THIERRY ALIBERT PART OF FIRST RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION ELITE MATCH OFFICIALS SQUAD

From Phil Caplan, RLEF Media The RLEF has formed an elite match officials squad for the first time, with the group meeting in Leeds over the weekend to plan its activities for the next two years. The ensemble, which is drawn from four nations, will lead on all match official education and tutoring throughout the RLEF as well as appointing referees for official RLEF matches. All European Championship B and C games...

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...

MIDDLE EAST REGION LOOKS TO INCREASE RUGBY LEAGUE OPPORTUNITIES DESPITE POLITICAL SITUATION

From Phil Caplan, RLRF Media Despite the obstacles, which has seen some MENA (Middle East North Africa) age-group tournaments again postponed, there is evidence of rugby league’s growing popularity in the region, with open age activity scheduled for 2014, in addition to U20, U18, U16 and U14s. “The game is still flourishing in its stronghold of Jeddah, with the number of schools, coaches and players...

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...

STALWART RUSSIAN RUGBY LEAGUE ADMINISTRATOR STANDS DOWN

From Phil Caplan, RLEF media Long-serving rugby league official and the founder of the game in Russia, Edgard Taturyan has stepped down from the presidency of the Russian Association of Rugby League Clubs (ARLK), ending an unbroken association with the sport dating back to 1989. “Even under such [difficult] circumstances we were able to become a Full Member of the RLEF and RLIF, lead Russia to the 2012-13 European...

Rugby League World Cup 2013

By Daniel Andruczyk For Coverage and Updates of the 2013 Rugby league World Cup you can follow on the following links: http://www.rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com/index.php/worldcup/ http://www.rlwc2013.com/   Daniel Andruczyk’s email:...

Our movement grows visibly

From Joel Morgan, FIRFL media FIRFL Statement, President Massitti The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League is convinced our rugby league movement is growing visibly, David Massitti says “Last season we have got a lot of important numbers – says the federal chief executive – and I personally found the finals thrilling, which was played between Gladiators Roma and Falchi Pian Del Bruscolo...

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...
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