Yorkshire Division One
Current season or competition:
2019–20
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SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Number of teams14
CountryEngland
HoldersOld Brodleians (2019–20)
Most titlesBridlington, Driffield, Malton & Norton, Old Brodleians, Pocklington, Wheatley Hills (2 titles)
WebsiteWebsite
Related competitionDurham/Northumberland 1
Promotion toNorth 1 East
Relegation toYorkshire 2

Yorkshire Division One is an English rugby union division, the seventh tier of the domestic competition, and the top level for local rugby union in parts of Yorkshire. The champions are automatically promoted to North 1 East, a division with a wider geographical area that also encompasses northeast England. The runners-up participate in a playoff against the 2nd place team from the equivalent regional league, Durham/Northumberland 1, for promotion to North 1 East. The bottom two clubs are relegated to Yorkshire 2.

Each season a team from Yorkshire 1 is picked to take part in the RFU Intermediate Cup - a national competition for clubs at level 7.

2021–22 season

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 2020 the RFU announced [1] that due to the coronavirus pandemic a decision had been taken to cancel Adult Competitive Leagues (National League 1 and below) for the 2020/21 season meaning Yorkshire 1 was not contested.

2019–20 season

2018–19 season

2017–18 season

2016–17 season

2015–16 season

Yorkshire 1 is located in Yorkshire and the Humber
Bradford Salem
Bradford Salem
Bridlington
Bridlington
Heath
Heath
Hullensians
Hullensians
Malton & Norton
Malton & Norton
North Ribblesdale
North Ribblesdale
Old Crossleyans
Old Crossleyans
Selby
Selby
West Park Leeds
West Park Leeds
Yarnbury
Yarnbury
Locations of the 2015–16 Yorkshire 1 teams
Team Ground Capacity City/Area Previous season
Bradford & Bingley Wagon Lane 4,000 Bingley, West Yorkshire
Bradford Salem Shay Lane Heaton, Bradford, West Yorkshire
Bridlington Dukes Park Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire
Heath West Vale Greetland, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hullensians Springhead Lane Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Malton & Norton The Gannock Malton, North Yorkshire
North Ribblesdale Grove Park Settle, North Yorkshire
Old Brodleians Woodhead Hipperholme, West Yorkshire
Old Crossleyans Broomfield Avenue Halifax, West Yorkshire
Scarborough Silver Royd 4500 (322 seats) Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Selby Sandhill Lane Selby, North Yorkshire
West Park Leeds The Sycamores Leeds, West Yorkshire
Yarnbury Brownberrie Lane Horsforth, West Yorkshire
York Clifton Park York, North Yorkshire

2014–15 season

2013–14 season

2012–13 season

Original teams

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

Yorkshire 1 honours

Yorkshire 1 (1987–1993)

The original Yorkshire 1 was a tier 9 league with promotion up to North East 2 and relegation down to Yorkshire 2.

Yorkshire 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1987–88 11 Roundhegians Bramley Scarborough, York Railway Institute
1988–89 11 Bramley West Park Bramhope Moortown, Goole
1989–90 11 West Park Bramhope Driffield Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
1990–91 11 Bridlington Driffield Barnsley
1991–92 11 Driffield Doncaster[b] No relegation[c]
1992–93 13 Goole Bradford Salem Castleford
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Yorkshire 1 (1993–2000)

The creation of National 5 North for the 1993–94 season meant that Yorkshire 1 dropped to become a tier 10 league. A further restructure at the end of the 1995–96 season, which included the cancellation of National 5 North and the addition of North East 3 at tier 9, saw Yorkshire 1 remain at tier 10 with promotion to the new North 3 East league.

Yorkshire 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1993–94 13 North Ribblesdale Wheatley Hills York Railway Institute
1994–95 13 Wheatley Hills Wath upon Dearne Hemsworth
1995–96 13 Pocklington Old Otliensians Sheffield Oaks, Halifax Vandals, Barnsley, Castleford[d]
1996–97 10 Yarnbury Ilkley Wibsey[e]
1997–98 10 Bradford Salem Northallerton Moortown
1998–99[3] 10 Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Castleford Old Otliensians, Malton & Norton, Bramley Phoenix
1999–00[4] 10 West Leeds Leodiensian Thornensians, Hemsworth, Ilkley
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Yorkshire 1 (2000–present)

Northern league restructuring by the RFU at the end of the 1999-2000 season saw the cancellation of North East 1, North East 2 and North East 3 (tiers 7-9). This meant that Yorkshire 1 became a tier 7 league, with promotion to North 2 East (currently North 1 East).

