RLEF REVEALS NEW COMPETITION STRUCTURE

From Phil Capalan, RLEF Media The RLEF has introduced European Championship branding to its three-tiers of official competition, aligning the organisation with the majority of European sports. The European Cup will now be known as the European Championship, while the Shield and Bowl are replaced by European Championship B and European Championship C. The latter two competitions are already linked and the RLEF is...

RLEF STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR AND SPORTACCORD MEMBERSHIP

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media The Rugby League European Federation Board of Directors has met for the first time in 2014 to discuss some of the key issues facing the federation following the successful 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Following the meeting, the Board issued the following statement: “The RLEF is keen for the RL International Federation to conclude its deliberations on the international calendar so that...

Filipinos making more Asian Rugby League History

From Erick Elefante Ever since their first appearance in the Cabramatta International 9s tournament on the 4th February 2012, the Philippines National Rugby League (PNRL) keeps on making Rugby League history. In their 3rd appearance at Saturday’s 1st of February Cabramatta International 9s, the PNRL entered four teams in the tournament: Pool G: Philippine Airlines (PAL) Philippine Tamaraws National Side Pool F:...

RLEF AGM & CONFERENCE REGISTERS RECORD ATTENDANCE

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media A record number of 24 nations, an increase of four from last year, attended the 11th Rugby League European Federation Annual Council Meeting and fourth RLEF Conference at Brunel University, to coincide with last weekend’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium. It signalled a first full year as chair for Maurice Watkins CBE. “Some notable progress has been made by many of our members...

GREEK RUGBY LEAGUE FEDERATION FORMED AND ACCEPTED

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media In a major step forward for the on-going development of rugby league in Greece, an Athens Magistrates Court has approved an application for federation status, confirming the creation of the Hellenic Rugby League Federation. As a result, the HRLF has now been accorded official Observer status by the Rugby League European Federation. HRLF will now hold new elections to vote in directors of...

FIRST GREEK COACHES GET QUALIFIED

From Phil Capalan, RLEF Anastasios Pantazidis, Konstantinos Tzevelekos, Ioannis Mavros, Matthew Ashill and Iordanis Bilikaidis have become the first Greek coaches to gain their Level 1 qualification after completion of a two day course in Nikaia, North of Piraeus. It was organised following co-operation between the Greek rugby league committee and the Serbian Rugby League Federation. “I would like to thank the...

Vanuatu Shines as the New Kid

By Daniel Andruczyk The end of the year is the international season for Rugby League, this year though has a very different flavour to it. Two regulars, Australia and New Zealand have decided to take a break, but this has allowed some of the new kids on the block to shine. One of the most exciting to arrive is Vanuatu, which has been a passion of International Rugby League Stalwart Dane Campbell. Vanuatu took on...

Winter is Coming

By Daniel Andruczyk In the words of the Stark’s “Winter’s coming”. Maybe in the Game of Thrones this mean that the white walkers are coming to wreak havoc but at least in the Rugby League worlds it means that the International Season is in full swing. Yes you guess it I have been watching a bit of game of thrones recently reason being (Aside from lots of work) a back injury has had me layed up in bed the...
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