RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood continues to make progress on the RFL’s Policy Review which will shape the future of the sport in the years ahead.
Wood is taking a ‘whole game’ approach to the review, looking to implement a long-term strategic plan for Rugby League that ensures the growth and good health of the sport at all levels.
The Policy Review includes a number of exciting ideas for the structure of the sport and the RFL is currently consulting with the Super League and Championships clubs and the community game on all aspects of the process ahead of publishing the proposals.
Wood said: “The consultation process so far has been very successful with positive contributions from everyone involved.
“What is apparent from our work to date is that all parts of Rugby League want to see an integrated solution that ensures the vibrant future for the whole of the game.”
The consultation process is expected to continue throughout the summer with any recommendations being voted upon later in the year. Any changes to league structure or licensing can only be implemented after the 2014 season following the expiry of the current licence terms.
The Policy Review features a review of the current RFL policies on:
- Competition structures and game integration;
- Super League licensing and promotion/relegation;
- Club sustainability and the appropriate level of RFL support for clubs;
- Youth development and player production systems;
- Expansion of the sport and the RFL’s responsibility for European development.