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 […]

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 […]

Champion Schools 2019-20 competition cancelled

Following the announcement that the 2020 Coral Challenge Cup Final will be postponed from its scheduled Wembley date of July 18, the RFL today confirms the cancellation of the Warners Champion Schools competitions. A number of Welsh schools were still involved in the knockout stages of this RFL-run competition, including the Year 7 road to […]

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 […]

Mark Jones reappointed as WRL National Development Manager

Llantwit Major based Mark Jones has been reappointed as the Wales Rugby League National Development Manager after four and half years away from the role. The 49-year old first joined WRL in 2009 and spent six years in the National Development Manager role where we headed up school, junior and community development, was the team […]

Five Welsh boys teams in the Champion Schools quarter finals

Wales Rugby League proudly have five schools in the quarter-finals of national Champion Schools boys’ tournaments for 2020. Three of them belong to Cardiff-based Welsh language comprehensive, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf. In the year 9 competition, they will host the winners of Brooksbank from West Yorkshire and Wade Deacon from Widnes, after beating Richmond’s Grey […]

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