RFL boss Richard Lewis re-elected European Federation Chariman for another two years.
GERMANY, Serbia and Czech Republic to play a three-way competition in July and August.
TOURING French rep side play cream of British community (amateur) teams in mid-week game.
EUROPEAN student international tournament to be held in England in April.
EUROPEAN Federation issues rankings of 18 member nations, and adds four nations in development.
EUROPEAN officials meet with interested parties and witness local snow league tournament in Riga.
NORWAY rugby league gets own logo on back of school development tournaments.
FOUR Serbian international sign one-year deal with Vereya to further their progress.
NEXT Saturday, 14th October - while Great Britain gears up for the engage Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford and the Gillette Tri-Nations begins in Auckland - a party from LHF Healthplan National League 3 side St Albans Centurions will travel to Estonia to help continue the spread of the code there.
HANNESTAD primary school in Sarpsborg, south east Norway has staged the first junior rugby league tournament in the country, with eight teams taking part in a day-long extravaganza.The initiative was organised by Australian-born teacher Justin Ryan who has been coaching between 70 and 80 youngsters in the sport since last February. ?I started off by showing rugby league videos to the pupils every week, during their break? he said.?From February until April, the children were taught the rules and laws of the game. In April, the snow melted, and the children no longer wished to watch the sport they wanted to play it.??Thanks to the RFL and Oztag, I have received a lot of equipment, such as rugby balls, law books and tag belts which has enabled me to continue teaching these children the basics.?By the end of September, his pupils ? based an hour?s drive from Oslo - were thirsting for competitive action and Ryan organised an eight team event, which culminated in the winning side claiming a thrilling 24-20 victory with ten seconds of the ?Grand Final? remaining.?At the end, all players received their diploma? Ryan continued. ?Also, the winning team received a copy of a Super League game on dvd featuring Leeds and Hull from Headingley, which was played in 2005. They loved it!??The tournament, which featured boys and girls, was a great success and the kids want to have another one really soon.? Source: www.rlef.eu.com