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  1. According to Vladimir this is a 10 day trial starting in June. If this is the case, and without receiving any payment, then I'd assume visas won't be a problem for such a short period. He is still young enough to learn the game at a higher level & in a more testing environment than he'll be accustomed too in the Serbian domestic game.
  2. Alright guys. Don't post on discussions really, I'm more about providing info on Global Rugby League Academy and what we're trying to do. This is all hypothetical and, adopting the pessimistic approach to the RLIF, is likely not to happen due to costs, but surely the 9's World Cup format & the Federation Cup could work in the same season? A 9's World Cup weekend to replace an Auckland 9's weekend for that year as a preseason competition, with the Federation Cup being post season, for example? For me as an expansionist into new RL markets, the 9's represents an opportunity to give new countries a shot at more established nations providing it's done properly (the usual heritage/domestic discussion, etc). Take next year's pre-Commonwealth Games 9's comp as an example - incidentally one in which we hope GRLA's current crop of young Scottish lads can make an impression! With a potential Emerging Nations WC plus 9's, alongside WC qualifiers, then suddenly the international calendar has more meaning for upcoming countries. Couple a Federation Shield into the post season for the 'big gun' nations to go at each other, with players who (being realistic) probably didn't play in a 9's WC anyway, then that is surely appeasement? Hopefully we (or more specifically the RLIF) are entering an era of finding solutions, not problems, for this sport in order to drive it forward.
  3. Check out DS Web Design & Development mate. His name is Dave Spivey and he's always keen for work, particularly in rugby league. He's done our website, Aberdeen Warriors and others. Details are below: http://dswebdd.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/dswebdd/
  4. Hi guys! Just to let you know that we have cracked the £1K barrier for Vladimir's fundraising campaign (currently £1005)! Many thanks for your ongoing support with this! Should you wish to raise awareness/donate then the link is below. Massive thanks again! https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-england
  5. Hi guys! Just to let you know that we have cracked the £1K barrier for Vladimir's fundraising campaign (currently £1005)! Many thanks for your ongoing support with this! Should you wish to raise awareness/donate then the link is below. Massive thanks again! https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-england
  6. We've posted this on the general forums page, but it is also very relevant in the international section! An update on both Vladimir's GoFund cause to get over to England for 12 months and also recent Global Rugby League Academy activity! We currently stand at £975 raised - £25 off our first landmark target of £1K! Your ongoing support is vital, even if it is sharing this cause (the link is below). In the meantime Vladimir himself is raising his own funds.https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-englandRegarding GRLA activity, our Aberdeen Warriors origin trio all continue to play both college and amateur rugby league on a weekly basis here in Yorkshire. Archie Andrade (17 years old) is approaching the end of a 12 week trial period with Leeds Rhinos U19 Academy and will soon find out his fate. He has played the first two games of their season - a friendly against City of Hull Academy (in which he scored the winning try) and the first league fixture against St Helens. We are really pleased of his progress!Our other 2 Aberdeen Warriors origin players - Jack Stevenson (18 years old) & Jordan Gray (17 years old) - have also been progressing nicely on recent training opportunities and experiences which we will announce in due course! If you wish to keep updated on everything GRLA then follow the link below:https://m.facebook.com/leagueunlimitedacademy/
  7. An update on both Vladimir's GoFund cause to get over to England for 12 months and also recent Global Rugby League Academy activity! We currently stand at £975 raised - £25 off our first landmark target of £1K! Your ongoing support is vital, even if it is sharing this cause (the link is below). In the meantime Vladimir himself is raising his own funds.https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-englandRegarding GRLA activity, our Aberdeen Warriors origin trio all continue to play both college and amateur rugby league on a weekly basis here in Yorkshire. Archie Andrade (17 years old) is approaching the end of a 12 week trial period with Leeds Rhinos U19 Academy and will soon find out his fate. He has played the first two games of their season - a friendly against City of Hull Academy (in which he scored the winning try) and the first league fixture against St Helens. We are really pleased of his progress!Our other 2 Aberdeen Warriors origin players - Jack Stevenson (18 years old) & Jordan Gray (17 years old) - have also been progressing nicely on recent training opportunities and experiences which we will announce in due course! If you wish to keep updated on everything GRLA then follow the link below:https://m.facebook.com/leagueunlimitedacademy/
  8. Hi guys! Just a quick update on Vladimir's cause and general activity involving the Global Rugby League Academy. We are up to £760 on his GoFund campaign which will support his efforts to get to the UK and play/study for 12 months. This is a fantastic effort given that we are still in the first month of the campaign and it will be ongoing to August! Hopefully we can reach the £1000 landmark target very soon and push on from there! Getting Vladimir, and then hopefully Rajko, to the UK will be a massive shot in the arm for the Serbian game; particularly as they are still young and have time to progress in the sport! In other news, GRLA's current Scottish cohort are doing fantastically well! Archie Andrade (17 years old & pictured below), hailing form the Aberdeen Warriors club, is currently on a 12 week trial with the Leeds Rhinos Academy. This will be an outstanding experience for him in his development. Furthermore, he has been selected for the Scotland Students 2017 Universities World Cup squad who will play in Australia this summer! This is massive for Archie, particularly as he is not yet at university and is still playing in the college competition for Halifax Elite Rugby Academy (where he also studies a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport)! Another 2 of GRLA's Scottish players will also be in Challenge Cup action this weekend for Aberdeen Warriors against Pilkington Recs of the National Conference Premier. Jack Stevenson (18 years old) and Jordan Gray (16 years old) both return home from Yorkshire to contribute to the Warriors efforts to progress in the competition! Jack has also attended Halifax Elite Rugby Academy and played locally for King Cross Park ARLFC whilst on the GRLA programme, whilst Jordan has attended Calderdale College and played for KXP. Both are Scottish U19 internationals.
