- Rugby League European Federation
name = Rugby League European Federation
size = 169px
type = Sports federation
membership = 20 national associations
leader_name = Richard Lewis
website= http://www.rlef.eu.com/|The Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) is the governing body for the sport of
rugby leagueacross Europe, and the Mediterranean area. They are responsible, amongst other things, for spreading the game of rugby league across the continent and organising various competitions involving European nations.
The federation was founded January
2003following an initiative between Richard Lewis, Executive Chairman of Britain's Rugby Football Leagueand his French counterpart Jean Paul Ferre. Currently three nations are full members of the federation; the remainder are associate members. Full members are entitled to a greater proportion of voting rights and to become members of the Rugby League International Federation(RLIF).
In order to become an associate member, a nation must meet the following criteria:
*Implementation of a
constitutionand rules that commit the governing body to acting in the best interest of rugby league, throughout the whole of their country.
*Production of an annual financial report.
*A league competition with at least four teams.
*Implementation of a junior development programme.
Official 2007 RLEF Seedings
Unranked but Official observer status
Rugby League International Federation
* European Nations Cup
RLEF European Shield
RLEF European Bowl
RLEF Euro Med Challenge
* [http://www.rlef.eu.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.rlef.eu.com/euroseed.htm/ Official rankings]
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