The rugby league season kicked off in Turkey over the weekend with the standard opener, a world seaside event at Kalmis Kadikoy, first performed in 2016.
Following that, eight open age males groups, 4 youth and 4 girls’s sides will contest the home championship which begins with the Turkish Cup, main into the internet hosting of Euro D in October in Bodrum.
Gurol Yildiz, president of the Turkish Rugby League Affiliation mentioned: “It’s with nice pleasure we’re beginning our 2021 season fixtures. It’s been 18 months of no on-field actions however we continued to be proactive with on-line rugby league and match official schooling programs, which was an enormous success.
“As well as, we now have submitted our full membership software to European Rugby League for onward suggestion to the Worldwide Rugby League board, and are wanting ahead to persevering with to develop the game right here and round our area.”
In preparation for Euro D, which is able to see the nationwide facet face Netherlands, Malta and Czechia, the TRLA has added skilled participant Aidan Sezer and former Turkish worldwide Jansin Turgut to their teaching workers.
Sezer, who has simply signed for Tremendous League facet Leeds Rhinos for 2022, is the son of a Turkish father and an Indigenous Australian mom.
“Aidan brings on board his expertise and professionalism, being very pleased with his roots and might be an enormous assist for us,” Yildiz confirmed. “That is an incredible achievement for the TRLA administration.”