Archive | November 2015

Ghana Rugby League elects new board and sets objectives for continued growth

GHANA RUGBY LEAGUE – PRESS RELEASE

Date: 30 November 2015

Contact: Sylvester Wellington | sylvesterwellington

NEW DIRECTION FOR GHANA RUGBY LEAGUE

Ghana Rugby League has elected a new Board of Directors, signalling a revamping for the sport in the country, following a high level mission led by RLEF Middle East Africa director Remond Safi, RFL chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer and senior members of UK Sport International.

Rugby league was established in the West African nation in 2012, which was recognised as an Observer of the RLEF in August 2014. Sylvester Wellington, who was appointed as development manager at the outset and assumed the presidency of the first Board of Directors, said: “We are moving in the right direction; the new Board and the entire team want to see Ghana Rugby League rubbing shoulders with the more developed countries in the world of rugby league – I am very sure we can progress.”

The new Board is comprised of successful business leaders Kareem Captan, Ziad Fakhry (vice president), Elom Fugar (treasurer), AlHaji Ibrahim (general secretary) and Eugene Aayisi, as well as Wellington and Safi.

Its objective in 2016 is to raise the profile of Ghana RL and provide sustainable championships in schools, clubs and universities.

Captan noted: “I am honoured to serve on the Board. We are deeply grateful for all the time, support and enthusiasm that has been so graciously afforded to us for the development of the sport in the country. The RFL, RLEF, Ministry of Youth and Sports – as well as a few other key individuals and agencies – have all been influential in our progression.

“Looking ahead, we have tasked ourselves with ambitious goals and hope to have everyone involved in building the foundations to a very bright and exciting future for rugby league in Ghana and West Africa.”

Rimmer, in Ghana on a UK Sport leadership programme, met the new Board. “Last week was a huge one for the sport in Ghana, which involved the government, the University of Ghana, plus a good deal of work in the education sector, but most importantly culminated in the election of a powerful new Board for Ghanaian Rugby League,” he noted.

“Having met Kareem and his fellow directors and listened to their plans for the future I am genuinely excited about what will be achieved both domestically and internationally over the coming years.”

Safi, who also visited Ethiopia earlier this year to check on their development, was making his first visit to West Africa. “The new Ghana Rugby League board have set some high objectives which can be accomplished if all members play their role,” he acknowledged. “I can see GRL leading in West Africa and playing a major role in the whole region, supporting neighbouring countries such as Nigeria.”

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Netherlands Rugby League work in school with special education needs

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FROM: NEDERLANDSE RUGBY LEAGUE BOND

DATE: 28 November, 2015

CONTACT: nederlandrugbyleague

RUGBY LEAGUE SESSIONS GIVEN AT SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS WITH BEHAVIOURAL & LEARNING DISABILITIES

Netherlands Rugby League Bond has started a new programme working in schools for children with special educational needs. National captain Emmerson de Werk begun the project, delivering one hour sessions to five groups at Mijnschool in Harderwijk.

Timo Meinders, president of the NRLB who helped with the sessions commented: “The day was a huge success, the response we got from the kids and the school staff was overwhelming. The ages ranged from 12 to 19 and, at times, they were very challenging but this is what made it far more worthwhile as, at the end of the sessions, the kids just couldn’t get enough. We now have plans to spread the programme to all four corners of the nation.”

Kane Krlic, Netherlands Rugby League head coach, who set up the scheme, said: “These sessions alone have shown the positive effect the programme can have on the pupils. Having spoken to Timo and Jason Bruygoms (NRLB Development Officer) there are big plans for the programme and everyone is excited by the potential it has.”

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Over 220 coaches and match officials graduate from Rugby League European Federation Leadership Devolution Project

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FROM: RLEF MEDIA DEPARTMENT

DATE: 23 November 2015

CONTACT: phil.caplan / +44 7850719412

OVER 220 COACHES AND MATCH OFFICIALS GRADUATE FROM RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN FEDERATION LEADERSHIP DEVOLUTION PROJECT

As a result of the recently completed, 18-month, Leadership Devolution Project, 31 technical educators have been qualified and 224 new Level 1 coaches and match officials are now supporting the continuing growth of rugby league in Europe.

The scheme, part-funded by the European Commission who granted €195.000 – the remainder coming from the Rugby League International Federation – included 17 partner countries.

