Further to the thread on TV rights etc I felt it worthwhile to begin a new thread on the funding implications for 2015 onwards.
My understanding of the funding to those clubs relevant to us in 2015, dependent upon their final standing in 2014 would be:
Ch 2nd £500,000
Ch 3rd £200,000
Ch 4th £190,000
Ch 5th £185,000
Ch 6th £180,000
Ch 7th £175,000
Ch 8th £170,000
Ch 9th £165,000
Ch 10th £160,000
Ch 11th £155,000
Ch 12th £150,000
Ch 13th and all below £75,000
I am making a guess at the tapering between 3rd and 12th and this is only the money from the TV deal, no other sponsorship is included. If my figures are incorrect then i would be please to be told about it.
What this does demonstrate however is the significant disparity that will exist within these 3x8 leagues when they are eventually formed. The "top four" will have £300K+ more funding than the rest, yet we will be battling for the top four places under these circumstances. Despite the reintroduction of P&R will there really be anything more for most clubs to compete for under the new system?
BSJ, until the figures are all finalised we can only guess at how much a club gets for where it finishes in 2014.
However, the first figures that were released regarding the 12 Championship clubs some time ago showed -
1st - £650,000
2nd - £600,000
3rd - £550,000
4th - £500,000
5th - £250,000
and the rest down to 12th place were tapered downwards by roughly £14,000 per position to £150,000.
At the end of 2014, 2 teams are being relegated from SL and 1 team will be promoted from Championship 1. This means that 5 teams are relegated from the Championship at the end of 2014 in order to get it down to 12 teams for the start of 2015.
To cater for this the prize structure has been altered for the first year to give the amounts you have shown in your post down to 11th place (or 9th remaining Championship team). So in effect all the teams drop down 2 places, i.e. the 1st Championship team picks up the 3rd placed team prize and so on. The prize for the bottom team, £150,000 goes to the team promoted from Championship 1.
The following season when 2 teams will be relegated and 2 teams promoted between the two Championship leagues 1st to 10th will move to their rightful prize (£650,000 down to around £160,000) and the bottom two amounts will go to the 2 teams promoted from the Championship 1.
All relegated clubs from the end of 2014 receive a one off payment of £25,000 and receive the Championship 1 payment of £75,000 per club.
The figures have already been altered recently so there may be more alterations still to come out. The 2 relegated SL teams were supposed to pick up the top 2 prizes of the Championship (£650k and £600k) plus £250,000 each giving them £900,000 and £850,000 but as you have shown they are now only to receive £788,000 and £787,000.
I remember when .............................
"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.