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There was a SMH article today about the Parliamentary RL Group and the GAISF problems. 

So it looks like the Australians have noticed what's going on now.

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Just now, Futtocks said:

There was a SMH article today about the Parliamentary RL Group and the GAISF problems. 

So it looks like the Australians have noticed what's going on now.

Steve Mascord seems like the only Australian journalist who seems to care about International Rugby League and is on top of the Sport Accord situation.

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On 11/1/2017 at 11:20 AM, John Drake said:

Currently looking into running a piece on this in the next issue of Rugby League World.

Also posted the link to the petition on our Twitter feed and Facebook page.

As promised, there's a feature with RLIF CEO David Collier discussing the petition, the battle for recognition with SportAccord (GAISF) and the 'rival' governing body 'World Rugby League' in the new issue of Rugby League World out this Friday.

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10 minutes ago, John Drake said:

As promised, there's a feature with RLIF CEO David Collier discussing the petition, the battle for recognition with SportAccord (GAISF) and the 'rival' governing body 'World Rugby League' in the new issue of Rugby League World out this Friday.

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Was that backdrop an actual crowd shot of Canberra during the France v Lebanon game?

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On ‎20‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 5:17 PM, John Drake said:

As promised, there's a feature with RLIF CEO David Collier discussing the petition, the battle for recognition with SportAccord (GAISF) and the 'rival' governing body 'World Rugby League' in the new issue of Rugby League World out this Friday.

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Thanks so much John, That is very interesting to know. We have recently had some contact with people at the RLPG about the best time and method for submitting the petition, I still think it would be great to hit 15,000 plus  but recently we have slowed down on the signature front. One idea from the RLPG is to encourage the RFL to back a full blown campaign  to reach more fans directly, GAISF do not meet again for a few months so maybe that can be achieved. I have tried Twitter to all NRL and SL clubs but none have posted it on their page yet.. amazing lack of interest really from the professional teams when they are  supposed to represent the fans. Hope we can gather a bit of momentum again now before the new seasons start

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41 minutes ago, Steve said:

Thanks so much John, That is very interesting to know. We have recently had some contact with people at the RLPG about the best time and method for submitting the petition, I still think it would be great to hit 15,000 plus  but recently we have slowed down on the signature front. One idea from the RLPG is to encourage the RFL to back a full blown campaign  to reach more fans directly, GAISF do not meet again for a few months so maybe that can be achieved. I have tried Twitter to all NRL and SL clubs but none have posted it on their page yet.. amazing lack of interest really from the professional teams when they are  supposed to represent the fans. Hope we can gather a bit of momentum again now before the new seasons start

The pro clubs make me sick.

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Perhaps we need to target the board members and the shareholders, not their media department.

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7 hours ago, Steve said:

Thanks so much John, That is very interesting to know. We have recently had some contact with people at the RLPG about the best time and method for submitting the petition, I still think it would be great to hit 15,000 plus  but recently we have slowed down on the signature front. One idea from the RLPG is to encourage the RFL to back a full blown campaign  to reach more fans directly, GAISF do not meet again for a few months so maybe that can be achieved. I have tried Twitter to all NRL and SL clubs but none have posted it on their page yet.. amazing lack of interest really from the professional teams when they are  supposed to represent the fans. Hope we can gather a bit of momentum again now before the new seasons start

Interesting, something to get downloaded.

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I raised this whole issue with my MP and have now had a reply dated 21st December from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport via my MP

The key parts of her reply:

Sport England recognises both Rugby League and Rugby Union as sports and the RFL and RFU as their respective national governing bodies.

The Global Association for International Sports Federations is a not for profit association and as such membership is governed by their own statutes and procedures.  I would therefore encourage your constituent to raise his views with them, or seek and update on progress from the Rugby League International Federation.

Has anyone on here approached the RLIF?

 

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6 hours ago, JohnM said:

I raised this whole issue with my MP and have now had a reply dated 21st December from Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport via my MP

The key parts of her reply:

Sport England recognises both Rugby League and Rugby Union as sports and the RFL and RFU as their respective national governing bodies.

The Global Association for International Sports Federations is a not for profit association and as such membership is governed by their own statutes and procedures.  I would therefore encourage your constituent to raise his views with them, or seek and update on progress from the Rugby League International Federation.

Has anyone on here approached the RLIF?

 

I wonder if Prince Harry as patron and having an understanding of both codes could be approached.

Asked politely if he could write a letter explaining the separate sovereignty of both sports to the GAISF.

 

 

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1 hour ago, TheLegendOfTexEvans said:

I wonder if Prince Harry as patron and having an understanding of both codes could be approached.

Asked politely if he could write a letter explaining the separate sovereignty of both sports to the GAISF.

 

 

I agree - good idea.  After all, if GAISF is saying there is only one sport of rugby, they are effectively saying to him, so why on earth do you bother being patron of two national governing bodies?

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7 minutes ago, Wiltshire Warrior Dragon said:

I agree - good idea.  After all, if GAISF is saying there is only one sport of rugby, they are effectively saying to him, so why on earth do you bother being patron of two national governing bodies?

One for El Presidente? Or even the APPRLG?

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Well, that's just not going to happen, though, for obvious reasons. It seems as though its up to the RLIF. Again, has anyone been in contact with them?

