National Governing Bodies

  • RFL Sees Sport England Funding Cut

    ... improve this year.” Sport England chief executive, Jennie Price, added: “Sometimes we need to take tough decisions to protect our much needed investment in grassroots sport. Today is one of those times. “We invest significant sums of money in National Governing Bodies of sport to get more people active. But we can’t ignore falling numbers and missed targets where we believe there is scope for improvement, and in those circumstances we will divert money to projects that we believe will...

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  • RLIF Granted Observer Status At GAISF

    The umbrella organisation supporting sports Governing Bodies, the Global Assembly of InterNational Sports Federations GAISF has recognised the RLIF as the Governing body of rugby league. The RLIF was been granted “observer status” by the GAISF last week after drawn-out and inexplicable delays to formal recognition. GAISF promotes its members, as well as providing expertise in areas such as anti-doping, integrity and social responsibility. RLIF’s application letter to GAISF president, Patri...

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  • Rugby Groundsmanship Recognised At National Awards

    ... Rugby Football Union Grounds Team of the Year Ricoh Arena (Wasps RFC), Coventry; Yorkshire Carnegie (Leeds Rugby). Mansfield Sand Professional Rugby Football League Grounds Team of the Year Castleford Tigers, West Yorkshire; Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Rugby. National Governing Bodies Professional Sports Ground of the Year BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh; Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Groundsman of the Year Lewis Pattinson, Leeds Rugby; National Governing Bodies Grassroots Sports Grounds Team of the Y...

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  • RFU and RFL await Sport England Budget

    ... something the state was reluctant to do, especially given all the sporting promises that had been made in 2005 on the back of the successful bid. The Sport England budget for the 2009-13 period, outlined that £480m would be delivered to the registered National Governing Bodies of the recognised sports. For the 2013-17 period that number has dropped six per cent to £450m and with the current situations Union and League find themselves in, the RFU and the RFL face an anxious wait to see what so...

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  • RFL Breaking New Ground With Sport England Scheme

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has become the first National Governing body to pass Quest, Sport England’s leading National quality scheme. In order to achieve Quest accreditation, the RFL Community Department conducted a self-assessment exercise and underwent a one-day external assessment, covering eight core modules including both partner and staff focus groups. One of the most highly regarded improvement programmes within the sports and leisure industry, Quest's rigorous assessments challe...

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  • Law event warns or rugby issues

     Running Rugby helped to promote the second annual Lewis Silkin Rugby Law Workshop in May. Entitled “The business of rugby: tackling the law”, the event was held at Lewis Silkin’s Chancery Lane offices and encompassed a day of seminars and workshops for rugby clubs and Governing Bodies. The attendees included CEOs, Directors of Rugby, other senior club management as well as officers from Governing Bodies, who all commented on how useful the event was to them. There was a great deal of int...

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  • Accounts,Funding and Financial Services

    Rugby Finance, Accounts and Funding.This section focuses on the finances that drive rugby business. The Governing Bodies and top tier clubs in league and union in UK and Ireland generate collectively over £600 million in turnover each year.We report and archive financial performance in rugby in more detail than any other media channel. We analyse and compare current rugby finance and related news against past reports, interview leading figures from rugby Bodies and experts in tax, financ...

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  • New Code For Recipients Of UK Government Or Lottery Funding

    ... that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017. The Code has three tiers and will apply to any organisation seeking funding from Sport England or UK Sport, regardless of size and sector, including National Governing Bodies of sport, clubs, charities and local authorities. The Code is proportionate, expecting the highest standards of good governance from organisations requesting the largest public investments, including: Increased skills and...

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  • Hawk-Eye In Talks To Replace TMO System In Union

    Technology company Hawk-Eye claims it is in talks with rugby union Governing Bodies regarding providing a replacement to the current television match official (TMO) system. Hawk-Eye provides ball-tracking systems in tennis and cricket and founder Paul Hawkins claims talks with rugby union are taking place with a view to implementing Hawk-Eye at both domestic and interNational level ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. Hawkins said: "Our system is a much cleverer way of looking at incide...

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  • Sky Signs Trio Of International Deals

    Sky Sports has moved to seal three major contracts with interNational rugby union Governing Bodies as it prepares to face tough competition from the new BT sports channel. The broadcaster has signed four-year deals with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the French Rugby Federation (FFR) and the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) to show the autumn interNationals featuring all three nations. The satellite TV giant takes France and Italy’s fixtures from ESPN and Ireland’s matches from the BBC...

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