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RL on BBCR4 Woman's Hour, 01/02/13

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Kate Hardcastle on Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4, tomorrow (Friday 1st Feb) talking about women in sport and rugby league.

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The new Super League season is kicking off, but only one top flight rugby league club has a woman on its board of directors. Award winning business woman and entrepreneur Kate Hardcastle joined the board of the Bradford Bulls in January. She's a lifelong fan of the club, watching them for the first time aged just two years old, and she's the first female director they've employed in the their history.

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I would guess (only a guess) that RL has the highest % of female supporters of any MALE team sport. That would be worth a mention as well as what goes on in the boardroom.

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Thanks for letting us know - please bump this thread when the programme's close to starting.

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Also on the BBC is the new series of the Superleague Show, now showing nationally on BBC 2 on Tuesday at a civilised time of 1330 in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland & 1430 in Wales

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Rugby league is gathering some serious momentum, let the good times roll.

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Started now.

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Gp on then..how many of you are listening to Woman's Hour? Don't get caught!!!

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Gp on then..how many of you are listening to Woman's Hour? Don't get caught!!!

Forgot all about it to be honest!! I'll try find it on t'wireless.

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A few interruptions at the office, but what I managed to hear was very impressive.

Also, I think I heard the presenter (Jenni Murray) mention something about her son having been involved with RL in the past.

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If you enjoyed it don't forget to the good folk at Woman's Hour know. Email and twitter!

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she (and/or her son) had some involvement at Saints?

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This just in from Jenni Murray replying to my tweet

"My son was in the (Saints) youth squad till a knee injury stopped his rugby career. Shame!"

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Listening to it on the iPlayer (24 minutes in). Fantastic interview.

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I heard this.

A positive approach from Jenni Murray, who as posters above have indicated, actually knows something about the sport and said that this weekend is the start of Superleague..... As well as Bradford she referred to the positive steps at Salford.

I thought Kate Hardcastle came over pretty well and was enthusiastic and realistic. Good PR for Bradford.

There was also reference to the lack of women on boards and to women's rugby league; Hardcastle was said to be the only female board member in the league.

A pretty damn positive feature. Having someone who has actually watched RL doing the interview made a difference I reckon.............

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For those who may not know, the forums own Mistress Marlow is currently studying for a PHD on the subject of women in rugby league. She has also been on the radio to talk about it, but it was on Radio Humberside, not national (yet).

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Good item. Kate Hardcastle came over as very sound. Looks good for Bradford if she's and indication of what they've got on their new board. Very sensible, get through this season and build up the club over the next few years, don't expect too much too soon. You don't build a good business overnight.

A real indication form the whole article how important it is to expose more people to the game. Jenni Murray was able to hold a good conversation because she was familiar with the sport, compare that to Soccer AM and Ryan Hall last week "Ever been to Old Trafford Ryan?".

So that's Woman's Hour, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph...not a shabby start to the new season.

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I heard it this morning - vrey positive for the game - i also heard Ben Jones Bishop interviewed on the Today sports slot.

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I heard it this morning - vrey positive for the game - i also heard Ben Jones Bishop interviewed on the Today sports slot.

He's not natural when it comes to interviews. A little media training while he's in recovery would be time well spent.

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Finally listened myself, it was good, what was especially good about it was it seemed to be just in normal conversation, if that makes sense. Like it deserved to be included on it's own merit.

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