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New Club formed in Spain - Almogavers XIII Valencia


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#1 Honor James

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

Almogàvers XIII Valencia, under the chairmanship of Kike Bolis, have become the sixth team to be accepted into the new Spanish Rugby League fraternity.

 

They are currently working with AERL - Asociación Española de Rugby League - in a development phase before joining the competition.

 

It is expected that the new club will participate in the inaugural Spanish Rugby League Cup which starts next month.


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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:04 PM

Excellent news! :) 


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#3 Viking Warrior

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

waits with baited breath for the clamour to get them into superleague by some on here  :tongue:


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#4 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

waits with baited breath for the clamour to get them into superleague by some on here :tongue:

They've gotta go through Widnes first. Right of passage.
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#5 GeordieSaint

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:43 PM

Felicidades Almogàvers XIII Valencia! Espero que disfrustais el esporte mejores en todo el mundo!

 

(Poor grammar but not a bad effort since I've not lived in Spain since 2005!) :D


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#6 londonrlfan

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:04 PM

iViva Espana! iBuen Trabajo! (Did Spanish at school so I thought I'd show off too  :tongue:)

 

I read that some schools are set up to start playing RL in October, which is just fantastic. Spain and Greece are my two favourite 'new' nations, both are going about their business the right way and focusing on developing locals rather than ex-pats or heritage players and are growing their domestic competitions quite rapidly. 



#7 Viking Warrior

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:15 PM

They've gotta go through Widnes first. Right of passage.

 

 

that counts hull out then  :P


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#8 jacksy

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:12 PM

Where are these teams based?


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#9 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:14 PM

that counts hull out then :P

Yes, because we've never beat Widnes...
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#10 Hvy wg

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:11 PM

Actually Spain could be draining the Frenches from Perpignan and towns like that. If there's a team built in Barcelona, you can expect a good level within 5 years.



#11 londonrlfan

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:17 PM

Where are these teams based?

 

Mostly in Valencia and Alicante at the moment, there's some activity in Madrid as well. 



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:22 PM

Actually Spain could be draining the Frenches from Perpignan and towns like that. If there's a team built in Barcelona, you can expect a good level within 5 years.

 

It would be great to have a Barca team in the French leagues in a couple of years, if viable. It would be close to most of the teams and would add some profile to the competition. 



#13 Hvy wg

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

There's 3 teams in Valencia, others in the little near towns and one in Alicante, at the moment.



#14 cookey

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:40 AM

Perhaps one or two amateur sides might fancy a tour?



#15 snapski

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:35 PM

Was in Valencia at the weekend, will definitely be looking to go and watch a game there.




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