British Amateur Rugby League Association
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA) is the governing body for social and recreational rugby league in the United Kingdom. It works jointly with the Rugby Football League (the overall governing body of rugby league in the UK) by means of the RFL Community Board.BARLA was created in 1973 in Huddersfield at the George Hotel by a group of enthusiasts concerned about the dramatic disappearance of many amateur leagues and clubs. Fewer than 150 amateur teams remained with a mere thirty youth rugby league teams. The 'breakaway' from the RFL was acrimonious and was strongly contested with a vote 29-1 against recognising BARLA. Thanks to Tom Mitchell, this changed to a unanimous vote of approval for BARLA within twelve months.
- Paperback | 56 pages
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- 18 Aug 2011
- United States