London 3 South West
Current season or competition:
2019–20 London 3 South West
SportRugby union
Instituted2000; 22 years ago (2000) (as London 4 South West)
Number of teams11
Country England
HoldersReeds Weybridge (1st title) (2019–20)
(promoted to London 2 South West)
Most titlesFarnham, Winchester (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

London 3 South West is an English rugby union league at the eighth level of club rugby union in England involving sides based in Hampshire, Surrey and south-west London. Promoted clubs move into London 2 South West. Relegated clubs move into either Surrey 1 or Hampshire Premier depending on their location, with sides coming up from these divisions, although only 1st XV clubs are allowed in London 3 South West. Each year all clubs in the division also take part in the RFU Senior Vase - a level 8 national competition.

Teams for 2021–22

The teams competing in 2021-22 achieved their places in the league based on performances in 2019-20, the 'previous season' column in the table below refers to that season not 2020-21.

Season 2020–21

On 30th October the RFU announced [1] that a decision had been taken to cancel Adult Competitive Leagues (National League 1 and below) for the 2020/21 season meaning London 3 South West was not contested.

Teams for 2019–20

United Services Portsmouth who finished 5th in 2018-19 were unable to fulfil their fixtures in and withdrew from the league in November 2019.

Teams for 2018–19

Teams for 2017–18

Participating Clubs 2016-17

Participating Clubs 2015-16

Participating Clubs 2014-15

Participating Clubs 2013-14

Participating Clubs 2012-13

Participating Clubs 2011-12

Participating Clubs 2010-11

Participating Clubs 2009-10

Original teams

When this division was introduced in 2000 (as London 4 South West) it contained the following teams:

London 3 South West honours

London 4 South West (2000–2009)

Originally known as London 4 South West, this division was a tier 8 league with promotion up to London 3 South West and relegation down to either Hampshire 1 or Surrey 1.

London 4 South West
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[2] 11 Chobham Cobham Fawley, Old Alleynians, Southampton
2001–02[3] 12 Richmond Barnes Farnborough, Warlingham, Reeds Weybridge
2002–03[4] 10 Tottonians London Irish Amateur Trojans, Cranleigh
2003–04[5] 10 Purley John Fisher Farnham United Services Portsmouth
2004–05[6] 10 Old Reigatian Guernsey Romsey, Southampton, Old Emanuel
2005–06[7] 10 Dorking KCS Old Boys Old Wellingtonians, Alton, Trojans
2006–07[8] 10 Cobham London Cornish Old Amplefordians, Sandown & Shanklin, Old Caterhamians
2007–08[9] 10 Warlingham London South Africa Farnham, Old Paulines, Petersfield
2008–09[10] 12 Weybridge Vandals Trojans Petersfield
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

London 3 South West (2009–present)

League restructuring by the RFU ahead of the 2009–10 season saw London 4 South West renamed as London 3 South West. Remaining as a tier 8 league promotion was to London 2 South West (formerly London 3 South West), while relegation continued to either Hampshire 1 or Surrey 1.

London 3 South West
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009–10[11] 12 Gosport & Fareham Old Mid-Whitgiftian Kingston, Old Paulines, Andover
2010–11[12] 12 Teddington Camberley London South Africa, Old Wimbledonians, Fordingbridge
2011–12[13] 12 Old Alleynians KCS Old Boys Alton, Andover, Old Freemens
2012–13[14] 12 Winchester Weybridge Vandals Old Blues, Bognor, Old Paulines
2013–14[15] 12 Farnham KCS Old Boys Old Wellingtonians, Camberley, Old Cranleighans
2014-15[16] 12 London Exiles Andover Ellingham & Ringwood, Sandown & Shanklin
2015–16[17] 12 Camberley Old Tonbridgians Purley John Fisher, New Milton & District
2016–17[18] 12 Farnham Eastleigh Bognor, Millbrook, United Services Portsmouth
2017–18[19] 12 Old Cranleighans Old Emanuel Basingstoke, New Milton & District, Weybridge
2018–19[20] 12 Winchester Battersea Ironsides Old Whitgiftian, Petersfield, Teddington
2019–20[21] 11[a] Reeds Weybridge Old Tiffinians Effingham & Leatherhead, Gosport & Fareham
2020–21 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ Only 11 teams this season after United Services Portsmouth dropped out of the league.[22]

See also

References

  1. ^ "RFU Cancels Adult Competitive Leagues for the 2020/21 Season". RFU. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ "2000–01 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ "2001–02 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  4. ^ "2002–03 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ "2003–04 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2004–05 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ "2005–06 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  8. ^ "2006–07 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "2007–08 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ "2008–09 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2009–10 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  12. ^ "2010–11 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  13. ^ "2011–12 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  14. ^ "2012–13 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  15. ^ "2013–14 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  16. ^ "2014–15 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  17. ^ "2015–16 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  18. ^ "2016–17 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  19. ^ "2017–18 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  20. ^ "2018-2019 London & South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  21. ^ "Men's London & South East Level 8 and below leagues 2019–20" (PDF). England Rugby. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  22. ^ "One of Portsmouth's most iconic sporting institutions - the United Services RFC - face a fight for survival". England Rugby. 17 November 2019.