Nationaler Rugby League Deutschland has run a successful Level 1 coaching course as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project.
After a three-year period, Germany is once more an affiliate member of the European Federation following the RLEF Board meeting this week.
Germany host Holland in Osnabrück on Saturday in the fifth, annual Griffin Cup series between the nations. The Dutch have yet to register a victory but last year were defeated only 8-6 and have benefitted from their burgeoning domestic programme in the interim.
A training course in Hattingen, Germany, has resulted in two host and two Irish Level 1 match official educators and six new referee’s qualified, as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project.
Paderborn has played host to the second rugby league match day in Germany with, again, over 40 players making the journey from all over the country.
A new governing body for rugby league in Germany, Nationaler Rugby League Deutschland, has been approved by the Rugby League European Federation following the dissolution of the original board, which lost is Affiliate Member status in September 2014 for breaches of the RLEF’s governance rules.
Germany continued its rebuilding with a match official tutor course in Hattingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, as part of the EU-RLEF Leadership Devolution Project.
Wales RL’s Ian Curzon oversaw local tutor trainees, Bob Doughton and Simon Cooper and his compatriot Steve Allen, with RLEF match official educator David Butler assessing all participants, as seven aspiring German match officials undertook a level one course.