By Joel Morgan, Date: 6/2/13

The Federazione Italiana Rugby Football League (FIRFL) is pleased to announce the establishment of our first level one coaching course throughout its participating regions. Running the course will be this year’s recently appointed Italian national team coach Tyrone Sterry.


The process will cover the basic structures of attack and defense that are implemented at a high level of rugby league and that are replicated from rugby union. New training drills, defense and way to improve rugby league skills are major components of the courses and also players training or development sessions with the Tyrone Sterry.

The course will be divided into two sessions:
1. Theoretical and on a field with the coach and an local or regional based team of rugby league
2. Theoretical

The course will be held in mid-March and will have as its separate core headquarters based in Rome (Tuscany and Lazio regions), Catania (Sicilia region) and Reggio Emilia (Marche and Emilia Romagna regions).

For more information contact the following national committees:

Lazio Committee – Riccardo Marini 3337631500
Toscano Committee – Luigi Ferraro 3336163818
Marche Committee – Guido Porcellini 3391715013
Sicilia Committee – Agatino Magri’ 3497842442 – Massimo Nicotra 3356043801
Emilia Romagna Commitee – Marco Parrello 3349205550

Meanwhile, training sessions have already been scheduled throughout our regions notably first in Catania, Sicily and Rome, Lazio in anticipation for the Coppa Italia and r-Evolution league (Italian Rugby league Championship) and selections for the national team. The Catania based players begin their training and selection on February 7 at San Gregorio, while the rest of Sicily (Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Floridia) will have a yet to be confirmed date in March for training and potential selection .The Romans began ate in January and have their second training date on February 11 at campo casal lumbroso.