Five Full Members – England (RFL), France (FFRXIII), Ireland (RLI), Scotland (SRL) and Wales (WRL) – assumed roles as ‘senior leaders’ of five regional clusters. They oversaw the work of and mentored five RLEF ‘leader’ graduates from the complementary Governance Foundation Project (2012-13) – Netherlands (NRLB), Germany (RLD), Latvia (LRL), Czech Republic (CZRLA) and Italy (FIRL) – who in turn acted as mentors to a tranche of ‘learner’ nations – Poland (PRXIII), Belgium (BRLA), Malta (MRL), Denmark (DRLF), Hungary (HRLF), Sweden (SWRL) and Greece (HFRL).

“The project saw 33 activities run in Europe,” said RLEF General Manager Danny Kazandjian. “This was a significantly higher than scheduled in the original application accepted by the commission in October 2013. The RLEF has always tried to ensure that the joint funding has the greatest possible impact and now the emphasis is on consolidating our position by implementing robust mentoring relationships and continuing development pathways, to support high quality growth throughout Europe.”

Each leader and learner was given the opportunity to host technical activities in their countries from January 2014 to June 2015, attended by RLEF and senior leader officials who provided expert guidance, quality control and assessment.

The senior leaders hosted governance activities, supported by their National Sports Authorities – sportscotland, the French Ministry of Youth and Sport, Sport England, Sport Wales and the Irish Sports Council.

“One of the big problems any fairly young sport governing body faces is retaining, nurturing and incentivising key personnel,” continued Kazandjian. “We have seen people who began training with the RLEF in 2011 gradually assume greater responsibility and achieve greater competency in their chosen field. These individuals are now licensed and capable to deliver courses throughout Europe, thereby contributing to the sport’s strategic growth.

“We will see direct results of this Leadership Devolution Project for years to come but already there are clear indicators. Among them, a Belgium club competition launched in November, an increase in the number of Polish rugby league clubs – putting them in a position to apply for government recognition, and the possibility of extending rugby league into Sicily.”

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Wolverines name 20-man squad for Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers

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CANADA RUGBY LEAGUE

Date: 26 November, 2015

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WOLVERINES NAME 20-MAN SQUAD FOR RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

Canada Rugby League’s new head coach, Aaron Zimmerle, has arrived in the country and begun overseeing preparations for the Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, which start in eight days’ time in Florida.

The new Wolverines supremo, who is a native Canadian, has already conducted a skills session for the British Columbia West Coast Academy, where 25 players – including six who travelled from Alberta – were put through their paces, and local coaches given a masterclass.

Zimmerle intends to do the same in Toronto this weekend, and has overseen the announcement of the 20-man Canadian squad for the Qualifiers.

Highly-rated, Queensland-based brothers Rhys and Riley Jacks are included and Zimmerle noted: “The selection of the final 20 players caused many tough decisions but it also means we have a high quality squad.

“The purpose of coming over two weeks early was to allow myself and assistants Andy Blackburn and Jamie Lester time to work together while assessing the strengths of our players.”

He added: “From that we can than refine a game plan that gives us the best opportunity to defeat Jamaica and America.”

The Wolverines will go in to camp in Florida from December 4th- 12th with the aim of becoming the first Canadian side to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup, after recently beating the USA twice to retain the Colonial Cup.

CANADA SQUAD

Chad Bain (Bradford Dudley Hill RLFC), Billy Gemmell, Christian Miller, Steve Piatek (Brantford Broncos), Alex Boyd (Capilano Cougars), Tom Dempsey (Easts Tigers), Steve Bouchard (Jamberoo Superoos), Louis Robinson (London Skolars), Rhys Jacks (South Logan Magpies), Ryley Jacks (Sunshine Coast Falcons), Jamie Kelly (Surrey Beavers), Jonathan Cregg, Robin Legault, Matt Wyles (Toronto Centurions), Eddie Bilborough, Antoine Blanc, Enoch Wamalwa (Toronto City Saints), Daniel Blasco-Morris, Rick Schouten, Adam Timler (Valley Warriors)

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Core of Reggae Warriors for Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers from UK competition

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 25 November, 2015

CORE OF REGGAE WARRIORS FROM UK COMPETITION

Thirteen of Jamaica’s designated 20-man squad for the Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, which start in Florida next week, come from the Championship or League 1 in the UK.

A trio of players travel over from Hunslet Hawks – Danny Thomas, Mo Agoro and Richie Barnett – with Batley and Keighley each providing a pair.

Strong-running Bradford and former London and Hull Kingston Rovers winger Omari Caro is the highest profile inclusion, along with Sheffield Eagles’ Corey Hanson.

“We have a good mix of players who have been there before, as well as debutants who will add spark to the team,” said JRLA Director of Rugby and head coach of the Reggae Warriors, Romeo Monteith.

“We looked at each position and tried to get the best candidate based on form and commitment to the programme.”

