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Rugby League Development Fund

Jamaica’s progress helped by the inaugural RL Development Fund

by Keith Whitelock, 8/7/12

One year ago, the first Rugby League Development Fund was awarded to Jamaica. For those who don't know, the Rugby League Development Fund is a concept run by Rugby League Planet in which members of the fund donate
$120 annually to help develop the sport of Rugby League in one deserved country. With interest slowly gaining throughout the course of the first year, we managed to raise $1,000 to assist with the development of Rugby League in the Caribbean nation. After receiving a great level of interest and applications, we feel our members came to a great decision. 12 months on, we asked Romeo Montieth just how far our donation went and if it made a difference. Romeo had the following response:

First game in Jamaica A v BARLA Under 23s today

By Tony Munro, Date:9/6/2012

The depth of talent in Jamaican Rugby League will be tested this week in a two-game series between Jamaica A and the touring BARLA Under 23s which starts today (Saturday, June 9 in Mona, Kingston.

The Jamaica A team is likely to include Roy Calvert, Nathan Campbell, Ryan Grant,Romaen Campbell, Fabion Turner, Andre Reid and Ryan Spence from the Hurricanes team which emphatically beat USARL side, the DC Slayers recently. It will be led by either Calvert or Romaen Campbell.

Jamaican rugby league championship off to good start

Press Release, Date 27/6/12

The Jamaica Rugby League Association’s 2012 national club championship kicked off this weekend, with eight teams challenging for supremacy.

The sides will face each other in a round robin format that will last over two and a half months. The top four will then advance to the semi-finals, with the two winners playing for the title on September 8th.

Jamaican competition kicks off today

By Tony Munro, Date: 23/6/12

Duhaney Park Red Sharks club stalwart, Otis Brae, will perhaps have one of the most pressurised roles in Jamaican Rugby League when the 2012 season starts today (Saturday, June 23).

Brae takes over the coaching role of the JRL defending premiers from Jamaican league legend Romeo Monteith for their title defence which begins against GC Foster College.

Jamaica Rugby League map

Rugby League Planet – Jamaica snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated - 11/3/2014

Foundation Year - 2004

International Team - Reggae Warrirors

Top level domestic competition - Jamaica in 2012 have 8 community club teams, 5 university teams, and 12 high schools and 5 primary schools playing tag rugby league.