Yorkshire 1
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[5] 12 Cleckheaton Wheatley Hills Ripon, Keighley, Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
2001–02[6] 12 Hull Scarborough Pocklington, West Park Leeds, Beverley
2002–03[7] 12 Bridlington Mariners[f] York Sheffield Tigers, North Ribblesdale, Wheatley Hills
2003–04[8] 12 Malton & Norton Pontefract Scarborough, Old Brodleians
2004–05[9] 12 Beverley Wheatley Hills Yarnbury, Dinnington
2005–06[10] 12 Sheffield Tigers Old Crossleyans Goole, Selby
2006–07[11] 12 Pontefract York Wheatley Hills, Old Brodleians
2007–08[12] 12 Sandal Ilkley Redcar, Huddersfield Y.M.C.A.
2008–09[13] 12 Old Brodleians Bridlington Glossop
2009–10[14] 14 Wheatley Hills Sheffield Skipton, Yarnbury
2010–11[15] 14 Malton & Norton Sheffield Bradford Salem, Selby
2011–12[16] 14 Pocklington Keighley Castleford
2012–13[17] 14 Driffield Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Knottingley, Barnsley
2013–14[18] 14 Ilkley Dinnington Acklam, Keighley
2014–15[19] 14 Doncaster Phoenix Malton & Norton Wath Upon Dearne, Pontefract
2015–16[20] 14 Bradford & Bingley Malton & Norton West Park Leeds, Old Crossleyans
2016–17[21] 14 Bridlington West Leeds Acklam, Yarnbury
2017–18[22] 14 York Scarborough Wheatley Hills, North Ribblesdale
2018–19[23] 14 Moortown Heath Guisborough, Old Rishworthians
2019–20[24] 14 Brodleians Heath Hullensians, Keighley
2020–21 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Durham/Northumberland 1 and Yorkshire 1 for the third and final promotion place to North 1 East. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2019–20 season Yorkshire 1 teams have been the most successful with thirteen wins to the Durham/Northumberland 1 teams six; and the home side have won ten times to the away sides nine.

Durham/Northumberland 1 v Yorkshire 1 promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[25] Wheatley Hills (Y) 21-19 Percy Park (DN)[27] Brunel Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
2001–02[28] Ashington (DN) 17-23 Scarborough (Y) Recreation Ground, Ashington, Northumberland
2002–03[29] York (Y) 29-15 Hartlepool Rovers (DN) Clifton Park, York, North Yorkshire
2003–04[30] Alnwick (DN) 25-18 Pontefract (Y) Greensfield, Alnwick, Northumberland
2004–05[31] Durham City (DN) 26-13 Wheatley Hills (Y) Hollow Drift, Durham, County Durham
2005–06[32] Malton & Norton (DN) 19-39 Old Crossleyans (Y) The Gannock, Malton, North Yorkshire
2006–07[33] Sunderland (DN) 16-18 York (Y) Ashbrooke Sports Club, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
2007–08[34] Northern (DN) 24-28 Ilkley (Y) McCracken Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2008–09[35] Percy Park (DN) 36-3 Bridlington (Y) Preston Avenue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
2009–10[36] Team Northumbria (DN) 34-13 Sheffield (Y) Coach Lane Sports Ground, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2010–11[37] Darlington (DN) 17-18 Sheffield (Y) Blackwell Meadows, Darlington, County Durham
2011–12[38] Alnwick (DN) 16-18 Keighley (Y) Greensfield, Alnwick, Northumberland
2012–13[39] Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. (Y) 33-12 Guisborough (DN) Laund Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
2013–14[40] Dinnington (Y) 34-20 (aet) Guisborough (DN) Lodge Lane, Dinnington, South Yorkshire
2014–15[41] Morpeth (DN) 14-11 Malton & Norton (Y) Mitford Road, Morpeth, Northumberland
2015–16[42] Middlesbrough (DN) 17-25 Malton & Norton (Y) Acklam Park, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
2016–17[43] South Shields Westoe (DN) 14-19 West Leeds (Y) Wood Terrace, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
2017–18[44] Durham City (DN) AWO[g] Scarborough (Y) Hollow Drift, Durham, County Durham
2018–19[45] West Hartlepool (DN) 24-23 Heath (Y) Brinkburn, Hartlepool, County Durham
2019–20 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Best ranked runner up - Heath (Y) - promoted instead.
2020–21
Green background is the promoted team. DN = Durham/Northumberland 1 and Y = Yorkshire 1

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ West Park Bramhope are currently known as West Park Leeds.[2]
  2. ^ 3rd place Cleckheaton were also promoted.
  3. ^ League restructuring due to the cancellation of Yorkshire 6 ahead of the 1992–93 season, meant no clubs were relegated and five clubs would be promoted from Yorkshire 2.
  4. ^ Yorkshire league restructuring due to reintroduction of Yorkshire 6 ahead of the 1996–97 season meant that four clubs were relegated into Yorkshire 2.
  5. ^ Relegated side Wibsey would drop out of the Yorkshire leagues at the end of the season.
  6. ^ The Bridlington Mariners are the 2nd XV of Bridlington RUFC.
  7. ^ Scarborough won by default as Durham City were unable to raise a team.[44]
  8. ^ Bridlington have actually won Yorkshire 1 three times - twice by their 1st XV, the other by the 2nd XV (Bridlington Mariners).
  9. ^ Bridlington Mariners are the 2nd XV of Bridlington RUFC.
  10. ^ Not to be confused with West Park Leeds.
  11. ^ West Park Bramhope are currently known as West Park Leeds.

See also

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