It might be some of the first news relating to Hungarian rugby league that you have heard of, but regardless of that, it will not take away from the fact that Niko Markowitz and Mezes Balint are the first Hungarians to pass the RLEF Level One Coaching Course.
Passing the course alongside seven Serbians, they undertook and passed both the theoretical and practical side of things, under the watchful eye of Serbian national coach Marko Jankovic and Dragan Radlovic.
RLEF Director for Central and East Europe, Jovan Vujosevic, said that this is a big occasion and an historic achievement.
â€œThis is an historic achievement because for first time we have qualified rugby league coaches in Hungary and it again shows the level of co-operation throughout the region,” said Vujosevic.
â€œWe have undertaken similar for coaches in Greece and Bosnia and the next step is to do the same for match officials. Thanks need to be paid to the RLIF for helping to finance the Serbian Academy which has been used as the base for such projects.â€