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Structure of Midlands Leagues confirmed

22 May 2012

  • Malvern level-transferred to South West
  • Sandbach and Northwich brought into Midlands Leagues

The Midlands Leagues structure for the 2012/13 season has been confirmed.

The major changes see Malvern moved from National Three Midlands to National Three South West with Sandbach level transferred into SSE National Three Midlands from the North.

Ampthill & District return to SSE National Three Midlands from the equivalent league in London & SE.

Northwich have also been level transferred into the Midlands from the North and will compete in Midlands One West. Luton have been level transferred to London & SE from Midlands One East.

Manchester, who were relegated from National Three Midlands this season, have returned to the North.

The other level transfers are at level seven in the league pyramid, with Silhillians moving to Midlands Two West (North) from Midlands Two West (South) and Nuneaton OE switching from Midlands Two East (North) to Midlands Two East (South).

Hereford-based Greyhound will compete in Midlands Five West (South) next season having opted to rejoin the Midlands Leagues after a spell in the Gloucestershire Leagues.

Three more clubs – Bingham, Bourne and North Hykeham – have rejoined the leagues and will compete in Midlands Five East (North) next season.

Keresley, who withdrew from Midlands Three West (South) midway through this season will rejoin the leagues in Midlands Four West (South) next season.

Midlands Leagues structure 2012/13:

National Three Midlands: Ampthill & District, Bournville, Broadstreet, Derby, Hinckley, Longton, Mansfield, Newport, Nuneaton, Sandbach, Scunthorpe, South Leicester, Sutton Coldfield, Syston.

Midlands One West: Barkers’ Butts, Berkswell & Balsall, Burton, Camp Hill, Hereford, Lichfield, Ludlow, Northwich, Old Halesonians, Stoke, Stratford, Walsall, Whitchurch, Worcester Wanderers.

Midlands One East: Bedford Athletic, Ilkeston, Kettering, Loughborough, Market Bosworth, Market Rasen & Louth, Matlock, Newark, Old Northamptonians, Paviors, Peterborough, Peterborough Lions, Spalding, Towcestrians.

Midlands Two West (North): Aston OE, Bridgnorth, Leek, Lordswood Dixonians, Moseley Oak, Old Saltleians, Silhillians, Spartans, Stafford, Tamworth, Veseyans, Wolverhampton.

Midlands Two West (South): Banbury, Bedworth, Droitwich, Dunlop, Earlsdon, Kenilworth, Kidderminster Carolians, Leamington, Newbold on Avon, Old Laurentians, Shipston on Stour, Upton on Severn.

Midlands Two East (North): Ashbourne, Aylestone St James, Bakewell Mannerians, Belgrave, Coalville, Dronfield, Leicester Forest, Melton Mowbray, Nottingham Casuals, Nuneaton OE, Oakham, Sleaford.

Midlands Two East (South): Biggleswade, Bugbrooke, Dunstablians, Huntingdon, Leighton Buzzard, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Northampton BBOB, Northampton Old Scouts, Oadby Wyggestonians, Vipers, Wellingborough.

Midlands Three West (North): Bloxwich, Burntwood, Cleobury Mortimer, Eccleshall, Edwardians, Handsworth, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, Stourbridge Lions, Wednesbury, Willenhall, Yardley & District.

Midlands Three West (South): Cheltenham North, Evesham, Kings Norton, Ledbury, Old Coventrians, Old Leamingtonians, Old Wheatleyans, Pershore, Pinley, Redditch, Southam, Woodrush.

Midlands Three East (North): Amber Valley, Ashby, Belper, East Retford, Grimsby, Kesteven, Lincoln, Melbourne, Mellish, Nottingham Moderns, Southwell, West Bridgford.

Midlands Three East (South): Daventry, Deepings, Long Buckby, Northampton Casuals, Northampton Mens Own, Old Newtonians, Queens, Rugby St Andrews, Rushden & Higham, Stamford, Stewarts & Lloyds, Stockwood Park.

Midlands Four West (North): Barton under Needwood, Bishops Castle & Onny Valley, Bromyard, Cannock, Clee Hill, Five Ways OE, Harborne, Market Drayton, Telford Hornets, Tenbury, Uttoxeter.

Midlands Four West (South): Alcester, Atherstone, Birmingham CS, Claverdon, Coventrians, Coventry Welsh, Harbury, Keresley, Manor Park, Old Yardleians, Warwickians.

Midlands Four East (North): Ashfield, Boston, Chesterfield Panthers, Cleethorpes, Horncastle, Keyworth, Long Eaton, Notts Boots Corsairs, Nottinghamians, Skegness, Tupton, Worksop.

Midlands Four East (South): Aylestone Athletic, Bedford Swifts, Brackley, Corby, Oundle, St Ives, St Neots, Stamford College OB, Stoneygate, Thorney, Wellingborough OG, Westwood.

Midlands Five West (North): Aldridge, Birmingham Barbarians, Essington, Rugeley, St Leonards, Stourport on Severn, Warley, Wheaton Aston, Whittington.

Midlands Five West (South): Birmingham Exiles, Copsewood, Coventry Technical, Greyhound, Rugby Welsh, Stoke OB, Trinity Guild, Wellesbourne.

Midlands Five East (North): Bingham, Bourne, Castle Donington, Creswell Crusaders, East Leake, Leesbrook, Meden Vale, North Hykeham, Ollerton, Rolls Royce, University of Derby.