Midlands leagues re-structuring http://www.rfu.com/index.cfm/fuseaction ... ryID/22722
MIDLANDS One will be renamed National Three Midlands for the 2009/10 season as part of league restructuring.
The change in title follows the introduction of a 12-club Championship to replace the current 16-team National One.
The current National Two and National Three North and South will be renamed National One and Two with the top four regional leagues - including Midlands One - becoming National Three competitions.
The new National Three Midlands will have a bonus points system for the first time, in line with the other National Leagues, and the division has been increased from 12 to 14 clubs.
Sheffield Tigers will play in National Three Midlands next season having been transferred from North One to balance the numbers. Sheffield Tigers will replace Chester who have been level transferred back into the new National Three North after a season in Midlands One.
The other level transfer in the Midlands is in the new Midlands Two West (North) where Derbyshire Ashbourne have moved across from Midlands Two East (North).
Leagues at level six - the renamed Midlands One West and Midlands One East - have also been increased from 12 to 14 club divisions, but leagues at levels seven and eight (Midlands Two and Midlands Three in the new structure) remain at 12 clubs.
There will be smaller leagues at levels nine and ten, the bottom two tiers of the league structure, as a result of the need to promote more clubs higher up the league pyramid.
As a consequence Midlands Four and Five East (South) will be combined and will operate on a conference system involving 14 clubs.
Midlands Leagues 2009/10:
National Three Midlands: Ampthill, Bedford Athletic, Bromsgrove, Hereford, Hinckley, Kenilworth, Kettering, Longton, Luctonians, Malvern, Newport, Peterborough, Sheffield Tigers, South Leicester.
Midlands One West: Bournville, Burton, Camp Hill, Cheltenham North, Dudley Kingswinford, Leamington, Nuneaton OE, Old Halesonians, Solihull, Stoke on Trent, Stratford, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Whitchurch.
Midlands One East: Derby, Dunstablians, Ilkeston, Leighton Buzzard, Mansfield, Market Bosworth, Matlock, Newark, Old Northamptonians, Paviors, Scunthorpe, Stewarts & Lloyds, Syston, Wellingborough.
Midlands Two West (North): Ashbourne, Aston OE, Bridgnorth, Dixonians, Lichfield, Ludlow, Old Saltleians, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stourbridge Lions, Willenhall, Wolverhampton.
Midlands Two West (South): Barkers' Butts, Bedworth, Berkswell & Balsall, Droitwich, Earlsdon, Kidderminster Carolians, Newbold-on-Avon, Old Coventrians, Old Laurentians, Silhillians, Spartans, Worcester Wanderers.
Midlands Two East (North): Bakewell Mannerians, Belgrave, Coalville, Grimsby, Lincoln, Loughborough, Market Rasen & Louth, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham Moderns, Sleaford, Spalding, West Bridgford.
Midlands Two East (South): Aylestone St James, Banbury, Huntingdon, Leicester Forest, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Northampton BBOB, Northampton Old Scouts, Old Newtonians, Peterborough Lions, Towcestrians, Vipers.
Midlands Three West (North): Bishops Castle & OV, Bloxwich, Burntwood, Handsworth, Leek, Moseley Oak, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Old Yardleians, Tamworth, Telford Hornets, Veseyans, Wednesbury.
Midlands Three West (South): Dunlop, Edwardians, Harbury, Kings Norton, Ledbury, Old Leamingtonians, Pershore, Redditch, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Upton on Severn, Woodrush.
Midlands Three East (North): Amber Valley, Ashby, Ashfield, Barton & District, Boston, Kesteven, Melbourne, Mellish, Nottingham Casuals, Oakham, Southwell, Worksop.
Midlands Three East (South): Bedford Swifts, Brackley, Bugbrooke, Daventry, Deepings, Long Buckby, Northampton Casuals, Northampton Mens Own, Queens, Rugby St Andrews, Stockwood Park, Vauxhall Motors.
Midlands Four West (North): Barton under Needwood, Cannock, Cleobury Mortimer, Eccleshall, Essington, Harborne, Old Griffinians, Rugeley, St Leonards, Yardley & District.
Midlands Four West (South): Alcester, Birmingham Exiles, Coventry Welsh, Dudley Wasps, Evesham, Keresley, Manor Park, Pinley, Rugby Welsh, Stoke OB.
Midlands Four East (North): Belper, Castle Donnington, Chesterfield Panthers, Cleethorpes, Dronfield, East Leake, East Retford, Leesbrook, Nottinghamians, Rolls Royce, Skegness, Uttoxeter.
Midlands Four & Five East (South): Aylestone Athletic, Biggleswade, Kempston, Oadby Wyggestonians, Oundle, Rushden & Higham, St Ives, St Neots, Stamford, Stamford College OB, Stoneygate, Thorney, Wellingborough OG, Westwood.
Midlands Five West (North): Aldridge, Five Ways OE, Hanford, Market Drayton, Stone, Warley, Wheaton Aston, Whittington.
Midlands Five West (South West): Birmingham CS, Bredon Star, Bromyard, Chaddesley Corbett, Claverdon, Clee Hill, Highley, Stourport on Severn, Tenbury Wells.
Midlands Five West (South East): Atherstone, Copsewood, Coventrians, Coventry Saracens, Coventry Technical, Old Wheatleyans, Trinity Guild, Warwickian, Wellesbourne.
Midlands Five East (North): All Spartans OB, Keyworth, Long Eaton, Meden Vale, North Hykeham, Notts Boots Corsairs, Ollerton, Tupton, University of Derby.