The LRLF has completed the first week of its summer youth academy programme, with around 80 boys and girls - aged between 5 and 14 - participating in the Terra Santa Summer Camp in Tripoli and MSL Ghazir Camp in Mont Liban.
Nayef Abi Said has been appointed the new Lebanese Rugby League Federation CEO, after a three-month recruitment process. The 39-year-old becomes the organisation’s second chief executive, taking over from long-serving Remond Safi, who will now focus on his regional role with the RLEF.
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has named its staff for their 2019 international fixtures. Former Newcastle Knights and Huddersfield Giants boss Rick Stone has been appointed as head coach and
Following elections hosted and presided over by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Beirut, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced its new administrative board. The six-strong group, which is mandated until January 2023, includes four independent directors and two nominated by the clubs.
Following their recent AGM, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced record, audited turnover of $618K AUD for the last financial year – which does not include their participation in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup – posted their first positive balance sheet in 16 years, and reported on improved domestic standards.
Al Mina RLFC have played their first game at youth level, as new North Lebanon development officer Mohamed Mohsen seeks to rebuild the club game in the region. Mohsen, who replaced Nader Mgheit following his emigration to the USA, has been delivering to six schools and a number of the children played in the historic first match for Al Mina who went down 24-12 to the more experienced Tripoli Kings.
Date: 28/3/18 (Photo Credit NRL Photos)
Further to a board meeting of the LRLF, president Mohamad Habbous has commented: “On the back of a successful World Cup campaign - and year generally - we are looking forward to ushering in an exciting new era. For the first time in its 17-year history the LRLF is debt free, meaning that we have stability to grow through the next period.
Date: 22/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)
“Unprecedented media coverage of the Cedars’ World Cup campaign will lead to increased support at all levels,” claims Lebanon Rugby League Federation president Mohamed Habbous, after the side made the quarter finals for the first time, thereby ensuring their qualification for the next tournament in England in 2021.
By John Davidson, Date: 1/11/17
Venue: Sydney Football Stadium, NSW, Australia
TV Kick-off time: Saturday 4th November 2017, 8pm AEDT
England is out to bounce back by beating Lebanon in the World Cup after going down to Australia in round one.