ^ "2010-11 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  12. ^ "2011-12 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  13. ^ "2012-13 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  14. ^ "2013-14 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  15. ^ "2014-15 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  16. ^ "2015-16 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  17. ^ "2016-17 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  18. ^ "2017-18 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2000-01". England Rugby. 12 May 2001.
  20. ^ "RUGBY: Spalding go up after storming comeback". Peterborough Telegraph. 30 April 2002.
  21. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2002-03". England Rugby. 26 April 2003.
  22. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2003-04". England Rugby. 24 April 2004.
  23. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2004-05". England Rugby. 30 April 2005.
  24. ^ "RUGBY: Borough up after promotion thriller". Peterborough Telegraph. 2 May 2006.
  25. ^ "Newport are on the up". Shropshire Star. 1 May 2007.
  26. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2008-09". England Rugby. 26 April 2008.
  27. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2008-09". England Rugby. 25 April 2009.
  28. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2009-10". England Rugby. 1 May 2010.
  29. ^ "Level Transfers". Rolling Maul. 19 May 2010.
  30. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2010-11". England Rugby. 30 April 2011.
  31. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2011-12". England Rugby. 28 April 2012.
  32. ^ "Elks Defeated In Extra Time". Worcester Wanderers (Pitchero). 27 April 2013.
  33. ^ "1st XV Match Report Sat 26th Apr'14: Burton 24 v 20 Derby (National 3 Midlands Playoff)". Derby RFC. 26 April 2014.
  34. ^ "Brewers 0 Chesterfield 2 (Burton 24 Derby 20) Sun 27 April 2014". Beer and Bovril Blogspot. 30 April 2014.
  35. ^ "PLAY OFF WIN FOR THE ONS". Old Northamptonians RFC (Pitchero). 25 April 2015.
  36. ^ "Rugby union: Derby RFC promoted to National League Three after play-off victory over Bournville". Derby Telegraph. 1 May 2017.
  37. ^ "Derby rugby union". Derby County Fans. 30 April 2017.
  38. ^ "PROMOTION ACHIEVED AFTER AN ASSURED PERFORMANCE AT KETTERING". Bourneville Rugby (Pitchero). 29 April 2017.
  39. ^ "A GAME TOO FAR". Dudley Kingswinford RFC. 12 May 2018.

*English RFU (2008). "Rugby First". RFU. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2008.

  • Rugby First: To view previous seasons in the league, search for any club within that league then click on to club details followed by fixtures and then select the appropriate season.