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7 hours ago, JohnM said:

Hes patron of the RFL. This is an RFLIF issue. 

Its an issue of establishing the sovereignty of the sport.

Ensuring people can be free to play and promote Rugby League without fear they will risk being found guilty of committing a crime.

Its not about union v league.  But protecting the human rights of individuals and keeping corruption out of sport.  

At the moment people are using the ambiguity of the word Rugby to falsy claim they have control of Rugby League in order to get some personal gain out of it.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, TheLegendOfTexEvans said:

Its an issue of establishing the sovereignty of the sport.

Ensuring people can be free to play and promote Rugby League without fear they will risk being found guilty of committing a crime.

Its not about union v league.  But protecting the human rights of individuals and keeping corruption out of sport.  

At the moment people are using the ambiguity of the word Rugby to falsy claim they have control of Rugby League in order to get some personal gain out of it.

 

 

 

The sovereignty of our sport in the UK is not in doubt, though, as has been confirmed in tbe letter from the Sports Minister.

This is an international issue and therefore in tbe remit of thr RLIF. What reply have you had from them?

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4 hours ago, JohnM said:

The sovereignty of our sport in the UK is not in doubt, though, as has been confirmed in tbe letter from the Sports Minister.

This is an international issue and therefore in tbe remit of thr RLIF. What reply have you had from them?

Which is why as a royal and respected International statesman like figure who has been a major figure in international support who clearly understands both codes of rugby, would carry a lot of weight if he could confirm that Rugby League is a seperate sport.

Asking him if he could attend or greet the contestants for the nines for instance at the Gold Coast in 2018, would all help.

We can trump Ikram's Pope with a Royal Prince.

It does not need to be political, just recognition as a patron of Rugby League, that the RLIF is the legitimate body for international rugby league.

The RLIF cant call itself as an expert witness as it is the defendant.

 

 

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Hi just a quick update . 

I contacted Danny Kazandjian at the RLIF a couple of times over the last 2 months. He has been very helpful with information given to me that it is a priority for them in dealing with this issue. I have gave him updates as we reached 5000, then 10,000 people. John Drake's article had an interview with the head of the RLIF in the RLW magazine about the subject where he mentions the existence of a  petition. They are aware of it and we are looking to them for instructions on how best to submit it. The GAISF do not meet again for another month to discuss RL . After speaking with Danny Kazandjian the advice was we wait until the outcome of Januarys meeting and then if we are again turned down they will look to other avenues ie. our petition which is sitting there with 10,000 plus signatures.

I have also contacted the parliamentary group and in particular Jack Baker and Greg Mulholland who has been very vocal on Twitter and we have official government  press releases in their support see here http://www.apprlg.org.uk/parliamentary-group-calls-for-international-recognition-of-rugby-league/

I really think we are making some good headway now. We have the UK government supporters and the RLIF working together- which is far more powerful than us fans could ever hope to achieve. The weight of parliamentary support is an incredible boost to get this fixed. Probably when we started it I thought we would just submit it directly to the GAISF at 10,000 signatures but we now have support of far more powerful people so I think the ideal way would be to submit it through the APPRLG and the RLIF if required as they suggest.

Hope this post is not too long but I understand a few people have a lot of questions.

Finally I guess if anyone knows a professional club willing to share their support that would be great . As I stated before I have contacted every single NRL and Super League club to no avail which is quite remarkable really. Head in the sand stuff.. maybe Jon Drake has a decent contact for a press person to get involved at club level ?

 

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29 minutes ago, Steve said:

Hi just a quick update . 

I contacted Danny Kazandjian at the RLIF a couple of times over the last 2 months. He has been very helpful with information given to me that it is a priority for them in dealing with this issue. I have gave him updates as we reached 5000, then 10,000 people. John Drake's article had an interview with the head of the RLIF in the RLW magazine about the subject where he mentions the existence of a  petition. They are aware of it and we are looking to them for instructions on how best to submit it. The GAISF do not meet again for another month to discuss RL . After speaking with Danny Kazandjian the advice was we wait until the outcome of Januarys meeting and then if we are again turned down they will look to other avenues ie. our petition which is sitting there with 10,000 plus signatures.

I have also contacted the parliamentary group and in particular Jack Baker and Greg Mulholland who has been very vocal on Twitter and we have official government  press releases in their support see here http://www.apprlg.org.uk/parliamentary-group-calls-for-international-recognition-of-rugby-league/

I really think we are making some good headway now. We have the UK government supporters and the RLIF working together- which is far more powerful than us fans could ever hope to achieve. The weight of parliamentary support is an incredible boost to get this fixed. Probably when we started it I thought we would just submit it directly to the GAISF at 10,000 signatures but we now have support of far more powerful people so I think the ideal way would be to submit it through the APPRLG and the RLIF if required as they suggest.

Hope this post is not too long but I understand a few people have a lot of questions.

Finally I guess if anyone knows a professional club willing to share their support that would be great . As I stated before I have contacted every single NRL and Super League club to no avail which is quite remarkable really. Head in the sand stuff.. maybe Jon Drake has a decent contact for a press person to get involved at club level ?

 

Thanks for the update Steve, terrific work please keep it up and keep us informed on how we can help - sorry I have no club contacts

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