Northern Premier League Division One North

Northern Premier League Division One North
Northern Premier League Division One North
Countries  England
Founded 2007
Number of teams 22
Level on pyramid Level 8
Promotion to NPL Premier Division
Relegation to Northern League Division One
NWCL Premier Division
NCEL Premier Division
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Trophy
Challenge Cup
President's Cup
Chairman's Cup
Peter Swales Shield
Current champions Chester F.C.
Website Official website

Division One North is one of the two second-tier divisions of the Northern Premier League. It is at tier 4 of the National League System, tier 8 of the English football league system. For sponsorship reasons, it is also referred to as the Evo-Stik League Division One North.

The league currently covers the english regions of the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The split of the Northern Premier League First Division resulted in the creation of the Division One North and the Division One South. The division began play at the start of the 2007–08, initially with 18 teams.

At the end of the season, the champion of the league is promoted to the Northern Premier Division. The teams placed 2nd to 5th engaged in a playoff to determine which team is also promoted. The teams placed 22nd and 23rd are relegated to level 9.[1]


League system

The League operates a double round robin system, where each team plays each other team twice, once at home and once away. After 42 games the team that are placed top of the league will automatically be promoted to the Northern Premier League Premier Division and the two teams at the bottom of the league will be relegated to one of the feeder leagues (Usually either the North West Counties, Northern Counties East or Northern League).

The teams placed 2nd to 5th will play off for the final promotion spot.

However, for the 1st season of the new division in 2007–08 season, when the league originally split from its traditional one division into a Division North and Division South, the league operated with 18 teams, leading to splitting the league into two separate groups of nine teams each. Each team would play each team in their own group three times (once at home, once away then an extra game where each team received an extra four home games) and play the teams in the other group home and away once each.

This changed back to the traditional format in 2008–09 when more teams entered the league.

Current clubs

Finishing position 2010–11
AFC Fylde 5th
Bamber Bridge 7th
Cammell Laird 19th
Ossett Town 21st in Premier Division
Farsley 1st in NCEFL League
Clitheroe 6th
Curzon Ashton 4th
Durham City 17th
Garforth Town 13th
Harrogate Railway Athletic 20th
Lancaster City 7th
Mossley 15th
Ossett Albion 22nd (reprieved from relegation)
Prescot Cables 21st
Radcliffe Borough 18th
Salford City 12th
Skelmersdale United 2nd
Trafford 14th
Wakefield 16th
Warrington Town 9th
Witton Albion 10th
Woodley Sports 11th

Past Champions

From 1987 until 2007, the league was united and just known as the Northern Premier League First Division, before being split into North and South subsections. Here are the champions from when the league was just the NPL First Division.

League Summaries

Season Winners Promoted Playoffs Relegated
2007–08 Bradford Park Avenue Bradford Park Avenue
FC United of Manchester
FC United of Manchester
Skelmersdale United
Curzon Ashton
Bamber Bridge
Bridlington Town
2008–09 Durham City Durham City
Newcastle Blue Star
Skelmersdale United
Newcastle Blue Star
Colwyn Bay
Curzon Ashton
No Relegation
2009–10 FC Halifax Town FC Halifax Town
Colwyn Bay
Lancaster City
Colwyn Bay
Curzon Ashton
Skelmersdale United
Rossendale United
2010–11 Chester Chester
Skelmersdale United
Curzon Ashton
AFC Fylde
No relegation

See Also


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