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Assuming the World Cup makes money...

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Number 1 is the absolute priority - a proper Pacific Championship to give thos nations annual fixtures.

By the way, I know that there is a European competition at the moment but I want to see it expanded and tiered in such a way that it supports all Euro sidea

 

I would also prioritise the RLIF, but couldn't justify outlay on premises and executive salaries if we were still seeing sides going years without an international

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Approximately 400,000 spectators at an average of £15 (which is probably on the high side) each only gives gross revenue of £6m (£5m after vat is deducted). To make £15m net profit they'd need a revenue figure somewhere in the £25-30m range at the very least - where's the other £20-25m coming from ?

total revenue was above £20m before a ball had been kicked...

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total revenue was above £20m before a ball had been kicked...

 

Do you have a link to this info and to the 15m profits info?

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Spud is correct do you have a link to disprove it

 

No desire whatsoever to disprove it. Just interested, that's all.

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Organisers hoping to top the £2m profit of 2008. Long way to go to get to £15m. To get that sort of profit growth the organisers will have the world at their feet for future events, sporting or otherwise.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/rugby-league/rugby-league-world-cup-organisers-5912192

 

Ta. 13-15 million turnover then. Good stuff!

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For me it's about getting the back office right. A CEO and support staff would help a lot, accompanied by project budgets for competition and developing nations. The other key budget heading would be RLWC 2017, giving the organisers a head start and not  a standing start.

 

I saw the £15m floating around too. If it's at that end of the scale, fantastic. If it's at £2m fantastic also, if it's kept within responsible management at international level. Hopefully it doesn't go to Red Hall.

 

Priority 1: Infrastrcture

Priority 2: Competition support

Priority 3: Restricted funding for project in developing nations and developing areas

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What would be your priorities for spending the cash?

For me;

1. Cash for Tonga, PNG, Cooks, Samoa, Fiji etc to have regular internationals. This should be seed corn funding aimed at getting local sponsors and building crowds so that ongoing investment required is less in future

2. Meaningful European competition for Scotland Ireland Wales France and those countries that did not qualify but may have hopes for 2017 or 2021

3. Immediate marketing role to develop relationships from WC - new sponsors and spectators to keep on board and offer good deals to. Role for new competition in Europe to offer sponsorship opportunities

4. Seek potential partners in Scotland & Ireland for local Championship 1 sides and academies to develop depth of talent and credible future squads

5. Work with Sonics, UGAG and Bristol academy to develop RL in south west

6. Find a way to bring Worky & haven together to develop a shared academy and find partners to build stadium, fund development in Cumbria as a whole

There are lots of good ideas in Druzik's White Paper http://www.rugbyleagueinternationalscores.com/blog/RugbyLeagueWhitePaper.pdf.

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If England win the money should be spent on a gargantuan gold jewel encrusted statue of Steve McNamara and Kev Sinfield.

Seriously though the cash should be ploughed into grassroots rugby and to get kids playing the game in schools nationwide. if theres any left over use it to start a semi pro club in Norwich ;)

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