Archive | December 2013

Supporters Direct pledge further support for rugby league

SUPPORTERS DIRECT PLEDGE FURTHER SUPPORT FOR RUGBY LEAGUE

Supporters Direct, who have helped establish almost 20 Supporters’ Trusts in rugby league, six of whom now either majority-control or own their clubs, are holding a conference early in the New Year as their role becomes increasingly relevant in sport.

The all-day event will take place in Hull Kingston Rovers’ new North Stand at Craven Park on Saturday 18th January when, among the speakers, will be the RFL’s David Gent, Director of Participation and Strategic Partnerships and Director of Standards and Licensing, Blake Solly.

Open to all fans, the day focuses on developing the game and the pair will join a panel of speakers for the headline discussion to debate, “How can fan representation and ownership within rugby league grow the game within England and Wales?” along with Mike Smith, CEO of Hull KR and Liz Hindley, elected member of the Supporters Direct Board.

In addition, there will be a series of workshops.

“Fans are the life blood of any sport whether that be through attending matches, fundraising or volunteering,” said Liz Hindley when launching the event.

“In rugby league the recent World Cup bears testimony to their importance in ensuring its undoubted success. There is much talk of a legacy and Supporters Direct provides fans with a vehicle that allows them to provide structured and accountable support to their club.”

She added, “The event allows fans to hear about current initiatives being introduced by the sport’s governing body to build on the success of the tournament and further develop the sport – it gives them a chance to share their views and have their voice heard.”

The day commences at 10:30, closing at 15:30 with lunch and refreshments provided.

There will be an exhibition area with information about the RFL, Hull City Council’s Sport & Physical Activity programme, Credit Unions, Co-operative Energy, the regional Co-operative movement and opportunities for

networking with fans of other rugby league clubs from around the country.

Registration costs £5 for members of any Supporters’ Trust and £8 for non-members and can be done on the Supporters Direct website.

Supporters Direct was born out of a report by the 1999 Football Task Force, ‘Investing in the Community’. The organization works primarily in football, but also seeks to grow their influence in all spectator sports and internationally.

For more information log on to; http://www.supporters-direct.org/rldd

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Jamaican Rugby League Association sign new kit deal

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 5thDecember, 2013

JAMAICAN RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION SIGN NEW KIT DEAL

Enigma Merchandise, a sports company based in Australia have signed a lucrative agreement with the Jamaica Rugby League Association to become the official kit and compression-wear supplier for the national team, the Reggae Warriors, for the next 4 years.

The agreement will cover the length of the next World Cup cycle and new playing jerseys and off field apparel will be designed and sold over the coming months.

JRLA Chairman Ventley Brown sees the agreement as another major achievement for the Association.

"This is a deal one for us, our brand will be strengthened around the world with Enigma making our replicas available in all major markets,” he said. “Our desire is to play as many internationals over the next few years and further establish the Reggae Warriors as one of Jamaica’s major sporting team.”

Managing Director of Enigma Merchandise Dane Campbell commented, “It is great to be able to partner with the Jamaica Rugby League Association and I am excited by the prospect. I have had a personal involvement with the sport in Jamaica for 10 years and this is a great way of being able to continue to support the growing popularity of rugby league in the Caribbean. We have some exciting design concepts in the pipeline and will be launching a full range of on-field and off-field products to sell to the general public.”

The JRLA becomes the second rugby league nation in the region to enter into partnership after Trinidad and Tobago linked with Enigma earlier this year.

Romeo Monteith, JRLA Director of Rugby added, “The Reggae Warriors and the JRLA will benefit from this partnership and we applaud the effort by Dane and his company to further assist rugby league in our country by supplying fantastic merchandise to our players and fans. We encourage everyone to grab their replicas as a percentage of every shirt sale will go back into developing the sport in Jamaica."

New designs and retail range will be unveiled in early 2014, with products to be available for purchase via Enigma online store at http://www.enigmamerchandise.com .

Contact
Romeo Monteith

JRLA Director of Rugby

Tel: 1-876-460-9901

Email: romeocbar or Romeo.Monteith@rlef.eu.com

Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

PHIL CAPLAN

RLEF MEDIA OFFICER

Red Hall, Red Hall Lane,

Leeds, LS17 8NB

England

Tel: 07850 719412

E-mail: phil.caplan

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Jamaican rugby league continues to expand

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From: JAMAICA RUGBY LEAGUE ASSOCIATION

Date: 3rdDecember 2013

JAMAICAN RUGBY LEAGUE CONTINUES TO EXPAND

The inaugural second division of the Jamaican Rugby League has kicked off, with four teams taking part.

The development continues the mandate of the JRLA to have locals playing the sport more often throughout the year and sees senior club games taking place for the first time outside the traditional May-September window.

JRLA Director of Rugby Romeo Monteith commented, “This competition is taking us boldly in to new territories. We are playing rugby league in what was traditionally our off season and this can only mean the appetite for the game is growing. We hope to see more teams join in the coming years and also for some of our division two clubs to expand and play in the National Club Championship as well.”

In the first ever game, Washington Boulevard Bulls overcame North Street Falcons 26-10; Christopher Bascuine, Tarj Pecco, Adolph Gayle, Romario Burke and Romario Beckord posting tries for the Bulls while scrum Half Mark Edwards kicked three conversions.

Falcons fought back with four-pointers from Sheldon Kelly and player/coach Huntley Anderson, Rushane Taylor landing their goal.

In the second match of a double-header, Olympic Angels found their rhythm in the second half to outgun Liguanea Dragons B 28-10. Tries for the Angels came from Kareem Harris, Rohoji Neil, Michael Gray with a double, Dave Brightly and former Kingston College standout Roje Sales; Omar Davis kicking two conversions.

For the Dragons, Nathan Campbell and Rageem Mclean crossed for tries with Mclean also adding a goal.

Contact –

Romeo Monteith

JRLA Director of Rugby

Tel: 1-876-460-9901

Email: romeocbar or Romeo.Monteith@rlef.eu.com

Website: www.jamaicarugbyleague.com

PHIL CAPLAN

RLEF MEDIA OFFICER

Red Hall, Red Hall Lane,

Leeds, LS17 8NB

England

Tel: 07850 719412

E-mail: phil.caplan

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Web: http://www.rlef.eu.com

This e-mail (including any attachments) is intended only for the recipient(s) named above. It may contain confidential or privileged information and should not be read, copied or otherwise used without prior written consent. Statements or opinions may be expressed in this e-mail that are personal to the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the RLEF.

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It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that opening this message and/or any of its attachments will not adversely affect its systems. No responsibility is accepted by the RLEF. If you are not the named recipient, please contact the sender and delete the e-mail from your system.

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