Latin American Rugby League (or GYG Latin Heat) is a 100% non-profit organisation officially recognised by the Australian Government.
The organisation started from a group of Rugby League fans with a passion for both Latin America and the global expansion of the game.
Nobody in our organisation is paid and our committee members give up thousands of hours per year to help this great project grow and grow!
We stage rugby league events and training for the Latino community around Australia, and work with contacts in Latin America to establish domestic competitions and development materials for the 700 million Latinos worldwide.
To qualify for the team players must have verifiable heritage or long-term residency links to any of the mainland countries of Central America and South America – from Mexico in the north to Chile and Argentina in the south – plus the Hispanic nations of the Caribbean (Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic).
One of our ongoing goals is to help send a team of Latino-heritage players from the USARL to face Mexico in their first international game and set the ball rolling for a lasting relationship.
At present things are moving very quickly with grassroots teams in Argentina and Brazil, plus we have volunteers in Colombia, Uruguay, Ecuador and El Salvador trying to get things started.
A big aim of ours is to find more people interested in starting a domestic competition around Santiago, Chile, as we believe this is pivotal to the uptake in Latin America.
Regular international competition and recognition for Latin American countries in the sport of Rugby League, ideally leading to a Latino team qualifying for the 2021 World Cup.
Another major goal for the Latin Heat is to assist the formation of a multinational rugby league competition (or zonal competitions) similar to the Copa America in soccer.
We want Rugby League to be a conduit for better life opportunities, education, adventures and fantastic friendship networks that span the Pacific and Atlantic – plus introduce the 700 million Latinos worldwide to a fantastic game.
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If you’d like to make a one-off donation or small regular payment to assist our goals, you can deposit to:
Latin American Rugby League Incorporated
ACC: 1408 5618
or PayPal via: email@example.com