THE structure for the Yorkshire Men’s League 2013 season has been confirmed – with York Acorn ARLC ‘A’ lining up in the premier divisionn.

The Blue and Golds second string will be joined by newcomers Bramley Buffaloes and Kippax Knights in a ten-team division, which will not feature defending champions Fryston Warriors.

The Castleford-based club experienced a series of disciplinary issues in last year and did not reapply.

Heworth ‘A’, York Lokos and Scarborough Pirates ‘B’ are in group two, while Selby Warriors ‘A’ are one of four new sides confirming their places into the entry league.

Scarborough Pirates ‘A’ will play in group one.

Yorkshire Men’s League chairman Stuart Sheard said: “We made a lot of progress in our first season and are looking forward to continuing that in 2013.

“I would like to welcome all the new teams into our league and am sure they will play their part in a successful campaign.

“We have expanded the premier division to ten teams and it looks set to be a very competitive season in the top flight.

“We hope to organise a pre-season cup competition for any interested sides as they prepare for their league campaigns.”

There is still time for teams to join the entry league, with the deadline for applications set for Friday, March 8.

Anyone interested should phone Yorkshire regional development officer Chris Spurr on 07515 753680 or email

• All games in the Pennine League were postponed on Saturday.