Last updated : Saturday, 17 February 2024

RDSL: The Amateur Football League

The RDSL (Rugby Development Society League) is an amateur football league in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing a fun and competitive environment for players of all levels. The RDSL currently has over 100 teams competing in divisions across England, Scotland, and Wales.

How to Join the RDSL

If you are interested in joining the RDSL, you can find more information on the RDSL website. You will need to create an account and pay a registration fee. Once you have registered, you can search for a team in your area.

RDSL Rules

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The RDSL follows the rules of rugby union. However, there are a few modifications to the rules to make the game more accessible to players of all levels. For example, the RDSL uses a smaller ball and a shorter field than traditional rugby union.

  • The ball is 56 centimeters in circumference, compared to 62 centimeters for a traditional rugby ball.
  • The field is 70 meters long, compared to 100 meters for a traditional rugby field.
  • There are seven players per team, compared to 15 players per team for a traditional rugby union match.

RDSL Season

The RDSL season runs from September to April. Each team plays 10-12 matches during the season. The top teams at the end of the season qualify for the playoffs. The playoffs culminate in the RDSL Grand Final, which is held in May.


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