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RFL shortlisted for the Sport Governing Body of the Year

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The RFL is delighted to announce that it has been officially shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 Sport Governing Body of the Year Award, part of the Sports Industry Group’s Annual Awards ceremony sponsored by the Daily Telegraph.

It is the third successive year that Rugby League’s Governing Body has been shortlisted for the award, which recognises standout performances from the UK’s leading governing bodies across four key pillars of governance, comprising Performance, Leadership, Community and Ethics.

Following one of the most exciting years in the history of British sport, The RFL have been shortlisted alongside British Cycling, British Olympic Association, UK Athletics, British Horseracing and England Hockey with the winning organisation to be announced at the star-studded Sport Industry Awards ceremony on Thursday May 2.

“It is an outstanding achievement to be shortlisted for this prestigious award for a third consecutive year and recognises the hard work from everyone involved with the organisation and the wider sport in making major changes like the successful switch of the playing calendar and ground breaking initiatives like the ‘Tackle It’ campaign. Achievements like winning the Stonewall Sports Award for 2012 have demonstrated that we have continued to reinforce our position as a forward-thinking and progressive governing body,” said RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood.

“This news is a welcome boost at the start of the biggest year for Rugby League in two decades, with Rugby League World Cup 2013 in England and Wales this autumn. The Rugby League World Cup will be the next home international sporting event after London 2012 and, with the new season underway, there is a real sense of excitement about the year ahead, brilliantly captured by the iconic promotional film featuring Tour de France winner and multiple Olympic Gold Medallist, Sir Bradley Wiggins, in which the most popular sportsperson in the country declares that, `deep down I would love to be a Rugby League player’.”

Nick Keller, Chairman of the Sport Industry Group, commented: “ Being named on the Official Shortlist for the Sport Industry Awards is definitive proof that a team, brand or organisation's work has been amongst the very best in its field across an entire year.”

The six organisations shortlisted for the Sport Governing Body of the Year Award, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph are:

  • Rugby Football League
  • British Cycling
  • British Horseracing Authority
  • BOA
  • England Hockey
  • UKA

The six governing bodies join the other brands, campaigns and organisations that have been shortlisted after a rigorous steering process involving more than 45 key figures from across the industry and 50 hours of intensive judging fully overseen by Deloitte, the Official Independent Scrutineer of the Sport Industry Awards, to ensure absolute transparency and impartiality, the list of nominees represents the best the industry had to offer in 2012.

With entries up by more than 30% year-on-year, reaching the shortlist in 2013 represents a stellar achievement. The results will be announced at the Sport Industry Awards ceremony on Thursday May 2, 2012.

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Mark Covell

Head of PR

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That news should cause a fair amount of apoplexy on here! :D

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Incidentally, this will go to one of the Olympic bodies

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My only issue with this is, while the RFL obviously must be doing somethings very, very well, will it lead to complacency. I'm not having a dig, and I'm certainly not one who rages against the RFL, but they aren't perfect and worry they may not listen or embrace any changes.

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How can a sporting body that looks after only a third of it's members be nominated for an award?

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Omnifarce, omnishambles,omnidisgrace, omnistitchup, omniomniomnikickintheteethforalldecentfansandespeciallythechampionshipclubsiblamemauricelindeybringbackpandrlicencingisbolloxletdownsolddowntheriver RFL

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Omnifarce, omnishambles,omnidisgrace, omnistitchup, omniomniomnikickintheteethforalldecentfansandespeciallythechampionshipclubsiblamemauricelindeybringbackpandrlicencingisbolloxletdownsolddowntheriver RFL

well aye!!

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How can a sporting body that looks after only a third of it's members be nominated for an award?

The answer is they can't, so that gives a lie to al the ###### that has been spouted on here by the RFL haters

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The answer is they can't, so that gives a lie to al the ###### that has been spouted on here by the RFL haters

you have a view john. I have another. C'est la vie.

Not that I hate anyone like!!!

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I gathered! :lol:

Keep smiling... it's a lovely day!! :lol:

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Loving the feed from @RLMeltdown on this.

I'm amazed you get so many variations on 'brewery' into 140 characters.

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I can see it now,all of them in their suits with their snouts in the trough drinking Champers and eating Prawn sandwiches with all the hangers on come awards night.

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Well done the RFL and they do and have dome some excellent work in certain areas. But for me and many others the RFL have failed in other key areas which this award is not judged on. The massive split in the game at various levels and the way academy rugby and DR/Twinning changed this past few months etc are a couple of examples. Certain posters think the RFL do an excellent job- which they do in certain areas. Others are of the opinion the RFL are failing and damaging the game in certain areas. Neither side is completely correct in its viewpoint. Its up to the RFL as well as the clubs to improve the areas they are failing and causing problems with. I hope the RFL win, though that doesnt mean the work of the RFL is done or should be content.

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How can a sporting body that looks after only a third of it's members be nominated for an award?

RFL had to take the SKY contract and had to give 14/15th's of it to a small 14 club TV league.

Alternative refuse it and let down ALL the clubs down and the game in general.

But let's ignore the facts and have a go eh?

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Loving the feed from @RLMeltdown on this.

Some priceless fury going on there. :D Just imagine what'll happen if the RFL win!

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