Supporters Direct Rugby League Development Day

Saturday, 18th January, 2014

Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC,Craven Park Stadium,

Preston Road,Hull, East Yorkshire.  HU9 5HE

10.30Registration, tea and coffee

11.00Welcome and Opening Plenary;

Martyn Cheney, Chair of Bramley Buffaloes and the SD RL Council and SD Board member

Sarah Williams, Equality & Diversity Manager, the RFL, including a short film on “Tackle It” encouraging fans to report abuse with perhaps an exhibition stand display on the subject in our “exhibition area”,

Neil Hudgell, Chairman of Hull KR RL

Hull City Council

Credit Union spokesperson


(1)Volunteering (RFL post World Cup initiative)

(2)Assets of Community Value




1.15                 Workshops;

 Community engagement – credit unions?
 Grant bid writing techniques


     Tea and coffee

2.30Closing Plenary - Panel Q & A – Topic, ““How can fan representation and ownership within RL grow the game within England and Wales?”

Neil Hudgell (Chairman Hull KR),

Liz Hindley (TiW and SD),

Blake Solly (RFL)

Chair – Phil Caplan, Rugby League journalist

Neil Hampshire – Hunslet Hawks

Closing Remarks

3.30 p.m. Close – Tour of KC North Stand followed by Networking session in the bar till 5.00 p.m


Exhibition area to include:  Goodwin Trust, Rovers Trust, Freddies Friends, Sponsors, Local Credit Union, Co-operative Yorkshire & The Humber, Hull City Council, Rugby League Cares and Tackle It, Scratching Shed Publishing and