Four Welsh match officials at West Wales Raiders v Rochdale Hornets

Wales Rugby League are celebrating having four local match officials at a professional rugby league match for the first time, the game being West Wales Raiders v Rochdale Hornets this Saturday at Stebonheath Park (kick-off 3pm). Bridgend-based James Jones, the head of match officials for Wales, will referee, with Kristoff Young from Cardiff running the […]

James Jones delighted with International Match Officials Squad appointment

James Jones, Wales Rugby League’s head of match officials, is delighted with the news that he has been named in the newly formed International Match Officials Squad (IMOS) by the International Rugby League. IMOS will operate underneath the Elite Match Officials Squad (EMOS) and will generally officiate games that do not involve the top four […]

WRL continue to run successful online courses during lockdown

Wales Rugby League have continued to be active during this lockdown period by running a number of online courses for their members. WRL held their own “Mental Health Week” from October 26-31 with the “Rugby League Cares” charity hosting two online Zoom meetings – “Managing Emotions” hosted by Keith Senior and Paul Wood, and “Challenging […]

Alana Sargent appointed first Head of Wheelchair RL Match Officials in Wales

Alana Sargent has made history for the third time after being appointed the first ever Head of Wheelchair Rugby League Match Officials for Wales Rugby League. The Ferndale-based 37 year old was appointed head coach of the Wales Wheelchair side in 2014, after a spell in charge of Swindon St George, becoming WRL’s first ever […]

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 […]

WRL looking after the welfare of all their personnel during lockdown

Wales Rugby League have pledged to look after the welfare of all personnel from their domestic clubs and international sides during this lockdown period, and are constantly communicating to all, primarily via WhatsApp groups and Zoom webinars. Spearheaded by CEO Gareth Kear, WRL are driving this through all pathways, looking after the well-being of players […]

FREE update to the WRL charity publication

Wales Rugby League’s head of media Ian Golden has published an eight-page update to his charity publication, “100 Months of Rugby League in Wales” that was launched in May this year. This has been produced as a PDF – Click to download here. The update, which now ensures that the whole of the 2010s is chronicled, […]

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