Archive | January 2014

Greek Rugby League hold Awards Night

GREEK RUGBY LEAGUE HOLD AWARDS NIGHT

Giorgin Shyti has been awarded the Player of the Year trophy by the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League at a ceremony in Athens to commemorate the completion of their inaugural domestic season.

Over 100 guests were present together with the Deputy Mayor for Sports for the municipality of Nikaea-Rendis (Pireaus), Mr Nikolakis and club presidents.

Those domestic players who took part in the ground-breaking international win over Hungary – Iordanis Bilikaidis, Giorgin Shyti, George-James Stilianos, Kostantinos Lambrakis, Panagiotis Karefilis, Dimitrios Minadakis, Ioannis Nake and Mihalis Chatziioannou – were given special presentations.

HFRL President Tasos Pantazidis outlined planned growth for the competition for the next two years which will see an expansion to the domestic championship and a development programme for junior and youth players.

The board of Directors of the Federation made the following awards:

Player of the Year 2013: Giorgin Shyti

Team spirit: George-James Stilianos

Coach of the Year: Matthew–Alan Ashill

Referee of the Year: Konstantinos Fytas

Player most improved: Konstantinos Asprogerakas

Award for the decisive contibution to the establishment of the Hellenic Rugby League: Anastasios Pantazidis

Champions 2013: Promitheas Rendi

9’s Cup winners: Rhodes Knights

The event was presented by players Philippos Kastrinos and George Paliogiannis,

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Jamaican Intercollegiate Rugby League Championship off to roaring start

Press Release

To: All media outlets

Date: Mon. Jan. 27, 2014

JAMAICAN INTERCOLLEGIATE RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP OFF TO ROARING START

The eagerly-anticipated 2014 Jamaican Intercollegiate Rugby League Championship got off to a great start, with six institutions vying for glory.

Defending champions Mico University College defeated University of Technology 40-8 with Fabion Turner running in a hat trick of tries, while last season’s runners up GC Foster College triumphed 40-18 against Portmore Community College, prop Patrick Alexander scoring two tries on debut.

In the other game, University of West Indies opened with a win, beating Excelsior Community College 22-10, stand off Kemoy Whyte with 12 of their points.

The sides will play each other twice with the top four battling it out in the semi finals on April 12, and the Grand Final will be played on Thursday April 17.

PHIL CAPLAN

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Red Hall, Red Hall Lane,

Leeds, LS17 8NB

England

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Rugby League accepted into Government Sports Schools in Ukraine

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FROM: UKRAINE RUGBY LEAGUE FEDERATION

DATE: 27th January, 2014

CONTACT: Artur Martyrosyan (arturrugby)

RUGBY LEAGUE ACCEPTED INTO GOVERNMENT SPORTS SCHOOLS IN UKRAINE

The Ukrainian Rugby League Federation (UFRL) has struck an agreement with the authorities to include specific rugby league content in the state’s 45 sports schools.

In what the UFRL describes as, “a major victory” for the sport, the move follows rugby league’s official recognition by the government in 2012.

"For rugby league in the Ukraine this is a massive achievement,” said UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan. “Now that we have an official rugby league study programme, every sports school can help develop the game.”

“In the near future we can hope to have youth competitions between about 2,000 participants."

The breakthrough also means that the UFRL can begin development work in previously virgin territories by conducting coach education courses for the various state sports school teachers.

The number of age group teams playing in each school will vary but could be up to four.

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RLEF MEDIA OFFICER

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England

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Rugby League European Federation recognises Spanish National Governing Body as domestic league kicks off

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FROM: ASOCIACION ESPANOL RUGBY LEAGUE

DATE: 13 Jan 2014

CONTACT: erl

RLEF RECOGNISES SPANISH NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY AS DOMESTIC LEAGUE KICKS OFF

The RLEF has awarded Observer status to the Asociación Española de Rugby League, giving rugby league its first national presence in Spain.

Headquartered in Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, the AERL, registered under Spanish law with the Interior Ministry, was officially founded in August 2013, six months after its leaders started the Spanish rugby league project.

Mrs Salome Zapata, the inaugural AERL president and head of a four-strong governing committee, is confident about the progress the sport can now make in Europe’s fifth largest nation.

“On behalf of my Board, it is a real honour to join the RLEF, an act that adds real impetus to the work that we have been undertaking,” she said. “This recognition means that we started 2014 having already achieved one of our objectives, and we look forward to working with RLEF chairman Maurice Watkins and his federation.”

Five clubs – Valencian Warriors RL, Ciencias de Valencia, Irreductibles RL (Valencia), CRAC de Alcoy (Alicante), and Elefantes de Castellón (Castellón) – will kick off the first Spanish league in March, while the AERL is already communicating with other RLEF members about playing official international matches and joining the world rankings.

Next month, RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick, assisted by RLEF-trained FIRL coach tutor Tiziano Franchini, who is fluent in Spanish, will conduct a Level 1 Coaching course in Valencia.

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