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Rugby League

Rugby Football League

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What is Rugby League?

Rugby league is a full contact game, played by two teams of 13 players.

It is one of the two major codes of rugby football, the other being rugby union. Players on field are divided into forwards and backs. Each position has a designated number, 1 to 13. Numbers 14 to 17 are given to players starting on the bench, who will come into the game as substitutes for other players who are injured, in need of a rest, or less suited to the coach's strategy for that particular phase of the game.

Rugby league is played in more than 30 countries, though it is most commonly played in the United Kingdom (predominantly northern England) Australia and New Zealand.


  • Improves speed, agility, strength improved hand-eye coordination.
  • There is also a good social scene as a result of it being a team based sport.


Costs will vary across the country from club to club.


  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

Trans World Educational Experiences

Trans World (TWEDEX) are one of the biggest providers of sports tours, aimed to educate, empower and inspire the minds of young people.

Local Contacts

David Butler

Midlands Regional Development Officer

Rugby Football League


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Melton Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
    British Heart Foundation


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Sport England
    Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • County Sport Network
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform