Confederations


Rugby League European Federation

The Rugby League European Federation is the governing body for Rugby League in Europe and the Northern Hemisphere. It oversees and co-ordinates the development of the sport in all its Member and affiliated countries and territories, as well as neighbouring organisations that choose to link to the RLEF.

There are four levels of affiliation, two Membership categories and two non-Member categories. The Members are split between Full and Affiliate; the non-Members between Observers and unranked nations. The Members form the Council or general assembly and can vote at the AGM. France and England, as senior Full Members, have a combined veto power over the Council.

The Board is mandated by the AGM for two-years and has between 4-6 Directors. The RFL and French Rugby League each have one seat on the Board; two seats are voted by the Membership, and two seats reserved for Independent Directors. The RLEF, as a confederation, is an Associate Member of the Rugby League International Federation.

The executive is formed by the European Director of Development and the general manager, who oversees regional directors, who in turn oversee their national development managers.

Full members

England
France
Ireland
Scotland
Wales

Associate members

Italy
Jamaica
Lebanon
Russia
Serbia

Observers

Canada
Catalonia
Czech Republic
Estonia
Germany
Greece
Latvia
Malta
Morocco
Ukraine

Asia-Pacific Rugby League Federation

The Asia-Pacific Rugby League Federation (APRLF) is an umbrella body for nations playing the sport of Rugby League in the Southern Hemisphere. The Federation aims to act as a counterpart to the Rugby League European Federation. The formation of the APRLF was agreed at the Rugby League International Federation's annual general meeting in May 2010. The Federation was established with seven founding full members.

The APRLF is based at the New Zealand Rugby League's Auckland headquarters and will focus much of its efforts on developing the sport in the Pacific Islands.

Full Members

Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Tonga
Samoa