Posted 30 January 2011 - 03:26 PM
The Roll of Honour was introduced in 2003 and recognises individuals who have performed exceptionally on behalf of the game over a long period of time as players and/or administrators and volunteers.
The three new inductees for 2011 are Martin Coyd, Raymond Fletcher and June Kennedy.
Martin Coyd was instrumental in Rugby League becoming a recognised sport by the British Army in 1993 and has been a key figure behind the sport’s continued success in the Army. Martin is also the driving force behind the success of Medway Dragons who, since first appearing at under-9s level in a tournament in the south of England in 2007, now field teams at all age groups from under-7 through to under-18s.
Raymond Fletcher was the RFL's official statistician from 1981 until his retirement in January 2011. During that time Raymond produced a statistical news service which was an invaluable resource to the RFL, member clubs and the media. Between 1980 and 1999, Raymond was co-editor of the Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook. He was Rugby League Correspondent for the Yorkshire Post between 1975 and 1995 and a contributor to League Express for 15 years.
June Kennedy has given outstanding service to Rugby League in her capacity as chief executive of Workington Town over a 32-year period which has seen her been involved in every area of the club’s operation, from mopping up after floods and cooking hot meals for Academy players through to co-ordinating matchday events, developing commercial relationships, and managing the day to day financial activities of the club.
Martin Coyd and June Kennedy were inducted on to the RFL Roll of Honour at a luncheon in Bradford on Sunday January 30. Raymond Fletcher will be inducted onto the RFL Roll of Honour at a dinner in Leeds on Monday February 7.
The RFL Roll of Honour in full is:
2003 Frank Myler
2004 Tommy Sale
Johnny Whiteley MBE
2005 Harold Swift MBE
2007 Tony Gartland
2008 Hilda Hardy
2009 Peter Fox
Fred Lindop MBE
2010 Neville Smith
2011 Martin Coyd
Posted 30 January 2011 - 04:00 PM
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimesion, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave hadfield - Independent 25th Augsut 1996.
Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:06 AM
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