FIRL (Federazione Italiana Rugby League) and AERL (Spanish Association of Rugby League) have agreed to collaborate on the joint development of rugby league in both countries.
The agreement, which initially covers the next two years, provides a working framework to continue to build the sport in both countries, along with international fixtures.
RUGBY LEAGUE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP C : GAME 1 – SPAIN 40 MALTA 30 – Report
A superb first half, characterised by a wonderful hat-trick from man of the match, full-back Dani Garcia saw Spain take the spoils in the opening game of European Championship C, as they beat Malta 40-30 at the Polideportivo Cuatre Carreres Stadium, Valencia.
The home side, CRAC (CR Alcoià Comtat) won the first tournament in the new WIBO Spanish 9s series which kicked off in Alicante.
Ciencias Valencia have picked up their first silverware, winning the inaugural Spanish Cup on a sweltering afternoon in the city.
The final of the six-team tournament was a triangular competition of three 40 minute games, also involving Alcoià Comtat de Alicante and newly-crowned league champions Irreductibles Edetans.
Nine candidates from five clubs have taken part in a level one coaching course in Guadassuar, Valencia.
Alcoià Comtat, Irreductibles Mislata, Tigers Torrent and Valencian Warriors from the AERL were represented and for the first time a Catalonian club, Gossos Castellar del Vallés were present.
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.
Fresh from graduating as an RLEF Level 1 Coach Educator, Aitor Dàvila of the Asociación Española De Rugby League has delivered the first-ever rugby league coaching course in Andalucia, southern Spain.
Twelve candidates participated in the three-day course in Cordoba, hosted by the Andalucian Rugby League.
The eighth club registered to play rugby league in Spain, and sixth in the county of l'Horta, has been established.
Torrent Tigres RLC are intending to make their debut at the inaugural Spanish 9s later this year and enter the National League Championship in 2015.
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.