ABOUT RUGBY LEAGUE JAMAICA

RLJ is the internationally recognised governing body for the sport of Rugby League in Jamaica.

Our aim is to make the sport accessible to all, and to develop our people into world class athletes.

2003

Humble beginnings.

The West Indies Rugby League is formed to bring awareness of the sport of Rugby League to the people if the Caribbean.

2004

Rugby League Jamaica is formed following the initial launch of the West Indies Rugby League. Enthusiastic Jamaicans recognise the potential for the sport on the island.

2005

From small acorns....

The first domestic League in Jamaica is formed in the summer of 2005, with 4 founding member clubs, Duhaney Park Red Sharks, Jamaica Defence Force, Olympic Angels & Vauxhall Vultures.

2006

Awakening a nation.

A Jamaican select side plays against the travelling West Yorkshire Police force.

The Rugby League World welcomes a new frontier.

2008

It's about the youth...

Rugby League Jamaica launches the High School Championships, providing the youth of Jamaica with a pathway to a new sport.

Today, the HSC has an under 16's, under 19's and female competitions.

2009

From Jamaica to the world.

The first full international game is played against the USA. Early in 2010, Jamaica get their first win against Canada.

2010

Strong roots, big trees...

Rugby League Jamaica launches the Intercol competition. The sport of Rugby League is played in our most prestigious universities and colleges.

2013

A pathway to greatness...

The Parish of Residence series is launched.

For the first time, the islands best players compete for selection to the Reds or the Blues.

The resulting games continue to be the highest standard of play in Jamaica.

2014

Planting new seeds, making a forest...

Rugby League Jamaica launches Division 2 as a pathway for new teams in expansion areas.

RLJ:D2 continues to grow as new areas gather an interest in playing Rugby League.

2018

We goin' the World Cup!

Jamaica win the Americas cup for the first time in Jacksonville, Florida. 

The win qualifies Jamaica for the Rugby League World Cup 2021.

The largest event in our sport.

2019

A sport for all...

The Reggae Warriors womens team make their debut alongside our mens team at the Americas 9's in Toronto. 

A new era for womens sport in Jamaica is born.

RUGBY LEAGUE JAMAICA 2019

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