Midlands 4 East (North)
Current season or competition:
2019–20 Midlands 4 East (North)
SportRugby union
Instituted2006; 15 years ago (2006) (as Midlands 5 East (North))
Number of teams14
Country England
HoldersBoston (2nd title) (2019–20)
(promoted to Midlands 3 East (North))
Most titlesBelper, Boston (2 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

Midlands 4 East (North) is a level 9 English Rugby Union league and level 4 of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the northern part of the East Midlands region including clubs from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and the occasional team from Leicestershire, with home and away matches played throughout the season. Each year some of the clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition.

Formed for the 2006-07 season, the division was originally known as Midlands 5 East (North) but changed to its present name for the 2008-09 season due to league restructuring. Promoted teams tend to move up to Midlands 3 East (North). Up until the 2017-18 relegated teams dropped down to Midlands 5 East (North) but since that division has been abolished there is currently no relegation.

2019-20

Participating teams & locations


2018-19

Participating teams & locations

2017-18

Participating teams & locations

Teams 2016-17

Teams 2015-16

Teams 2014-15

Teams 2013-14

Teams 2012–13

Teams 2009–10

Teams 2008–09

Original teams

When this division was introduced in 2006 as Midlands 5 East (North), it contained the following teams:

Midlands 4 East (North) honours

Midlands 5 West (North) (2006–2009)

League restructuring ahead of the 2006–07 season saw the introduction of Midlands 5 East (North) and its counterpart Midlands 5 East (South) at tier 9 to replace the discontinued East Midlands/South Leicestershire 1 and Notts, Lincs, Derbyshire/North Leicestershire leagues. Promotion was to Midlands 4 East (North) and relegation to either Midlands 6 East (North-East) or Midlands 6 East (North-West).

Midlands 5 East (North)
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams Reference
2006–07 10 Bakewell Mannerians Boston Long Eaton, Worksop, Keyworth [1]
2007–08 10 Barton & District Nottingham Casuals University Of Derby, Dronfield [2]
2008–09 10 Worksop Melbourne No relegation[a] [3]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Midlands 4 East (North) (2009–present)

Further league restructuring by the RFU meant that Midlands 5 East (North) and Midlands 5 East (South) were renamed as Midlands 4 East (North) and Midlands 4 East (South), with both leagues remaining at tier 9. Promotion was now to Midlands 3 East (North) (formerly Midlands 4 East (North)) and relegation to Midlands 5 East (North) (formerly Midlands 6 East (North)) until that league was discontinued at the end of the 2017–18 season.

Midlands 4 East (North)
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams Reference
2009–10 12 Uttoxeter Dronfield Castle Donington [4]
2010–11 11 Belper Nottingham Corsairs Boston [5]
2011–12 12 Southwell East Retford Leesbrook, East Leake [6]
2012–13 12 Boston Skegness Horncastle, Nottingham Corsairs [7]
2013–14 12 Chesterfield Panthers Amber Valley Nottinghamians, Leesbrook [8]
2014–15 12 Belper Ashfield Skegness, Keyworth, Bingham [9]
2015–16 10 Buxton Rolls Royce Cleethorpes, North Hykeham [10]
2016–17 10 Long Eaton Nottingham Moderns Meden Vale, Amber Valley [11]
2017–18 9 Ashfield Tupton No relegation[b] [12]
2018–19 14 Grimsby Mellish No relegation [13]
2019–20 14 Boston East Retford No relegation [14]
2020–21 14 No relegation
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ No relegation as division would increase from 10 to 12 teams for the following season.
  2. ^ Due to Midlands 5 East (North) being abolished there was no relegation and Midlands 4 East (North) would increase from 9 to 14 teams for the following season.

See also

References

  1. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "2008-2009 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ "2010-2011 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "2011-2012 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ England Rugby. RFU https://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/search-results?competition=1597&division=6516&season=2012-2013#table. Retrieved 7 March 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "2013-2014 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  10. ^ England Rugby. RFU https://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/search-results?competition=1597&division=9018&season=2015-2016#table. Retrieved 2 May 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "2016-2017 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  12. ^ "2017-2018 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  13. ^ "2018-19 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Men's Midlands Level 8 and below leagues 2019–20" (PDF). England Rugby. Retrieved 25 April 2020.