Asociación Española de Rugby League

The "España Rugby League" project was born on 13 February 2013, becoming the Asociación Española de Rugby League (AERL) on 28 August 2013, the association’s foundation date. The AERL was accepted as an Affiliate of the RLEF in February 2015.

The pioneers for Spanish rugby league were situated in the Valencia region of eastern Spain and to a lesser extent in the capital, Madrid. The founding clubs were Valencian Warriors RL, Ciencias de Valencia, Irreductibles RL (Valencia) and CRAC de Alcoy (Alicante), and linked others like Elefantes de Castellón (Castellón).