Hemel Stags to join Co-operative Championship One in 2013

The Rugby Football League has today confirmed that Hemel Stags will join the Co-operative Championship One competition in 2013.

The Stags will line up with Northampton and two other clubs who have yet to be announced in making the step up to semi-professional level in a re-vamped Championship One from next season.

The Hertfordshire club’s elevation is part of the RFL’s strategic objective to develop the sport’s geographical footprint by giving more players the opportunity to play in the Championships.