There were 24 Divisions in last season’s Admiral-backed programme from Championship downwards involving 275 clubs. For 2022-23, the numbers will rise to 25 Divisions, with Division 3 North being split into two to accommodate more teams who will now compete in 3 North East and 3 North West.
There is also a rebrand of the titles in East, East Central and West Central Divisions with numbers replacing letters. In the East, there will be six divisions encompassing 66 clubs and there will be five each in East Central (56 clubs) and West Central (60 clubs)
The four divisions in the North will feature 42 teams, which will include 2nd XV sides from 11 clubs. In the West, there will be four divisions involving 48 clubs, with Divisions 3A and 3B remaining as they are.