Wigan sign North Wales born Wales U16 international

Wales RL U16 international Lewis Pinder has signed U19 forms with Super League club Wigan Warriors. Wrexham-born, the 17-year old started his rugby league at Wrexham Bradley Raiders, where he was coached by now Wales Wheelchair RL head coach Steve Jones and his son, the current Wales Wheelchair RL international Harry Jones. He’s also been […]

WRL enter into strategic partnership with Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils have agreed a groundbreaking strategic partnership agreement with Wales Rugby League, which will focus on the provision of a player talent pathway and coach development. The Wales Rugby League National Development Academy in partnership with Salford Red Devils will be the only RFL accredited Development Academy in Wales and will look to […]

Wales Rugby League officially cancel 2020 season

Wales Rugby League CEO Gareth Kear has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 rugby league season in Wales with immediate effect. This decision was taken after consulting all of the community rugby league clubs in an emergency meeting held on Tuesday night, and the WRL board have been informed. Further more, no structured […]

WRL move onto Stage 3 of Return to Play

Wales Rugby League have moved onto stage three of their return to play with “touch rugby” in training now being allowed. Following discussions with Sport Wales and the Welsh Government, all are agreed that the ability to breach social distancing guidelines for organised outdoor sports is now possible, but still with certain restrictions. Contact must be kept […]

Mark Jones compliments clubs on their return to training procedures

Wales Rugby League’s National Development Manager Mark Jones has spoken highly about how well the community clubs have followed Welsh Government and WRL procedures as they return to training. All of the clubs have designated COVID-19 officers and wardens to ensure that the protocols have been kept to, whilst 58 volunteers have achieved all four […]

Wales Rugby League National Development Academy and Coleg y Cymoedd update

COLEG Y CYMOEDD UPDATE – In these extraordinary circumstances with this year’s school leavers qualifications being predicted, Coleg y Cymoedd have many education options alongside training full time at the Wales Rugby League National Development Academy. If you would like to discuss your’s or your child’s education pathway and options, then please contact Mark Jones […]

Update on Phased Return to Play Strategy

An update from Gareth Kear, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wales Rugby League… Following a webinar meeting on Wales Rugby League’s ‘phased return to play strategy’ with all key stakeholders including all clubs, match officials, coaches, international pathways and volunteers, I am pleased to confirm that from August 1, outdoor structured and sanctioned rugby league […]

COVID-19 update

As a result of the statement from the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, Wales Rugby League will soon be releasing a ‘phased Return to play strategy’ for all outdoor forms of Rugby League and also an action plan for all the community clubs to follow. There will be further meetings for WRL with both […]

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