The first two squads have been named for the U19 European Championships, to be held at the Makis stadium, Belgrade from 5-11 August; Wales and Ukraine playing in the opening fixture. The winners go through to the semi finals and the losers play in ranking matches.
The Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League has named a strong train-on squad ahead of the their defence of their European Championship C crown, which begins at the end of the month in Malta in the Southern section. The competition - which also features Greece in their pool, before a play-off against the winners from the North – doubles as a qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Italy and Ukraine U19s meet for the first time in the Stadio Fogliano, Fogliano di Repuglia tomorrow (Saturday), for the right to be the eighth nation in the 2018 U19 European Championships, in Belgrade this August.
On 19 May, Ukraine U19s will cross the north-east Italian border to Fogliano di Repuglia to play a qualification match for right to be the eighth side in the 2018 U19 European Championships, which will be staged in Belgrade this August.
A series of match officials and coaching courses have been successfully undertaken by the Ukrainian Rugby League Federation, in readiness for the start of the newly instituted Joma Super League in mid-March.
November 26, 2016 in Kharkiv at the Conference of the UFRL was proposed by the Federation Presidium and supported by all delegates the strategic plan for the development of Rugby League in Ukraine for 2017-2021. The main project of this plan is the creation of a professional rugby league, which must based on restructured Ukrainian clubs in the style of English professional rugby league clubs.
UFRL president Artur Martyrosyan Jnr has complimented all the sides who played this season, which has seen further, steady progress for the sport . “We have completed another excellent season of senior and junior rugby league,” he said. “I would like to congratulate all the teams that have participated, and those that have had success this year.”
The president of the Ukrainian Federation of Rugby League, Artur Martyrosyan Jnr, recently conducted a visit to England, with his principal objective being to garner support from Super League clubs to back his similar vision back home.
A York & District select side will visit Kharkiv on 10 June to play in the seventh A.V. Martyrosyan Memorial fixture. The visitors will join three representative teams from west, central and eastern Ukraine.