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Hemel Rugby League

Member Since 25 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2015 02:28 PM
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In Topic: 2014 Championship and Championship2 Average Attendances

08 January 2015 - 02:58 PM

As well as attracting fans, clubs in the South have to attract players from a very small playing pool.


In Topic: 2014 Championship and Championship2 Average Attendances

08 January 2015 - 10:42 AM

Hemel crowds are what they are. They are true figures that are double checked by a physical head count against ticket stubs - not too difficult to do given the size of the crowds!  It's very true that they are disappointing but we have found that Championship 1 - while being a fine rugby league competition - is not of much interest to those who do not have a rugby league background. Given that the rugby league community in our catchment area is quite small this then results in small attendances.

 

I would like my personal financial advisors to get hold of one of the abacus that are used by some clubs  to calculate attendances. ! attended one Championship match in the south last season(Hemel were not playing) and the crowd was 33 - but was published as near 200. And there was plenty more of that going on in games where Hemel were playing.


In Topic: The League 1 Cup - first round

05 December 2014 - 08:21 PM

Thought the first round was meant to be geographically based to reduce travelling cost etc. Six Southern clubs in one pool and the 10 Northern clubs in another to produce 8 quarter finalists.

 

Time for a re-draw - it's not as if the League 1 Cup sponsor will be upset.


In Topic: Canadian team apply to join Championship 1 (merged threads)

13 October 2014 - 06:41 PM

Is 6 hours on a coach to/from Gateshead /Barrow any different to six hours to/from Toronto?