Considerable concern has to also be raised in relation to the complete lack of policy, protocol, procedure and absolutely no content whatsoever relating to RFL performance initiatives such as scholarships and academies within the draft operational rules for Tiers 3 & 4.
These initiatives have the potential to impact considerably on the youth game at amateur level, yet there is nothing at all in the draft operational rules to outline any scenario relating to them, which is far to coincidental when you consider the following.
means a body responsible for the operation of any relevant Competition, appointed by the Community Board;
“Memorandum of Understanding”
means the terms of reference signed by the relevant Competition and the RFL setting out the basis upon which that Competition shall be managed.
means a League or Competition which has signed up to abide by these Operational Rules and in which a Club participates;
"Community Board "
means the Board constituted pursuant to Article 79 of Articles of Association of the RFL (Governing Body) Limited;
A1:1:1 All Clubs which participate in any Relevant Competition governed by these Operational Rules are deemed, by acceptance of the invitation, to be bound by the Operational Rules, the rules and regulations of any body of which the Relevant Competition is a member or affiliated with, the terms of any agreement entered into by the Management Groups with the RFL and the Laws of the Game and accept the jurisdiction of the Community Board.
A1:4 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO MANAGEMENT GROUPS
A1:4:1 The day to day running of the Relevant Competitions will be delegated to the relevant Management Groups. The Management Group will have the power to make decisions consistent with these Operational Rules. In the event of an issue falling outside of these rules the decision will be referred to the RFL Community Board.
A1:4:2 At all times the RFL will retain ultimate jurisdiction over the running of any Relevant Competition and shall maintain the right to impose sanction upon any Club or person subject to the Operational Rules at its own discretion.
A1:6:1 Any amendments to these Operational Rules shall be proposed and discussed by the Community Game Regulatory Group. The Community Board will have the overall control to approve any changes before being presented to the RFL Board.
B1:1:1 The Management Groups shall be governed by the RFL under the terms of these Operational Rules.
C4 RELEVANT COMPETITION MANAGEMENT GROUP
C4:1 The RFL shall appoint each Management Group to run the relevant Competition in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding.
Edited by LordCharles, 23 June 2013 - 09:45 PM.