Further indication of the growth in popularity of rugby league is Serbia is the announcement that the NSW Tertiary Students Rugby League team will become the first from Australia to tour the country.
The Australian Students arrive on 29th September and will stay until the 11th October, playing three matches.
Rugby League European Federation Regional Development Manager (South East Europe) Jovan Vujosevic commented, “This is first ever Australian team tour to Serbia in either code of rugby.”
“It represents a great chance for development of the sport here as not only will the tourists bring their expertise on the field but they will promote rugby league in Belgrade University, High schools and Primary schools. They will also undertake a coaching seminar with Serbian coaches.”
The touring squad is made up of players from six different Tertiary colleges; University of Western Sydney, University of Newcastle, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney Blues (Police Academy), UWS Nirimba and Canberra University.
NSW Tertiary Students Rugby League – Tour Schedule
3rd Oct 2009 v Serbian Students
6th Oct 2009 v Serbian Representatives XIII
10th Oct 2009 v Serbian Residents XIII