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Courage League
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Regional Division 1

Courage League - Division 4 1996/97

Overview
Points were awarded as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
Teams were divided in 2 groups with geographical criteria. In each group the first team of the table was promoted to National League 1 (former National League 3) and the 2 worst of north group and the 4 worst of south group were relegated to Lower Leagues.

The league was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

Regular season
North
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Worcester Warriors49262330833378455Promoted
2Birmingham & Solihull38261907746391355
3Preston Grasshoppers36261727568394174
4Manchester33261619763514249
5Sandal31261511061857246
6Stourbridge292614111704579125
7Winnington Park29261411164156576
8Sheffield26261221249645145
9Kendal23261111454145190
10Aspatria212610115616713-97
11Lichfield202610016544713-169
12Nuneaton17268117457670-213
13Hereford8264022287970-683Relegated
14Stoke on Trent4262024391854-463


South
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Newbury Blues502525001170295875Promoted
2Henley Hawks40261925754477277
3Barking33261619740496244
4Camberley32261529688513175
5Cheltenham32261529559420139
6Plymouth Albion292613310709591118
7Metropolitan Police292614111659558101
8Weston Super Mare2426120145035012
9Tabard232610313511557-46
10North Walsham212610115426604-178
11Berry Hill202610016425643-218Relegated
12High Wycombe17268117560707-147
13Charlton Park72631223511140-789
14Askeans5252122340893-553