At last nights AGM The Pennine league committee have asked all their Clubs & District Leagues to have a look at the proposed RFL operational rules and go through them with a fine tooth comb before reporting back to the Pennine League Committee at a meeting in the near future.
IMO this is a better way of deciding whether to accept the operational rules or not than getting a recommendation from a committee.
This letter from BARLA dropped in my inbox yesterday accompanied by a draft copy of the proposed operational rules;
"Dear club secretary,
Proposed RFL Operational rules 2013 draft
Please find with this letter a copy of the latest draft of the; “proposed RFL Operational rules” which BARLA are now in a position to share with all its affiliated clubs and are looking for the view of the clubs and any concerns that they may have on this matter.
Please take time to carefully read the proposed operational rules and any concerns your club may have, BARLA would be grateful if you could forward to your District or regional league, who in turn will convey these to BARLA. It is important that you read the proposed rules fully and carefully, noting any concerns that your club may have, this is crucial as it is you as a club that will be playing under the rules if accepted.
It is a matter of urgency that this issue is dealt with and any concerns that you as a club may have, be taken to your District or regional league as soon as possible, who in turn will forward them to BARLA for collation. This will assist the association in a final decision on the matter which will then be given to the RFL Community Board.
On behalf of BARLA may I thank you in advance for your assistance",
In my opinion this seems to make reasonable sense for BARLA to be influenced by the players, clubs and leagues in making the decision whether or not to accept these rules. After all, it is the people who will be affected most by them