Region 1 has been in existence for approximately 30 years and it constitutes counties from across the North East of England. Over the years we have had counties from as north as Northumberland and as south as South Yorkshire. At present our region consists of Cleveland, Durham, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northumberland counties.
Our players are talented and dedicated to the sport and this has been shown by the increase of England Team members and Inter County finalists. At present our region has 1 man and 3 ladies in their respective England teams. We also have an U21 England player, an U18 England player and 2 Senior England team players, of which one was the World Champion 2011.
At the Inter County Finals in Gt Yarmouth our region always competes to the highest standard with Cleveland Youth team becoming Inter County National Champions in 2012 having been Inter County R/up in 2011. The Cleveland Ladies team were Inter County R/up in 2011.
The KO Cup (which has only been in existence since 2010) has seen Region 1 Ladies Teams stamp their authority and put the region on the map by winning the competition in all 3 years – Cleveland Ladies in 2012 and 2010 and South Yorkshire Ladies in 2011. In the 1st year following a wild card entry and great matches the final was a Region 1 final – Cleveland Ladies v North Yorkshire Ladies.