Rugby League is a fast and dynamic game, which involves great strength, stamina and skill, and is played through the summer, so no muddy pitches, or cold, wet training nights!
A great way to get, and keep, fit, as well as offering opportunity to socialise with new people in the wonderful Welsh summer!
Although Rugby League shares similarities with rugby union, it is important to see them as different games, and as such each has it's won unique set of skills.
Throughout South Wales there are many teams run teams at senior and junior level, and all are more than happy to welcome new player to their fold.
If you want to train to keep fit, or if you want to play some competitive team sport, Rugby League is a great way to keep fit, meet new people and socialise, so why not give it a go?
Wales Rugby League is committed to provide fully qualified coaches and assistant coaches to develop the game throughout Wales.
In order to become a coach, you don't have to have played the game, but you must have an understanding of Rugby League, however, playing experience can help, but is in no way essential.
What you must have is enthusiasm for the game, and the desire to impart your knowledge in an understanding and safe manner.
Most coaches will begin their coaching career with younger players, i.e. under 16 age groups, so patience is a key.
Wales Rugby League, in association with the Rugby Football League run several coaching courses throughout the year, and should you be interested in becoming a coach, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the next course.
As with every responsible National Governing Body of Sport, Wales Rugby League has a stringent child protection policy which must be adhered to at all times by any coaches working with children, details can be obtained from Wales Rugby League.
If you want to get involved with Rugby League in a less formal way, then volunteering is the way to go.
From washing kit to distributing publicity flyers, working behind a bar to helping out on a fun day, volunteers are the backbone of any sporting organisation.
Every club in Wales requires an army of volunteers on a match day, to collect gate money, selling refreshments, collecting statistics during the games, collecting balls kicked into rivers, the volunteer is a key part of any team, and then some!
If you are an enthusiastic person, who has a few hours a week to give to your local club, please get in contact with them, they will be more than happy to hear from you!
Wales Rugby League has a volunteer charter, and all clubs are part of this charter, whereby volunteers are made to feel welcome and appreciated at their club, so there is plenty of support should you wish to become a volunteer.
Email email@example.com for more information on how to get involved with your nearest club.
If you have a busy schedule, or even if you just want to relax on a Saturday afternoon in the sun, you can always support your local team.
Please see our fixtures list for your nearest club and next home game.
Wales Rugby League is a developing sport in Wales, and your support is much appreciated, try one game and we guarantee, it won't be your last!
As well as supporting your local club, Wales needs your support to, please keep coming back to find updates on your National Teams, an official supporters club, and great days out to International matches throughout the summer and Autumn.
No sport would be able to go ahead without them.
So if you have the enthusiasm and ability to become an official Wales Rugby League Referee or Touch Judge, we want to hear from you.
Courses are run before each season, and through Wales Rugby League's Official's Board, you could be appointed to officiate at any of our Conference fixtures throughout South Wales during the summer.
Our courses are also recognised by the RFL, so by building up your experience and knowledge, and completing further courses, you could progress to a higher level of officiating at National League or even Super League level.
Email The Match Officials to register your interest.