Gloucester 1
Current season or competition:
2019-20 Gloucester 1
SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 35 years ago (1987) (as Gloucestershire 1)
Number of teams12
CountryEngland
HoldersOld Cryptians (1st title) (2019–20 promoted to Gloucester Premier)
Most titlesAretians, Bristol Saracens, Old Bristolians, Spartans, Tewkesbury (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Gloucester 1 is an English rugby union league which sits at the ninth level of league rugby union in England for teams based primarily in the county of Gloucestershire but also on occasion teams from Bristol. Promoted clubs move into Gloucester Premier and relegated clubs drop into either Gloucester 2 North or Gloucester 2 South depending on location. Each year clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition.

Teams 2021–22

For the new season Gloucester 1 was split into North and South Divisions with the addition of several second teams from sides higher in the pyramid with twelve clubs in each division

North

South

2020–21

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020–21 season was cancelled.

Teams 2019–20

Teams 2018–19

Teams 2017–18

Teams 2016-17

Teams 2015–16

The 2015–16 Gloucester 1 consists of twelve teams from Gloucestershire and Bristol as well as one team just over the border in Worcestershire. The season starts on 12 September 2015 and is due to end on 23 April 2016. Eight of the twelve teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014–15 champions Longlevens and runners up Chipping Sodbury were promoted to the Gloucester Premier while Old Colstonians and Kingswood were relegated to Gloucester 2.

Gloucester 1 is located in Gloucestershire
Bishopston
Bishopston
Bredon Star
Bredon Star
Brockworth
Brockworth
Dursley
Dursley
Gloucester OB
Gloucester OB
Gordon League
Gordon League
Old Cryptians
Old Cryptians
Old Richians
Old Richians
Painswick
Painswick
Southmead
Southmead
St Brendan's OB
St Brendan's OB
Widden Old Boys
Widden Old Boys
Locations of the 2015-16 Gloucester 1 teams
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bishopston Bonnington Walk Stoke Gifford, Bristol Promoted from Gloucester 2 (runners up)
Bredon Star Bredon Playing Fields Bredon, Worcestershire 10th
Brockworth Mill Lane Brockworth, Gloucestershire 3rd
Dursley Stragglers Sports Ground Stinchcombe, Dursley, Gloucestershire 5th
Gloucester Old Boys Horton Road Gloucester, Gloucestershire 8th
Gordon League Hempsted Lane Gloucester, Gloucestershire Relegated from Gloucester Premier (11th)
Old Cryptians The Memorial Ground Gloucester, Gloucestershire 6th
Old Richians Sandyleaze Gloucester, Gloucestershire 7th
Painswick Broadham Fields Painswick, Gloucestershire Relegated from Gloucester Premier (12th)
Southmead Greenway Centre Southmead, Bristol 9th
St Brendan's Old Boys Coombe Dingle Sports Complex Coombe Dingle, Bristol Promoted from Gloucester 2 (champions)
Widden Old Boys The Memorial Ground Gloucester, Gloucestershire 4th

Teams 2014-15

Teams 2013–14

Teams 2012–13

Teams 2011-12

Teams 2010-11

Teams 2009-10

Teams 2008-09

Teams 2007-08

Teams 2006-07

Teams 2005-06

Teams 2004-05

Teams 2003-04

Teams 2002-03

Teams 2001-02

Teams 2000-01

Original teams

When league rugby began in 1987 this division (known as Gloucestershire 1) contained the following teams:

Gloucester 1 honours

Gloucestershire 1 (1987–1991)

Originally known as Gloucestershire 1, it was a tier 9 league with promotion to Gloucestershire/Somerset and relegation to Gloucester 2.

Gloucestershire 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
1987–88 11 Spartans Dings Crusaders Bristol Saracens, Cheltenham North [1]
1988–89 11 Drybrook Dings Crusaders Old Colstonians [2]
1989–90 11 Dings Crusaders Gloucester Old Boys Tredworth [3]
1990–91 11 Gloucester Old Boys Longlevens Ashley Down Old Boys [4]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (1991–1993)

Gloucestershire 1 was shorted to Gloucester 1 for the 1991–92 season onward. It remained a tier 9 league with promotion to Gloucestershire/Somerset and relegation to Gloucester 2.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
1991–92 11 Old Patesians North Bristol[a] No relegation[b] [5]
1992–93 13 St. Mary's Old Boys Bream Bristol Saracens [6]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (1993–1996)

