RL Conference set for expansion

A series of regional meetings between representatives of existing clubs, interested newcomers and RFL Development staff have begun the process of putting the structure together for the 2011 Co-operative Rugby League Conference season.

The summer-based competition that covers England, Scotland and Wales celebrated passing the 100 club barrier in 2010 and Dan Steel, RFL Regional Manager for London & the South East, who is the competition’s lead officer, has no doubt that RLC XIV will continue the unprecedented recent expansion of the code.

“The management group are getting feedback from last season and doing our usual thorough review,” he said. “The season culminated with three worthy champions; Warrington Wizards at National level, St Albans Centurions who carried off the Harry Jepson Trophy for Premier clubs while Northampton Demons became the first side in the RLC to defend a crown when they retained the Regional title.”

“As with any analysis, there are always areas that we can improve but the success story that is the Rugby League Conference is set to be further enhanced.”

He added, “We have received expressions of interest from clubs new at National level and geographical expansion will continue in the pyramid below that.”

“There is a real hunger for rugby league in the summer the length and breadth of the three countries and we are looking to come up with the most equitable and workable structure.”

“Announcements like that of the 2013 World Cup earlier this week continue to raise rugby league’s stock and it is our avowed aim to cater for the increased demand from players, officials and fans wherever they may be.”

A series of regional meetings between representatives of existing clubs, interested newcomers and RFL Development staff have begun the process of putting the structure together for the 2011 Co-operative Rugby League Conference season.

The summer-based competition that covers England, Scotland and Wales celebrated passing the 100 club barrier in 2010 and Dan Steel, RFL Regional Manager for London & the South East, who is the competition’s lead officer, has no doubt that RLC XIV will continue the unprecedented recent expansion of the code.

“The management group are getting feedback from last season and doing our usual thorough review,” he said. “The season culminated with three worthy champions; Warrington Wizards at National level, St Albans Centurions who carried off the Harry Jepson Trophy for Premier clubs while Northampton Demons became the first side in the RLC to defend a crown when they retained the Regional title.”

“As with any analysis, there are always areas that we can improve but the success story that is the Rugby League Conference is set to be further enhanced.”

He added, “We have received expressions of interest from clubs new at National level and geographical expansion will continue in the pyramid below that.”

“There is a real hunger for rugby league in the summer the length and breadth of the three countries and we are looking to come up with the most equitable and workable structure.”

“Announcements like that of the 2013 World Cup earlier this week continue to raise rugby league’s stock and it is our avowed aim to cater for the increased demand from players, officials and fans wherever they may be.”

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