Bromsgrove have appealed the decision to level transfer them from National Three Midlands to National Three South West next season.
The need for a Level transfer was caused by there being, in Level Five – subsequent to promotions, relegations and play-offs – 16 clubs in the North, 13 clubs in the Midlands and 13 clubs in the SW.
The decision was made by the Midlands Division Organising Committee, having been obliged to follow RFU Regulations, which included calculating distances to the home grounds of the other National Three South West clubs by a number of National Three Midlands clubs to find the club that provided the South West clubs with the least amount of travelling.
Bromsgrove have now lodged an appeal against the MDOC’s decision with the RFU, and a final decision on where they will play their rugby next season will not now be known until the findings of an RFU Appeals panel is released.
As a consequence the publication of next season’s league fixtures for National Three Midlands will not be made until Bromsgrove’s appeal has been heard.