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Rugby League

Rugby Football League

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@rfl.uk.com
Contact Telephone
0844 477 7113

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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.

Benefits

  • 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

Costs will vary across the country from club to club.

Equipment

  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Campaigns

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.

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

Partners

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

Partners

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