Sides from six nations – Holland, England, Wales, France, Germany and the Czech Republic – will take part in the second, annual Rotterdam 9s, hosted by Rotterdam Pitbulls RLFC on Saturday 8 April at Rotterdamse Studented Rugby Club.
The Nederlandse Rugby League Bond has hosted a match official education activity in Rotterdam as part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project.
Over 40 people turned up for the first training session at the latest rugby league club to be set up in the Netherlands.
Harderwijk Dolphins RLFC, initiated by national coach Kane Krlic, welcomed NRLB development officer Jason Bruygoms and recently qualified coaches Thijs van der Zouwen and Ciaran Jaras to run an introductory session which was attended by boys and girls of varying ages.
Netherlands Rugby League Bond has started a new programme working in schools for children with special educational needs. National captain Emmerson de Werk begun the project, delivering one hour sessions to five groups at Mijnschool in Harderwijk.
After a successful first year, the Netherlands Rugby League Bond (NRLB) has begun the second year of their rugby league school programme.
It is led my national head coach Kane Krlic and consists of delivering introductory sessions to participants aged between 7-18, while also providing resources and training opportunities for teachers. Last year, the NRLB worked with just under 500 students and have the targeted an ambitious 1000 for this academic session.
In preparation for their forthcoming international in Germany (20 June), the Netherlands Rugby League national team has attended their first-ever two day training camp, hosted at 'de Horsterhoeve' in Ermelo,
Head coach Kane Krlic said, “It has been a huge success, the amazing facilities allowed us to create the perfect environment for the players. The coaches used a variety of different training methods to test them both physically and mentally.
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.
The Netherlands Rugby League Bond has announced the creation of their first-ever schools rugby league programme.
It aims to engage participants from the ages of 6 to 18 and, to begin with, the sessions will be delivered by national head coach, Kane Krlic.
The first block has already started at Bredeschool Stadsdennen Harderwijk.
Seventeen of the most promising rugby league players in the Netherlands are to be offered a place on a new initiative, the Elite Netherlands Rugby League Programme (ENRLP).
A development centre has been created to improve the player’s understanding, knowledge, core physical and mental skills required for international rugby league.