Pennine League


Pennine League

Infobox sports league
current_season =
logo=Pennine league logo.png pixels = 200px
caption = Pennine League logo
sport=Rugby league
founded=1974
teams=80
country=ENG
champion=Halifax Irish
TV =
website = [http://www.pennineleague.co.uk/ pennineleague.co.uk]
The Pennine Amateur Rugby League, or Pennine League is a rugby league competition for amateur open-age clubs that runs from September to April. The clubs are drawn from West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the east of Lancashire.

The league is run by the British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA). Teams from the Pennine League can apply for election to the National Conference League if they meet minimum criteria.

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As of 2006-2007, there are eighty-two teams organised into seven divisions and there are also three cup competitions : The Pennine Presidents Cup (for Premier Division and Division One teams); The Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy (for Division Two, Three and Four teams) and The Pennine Supplementary Cup (for Division Five and Six teams).

The current league structure is as follows:-

Premier Division
Clayton
Drighlington
Elland
Halifax Irish
Keighley Albion
St Josephs
Keighley Town
New Earswick All Blacks
Queensbury
Sharlston Rovers
Division One
Birkenshaw
Crigglestone All Blacks
Dodworth
Greetland All Rounders
Illingworth
Kippax Welfare
Moldgreen
Park Amateurs
St Josephs
Thornhill Trojans A
Victoria Rangers
Westgate Redoubt
Division Two
Ackworth Jaguars
Boothtown Terriers
Calder Valley
Dearne Valley Bulldogs
Dudley Hill A *
Emley Moor
Morley Borough
Newsome Panthers
Odsal Sedbergh
Ovenden A
Stanningley A
West Bowling A
Division Three
Bank Top Harriers
Elland A
Hoyland Vikings
Lindley Swifts
Littleborough
Queensbury A
Rotherham Roosters
Selby Warriors
Silsden Park Rangers
Undercliffe
Wyke
York Acorn A
Division Four
Brighouse Rangers A
Drighlington A *
Hollinwood
Liversedge
Meltham All Blacks
Sharlston Rovers A
Slaithwaite Saracens
Stainland Stags
Underbank Rangers
Wetherby Bulldogs
Whitehall Warriors
Wortley Dragons
Division Five
Clayton A
Guiseley Rangers
Halifax Irish A
Keighley Town A
Moldgreen A
Park Amateurs A *
Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks
Siddal B
Thornton
West Craven Warriors
Woodhouse Warriors
York Groves
Division Six
Cowling Harlequins
Greetland All Rounders A
Grimethorpe
Harehills
Hoyland Vikings A
Keighley Albion A
Slaithwaite A
St Josephs A
West Leeds
Whitworth Spartans
Wibsey Warriors
Wyke A

* failed to complete season

ee also

* British Amateur Rugby League Association
* British rugby league system
* National Conference League
* North West Counties
* CMS Yorkshire league
* Cumberland League
* Hull & District League
* Barrow & District League

External links

* [http://www.pennineleague.co.uk Official website - latest results and tables]
* [http://www.barla.org.uk BARLA Official Website]


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