Vision statement of the Malta Rugby League Association

The Malta Rugby League Trust aims to support Malta Rugby League’s mission “Promote and Develop Rugby League within the Maltese community”.  The MRL Trust will mobilise resources and generate initiatives to increase membership, enhance member involvement, expand missions, and stimulate new fields of activity for the Malta Rugby League.


MRL Trust Association Profile   

Australian links lie in the form of an MRL Trust based in NSW that enables the foundation to promote the legacy across Australia. The MRL Trust is governed by a group of 5 appointed Trustees. Volunteers give their time to provide a safe environment for members of all ages to participate in the sport of rugby league. The association fosters community spirit through hosting competitions and social events, and encouraging participants to develop their abilities.   

Trustee Office Bearers: Mark Sultana, David Axisa, Veronica Vella, Daniela Grech and Bradley Clews .

Trust Secretary Contact:  

Malta Rugby League history overview

Malta Rugby League is an Official Observer of the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) and a member of the governmental Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport (Malta Sports Council). The organisation was formed in 2008 following the merger of the now defunct Maltese Rugby League Association (formed in 2004 in Australia) and the local Kumitat Nazzjonali tar-Rugby League f’Malta (2006), in a move that was designed to homogenise Maltese rugby league’s structure and further its European dimension.   

Full European integration occurred in 2011 when the remaining Australian-based Directors resigned, paving the way for locals to take their place. The four-person Board oversees MRL policy, with an operations team in Malta & Gozo who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the sport.   

The Under-13s Academy team, launched in 2011, is one of four sections of rugby league played in Malta, alongside senior men's, women’s, wheelchair and schools. In addition to its exemplary approach to equity and diversity, the MRL boasts strong media relations both domestically and internationally as well as a strong visibility of the sport throughout Maltese Islands.   

Board of Directors: Anthony Micallef, Roderick Attard, Daniel Grima and Clifford Debattista.  

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