Monteith continued: “There are some good players who missed out, but I believe that speaks of the strong pool we have to choose from.

“Our UK-based players will add a degree of professionalism and know-how and compliment a strong core of domestic players who have proven themselves in the local leagues and in representative games.”

Jamaica face hosts USA in Jacksonville on 4th December and must back up against Canada in Deland four days later.

JAMAICA SQUAD

Alex Brown, Wayne Allen Rettie, (Batley Bulldogs), Omari Caro (Bradford Bulls), Joel Farrell (Dewsbury Rams), Jermaine Pinnock, Renaldo Wade (Duhaney Park Red Sharks), Ryan Grant (GC Foster College), Hamish Barnes, Ross Peltier, (Keighley Cougars), Daniel Thomas, Mo Agoro, Richard Barnett, (Hunslet Hawks), Antonio Baker, (Mico University College), Lamont Bryan (Lescure), Joseph Brown (Newcastle), Corey Hanson, (Sheffield Eagles), Nathan Campbell, Marvin Thompson (University Of Technology), Tyronie Rowe (Vauxhall Rugby Club), Brian Hutchinson (unattached).

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Nine domestic clubs represented in USA Rugby League 20-man squad for World Cup Qualifiers

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Date: 24 November, 2015

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USA HAWKS ANNOUNCE 20-MAN SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

Nine domestic clubs are represented in the final 20-man squad named by USARL for their two Firehouse Subs World Cup Qualifiers – Americas, against Jamaica and Canada in Florida in early December.

Philadelphia Eagles lead the way with five selections, while seven heritage players are also included, five of whom played in the 2013 World Cup – including the Howard brothers Danny and Steve – and two newcomers, Taylor Howden and Sam Carson.

All of the non-domestic based players have been willing to finance their own travel to the States.

Influential half back Rich Henson has also recovered from injury suffered in the first game of the Colonial Cup against Canada.

The Hawks will also come under the tutelage of Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott for the first time, who is set to arrive in the country next week.

“We will need to step up again if we are going to qualify for our second consecutive RLWC,” said USARL chairman Peter Illfield. “Brian will no doubt raise the bar and provide a far more consistent and intense preparation.”

McDermott noted: “The task of qualifying for a World Cup isn’t something that comes around too often and it’s that challenge that draws me to the role. I have passed on ideas about how we might play and between Peter and the USARL management there’s been a significant amount of preparation gone on already.”

USA SQUAD

Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos), Taylor Alley (Central Florida Warriors), Matt Walsh (Connecticut Wildcats), Kevin Wiggins (Delaware Black Foxes), Jon Purnell (Jacksonville Axemen), Mark Offerdahl (London Broncos), Taylor Howden (Mid-West Stockyarders), Luke Barron, Kristian Freed (Mitchelton Panthers, QLD), Abe Cohen (New York Knights), Sam Carson (Norths Devils, QLD), Ryan Burroughs (NOVA Eagles), Casey Clark, Rich Henson, Andrew Kneisly, Roman Lowery, Mike Timpano (Philadelphia Fight), Danny Howard, Steve Howard (Wentworthville Magpies, NSW), Tui Samoa (Young Cherrypickers, NSW)

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Kviv University crowned first Ukrainian student rugby league champions

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FROM: UKRAINE RUGBY LEAGUE FEDERATION

DATE: 23 November, 2015

CONTACT: Artur Martyrosyan (arturrugby)

KVIV UNIVERSITY CROWNED FIRST UKRAINIAN STUDENT RUGBY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

RLV Kviv emerged undefeated from their three games to take the first-ever Ukrainian Student Rugby League championship, after a round-robin tournament held at the Locomotive Stadium in Chop at the weekend.

Four university teams entered, Kviv only conceding points in their final match, against second-place Uzhgorod 1.

The student matches were given official status under the auspices of the Committee for Physical Education and the Sport Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, who awarded the medals and diplomas.

“This is another major step for us to grow the sport in the country,” said URL board member Artur Martyrosyan. “It follows on from our first competition with U18s earlier this year, and we are making progress among the young and alongside the Ministries.”

URL Student Championship – results

Match 1- Rivne 4:20 Uzhgorod 1
Match 2 – Kyiv 30:0 Uzhgorod 2
Match 3 – Kyiv 38:0 Rivne

Match 4 – Uzhgorod 1 26:0 Uzhgorod 2

Match 5 – Uzhgorod 2 16:0 Rivne

Match 6 – Kyiv 20:10 Uzhgorod 1

Final Standings

1st place – Kyiv
2nd place – Uzhgorod 1
3rd place – Uzhgorod 2
4th place – Rivne

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