Press Release, Date: 27/6/12
A Nederlandse Rugby League Bond delegation attended the French Federationâ€™s AGM on Saturday as part of the RLEFâ€™s Governance Foundation Project.The project is in partnership with the European Commission and is designed to improve governance in European rugby league through a series of mentor-learner exchanges and institutional level links.
One of five such partnerships sees the French act as Dutch rugby leagueâ€™s mentor, a relationship that commenced with NRLB chairman Jason Bruygoms and director Timo Meindersâ€™ visit to Salon de Provence, 50km north of Marseille, to the 69th FFRXIII congress. The Dutch will host a French delegation in 2013 for their AGM, with an accompanying assessment of the NRLBâ€™s governance practices to follow.
The Netherlands Rugby League Bond hosted an afternoon of games at the Kongingsdag Sport Festival, where over 1400 children from the surrounding areas worked around a carousel of different well known Dutch sports.
Over 600 enjoyed a 20 minute rugby league coaching session led by NRLB head coach Kane Krlic and three other qualified colleagues, who and were supported by four students from Landsede, the local college.