DEVELOPMENT DESPITE THE OBSTACLES
The Hellenic Federation of Rugby League is walking on the path
Men, women and juniors play the sport thanks to the efforts of
the members and staff of the HFRL.
Due to our activity, the Government is going to award us the
sport’s recognition very soon.
Going higher is a one-way route. Any change of our status will
change this route.
H.F.R.L. is an association in action. On-field and off-field.
Solidarity to poor people
(in every match we were collecting food and clothes instead of
a ticket and offered them to the Solidarity Office in Piraeus)
New Clubs, new coaches, new players,
new administrators, new Cities
SEPTEMBER 2015 – ATTIKI NINES
Three clubs participated – AEK Kokkinias won (Pyrrihios
Aspropyrgos, AEK Kokkinias, Agios Thomas Goudi)
Agios Thomas – Pyrrihios
AEKK – Ag.Thomas
AEKK – Pyrrihios
AEKK – Pyrrihios (final)
DECEMBER 2015 – MACEDONIA NINES
Four teams participated – Agios Thomas won (Agios Thomas,
Pyrrihios, Lions Thessaloniki/ Kavala. Thessaloniki 9s).
Lions/Kavala - Pyrrihios
Ag.Thomas – Pyrrihios Ag.Thomas – Kavala / Lions
Thessaloniki – Kavala / Lions, Thessaloniki – Ag. Thomas, Thessaloniki –
NOVEMBER 2015 to MARCH 2016 – XIII CHAMPIONSHIP
Three Clubs participated. Pyrrihios won (Pyrrihios
Aspropyrgos, AEK Kokkinias, Agios Thomas Goudi).
Pyrrihios – Ag.Thomas Ag.Thomas – AEKK
AEKK – Ag.Thomas Pyrrihios – AEKK
Ag.Thomas – Pyrrihios AEKK – Pyrrihios
APRIL 2016 to MAY 2016 - XIII CHAMPIONSHIP (NORTH
To be played. Kavala, Filippos and one team from Thessaloniki
NOVEMBER 2015 until now – DEVELOPMENT CHAMPIONSHIP.
Pegasus N.Kosmos, Promitheas Rendi and Pyrrihios b’
Promitheas Rendi – Pegasus
MAY 2016 – Juniors cup
Pyrrihios, Anagennisi Petralona, Iason, Dias, Protathlitis and
schools will participate.
MAY 2016 – women cup
Pyrrihios, Agios Thomas, Aeolos Patras are already invited.
2015-2016 FRIENDLY DEVELOPMENT MATCHES
Pegasus N.Kosmos – Agios Thomas (11/2015), Filippos Vereea
– Pegasus N.Kosmos (12/2015)
Women Pyrrihios – Women Agios Thomas (3/2016), Aeolos
Patras (women) – Agios Thomas (women) (4/2016)
Aeolos Patras (men) – Agios Thomas (men) (4/2016)
PYRRIHIOS of ASPROPYRGOS ATTIKI Official registered Club.
Has Rugby League (men and women) and Soccer (seniors and
AGIOS THOMAS GOUDI Official registered Club. Has Rugby
League (men and women), Boxing and Soccer (seniors and
AEK KOKKINIAS Official registered Club. Has Rugby League
and weightlifting teams.
PEGASUS NEOS KOSMOS Official registered Club. Has Rugby
League, volleyball (men A2 div., women, juniors), softball,
basketball and soccer teams.
PROMITHEAS RENDI Official registered Club. Has Rugby
League and weightlifting teams.
FILIPPOS VEREEA Official registered Club. Has Rugby League,
Handball (European Cup Winners), basketball (A2 div.),
gymnastics and athletics teams.
S.C. KAVALA Official registered Club. Has Rugby League,
rugby union, basketball, soccer (div. C) and many more sports
ANAGENNISI PETRALONA Official registered Club. Has Rugby
League juniors and basketball seniors and juniors teams.
DIAS HALANDRIOU Official registered Club. Has Rugby League
juniors and hockey teams.
PROTATHLITIS Official registered Club. Has Rugby League
juniors, hockey, cricket and athletics teams.
IASON Official registered Club. Has Rugby League juniors and
AOAD, IRAKLIS KALAMATA, ICAROS KALAMATA have played
only friendly matches and intent to play in the development
ESDT, ATHLESI, ASTERAS and many more teams wait for new
coaches in their areas in order to start playing.
AEOLOS PATRAS and THESSALONIKI LIONS have played
League recently and are in talks with the HFRL Board in order
to join our Federation.
The Hellenic Federation of Rugby League was found in 2013
after two years of efforts to establish the sport in Greece.
The HFRL, is officially registered and recognized by the Greek
Courts as a legal Association since 2013.
In 2014 we became members of the RLEF.
Our application to the Hellenic Government to get the sports’
recognition was applied in 2014. Since then we had to face the
Rugby Union Federation actions against us and the huge
bureaucracy that took us so long. The General Secretary of
Sports (Ministry of Culture an Sports) supports our application
and the procedure is coming to an end soon.
Any action against the HFRL, is taking our issue back.
Any action against the HFRL is not an action against our
association; it is an action against the sport in Greece.
The founder of the Hellenic Rugby League Mr. Tasos Pantazidis with
the President of the RLEF Mr. Maurice Watkins and the Secretary
General of Sports Mr. Ioulios Synadinos in the Ministry of Culture and
Sports in Athens.