Surrey 1
Current season or competition:
2021-22 Surrey 1
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SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Number of teams10
Country England
HoldersKingston RFC (1st title) (2021-22)
(promoted to London 3 South West)
Most titlesKingston RFC Cranleigh, Farnham, Old Guildfordians, Old Wellingtonians, Old Whitgiftian, Reeds Weybridge (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Surrey 1 is a level 9 English Rugby Union League. It is made up of teams predominantly from Surrey and south-west London. Teams play home and away matches from September through to April. Promoted teams move up to London 3 South West with the league winners going straight up and the runners up playing against the runners up from Hampshire Premier. Relegated teams drop to Surrey 2.

Each year some of the clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 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 30 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 Surrey 1 was not contested.

Teams for 2019-20

Teams for 2018-19

Teams for 2017-18

Teams for 2016-17

Teams for 2015-16

Teams for 2014-15

Teams for 2013-14

Teams for 2012-13

Original teams

When league rugby began in 1987 this division contained the following teams:

Surrey 1 honours

Surrey 1 (1987–1993)

The original Surrey 1 was tier 8 league with promotion up to London 3 South West and relegation down to Surrey 2.

Surrey 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1987–88 10 Old Guildfordians Dorking John Fisher Old Boys[e]
1988–89 11 Dorking Old Blues Old Surbitonians[f]
1989–90 11 Old Blues Old Wimbledonians Old Cranleighans, Old Tiffinians
1990–91 11 Cranleigh Wimbledon Merton, Harrodians
1991–92 11 Old Wimbledonians Warlingham No relegation[g]
1992–93 13 Old Guildfordians Wimbledon Cobham
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 1 (1993–1996)

The creation of National 5 South meant that Surrey 1 dropped from a tier 8 league to a tier 9 league for the years that National 5 South was active. Promotion and relegation continued to London 3 South West and Surrey 2 respectively.

Surrey 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1993–94 13 Wimbledon Weybridge Vandals Mitcham
1994–95 13 Old Whitgiftian Barnes Raynes Park, Old Rutlishians
1995–96 13 Barnes Old Reedonians Farnham, Shirley Wanderers
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 1 (1996–2000)

The cancellation of National 5 South at the end of the 1995–96 season meant that Surrey 1 reverted to being a tier 8 league. Promotion and relegation continued to London 3 South West and Surrey 2 respectively.

Surrey 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1996–97 13 Old Reedonians Effingham[h] No relegation[i]
1997–98 13 Cranleigh Chobham Kingston, Battersea Ironsides
1998–99[4] 13 Cobham Chobham Wandsworthians, Chipstead
1999–00[5] 13 Chobham KCS Old Boys No relegation[j]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 1 (2000–2009)

The introduction of London 4 South West ahead of the 2000–01 season meant Surrey 1 dropped to become a tier 9 league with promotion to this new division. Relegation continued to Surrey 2.

Surrey 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[6] 17 Farnham Kingston Streatham-Croydon, Woking
2001–02[7] 17 London Irish Amateur KCS Old Boys Old Walcountians, Raynes Park, Old Alleynians
2002–03[8] 17 KCS Old Boys Old Paulines Merton, Kingston
2003–04[9] 17 Old Amplefordians Old Reigatian Reeds Weybridge
2004–05[10] 16 Old Wellingtonians London Cornish Multiple teams[k]
2005–06[11] 10 Warlingham Old Caterhamians Old Blues
2006–07[12] 11 Old Wellingtonians London South Africa Law Society, Old Emanuel
2007–08[13] 10 Kingston Old Alleynians Old Amplefordians, Cranleigh
2008–09[14] 10 Old Paulines Old Whitgiftian Old Caterhamians
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 1 (2009–present)

Surrey 1 remained a tier 9 league despite national restructuring by the RFU. Promotion was to London 3 South West (formerly London 4 South West) and relegation to Surrey 2.

Surrey 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009–10[15] 10 Teddington Old Whitgiftian Farnham, Battersea Ironsides
2010–11[16] 11 Old Freemens Old Blues Chipstead, Bec Old Boys
2011–12[17] 10 London Exiles Old Paulines CL London
2012–13[18] 10 Farnham Old Cranleighans Croydon, Cranleigh
2013–14[19] 10 Old Tiffinians Old Tonbridgians Old Freemens, Old Blues, Old Walcountians
2014–15[20] 10 Battersea Ironsides Camberley Old Wellingtonians, Chipstead
2015–16[21] 10 Old Cranleighans Old Freemens Old Paulines, Kingston
2016–17[22] 11 Old Emanuel Old Whitgiftian Purley John Fisher, Old Wellingtonians
2017–18[23] 10 Old Whitgiftian Old Georgians Old Blues
2018–19[24] 10 Reeds Weybridge Weybridge Vandals Old Wimbledonians, Old Amplefordians
2019–20[25] 10 Old Walcountians Law Society Chipstead, Old Freemens
2020–21 10
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Hampshire Premier and Surrey 1 for the third and final promotion place to London 3 South West. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2019–20 season the Surrey 1 teams have been the most successful with twelve wins to the Hampshire Premier teams seven; and the home team has won promotion on eleven occasions compared to the away teams eight.

