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.
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Following the formation of British Amateur Rugby League Association in 1973, local District Leagues got together and pooled their resources. The Pennine league was formed by a merger of Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Oldham and Rochdale districts.
For the 2011–2012 season, there will be 106 teams within the Pennine League structure, organised into nine divisions. The number of teams has increased by 24 over the past four years in large part due to the demise of the CMS Yorkshire League.
There are also three cup competitions:
- The Pennine Presidents Cup (Premier Division to Div 1)
- The Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy (Divisions 2 to 4)
- The Pennine Supplementary Cup (Divisions 5 to 7)
The winners of the Premier League are entered into the Challenge Cup First qualifying round in the following season.
The current league structure is as follows:
Division Six West 2014/15Edit
Notes: Siddal, Shaw Cross, Eastmoor Dragons and Castleford Panthers enter their first team in the National Conference League.
- 2013/14 Hunslet Old boys
- 2012/3 Keighley
- 2012/3 Methley Royals
- 2012/3 Illingworth
- 2012/3 West Leeds
- 2012/3 Siddal
- 2012/3 Hanging Heaton
- 2012/3 West Bowling A
- 2012/3 Garforth Tigers
Pennine Presidents CupEdit
- 2016/17 Fryston Warriors
Andrew Bennett Memorial TrophyEdit
- 2016/17 Brighouse Rangers
Pennine Supplementary CupEdit
- 2016/17 Allerton Bywater