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Honor James

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8 European Nations Receive Coach-Tutor training in London

02 September 2014 - 03:03 PM

Coach-tutor trainees from Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Malta and Spain received training from RLEF Coaching Manager Martin Crick and his team of Thierry Dumaine of the Catalan Dragons, Tiziano Franchini and Remond Safi, in London as part of the RLEF’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project.

 

“It is very important to have these kind of seminars for the development of rugby league around Europe,” said Italy’s Franchini, who has himself delivered two Level 1 courses in Italy and one in Spain.

 

Trainees conducted sessions on tactics, focussing around the play-the-ball area, as well as game-sense coaching and honing their tutor techniques.

 

Aitor Davila, who along with two Spanish colleagues will join the three-phase tutor-trainee programme later this month, said: “The course was a great experience and it was a good chance to exchange knowledge with coaches from different countries. Undoubtedly that will help us improve our concepts when coaching at our clubs.”

 

Bob Doughton, who is working with colleagues in Germany to rebuild RL Deutschland, added: “The course was very practise-orientated and full of extremely useful tips and advice. The broad spectrum of nations participating also provided ample opportunity for seeing things from different perspectives."

 

The LDP covers match official tutor training and governance as well as coach tutoring and is set to continue in Latvia, when coaches from Scotland, Poland and Spain will join the hosts.

 

With sessions already having been conducted in Italy, Holland and Czech Republic, the first round of coach tutorial activities will be concluded in Denmark in October. The less experienced countries, categorised as ‘Learners’ in the project, will then host the activities.


Book launch - Building the Family Game by Maurice Oldroyd

28 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Book Launch:

 

Building the Family Game – A Rugby League Memoir

by Maurice Oldroyd

 

Speakers include:

· Maurice Oldroyd

· David Oxley CBE

· David Gronow

· A speaker from BARLA

On: Wednesday 3 September 2014   Time: 2pm

Venue: Canalside, 509, Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD2 1YJ

(Room booked by Huddersfield Senior Giants)

All Welcome

 

To purchase a copy of the book direct from the publisher visit:

http://www.llpshop.co.uk/


Win a copy of the Steve Prescott autobiography

25 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

3 COPIES TO BE WON IN THIS MORNING'S LEAGUE EXPRESS

 

One in a Million - My Story, Steve Prescott MBE 

 

Richard de la Riviere reviews this very moving story of a great man's life, in this morning's edition of League Express.

 

"Every so often a Rugby League autobiography comes along that sets the bar that little bit higher," he writes, in opening this sensitive, full page review.  And to round it off he end:

 

"Quite simply, all Rugby League supporters should buy `Steve Prescott - One in a Million', and familliarise themselves with such an amazing story."

 

For a chance to win a copy enter our League Express competition.

Or to purchase your copy ask at good bookshops, search online retailers, or order direct from publisher at: www.verticaleditions.com

 

ISBN: 978190491 844

hardback; rrp £17.99


One in a Million - My Story, Steve Prescott MBE

25 August 2014 - 11:44 AM

3 COPIES TO BE WON IN THIS MORNING'S LEAGUE EXPRESS

 

One in a Million - My Story, Steve Prescott MBE 

 

Richard de la Riviere reviews this very moving story of a great man's life, in this morning's edition of League Express.

 

"Every so often a Rugby League autobiography comes along that sets the bar that little bit higher," he writes, in opening this sensitive, full page review.  And to round it off he ends:

 

"Quite simply, all Rugby League supporters should buy `Steve Prescott - One in a Million', and familliarise themselves with such an amazing story."

 

For a chance to win a copy enter our League Express competition or to purchase your copy:

-  ask at good bookshops

-  search online retailers

-  order direct from publisher at: www.verticaleditions.com

 

ISBN: 978190491 844

hardback; rrp £17.99


Russian Rugby League Votes in New President

21 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

Following its AGM, the Russian rugby league (ARLK) has voted Dmitry Belov as its new president.

 

The unanimous decision sees long-serving administrator and the ARLK’s founding president Edgard Taturyan step down.

 

In February, Taturyan - who introduced rugby league to Russia in 1989 - was persuaded to resume the top job due to a perceived absence of suitable candidates.

 

The intervening six months was spent scouting for a potential successor with the necessary credentials to strengthen the sport’s position in the country.

 

Newly-appointed Belov is a Moscow-based director of logistics company RTK (Russian Transport Komplex), which has previously supported Russian youth camps and, more recently, the national team’s activities.

 

He joined the rest of the 18 voting members in thanking Taturyan for his long service to the sport and supported his candidature for the vice presidency to ensure wise counsel and continuity as ARLK embarks on what the members described as: “an aggressive strategy.”

 

The new president and vice president are joined on the ARLK Board of Directors by Igor Ovchinnikov (head coach of the national team), Vladimir Kuschnerchuk (the president of Conference South), Dmitry Nechaev (Conference North East) and Vadim Fedchuk (Moscow Rugby League Federation).

 

The assembly also agreed six dates for the play-offs of the Russian championship, spanning September to November, with the new North East Conference - centred around the city of Perm’s new four-club competition - qualifying alongside Moscow, Moscow Region and South.