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 […]

2021 Student Rugby League and Women’s Emerging Nations World Cups postponed

The 2021 Rugby League Student World Cup and Women’s Emerging Nations World Cup, tournaments that Wales were set to compete in, have been postponed. This action has been taken because of uncertainty faced by nations trying to raise funds and organise their participation against the backdrop of the current pandemic. The tournaments were part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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