By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/12/12
Anastasios Pantazidis, Konstantinos Tzevelekos, Ioannis Mavros, Matthew Ashill and Iordanis Bilikaidis have become the first Greek coaches to gain their Level 1 qualification after completion of a two day course in Nikaia, North of Piraeus.
By Phil Caplan, Date:27/8/13
In a major step forward for the on-going development of rugby league in Greece, an Athens Magistrates Court has approved an application for federation status, confirming the creation of the Hellenic Rugby League Federation. As a result, the HRLF has now been accorded official Observer status by the Rugby League European Federation. HRLF will now hold new elections to vote in directors of the new organisation.
The final technical activity of the EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project took place in Athens, with 13 local coaches receiving their Level 1 qualification from RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick.
He also delivered educator-training to three Greek trainees, Tasos Pantazidis, Matt Ashill and Nikos Kostakis.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 24/3/14
With their fifth straight victory, Rhodes Knights has booked a place in the inaugural Greek Rugby League Championship final in May.
The Knights now stand on 15 points, three ahead of second placed Aris Petroupolis in the five-team league.
Following their historic qualification for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, when they were forced to play matches away from home after a dispute over recognition of the official governing body, the signs are that rugby league is beginning to take root in Greece.