RFL and Sporting Equals launch research into perceptions of rugby league
The RFL has invited individuals and representatives from faith, community and sporting groups to talk to researchers about their perceptions and experiences of Rugby League.
The people taking part in the research are not necessarily rugby fans or players, but anyone interested in finding out about the sport. The aim is to develop some new, effective ideas about making Rugby League more appealing to diverse communities.
The research ‘subjects’ will attend the World Club Challenge match at Elland Road, Leeds on February 28th, 6.00pm, where Leeds Rhinos take on the top Australian side, Melbourne Storm.
On Sunday March 7th, between 3.00pm – 5.30pm the research groups re-convene at Hamara Centre to feedback their positive and negative reactions to the match and ton consider career and volunteering opportunities in Rugby League.
The project is designed to accommodate minority ethnic communities, with separate sessions for male and female participants and prayer facilities available. Those involved will be helping to develop an action plan to encourage members of diverse communities into Rugby League.
“The RFL is committed to making the sport inclusive and welcoming to everyone, at every level of the game. This is a well-designed and proactive research project, and we look forward with great interest to sharing the findings.” Arun Kang, Chief Executive, Sporting Equals
Skilled facilitators from Sporting Equals and the RFL will run each session, and will provide participants with a range of resources and information to take back and use in their own schools, families, clubs or community groups.
Participants will also be kept informed of the outcomes and results of this important research project.
For more information contact Sarah Williams, Equality and Diversity Manager, RFL by firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0113 237 5037