Former New Zealand international rugby league player, Robbie Paul, has been confirmed as one of a number of guest speakers attending the first ever Supporters Direct Rugby League Conference, Rugby League: An Alternative Future.
Robbie, who now plays at Leigh and is often seen on the BBCs rugby league coverage, is a firm believer in the role supporters can play in rugby league and will be on hand to share his views at the conference on Saturday October 9th at the George Hotel, Huddersfield.
Robbie will be joined at the event, which is free to attend, by League Weekly Owner Danny Lockwood, MP for the Colne Valley and member of the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Jason McCartney and finally Martyn Cheney, Chairman of cooperatively owned club Bramley Buffaloes. A number of current supporters trusts will also be in attendance, highlighting the benefits they bring to the game.
Rugby League: An Alternative Future is open to anyone with an interest in rugby league and aims to show all supporters how they can become more involved in the game, adding value to their own clubs and safeguarding them for future generations from community level to Super League.
Registration for the conference is now open. For more information and to book your place, please visit the Supporters Direct website www.supporters-direct.org Alternatively, please contact Laura Harrison, Rugby League Supporters Trusts Development Officer on Laura.Harrison@supporters-direct.org
The conference will be followed on Sunday October 10th by the Supporters Direct Rugby League Challenge Cup, a tag rugby league festival open to any team representing a supporters trust or association. The event will be held at The Zone, Huddersfield. To enter a team or for more information, please contact Laura Harrison using the details above.