The Catalan Association of Rugby League was constituted in 2007 and was legalized by the Justice Department of the Government of Catalonia on 30th July 2007. The ACRL fulfills all the legal requirements demanded by the region’s sporting rules to regulate, coordinate, develop and represent the sport in Catalonia. In 2008, ACRL attended its first RLEF general meeting as an Official Observer.The first ever Catalan Rugby League Championship took place in 2009 and was disputed by nine clubs. BUC, Barcelona University Club was the winner.