English Schools' Rugby League was formed in 1967 following talks between the Counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire.
It was formed to enable the organising and playing of International games, to act as one body for the disbursement of Grant Aid received from the RFL and to act as an organising body to spread the game and to be a forum for committed and expert opinion.
The RFL in partnership with English Schools Rugby League re-launched the Champion Schools Tournament in 2002 and since then it has continued to grow each year.
The Carnegie Champion Schools Finals in August are the pinnacle of Schools Rugby League with the Year Seven Finalists having the honour of playing at Wembley in the curtain raiser to the Challenge Cup Final.
Rugby League has seen an immense growth in schools over the last few years which will support the development of the sport in the future and this competition has played a vital role in introducing Rugby League to an ever increasing number of young people throughout the United Kingdom.
A look at the International records will show many illustrious names within Rugby League have started their careers with English Schools' Rugby League.