AN update on news from the West Indies Rugby League Federation.
IT has been confirmed that the West Indies Rugby League will compete in the Middlesex 9?s qualification tournament, and will face off between 7 to 11 other sides in order to qualify for the main tournament which will be held on July 18 at New River Stadium.
STRENGTH and conditioning coach for the Sheffield Eagles, Dean Thomas, has been announced as High Performance Coordinator for the West Indies Rugby League in season 2004.
THE West Indies Rugby League has confirmed that it has applied for a position in the third annual European Rugby League Federation York Nines tournament which is scheduled to be June this year. The prestigious tournament, which has gained recognition in the Rugby League community in a very short period time, officially kicks off the Rugby League 9?s Grand Prix circuit.
1895 International, the fund-raising group that recently provided financial assistance to the successful Mediterranean Cup in Lebanon, has put its support behind the West Indies Rugby League Federation (WIRLF) for the 2004 season.
THE West Indies Rugby League Federation is currently looking at potential names for the representative side, and is asking for the fans of Rugby League to provide some suggestions. Similar to how the Australian national team is known as the Kangaroos and French side, the Chanticleers, the West Indies are after a name which can instantly be associated with the region.
THE West Indies 9?s side will be making a visit to New River Stadium in 2004, with the team having their application for the Middlesex 9?s confirmed.