Aleksandr Kolikov, president of the Russian Affiliation of Rugby League Golf equipment (ARLC) was a part of the seventieth birthday celebrations for former chess grand grasp Anatoly Karpov, president of the Union of Nationwide and Non-Olympic Sports activities of Russia, which recognises the standing of rugby league within the nation.
Kolikov, who has been an in depth acquaintance of Karpov since 1998, outlined how the game was returning to play within the gentle of the coronavirus pandemic. “The Affiliation of Rugby League Golf equipment of Russia and the Union of Nationwide and Non-Olympic Sports activities are at the moment engaged on a number of joint enterprise initiatives and we use each assembly as an opportunity to debate additional particulars,” Kolikov stated on the birthday occasion. “Now the ARLC invests all its sources into the conclusion of those initiatives. We do hope and envisage the longer term with nice confidence, that these initiatives might be fulfilled in three to 5 years, and we’ll change into a full member of the European Rugby League.”
Kolikov continued: “We’re going to set up a 9s cup among the many youth at U15 degree for six groups, and in June a 9s match for adults to establish the extent of participation which would be the foundation for the ultimate listing of those that will play within the championship.
“The championship will embody both six or eight groups in a single division, or a six-team premier league and as much as 4 sides within the first division. That competitors is scheduled to start out on 6 November. As well as, there’s a comparatively sturdy scholar crew in Crimea who’re in search of a companion to play towards and for cooperation in training, with universities in Turkey being a potential link-up.”