The statement in the press release says "BARLA affiliated clubs" - i'm just questioning what BARLA's definition of this would be, i'm sure we'll find out if this scheme gets rolled out beyond Yorkshire. I'll not be holding my breath mind!
I'm sure that every club in the north of the country are more than likely still affiliated in some shape or form to BARLA - through their district league even if not anymore by through the league they play in at whatever level, be it junior or open age. Some of the playing leagues are still associate members of BARLA, others like the NWML are independent of it and governed by the RFL. I know that you're skeptical about the RFL's motives in regard to the community game and I can understand where you are coming from but you need to face it that BARLA is an ageing organisation, run by the provebial dinosaurs, that is past it's sell by date. It served a great purpose when it was formed and has many great achievements of which it can be rightfully proud, but very little of what it is doing now is benefiting its members.
Edited by thestatman, 04 January 2013 - 03:26 AM.