RLP Rugby League Development Fund
RLP Rugby League Development Fund

By Richard Cowley, Date: 24/6/13

With the deadline passing for applications from rugby league emerging nations requiring assistance. The RLDF members will now begin the process of going through the applications and then casting their final vote. The winner will be receiving the 2013 Rugby League Planet Rugby League Development Fund Grant to asisst with the development of rugby league in their nation.

The list of eligible nations have now been reduced to 5. Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, Ghana and Italy have all submitted applications and now it’s in the hands of RLDF members to decide who will receive the grant. The voting closes at midnight AEST on the 30th of June 2013 with the winner being announced on the 1st of July.

It’s an exciting time for members as they find out what is really happening on the ground in countries that are trying to develop and grow rugby league.

This year the RLP RLDF are able to offer the biggest grant yet of $2500 AUD which has been contributed to by RLDF members.

The RLDF is now taking enrolments for the 2013 – 2014 RLDF period. Do you love rugby league and want to play your part in assisting emerging rugby league nations for as little as $10 AUD a month? RLDF members have:


– Access to restricted member forum
– Chance to view information not always available to the general public
– Chance to cast a vote and play a part in assisting a developing rugby league nation

2011 RLDF winners the Jamaican Rugby League Association have come a long way since they received the inaugural grant back in 2011. Rugby League continues to grow in the reggae nation and kids are now playing rugby league in some Jamaican schools.

2012 RLDF winners Canada Rugby League which seeds took place in the Rugby League Planet Forum are now a fully commercialised rugby league machine overseeing the games development and expansion across Canada.

2013 RLDF final shortlist (5 Nations) – Nations who have submitted applications before the deadline and are eligible for the final voting process.