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Rugby League

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

See Also:
Touch Rugby

An Overview of Rugby League

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

Find Rugby League Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Rugby League

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

Lifeline Training

Proving First Aid training and Qualifications to all industries, specialising in Sports and Education sector.

Feathersone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers Foundation is the official charity of Featherstone Rovers RLFC, registered Charity No. 1118452. We deliver projects and activities within Featherstone and Wakefield District.

We use the power of sport and the Featherstone Rovers

447 (Henley on Thames RAF Air Cadets

Youth organisation for 12 to 19 year olds focused on STEM, Aviation and Aerospace with activites such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, Leadership, hiking, climbing, Archary, Marksmanship, First Aid, Canoeing, Mountainbiking, flying, gliding, long distance walk

Simba Sports

We specialise in talent identification, development and fostering, from early ages to elite. We offer coaching in a wide range of activities which includes, athletics, football, cricket, squash, sports psychology and multi-sports. We also help in preparat

Scotland Rugby League

Scotland Rugby League is the governing body for rugby league in Scotland overseeing development and participation at all levels of the sport.

Club Doncaster Sports College

Club Doncaster Sports College is affiliated with Club Doncaster & Club Doncaster Foundation. We provide high quality, flexible and responsive courses.

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

MSC Performance

MSC provides Strength and Conditioning coaching to all ages and all levels of ability. Members are part of a great community and will be educated by some of the most qualified and respected coaches in the UK!

York City Knights DRL

York City Knights DRL

From January 2020 we will run inclusive Rugby League sessions for people aged 11 upwards at York St John University Sports Park on Haxby Rd. Our LDRL team plays in the Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League.

RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme

RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme

1:00am - Sat 23rd October, 2021

The Programme is focused on funding for
facilities and equipment. We want to work with: Any organisation that is developing Rugby League activity in their community.