RLEF and FFRX111 forge collaboration agreement

Following successful level 2 coaching and match officials courses in Barcares, near Perpignan, involving RLEF cluster group Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland RL, agreement has been reached for the first time to recognise and adopt joint technical qualifications between the RLEF and the French Federation. This significant agreement follows on from the RLEF/Asia-Pacific agreement to develop joint coaching qualifications to be…

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Belgium holds successful coaching course

The Belgian Rugby League Association has staged a successful level 1 coaching course in Brussels with nine candidates attending, as part of the RLEF’s Training and Education Portal project, co-funded by the European Commission. The hosts were supported by cluster partners France, whose Ile de France regional head, Joachim da Costa, attended. “It was really encouraging,” said RLEF coaching manager…

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Belgium Look to Win Tri-Nations Decider

Belgium will face the Netherlands this afternoon (Saturday 3 Sept), in Neder Over Hembeek, Brussels, hoping to win the Western Europe Tri-Nations after triumphing 26-12 away, in Germany, and narrowly beating the Dutch 8-6 in Rotterdam. “Hosting Netherlands is always special,” said Belgian RL president, Yves Kazadi, “as we started our Rugby League story on their soil. We know this…

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Holland & Belgium launch joint competition

Following a meeting in Hoogerheide, delegates from Belgium and Dutch Rugby League clubs have formally announced a new competition. The cross-border league will be named  the BNRL Championship (Begium-Nederland Rugby League Championship) and the four clubs involved are: Amsterdam Cobras Rugby League Club, Den Haag Knights Rugby League, Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC and North Brussels Gorillas Rugby League. Points discussed were…

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Tony Benson appointed as Belgium Rugby League sport director

Former Leigh and Oxford head coach Tony Benson has been appointed Belgium Rugby League’s newly-created Sport Director. His duties will start in 2015 with Benson’s main targets to build a Rugby League culture in the country at youth level and set up an elite program in order to for the national side to enter European Championship C in 2016. “The appointment…

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