The Federazione Italiana Rugby League has completed its junior development camps in the north-east of the country as they prepare to launch their first U18 club championship in June.
National team coach Paul Broadbent and RLEF-trained coach tutors Kelly Rolleston and Tiziano Franchini again took charge following on from the initial camp, in the north-west, last month.
By: Date: 22/5/13
Today we are proud to present to the world of rugby league The XIII of GHIRLANDINA, a new Italian rugby league club, from Modena. This club wants to become a reference point for the development of rugby league in the province of Modena.
With reference to the recent selection of the pseudo association competing at the RLWC 2013 Official statements of Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League are only released via its official website.
The FIRFL have promoted an official FIR press release that states:
By Tiziano Franchini, Date: 29/3/13
The FIRL Technical Committee , announces the selection process for the Italian national team that will play in the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
The selection process will be open to all registered members of FIRL and will be the same for all players. This process will bring the best Italian Rugby League players to the World cup to try to achieve the best possible results.
Italy, under coach Paul Broadbent, have named a 39-man train-on squad for their opening game in European Championship B against Ukraine, on 5th July in Gemona.
It is the first time that rugby league has been taken to the area and FIRL are hoping to put on a good show for the locals in the region.