By Matthew Brown, Date: 18/12/14
Poland is a country located in central Europe with a population of over 40 million people. It is a country with a very rich history dating back to the early 11th century. For over 1000 years, Poland has had very difficult, but also very historical moments in its history. Today it is one of the strongest economies in the EU with plenty of historical places, booming businesses and strong sporting teams. I got in touch with one Polish man (Lukasz Lucka) who is attempting to add something different to the Polish sporting landscape, Rugby League.
Poland will play their first international rugby league match tomorrow (Saturday) at the Stavanger Stadion on Norway’s south-west coast.
The newly formed Polska Rugby XIII, which established its association under Polish law last week, has hosted the first technical activity in Lodz, as part of the RLEF’s EU-backed Leadership Devolution Project.
Five Polish candidates received their Level 1 Match Official qualification after attending a course led by PRXIII trainee educators Lukasz Lucka and Jacek Galeza, and monitored by RLEF Educators Denys Cherniev and George Stilianos.
Manchester Rangers Rugby League club and the Polska XIII (Polish Rugby League) have announced a partnership that will see them both work together to grow the game within Poland and Manchester's Polish community.