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Court upholds Greek Rugby League Association position

Date: 6/10/17

A court in Athens has dismissed an application by the Hellenic Federation of Modern Pentathlon to support its position as the governing body of rugby league in Greece, with the exclusive right to field a Greek national team. The decision supports the Greek Rugby League Association’s position as the nation’s legitimate governing body under the Rugby League International Federation.

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Greece look to defend title in second Balkan rugby league championship

Date: 29/9/17

Four nations will contest the second Balkan Championship in Serbia, between the 6-8 October. Hosts Serbia and holders Greece will be joined by Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Test matches.

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Greek rugby league association awarded observer status

Date: 24/3/17

The RLEF has granted Observer status to the Greek Rugby League Association. The GRLA, which is registered in Athens, was incorporated on 28 February 2017 and is the governing body of the four clubs that participate in the domestic competition; Patras, Rhodes Knights, Aris Eagles and Attica Rhinos.

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RLEF continues re-build of Greek Rugby League

Date: 12/9/16

The RLEF has continued to work with members of the Greek rugby league community, running a level 1 match officials course in Athens that saw eight new candidates gain their qualification.

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Hellenic (Greece) Federation Of Rugby League excluded from RLEF Membership

Date: 10/8/16

The RLEF Board has formally expelled the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League from its membership after a four-month suspension period.

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RLEF suspend Hellenic Federation of Rugby League

Date: 9/4/2016

Following a year-long investigation, which culminated in an extraordinary general meeting of the RLEF membership, Greek rugby league’s governing body has been suspended indefinitely for wilfully acting in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the RLEF and international rugby league.

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Greece withdraw from Malta trip

Date: 3/10/15

On 1 October the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League informed the RLEF its national team would not be able to fulfil the away leg of its European Championship C campaign in Malta on 10 October, citing the country’s economic difficulties and the withdrawal of two sponsors.

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Greece coach names initial squad for European Championship C Tournament

Date: 14/9/15

Greece head coach Matthew Ashill has announced a train-on squad for the October matches against Malta and Spain in European Championship C.

The winners will gain the final place in the 2016 European Qualifiers for the World Cup the following year, alongside Wales, Ireland, Serbia, Russia and Italy.

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Greek Rugby League runs coaching activity with 13 receiving Level 1 qualification

Date: 23/6/15

The final technical activity of the EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project took place in Athens, with 13 local coaches receiving their Level 1 qualification from RLEF coaching manager Martin Crick.

He also delivered educator-training to three Greek trainees, Tasos Pantazidis, Matt Ashill and Nikos Kostakis.

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