Not according to Mark Aston, Karl Harrison and Daryll Powell who are all of the opinion that where the game is heading is not good. Harrison has said that he would have never made the grade as he was a late developer if todays system was in place in his day. And all 3 I have much respect for both as coaches and players.
And how does the RFL intend to help the North East or the Midlands which dont have a semi Pro team linked with a SL team? And the heartlands are seeing the likes of Union and Soccer increase their profile and development http://www.halifaxco...ation-1-5349922 . If the sport is not careful it will lose even more ground while it stands still and thinking linking a couple of semi pro clubs to SL will do. Grassroots is vital for the development of both the sport at pro and amateur level. Win win situation? Thats your RFL Propaganda again. Lets see how this all goes this season first.But a number of people who have way more experience and knowledge of the game than you or me put together have massive doubts and have spoken about them in public
Lizzy, I'm glad you have chosen to detract from Superleague and concentrate on junior development. I take your points, but I do wish you would not just castigate the RFL where your devil incarnate Wood resides, but give us the benefit of your own ideas about what can be done in difficult circumstances.
Aston and Powell were upset about the changes but they are paid coaches at clubs who want Superleague so that coloured their judgements.
Harrison did not come out with them at the same time, but is in the same boat - worried that their clubs pole position for SL may be upset by a strengthening of rival CC clubs.
Finally I well remember a lithe Karl Harrison rampaging from second row down at Bramley as a kid. I'd be interested in looking back on the facts here but the great man honed his trade with the littlest of CC clubs, I was there.....