Outdoor League Structure

At the Northerns Council meeting held on 15 February 2024 the decision was taken to revert to a league structure that was used several years ago.  In essence, this entails teams being allocated to leagues containing eight teams each (with possibly a different number in the lowest league, depending on the number of entries received), whereafter they will play a single round-robin.  At the end of this round-robin, the top four teams in the premier league remain in the premier league and play a double round-robin to determine the premier league winners.  The bottom four premier league teams are then combined with the top four teams in the second league to form a league which plays a single round-robin to determine a winner.  This process is repeated with all lower teams with the structure of the lowest league dependent on the number of teams entered.

League Composition for second half of 2024 season

Based on results for the first half of the 2024 season, the league structure for the second half of the season will be as follows (in ranking order):

Premier League
MenWomen
PHSOB 1NWU
Tuks 1Tuks 1
NWUPhoenix 1
Chippas 1Harlequins 1
Reserve League
Phoenix 1Harlequins 2
PHSOB 2Tuks 2
Tuks 2PHSOB 1
Harlequins 1Chippas 1
TUT 1Tuks 3
Chippas 2Harlequins FB
RustenburgTUT 1
Tuks 3Nova 1
Second League
MenWomen
Nova 1Harlequins FA
PHSOB 3Chippas 2
Harlequins 2PHSOB 2
PHSOB 4Harlequins ST
Chippas 3DTSA
Harlequins 5Tuks 4
TUT 2Chippas 3
DTSATUT 2
Third League
MenWomen
Harlequins 3PHSOB 3
Nova 2PHSOB 4
Harlequins 4Nova 2
PHSOB 5Harlequins Youth 1
Harlequins SP
AROS
Harlequins Youth 2
Nova 3

League Composition for first half of 2024 season

Based on results for the 2023 season, as well as the entries received for 2024, the league structure for the first half of 2024 will be as follows (in ranking order):

Premier League
MenWomen
PHSOB 1Tuks 1
Tuks 1Phoenix 1
NWUNWU
Tuks 2Harlequins 1
Chippas 1Tuks 2
Harlequins 1Chippas 1
Phoenix 1PHSOB 1
PHSOB 2Harlequins 2
Second League
MenWomen
TUT 1Harlequins FB
Nova 1TUT 1
PHSOB 3Nova 1
Chippas 2Tuks 3
PHSOB 4Harlequins FA
Tuks 3Chippas 2
Harlequins 2PHSOB 2
RustenburgHarlequins ST
Third League
MenWomen
Chippas 3Tuks 4
DTSATUT 2
Harlequins 3DTSA
Nova 2Chippas 3
TUT 2Harlequins Youth 1
Harlequins 4Nova 2
PHSOB 5
Harlequins 5
Fourth League
MenWomen
Harlequins Youth 2
Harlequins SP
PHSOB 3
PHSOB 4
Nova 3
AROS