National League 3 North

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National League 3 North
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Sport Rugby Union
Instituted 1987
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Sale (2014–15
promoted to National League 2 North)

National League 3 North is one of the four level 5 leagues of English rugby. The 14 teams in this league are drawn from across northern England with the league champions being promoted to National League 2 North and the runner-up going into a play off with the second placed team from National League 3 Midlands. The league's bottom three teams are relegated to North 1 East and North 1 West.

Prior to the 2009 reorganisation, the league was known as North 1.

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

2015-16 Merseyside National League 3 North clubs
Team Ground Capacity City/Area Previous season
Billingham Greenwood Road Billingham, County Durham 7th
Birkenhead Park Birkenhead Park Birkenhead, Wirral Promoted from North 1 West (champions)
Burnage Varley Park Stockport, Greater Manchester 11th
Cleckheaton Cleckheaton Sports Club Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire 6th
Firwood Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000 (200 seats) Blundellsands, Merseyside 4th
Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Laund Hill Huddersfield, West Yorkshire 8th
Hull Ferens Ground Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire Relegated from 2014–15 National League 2 North (15th)
Ilkley Stacks Field Ilkley, West Yorkshire Promoted from North 1 East (champions)
Lymm Crouchley Lane Lymm, Cheshire 9th
Rossendale Marl Pits Rossendale, Lancashire 5th
Sheffield Abbeydale Park 1,000 (100 seats) Sheffield, South Yorkshire Promoted from North 1 East (playoffs)
Sheffield Tigers Dore Moor Sheffield, South Yorkshire 3rd
Stockport The Memorial Ground 500 Stockport, Greater Manchester Relegated from 2014–15 National League 2 North (16th)
Wirral Memorial Ground Clatterbridge, Wirral 10th

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012–13[edit]

Inaugural clubs[edit]

First season as National 3 North in 2009–10.

National League 3 North Honours[edit]

List of National League 3 North Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 12 Doncaster Northern Bridlington, Broughton Park North Division 1
1999-00[2] 12 Tynedale Hull Ionians Widnes, Winnington Park North Division 1
2000-01[3] 12 Darlington Mowden Park Blaydon Northern, Stockton North Division 1
2001-02[4] 12 Halifax Hull Ionians Wigton, Middlesbrough, Bradford & Bingley North Division 1
2002-03[5] 12 Darlington Macclesfield Sandal, West Hartlepool North Division 1
2003-04[6] 12 Bradford & Bingley Cleckheaton Huddersfield, Aspatria, Driffield North Division 1
2004-05[7] 12 Preston Grasshoppers Hull Ionians Sheffield, Liverpool St Helens, Vale of Lune North Division 1
2005-06[8] 12 Morley West Park St Helens Whitchurch, Middlesbrough, Longton North Division 1
2006-07[9] 12 Caldy Beverley New Brighton, Chester, Stockport North Division 1
2007-08[10] 12 Kendal Huddersfield Penrith, Altrincham Kersal North Division 1
2008-09[11] 12 Westoe Hull[n 1] No relegation due to league restructure[n 2] North Division 1
2009-10 14 Morley Stockport West Hartlepool, Cleckheaton, West Park St Helens National League 3 North
2010-11 14 Stockport Chester Rochdale, Billingham, Middlesbrough National League 3 North
2011-12 14 Darlington Mowden Park Rossendale Morley, Altrincham Kersal, Beverley National League 3 North
2012-13 14 Chester Harrogate West Hartlepool, Kendal, Birkenhead Park National League 3 North
2013-14 14 Huddersfield Stockport Penrith, Percy Park, Bradford & Bingley National League 3 North
2014-15 14 Sale Sandal[n 3] Beverley, Westoe, Morley National League 3 North
2015-16 14 National League 3 North
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Won playoff at home to Chester 40-15.[12]
  2. ^ The division would be renamed National League 3 North 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.
  3. ^ Won playoff at home to Hinckley 20-10.[13]

See also[edit]