Church Stretton League Newcomers

North Midlands RFU

Last Updated: May 26, 2014 10:25am
St. Stephen, Worcester
By Paul Bolton
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CHURCH Stretton, one of the newest clubs in the Midlands, will enter the Midlands Leagues structure next season.

Church Stretton were formed by rugby enthusiasts in the Shropshire town last year and played their first match last August.

They have become members of the Shropshire RFU and North Midlands RFU and, encouraged by a season of playing friendly matches, they will enter the league structure in Midlands Five West (North) next season.

Lincolnshire club Barton & District have re-entered the leagues after several seasons of playing social rugby and they will compete in Midlands Five East (North).

Worcester Wanderers will return to the Midlands Leagues next season after a season in the South West. They were relegated from National Three South West last month and will play in Midlands One West next season.

Other changes to the Midlands Leagues structure see Leighton Buzzard level-transferred from the Midlands to South West One (East).

Kidderminster Carolians and Stourbridge Lions have also been level-transferred from Midlands Two West (South) to Midlands Two West (North).

Five Ways OE have been geographically transferred from Midlands Four West (North) to Midlands Four West (South).

Midlands Leagues structure 2014/15

National Three Midlands: Bournville, Bromsgrove, Burton, Dudley Kingswinford, Hinckley, Lichfield, Longton, Nuneaton, Old Halesonians, Peterborough Lions, Sandbach, Scunthorpe, South Leicester, Sutton Coldfield.

Midlands One West: Barkers’ Butts, Berkswell & Balsall, Crewe & Nantwich, Earlsdon, Hereford, Kenilworth, Leek, Newport, Silhillians, Stoke on Trent, Stratford upon Avon, Walsall, Whitchurch, Worcester Wanderers.

Midlands One East: Bedford Athletic, Belgrave, Bugbrooke, Derby, Huntingdon & District, Ilkeston, Kettering, Mansfield, Market Rasen & Louth, Newark, Old Northamptonians, Paviors, Spalding, Syston.

Midlands Two West (North): Bridgnorth, Camp Hill, Kidderminster Carolians, Ludlow, Moseley Oak, Old Saltleians, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stourbridge Lions, Tamworth, Veseyans, Wolverhampton.

Midlands Two West (South):Banbury, Droitwich, Leamington, Malvern, Newbold on Avon, Nuneaton OE, Old Coventrians, Old Laurentians, Old Leamingtonians, Old Yardleians, Pinley, Spartans.

Midlands Two East (North): Ashbourne, Ashby, Bakewell Mannerians, Coalville, Dronfield, Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Matlock, Melbourne, Nottingham Casuals, Stamford, West Bridgford.

Midlands Two East (South): Biggleswade, Dunstablians, Leicester Forest, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Northampton Old Scouts, Oady Wyggestonians, Oakham, Olney, Peterborough, Stewarts & Lloyds, Wellingborough.

Midlands Three West (North): Aston OE, Bloxwich, Burntwood, Clee Hill, Eccleshall, Edwardians, Handsworth, Harborne, Newcastle under Lyme, Uttoxeter, Wednesbury, Willenhall.

Midlands Three West (South): Bedworth, Cheltenham North, Dunlop, Harbury, Ledbury, Manor Park, Old Wheatleyans, Pershore, Shipston on Stour, Southam, Upton on Severn, Woodrush.

Midlands Three East (North): Amber Valley, Aylestone St James, Boston, Chesterfield Panthers, Grimsby, Kesteven, Lincoln, Mellish, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham Moderns, Sleaford, Southwell.

Midlands Three East (South): Daventry, Long Buckby, Northampton BBOB, Northampton Casuals, Northampton Mens Own, Oundle, Queens, Rugby St Andrews, Rushden & Higham, St Ives, Stockwood Park, Vipers.

Midlands Four West (North): Barton under Needwood, Bishops Castle, Bromyard, Cannock, Cleobury Mortimer, Greyhound, Market Drayton, Rugeley, Telford Hornets, Tenbury Wells, Yardley & District.

Midlands Four West (South): Atherstone, Claverdon, Coventrians, Coventry Welsh, Evesham, Five Ways OE, Kings Norton, Redditch, Rugby Lions, Stoke OB, Warwickians.

Midlands Four East (North): Ashfield, Belper, Bingham, Buxton, Cleethorpes, East Retford, Keyworth, Long Eaton, Rolls Royce, Skegness, Tupton, Worksop.

Midlands Four East (South): Bedford Swifts, Bourne, Brackley, Corby, Deepings, Kempston, Old Newtonians, St Neots, Sileby Town, Stamford College OB, Thorney, Westwood.

Midlands Five West (North): Aldridge, Birmingham Barbarians, Chaddesley Corbett, Church Stretton, Essington, St Leonards, Stourport on Severn, Warley, Whittington.

Midlands Five West (South): Alcester, Birmingham CS, Birmingham Exiles, Copsewood, Coventry Technical, Keresley, Rugby Welsh, Trinity Guild, Wellesbourne.

Midlands Five East (North): Barton & District, Birstall, Creswell Crusaders, Gainsborough, Leesbrook, Meden Vale, North Hykeham, Nottinghamians, Ollerton, Woodhouse Giants.


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