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#41 jaguar

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Im not sure what your point is jaguar.

Is it that in some areas, NCL clubs are better than pro' clubs at developing players? Of course this is true. Most CC and CC1 clubs no longer bother with anything other than the first 17. Not sure why any club has to be scrapped though.

Or is your point that a semi-pro club shouldn't be launched in Cheltenham?


Just complaining about the amount of RFL funding that goes to the Championship Clubs - when it quite clearly isn't them that's "investing" in the game.

No problem with a semi-pro club being launched in Cheltenham - but why should they be funded by the RFL? What have Cheltenham got exactly (I really don't know, so perhaps someone could let us know). Do they have their own ground? Do they have any money of their own?

If the Championship Clubs didn't receive the funding that they do from the RFL they wouldn't survive - unlike the amateur clubs who have to fend for themselves.

#42 marklaspalmas

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

Just complaining about the amount of RFL funding that goes to the Championship Clubs - when it quite clearly isn't them that's "investing" in the game.

No problem with a semi-pro club being launched in Cheltenham - but why should they be funded by the RFL? What have Cheltenham got exactly (I really don't know, so perhaps someone could let us know). Do they have their own ground? Do they have any money of their own?

If the Championship Clubs didn't receive the funding that they do from the RFL they wouldn't survive - unlike the amateur clubs who have to fend for themselves.


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#43 fatboystu

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

Well, what really do the RFL know? They pump money (...and a lot of it!!) into clubs in the Championship and Championship1, when the REAL people who are developing players are clubs like those in the NCL (plus others with similar facilities & youth & junior teams). Compare, for example, Rochdale to Rochdale Mayfield; Rochdale Mayfield have their own facilities plus teams at all ages! Swinton; what have they got?? No ground and absolutely f## all else!!

Can you just IMAGINE what an amateur club who run up to 7-15 youth & junior teams PLUS their own facilities (Oulton, Siddal, St. Judes, Eccles, Ovenden, to name but a very few!) would be able to do with £100,000+ ?

Now, if the RFL were to "reward" the clubs who have their own facilities (£20K), plus £10K for every youth/junior team they ran - and scrap the Championship Clubs - THEN we'd be getting somewhere!

Rant over.

I mean, honestly!, Gloucester in the Championship! Pllleeaase!!


i said many years ago when sky first invested money onto rugby league that the amateur game should have seen a fair amount of it. At the end of the day, without the grass roots there wouldn't be a pro/semi pro game!

#44 bowes

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:32 PM

Championship 1 will probably be a lower standard than the NCL premier division next season incidentally.

#45 jaguar

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Championship 1 will probably be a lower standard than the NCL premier division next season incidentally.


That's my point Bowes...............and C1 will get about £100,000 off the RFL, whilst the NCL Premier (and rest of the divisions) might not even get a measely travel grant.

#46 bowes

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

£60k plus travel as the RFL have halved the handout to Championship 1 for next season. Even so does seem strange. The RFL would have preferred to merged Championship 1 with the NCL but not all Championship 1 clubs met NCL criteria ironically

#47 Back In The Good Old Days

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

The rfl could learn a hell of a lot from the ncl
The competition is going from strength to strength whilst the rfl appears to be in chaos.

#48 terryg

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:27 PM

Why should semi-pro clubs have subsidised travel?
Most NCL players pay around £5/game to play. Semi pro clubs should be self sustaining or go back to being amateur.




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