Sussex Spitfire 1

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Sussex Spitfire 1
Current season or competition:
2015–16 Sussex Spitfire 1
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders Lewes (1st title) (2015–16)
(promoted to London 3 South East)
Most titles Uckfield (3 titles)
Website englandrugby.com

Sussex Spitfire 1, also known as Sussex 1 is an English level 9 Rugby Union League.[1] It is made up of teams predominantly from Sussex. Teams play home and away matches from September through to April. The league champions are automatically promoted up to London 3 South East, while the second placed team plays a promotion playoff against the second placed team from Shepherd Neame Kent 1. Relegated teams drop to Sussex Canterbury Jack Intermediate.

Teams for 2015-16[edit]

  • Brighton II
  • Chichester III
  • Crowborough II
  • Crawley
  • Haywards Heath
  • Hellingly
  • Horsham II
  • Hove 2nd XV
  • Lewes (relegated from London 3 South East)
  • Midhurst
  • Seaford
  • Worthing Senior I

Teams for 2014-15[edit]

Teams for 2012-13[edit]

Sussex Spitfire 1 Honours[edit]

Sussex Spitfire 1 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[2] 9 Hove Crowborough Burgess Hill, Ditchling, Old Brightonian Sussex 1
1999-00[3] 8 Bognor Crowborough No relegation[n 1] Sussex 1
2000-01[4] 10 Uckfield Hastings & Bexhill Holbrook, Newick, Seaford Sussex 1
2001-02[5] 10 Chichester Heathfield & Waldron St Francis, Sussex Police Sussex 1
2002-03[6] 9 Uckfield Hastings & Bexhill Chichester IHE, Hellingly Sussex 1
2003-04[7] 10 Hove Hastings & Bexhill Rye, Norfolk Arms Sussex 1
2004-05[8] 8 Horsham Hastings & Bexhill No relegation[n 2] Sussex 1
2005-06[9] 9 Crowborough Hastings & Bexhill Hellingly[n 3] Sussex 1
2006-07[10] 10 Hastings & Bexhill Horsham Plumpton[n 4] Sussex 1
2007-08[11] 9 Heathfield & Waldron East Grinstead Burgess Hill, Hellingly[n 5] Sussex 1
2008-09[12] 11 Brighton Uckfield No relegation Sussex 1
2009-10[13] 12 Crawley Uckfield Lewes II Sussex Spitfire 1
2010-11[14] 12 Uckfield Burgess Hill St Francis, Worthing III Sussex Spitfire 1
2011-12[15] 10 Pulborough East Grinstead II Eastbourne II[n 6] Sussex Spitfire 1
2012-13[16] 12 Burgess Hill Eastbourne Midhurst, Newick Sussex Spitfire 1
2013-14[17] 12 Pulborough Crawley Lewes II, Haywards Heath II Sussex Spitfire 1
2014-15[18] 12 Eastbourne Burgess Hill Holbrook, Rye Sussex Spitfire 1
2015-16[19] 12 Lewes Haywards Heath Crowborough II, Midhurst Sussex Spitfire 1
2016-17 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ No relegation as Sussex 3 would be abolished at the end of the season leading to the Sussex league being restructured and Sussex 1 increasing from 8 to 10 teams.
  2. ^ No relegation as Sussex 2 and Sussex 3 would be abolished at the end of the season. Sussex 2 and 3's equivalents would reappearing in 2010-11 as Sussex Canterbury Jack Intermediate and the Asahi 2 East/Oranjeboom 2 West respectively.
  3. ^ Hellingly drop out of league by season's end.
  4. ^ Plumpton drop out of league by season's end.
  5. ^ Burgess Hill and Hellingly drop out of league by season's end.
  6. ^ Eastbourne II were relegated as Eastbourne first team would drop down to division.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Make up". Sussex Rugby Union. Archived from the original on 12 January 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "1998-1999 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "1999-2000 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "2000-2001 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "1998-1999 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "2002-2003 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "2003-2004 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "2004-2005 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "2005-2006 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "2006-2007 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "2007-2008 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008-2009 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "2009-2010 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "2010-2011 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "2011-2012 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "2012-2013 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "2013-2014 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "1998-1999 London South East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "2015-2016 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 25 April 2016.