South Lancs/Cheshire 3

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South Lancs/Cheshire 3
Current season or competition::
2016–17 South Lancs/Cheshire 3
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Aspull (1st title) (2016–17)
(Promoted to South Lancs/Cheshire 2))
Website England RFU

South Lancs/Cheshire 3 is an English rugby union league. Promoted teams enter South Lancs/Cheshire 2, ranked at tier 9 of the English league system. This is the basement level for club rugby union for teams in the South Lancashire, Manchester and Cheshire areas and any team from this area wanting to begin in club rugby union must join this league. Up until 2008-09 teams there was relegation with teams dropping down and coming up from South Lancs/Cheshire 4.

The division had a break for the 2015-16 season as the RFU decided to restructure the South Lancs/Cheshire league into three zones - Merseyside (West), Cheshire (South) and Lancashire (North). This was short-lived and the division returned to its original format for the 2016-17 season - with only Lancashire (North) remaining of the three zones.

Participating Clubs 2016-17[edit]

  • Aspull
  • Birchfield
  • Christleton
  • Congleton
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Linley
  • Liverpool University
  • Mossley Hill
  • Newton-le-Willows
  • Old Bedians
  • Oxton Parkonians
  • Prenton
  • Ramsey (IoM)
  • Wallasey

2015-16[edit]

For the 2015-16 season this league, and South Lancs/Cheshire 3, were replaced by three county-wide leagues - Cheshire (South), Merseyside (West) and Lancashire (North). However, with the exception of Lancashire North, the county leagues were axed after just one season and the South Lancs/Cheshire leagues were restored.

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

  • Buxton (relegated from South Lancs/Cheshire 2)
  • Capenhurst
  • Congleton
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Helsby
  • Holmes Chapel - withdrew after 3 games, 1st team now plays in NOWIRUL Leagues
  • Knutsford
  • Linley
  • Liverpool University
  • Oldershaw (relegated from South Lancs/Cheshire 2)
  • Oxton Parkonians
  • Prenton
  • Trentham

Participating Clubs 2012-13[edit]

  • Capenhurst
  • Congleton
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Helsby
  • Holmes Chapel
  • Knutsford
  • Linley
  • Liverpool University
  • Manchester Medics
  • Parkonians
  • Port Sunlight
  • Prenton
  • Trentham

South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3 Honours[edit]

South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 8 Moore Douglas (I.O.M.) Didsbury Toc H Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
1999-00[2] 8 Runcorn Hoylake, Liverpool Collegiate (also promoted) Vulcan, Oxton Parkonians Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2000-01[3] 9 Anselmians Runcorn No relegation[n 1] Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2001-02[4] 10 Hoylake Bowdon No relegation[n 2] Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2002-03[5] 11 Ruskin Park Orrell Crosby St Mary's Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2003-04[6] 11 Manchester Wanderers Wallasey Congleton Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2004-05[7] 12 Sale St Edward's O.B. Trentham, Prenton Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2005-06[8] 11 Oswestry Sefton No relegation Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2006-07[9] 11 Southport Liverpool Collegiate Marple Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2007-08[10] 11 Douglas (I.O.M.) Trentham Oxton Parkonians Euromanx South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2008-09[11] 12 Oldershaw Liverpool Collegiate, Moore, Marple (all also promoted)[n 3] Mossley Hill, Newton-le-Willows, Eagle[n 4] South Lancs/Cheshire 3
2009-10[12] 11 Holmes Chapel Ramsey (I.O.M.) No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2010-11[13] 12 Crewe and Nantwich Ellesmere Port No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2011-12[14] 12 Wallasey Buxton No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2012-13[15] 12 Manchester Medics Port Sunlight No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2013-14[16] 12 Prenton Trentham No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2014-15[17] 11 Ellesmere Port Ramsey (IOM) No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2015-16 Due to the restructuring of the South Lancs/Cheshire league by the RFU there was no South Lancs/Cheshire 3 this season.
2016-17[18] 14 Aspull Congleton No relegation South Lancs/Cheshire Division 3
2017-18 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ No relegation as division to increase from 9 to 10 teams for the following season.
  2. ^ No relegation as division to increase from 10 to 101teams for the following season.
  3. ^ Lots of promotions due to cancellation of South Lancs/Cheshire 4 leading to restructuring of South Lancs/Cheshire league.
  4. ^ As South Lancs/Cheshire 4 was to be abolished all relegated teams would join North Lancs 2 instead.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-99 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "1999-00 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "2000-01 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "2001-02 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "2002-03 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "2003-04 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "2004-05 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "2005-06 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "2006-07 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "2007-08 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "2008-09 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "2009-10 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  13. ^ "2010-11 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "2011-12 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  15. ^ "2012-13 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "2013-14 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "2014-15 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "2016-17 Northern Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 April 2017.