  9. Hi DDG! Many thanks for pushing this drive forward! I have noticed your ongoing donations and it's really helping the cause! Hopefully we'll hit the £1000 landmark for Vladimir soon! In other news involving GRLA, one of our players has recently embarked on a 12 week trial with Leeds Rhinos Academy! Archie Andrade (pictured below) of the Aberdeen Warriors club in Scotland, will gain a massive amount from this experience! Moreover, another 2 of our players - Jordan Gray & Jack Stevenson - will be in Challenge Cup action this weekend as they return home to play for the Aberdeen Warriors against Pilkington Recs of the National Conference League Premier!
  10. They will play winter & summer mate. They will be here for 12 months; longer if they choose too and their studies allow! The aim of GRLA is to provide regular rugby league at a higher level than they're accustomed too. The Pennine League may divide opinion, but it is likely a higher standard than the Serbian comp. Coupled with that, Queensbury's winter team is young and used to bring on players into open age. The Pennine League hasn't done harm to our 3 Aberdeen Warriors youngsters who are playing at King Cross Park this winter! If anything, it'll have provided them a steely edge for summer!
  11. Just a quick update on the current situation involving Vladimir & Rajko - last week GRLA met with representatives from Queensbury ARLFC, a Bradford-based team who have a winter team in the Pennine League & a summer team in the Yorkshire Men's League. They have agreed to accommodate both the young Serbian players in September! They will also provide a playing experience for a 3rd player we are hoping to get from Easterhouse Panthers, Scotland! Please, please continue to help with Vladimir's GoFund cause on the link below to help us make this a reality: https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-england Thanks again guys!
  12. Just a quick update on the current situation involving Vladimir & Rajko - last week GRLA met with representatives from Queensbury ARLFC, a Bradford-based team who have a winter team in the Pennine League & a summer team in the Yorkshire Men's League. They have agreed to accommodate both the young Serbian players in September! They will also provide a playing experience for a 3rd player we are hoping to get from Easterhouse Panthers, Scotland! Please, please continue to help with Vladimir's GoFund cause on the link below to help us make this a reality: https://www.gofundme.com/vladimir-from-serbia-to-england Thanks again guys!
  13. Hi mate! Many thanks for your kind words and great to hear that you are keen to support these efforts! The current total raised is £687 - a fantastic effort given that it was the Xmas period when this drive began! Regarding Rajko, it's great to hear that you'd also support him and we'll take on board your words of advice. In the meantime please be sure to keep following GRLA on Facebook, Instagram or by website!
  14. We aren't pushing Rajko as part of a separate fundraising campaign, merely suggesting that the efforts of our existing campaign is creating interest from other Serbian players whilst getting Rajko's video footage out there. His situation is very different from that of Vladimir anyway. Nevertheless, it is hugely encouraging to see that young Serbian players are willing to access the GRLA route to come to England and play/study!
  15. Hi all! Firstly, I hope you all had a fantastic Xmas! Secondly, thanks to the Xmas goodwill of many people Vladimir has managed to reach just over 10% of his target (£637 to be exact) in only 6 days! This is remarkable and we are excited by the progress of Vladimir's cause! It is an ongoing campaign and will continue to run up until the beginning of September 2017 so please continue to share & donate if you can! Perhaps off the back of Vladimir's campaign, another player of Red Star Belgrade & Serbia U18s/21s - Rajko Trifunovic - is looking to join GRLA. His video footage is here: https://m.youtube.co...Tjp52EKg&sns=fb