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BARLA tour Spain in two match rugby league series

Date: 17/4/15

The growth of rugby league in Spain will be further supported by a visit from BARLA Youth to Valencia later this month for two matches against Spanish youth national teams.

The Spanish U23s will play the best from the British community clubs on 21 April, and the U21s will face the tourists two days later.

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First rugby league coaching courses take place in Andalucia Spain

Date: 26/3/2015

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.

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Spanish Rugby League growth rewarded with Affiliate membership of RLEF

Date: 1/3/15

The Asociacion Española de Rugby League (AERL) has been accepted as the ninth Affiliate Member of the Rugby League European Federation and its 20th overall.

“Achieving Affiliate Member status is the best possible proof of the strength and seriousness of the Spanish project,” said AERL president Salomé Sansona. “Our new status puts the AERL at the level of some long-established federations and opens the possibility for the first time to play in official RLEF competitions.

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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.

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