Friday, May 7, 2021

RL returns to Catalonia with team joining Spanish League


Date: 26/2/15

Gossos Barcelona has become the first club Catalonian club to link with the Spanish Federation (AERL) meaning Cataluña becomes the fourth region represented joining Valencia, Madrid and Andalucia.

After months of preparatory work Gossos Barcelona Rugby League, who will play out of Castellar del Vallés (Barcelona), are now preparing for their first match.

New Spanish rugby league coaches and tutors qualify

Date: 20/2/15

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.

Rugby League in schools program launched in Spain

Date: 4/2/15

Rugby league is being introduced to schools in Spain with the first part of a programme launched successfully in Guadassuar, Valencia.

More than 100 children aged between 8 and 14 participated in the two days led by Tony Palacios, director of the college of Spanish referees and Aitor Dàvila, director of college coaches.

Italy and Spain join forces to grow rugby league

Date: 31/1/15

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.

Spanish rugby league continues to expand

Date: 23/1/15

The AERL (Spanish Association of Rugby League) has announced expansion into the south of the country, with Andalucía joining.

That follows the setting up of the first club in the area, Fénix Córdoba, formed in December.

Spanish Rugby League Cup gets underway in Alicante

Date: 25/11/14

The first game in the 2015 Spanish Cup has been played with Valencia-based Torrent Tigres defeating home side Alcoià Comtat 50-18 at the Llometa Stadium, Muro de Alcoy in Alicante.

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New look Spanish rugby league championship announced

Date: 19/11/14

As part of the first, annual Spanish rugby league congress, held in Albal (Valencia), the AERL has announced that it intends to create two divisions - elite and development - for the Spanish Championship for next season.

Linked to that, they have also confirmed that there will be a requirement to submit development projects for youth sections for any clubs wishing to participate in the Spanish Championship Elite from 2016 onwards.

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CRAC win first round of Spanish Rugby League 9s in valencia

Date; 10/11/14

The home side, CRAC (CR Alcoià Comtat) won the first tournament in the new WIBO Spanish 9s series which kicked off in Alicante.

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Spanish Rugby League team the Torrent Tigers win inaugural Valencia 9s tournament

Date: 23/10/14

In preparation for the Spanish 9s Championship, which starts on 8 November and will take in Alicante, Madrid, Torrent, Valencia and Albal, the first regional 9s has been held in the country, involving four sides from Valencia.

Torrent Tigers were the surprise winners, defeating favourites CR Alcoià Comtat 10-4 in the final.

Espana Rugby League 9's

Spanish Rugby League 9s format, sponsorship and coverage announced

Date: 15/9/14

The inaugural Spanish Rugby League 9s Championship, which begins on 8th November, will see matches played in a festival format in three cities over five rounds.

Kit suppliers Wibo have agreed to sponsor the competition and each round will see three teams play, with an overall classification then being drawn up to determine the three sides who will make the final, which will be held in the city of the highest ranking team.