The Rugby League European Federation is the governing body for Rugby League in Europe and the Northern Hemisphere.

It oversees and co-ordinates the development of the sport in all its Member and affiliated countries and territories, as well as neighbouring organisations that choose to link to the RLEF.

There are four levels of affiliation, two Membership categories and two non-Member categories.

The Members are split between Full and Affiliate; the non-Members between Observers and unranked nations.

The Members form the Council or general assembly and can vote at the AGM. France and England, as senior Full Members, have a combined veto power over the Council.

The Board is mandated by the AGM for two-years and has between 4-6 Directors.

The RFL and FFRXIII each have one seat on the Board; two seats are voted by the Membership, and two seats reserved for Independent Directors.

The RLEF, as a confederation, is an Associate Member of the Rugby League International Federation.

The executive is formed by the European Director of Development and the general manager, who oversees regional directors, who in turn oversee their national development managers.

The RLEF Board is constituted of between three to seven Directors. The RFL and FFRXIII have one permanent seat each on the Board, while the membership elect two further Directors. The remaining three available seats are for independent directors. All Directors sit for two-year mandates but are eligible for re-election. The chair is elected by the Directors.

Foundation date: January 2003

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