The AERL has qualified eight new coaches from the Andalusian region after a successful level one course at Lupión City Hall In the Jaén region, ahead of the new domestic season which launches in April.
In the lead up to their fixtures in European Championship B against Serbia and Russia, which double as qualifiers for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, the Spanish rugby league federation is further fostering a close relationship with soccer in the Valencia region.
The Spanish Rugby League Association (AERL) is ready to launch its new championship season this Saturday (4 November).
Two new Spanish coach educator-candidates continued their development journey in Valencia, as the Asociacion Española de Rugby League hosted a Level 1 coaching course before the start of its new season. The course, which was also attended by Rugby League Ireland’s Wayne Kelly, was a part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project, and built around a Valencian 9s tournament played between six clubs.
An international festival of rugby league will take place in Saluzzo tomorrow (Saturday) as Italy meet Spain. The respective senior and U21 national sides will play in the Piedmontese town and there will also be a local women’s match to complete the day.
Spain and Serbia play each other for the first time tomorrow as both teams warm up for their 2017 Rugby League World Cup European qualifiers. The game will take place at Quatre Carreres, Valencia, kick off 5pm.
Torrent Tigres came from behind to claim the third Spanish rugby league championship, beating Custodians Madrid 10-8 in a terrific encounter at the Alter Stadium, Torrent in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 350.
The opening round of matches have been held in the new Spanish Rugby League Championship, which has been expanded to eight teams.
The third season of domestic games will see the sides split into East – Valencia & Catalonia, and West – Madrid & Andalucía, conferences for the first time.
Edetans Montcada will face Valencian Warriors and Córdoba Fénix go up against Custodians Madrid Miners on 14 and 15th November for places in the Spanish Cup final.
The third year of competition saw eight sides enter and the quarter finals were held last weekend.