RFL to form panel for young people
The RFL is happy to announce plans for the creation of a Young People’s Advisory Panel as part of its’ on-going commitment to give a “voice” to Rugby League enthusiasts nationwide.
The creation of the panel ensures that the RFL is an organisation that listens to and is informed by the opinions of young people; striving to ensure positive experiences for young participants everywhere.
The national panel will meet no more then three times a year at Red Hall to discuss and debate the following:
• Changes in the structure of youth rugby
• Communications between young Rugby League enthusiasts and the RFL
• RFL policies which impact on young people
Two nominated members will also go forward and take part in the Youth & Junior Forum, a key device used to advance youth Rugby League
“The Young People’s Advisory Panel represents a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the RFL and directly contribute to policy change. It’s important we give young people a voice in our game in order to drive forward as a sport,” said Kelly Barrett, Community Game Services Manager.
The creation of the panel will keep the RFL at the forefront of sports development and will greatly help to achieve key strategic objectives in the Community Game Strategy, particularly around communications and increasing participation.
A full interview process will take place and applications are invited from interested parties from all corners of the country, by way of forwarding a CV with a cover letter explaining why you feel you fit the bill. The deadline for applications is Friday 30 July.
The exciting, high profile voluntary role will receive a benefits package including kit, tickets to events and expenses.
Members of the panel must:
• Be aged 16-21
• Be currently or previously involved with community Rugby League as a player, coach, match official or volunteer
• Have a desire to be “the voice” of young people
• Be able to commit approximately six hours a month to undertake their role
• Be able to commit to three meeting per year
For further information or if you are interested please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to:
Kelly Barrett, Community Game Services Dept, The RFL, The Zone, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 6PT or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org