The RFL has reacted positively to the news that there has been an increase in the numbers of people playing rugby league.
Sport England’s Active People survey indicates that 7,300 more people are now playing rugby league regularly, than were doing so when the last ‘benchmark figure’ was released.
The last Active People figures, released in February 2015, showed that, for the period between October 2013 and October 2014, 32,500 people played rugby league for 30 minutes at least once a week.
RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer said: “The latest figures represent good news for the sport and reflect our own data, which shows that participation levels are continuing to increase.
“Our development teams are working hard to put offers in front of participants, both new and established, and it’s pleasing that more and more people are enjoying the health and social benefits associated with playing rugby league.
“We remain committed to implementing a participation strategy that will give as many people as possible the opportunity to play Rugby League and are continuing to work closely with Sport England to meet our Active People targets.”