Hampshire Premier v Surrey 1 promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[26] Trojans (H) 15-14 Kingston (S) Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire
2001–02[27] Southampton (H) 27-18 KCS Old Boys (S) Test Park Playing Fields, Southampton, Hampshire
2002–03[28] Farnborough (H) 5-63 Old Paulines (S) Oak Farm Playing Fields, Farnborough, Hampshire
2003–04[29] Trojans (H) 14-46 Old Reigatian (S) Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire
2004–05[30] London Cornish (S) 27-14 Sandown & Shanklin (H) Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton, London
2005–06[31] United Services Portsmouth (H) 20-28 Old Caterhamians (S) United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth, Hampshire
2006–07[32] London South Africa (S) 71-10 Ellingham & Ringwood (H) Wimbledon Park Athletics Stadium, Wimbledon, London
2007–08[33] Sandown & Shanklin (H) 15-16 Old Alleynians (S) The Fairway Ground, Sandown, Isle of Wight
2008–09[34] Sandown & Shanklin (H) 17-10 Old Whitgiftian (S) The Fairway Ground, Sandown, Isle of Wight
2009–10[35] Petersfield (H) 19-15 Old Whitgiftian (S) Penn's Place, Petersfield, Hampshire
2010–11[36] Eastleigh (H) 30-10 Old Blues (S) The Hub, Eastleigh, Hampshire
2011–12[37] Fordingbridge (H) 11-29 Old Paulines (S) The Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
2012–13[38] Old Cranleighans (S) 21-19 Fordingbridge (H) The Old Cranleighan Club, Thames Ditton, Surrey
2013–14[39] Fordingbridge (H) 6-36 Old Tonbridgians (S) The Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
2014–15[40] Camberley (S) 49-10 Millbrook (H) Watchetts Recreation Ground, Camberley, Surrey
2015–16[41] Bognor (H) HWO[l] Old Freemens (S) Hampshire Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
2016–17[42] New Milton & District (H) 41-17 Old Whitgiftian (S) Normans Way, Ashley, Hampshire
2017–18[43] Bognor (H) 7-52 Old Georgians (S) Hampshire Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
2018–19[44] Sandown & Shanklin (H) 18-22 Weybridge Vandals (S) The Fairway Ground, Sandown, Isle of Wight
2019–20 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Best ranked runner up - Alton (H) - promoted instead.
2020–21
Green background is the promoted team. H = Hampshire Premier and S = Surrey 1

Number of league titles

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Trinity were until the 2018-19 season known as Old Mid-Whitgiftian.
  2. ^ Old Guildfordians would merge with Guildford & Godalming in 2003 to form Guildford Rugby Club.
  3. ^ Old Surbitonians would be renamed as Cobham RFC in 1989.[2]
  4. ^ John Fisher Old Boys would merge with Purley RFC in 1997 to form Purley John Fisher RFC.[3]
  5. ^ John Fisher Old Boys would drop to Surrey 2B.
  6. ^ Relegated Old Surbitonians would rename as Cobham RFC for the following season, playing in Surrey 2.
  7. ^ No relegation as Surrey 1 due to increase from 11 to 13 seasons for the following season.
  8. ^ 3rd place Weybridge Vandals also promoted.
  9. ^ Although there was no relegation, John Fisher Old Boys would drop out of the Surrey leagues to merge with Purley RFC to form Purley John Fisher RFC, playing in London 3 South West.
  10. ^ No relegation due to league restructuring for the following season as Surrey 4 abolished and extra teams added to Surrey 1 (and other divisions) as a result.
  11. ^ Streatham-Croydon, Old Cranleighans, Old Rutlishians, Old Haileyburians, Old Freemens and Old Whitgiftian were the relegated teams this season. The reason for the many relegations was the reinstatement of Surrey 4 for the 2005-06 season, meaning that teams dropped into Surrey 2 to replace teams that had in turn dropped to Surrey 3 and in turn to the new Surrey 4.
  12. ^ Bognor were promoted as Old Freemens did not manage to raise a team for the 2015-16 play-off game.
  13. ^ Old Guildfordians are currently known as Guildford Rugby Club.
  14. ^ one of Reeds Weybridge titles includes when club was known as Old Reedonians.

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