27th January 2021, 09:30 | therfl

RFL and clubs share Sport England focus on Good Governance

RFL and clubs share Sport England focus on Good Governance

Following the unveiling of Sport England’s new 10-year strategy in which Good Governance is again identified as one of the key “catalysts for change”, the RFL has thanked clubs from Betfred Super League, Championship and League 1 for attending a Governance Seminar seeking to promote excellence. 

Hosted by Seamus Gillen of the sports governance specialists Value Alpha, who have worked closely with the RFL Board, delegates spent four hours considering principles of governance leadership and how they apply to Rugby League.

Clubs were invited to consider the level of engagement of their Board, and their approach to strategy and risk. There was a focus on the danger of Groupthink, and the resulting importance of promoting diversity on Boards throughout the game.

Karen Moorhouse, the RFL’s Chief Regulatory Officer, said: “In the unique circumstances of the last year, we have seen more than ever the importance of governance in steering our sport and clubs through the challenges presented by Covid-19. 

“We have recognised the importance of governance at the RFL and through Rugby League for some time, having achieved compliance with Sport England’s Code of Sports Governance.

“To have such a well-attended Seminar at the start of 2021 was especially heartening and timely as we look forward to working with Sport England on their new ‘Uniting the Movement’ vision for the next decade.”