Mr. Illfield has been involved in the development of Rugby League on an International Basis. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the USA Rugby League in 2011, he spearheaded the preparation of elite youth squads for the Newcastle Knights, Western Australian Rugby League and Western Reds RLFC. He was a key component in the development of the sport at all levels.
Peter is a former Australian Rugby League player and accredited coach. He has developed and managed Rugby League as a professional sports administrator and is an Australian Rugby League Level III High Performance Coach and has been a coaching staff member of the Australian Institute of Sport, Rugby League National Youth Program.