The creation of National League 5 South for the 1993–94 season meant that Gloucester 1 dropped to become a tier 10 league. Promotion continued to Gloucestershire/Somerset and relegation to Gloucester 2.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
1993–94 13 Stow-on-the-Wold Cheltenham North Ashley Down Old Boys, Saintbridge Former Pupils [7]
1994–95 13 Cleve Longlevens Painswick [8]
1995–96 13 Cheltenham North[c] Barton Hill[d] No relegation[e] [9]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (1996–2000)

The cancellation of National League 5 South at the end of the 1995–96 season meant that Gloucester 1 reverted to being a tier 9 league. Promotion continued to Gloucestershire/Somerset and relegation to Gloucester 2.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
1996–97 13 Bristol Saracens Old Centralians Widden Old Boys, Bishopston
1997–98 13 Old Centralians Chosen Hill Former Pupils Bristol Telephone Area
1998–99 12 Chipping Sodbury Hucclecote No relegation [10]
1999–00 13 Aretians Chosen Hill Former Pupils Cainscross, Southmead, Painswick, Old Bristolians [11]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (2000–2009)

Gloucester 1 remained a tier 9 league despite the cancellation of Gloucestershire/Somerset at the end of the 1999–00 season. Promotion was now to the new Gloucester Premier, while relegation continued to Gloucester 2. Between 2007 and 2009 Gloucester 1 was sponsored by High Bridge Jewellers.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
2000–01 10 Chosen Hill Former Pupils Hucclecote Tetbury, Cheltenham Saracens [12]
2001–02 10 Aretians Painswick Westbury-on-Severn, Old Cryptians, Brockworth [13]
2002–03 10 Old Bristolians Chipping Sodbury Bream [14]
2003–04 10 Tewkesbury Southmead Hucclecote, Brockworth, Cheltenham Saracens [15]
2004–05 10 Widden Old Boys Old Colstonians Ashley Down Old Boys, Old Cryptians [16]
2005–06 10 Cirencester Frampton Cotterell No relegation[f] [17]
2006–07 12 Hartpury College Hucclecote Cheltenham Civil Service, Old Cryptians [18]
2007–08 12 Bristol Saracens Southmead Bream [19]
2008–09 12 Tewkesbury Ross-on-Wye No relegation [20]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (2009–2017)

Despite widespread restructuring by the RFU at the end of the 2008–09 season, Gloucester 1 remained a tier 9 league, with promotion continuing to Gloucester Premier and relegation to Gloucester 2.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
2009–10 12 Old Bristolians Brockworth Old Cryptians, Chipping Sodbury [21]
2010–11 12 Bishopston Longlevens Aretians, Cotham Park, Cheltenham Civil Service [22]
2011–12 12 Painswick Dursley Spartans, Ross-on-Wye, Bream [23]
2012–13 12 Newent Hucclecote Broad Plain [24]
2013–14 12 Bream Cheltenham Saracens Bishopston, Ashley Down Old Boys [25]
2014–15 12 Longlevens Chipping Sodbury Old Colstonians, Kingswood [26]
2015–16 12 Old Richians Gordon League Painswick, Bishopston [27]
2016–17 12 Spartans Gloucester Old Boys Bream, Ashley Down Old Boys, Tewkesbury [28]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Gloucester 1 (2017–present)

Gloucester 1 remained a tier 9 league with promotion continuing to Gloucester Premier, while relegation was now to either Gloucester 2 North or Gloucester 2 South (formerly a single division). The league was now sponsored by Wadworth 6x.

Gloucester 1
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams Ref
2017–18 12 Berry Hill Widden Old Boys St Brendan's Old Boys [29]
2018–19 12 Ross-on-Wye Cheltenham North Southmead, Bredon Star, Brockworth [30]
2019–20 12 Old Cryptians Old Elizabethans No relegation [31]
2020–21 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Due to the restructuring of the majority of the south-west leagues from 11 to 13 teams for the 1992–93 season, 3rd place Thornbury were also promoted.
  2. ^ There was no relegation this season as league was due to increase from 11 to 13 teams.
  3. ^ League restructuring caused by the cancellation of National 5 South meant that champions Cheltenham North were promoted two divisions up into Western Counties North (formerly Western Counties).
  4. ^ The cancellation of National 5 South meant that clubs ranked 3rd to 9th were also promoted one level up into Gloucestershire/Somerset including Coney Hill, Longlevens, Frampton Cotterell, Old Richians, Bream, Brockworth, Old Cryptians.
  5. ^ Widespread league restructuring meant that there was no relegation.
  6. ^ There was no relegation as the division would be expanded from 10 to 12 teams for the next season.

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