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West League format - Season 2012/2013

6 years ago By Alan Cameron

We have been advised by the SRU of the following league structure for next season.


Two West Region clubs, Kilmarnock and Garnock, have dropped from the 2011-2012 National League into the West Regional League for next season. Therefore, following the format agreed by the West League clubs’ meeting at Cambuslang RFC on 28 September 2011, the 2012-2013 West League will comprise the following:

Division 1 - 10 clubs
Division 2 - 12 clubs
Division 3 - 10 clubs
Division 4 - 9 clubs

A supplementary message will be sent to the Division 2 clubs regarding the format for the 12-team league.

Here is the full list of which clubs will be playing in what divisions next season:

Division 1Division 2Division 3Division 4
GarnockWaysiders/D’pellierOban LorneCumnock
MarrStewartryCarrick or MillbraeStrathclyde Police
GHKCambuslangLoch LomondMoffat
IrvineStrathendrickIsle of MullHyndland
Glasgow AcciesLenziePaisleyBishopton
East KilbrideClydebankClydesdaleCowal
Newton StewartCumbernauldJordanhill PhoenixMid Argyll
Allan Glen’sStrathavenLanarkRenfrew
HelensburghWigtownshireIsle of Arran
Carrick or Millbrae

The runners-up position in the current season’s third division has yet to be settled. That should have been decided by the result of the Millbrae v Clydesdale match on Saturday (5 May). However, that match was not played.

Renfrew have returned to the West League and have been included in Division 4.

However, Braidholm have dropped out of the league, though advising that an application may be made for a return in 2013-2014. Glasgow East decided not to go ahead with a provisional request to join the league.


Following the format defined in the Scottish Rugby Council’s Season Structure Working Party 2011 report, which was accepted by Scottish Rugby’s annual general meeting last June, the Cup, Shield and Bowl competitions will again be run initially on a regional basis. The West Regional Shield will be contested by the 22 clubs in the West League’s first and second divisions: similarly, the West Regional Bowl will be contested by the 19 clubs in the third and fourth divisions. The ultimate winners of each will go on to contest the national semi-finals.

If you have questions regarding the above information on the 2012-2013 competitions, please contact John Gillies, the West Region Administrator, or Bill McMurtrie, the West Regional Competitions Committee’s convener.

John Gillies 07764 178 954
Bill McMurtrie 07774 687 115

Promotion and Relegation

West Division 1
Champions Marr (though no promotion)
Relegated to Division 2 Annan, Waysiders/Drumpellier, and Stewartry

West Division 2
Champions Helensburgh (promoted to Division 1)
Relegated to Division 3 Uddingston and Oban Lorne

West Division 3
Promoted to Division 2 McLaren (champions) and either Carrick or Millbrae
Relegated to Division 4 Birkmyre and Cumnock

West Division 4
Promoted to Division 3 Lanark (champions) and Isle of Arran

Where next?

Club AGM The AGM will be held at 7.00pm on the 25th of May. It is important that all members attend and have a say in the wellbeing of the club.
Clydebank Titans tournament Come and support the Titans on their home turf on the 29th of April at 12.30 for their inaugural Festival of rugby sponsored by Arnold Clark


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