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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Revamp of rugby league administration Reply with quote

There is a bit of talk around about streamlining all of rugby league's governing bodies into one.

Currently there is the NRL, ARL, NSWRL, QRL, CRL etc.

What impact do you think this would have on the Bears?

I guess the big question is how would this new governing body be looking out for the interests of the Bears? Would rugby league be run just with the interests of Nrl clubs in mind?

Currently we have the NSWRL, but most would agree that they do a very poor job.


http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23918367-23214,00.html

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A veteran of 30 years at the helm of the Eels, Fitzgerald said it was time the game moved into the 21st century, declaring it simply could not progress under the current multi-tier system of government.

At the moment, the NRL is charged with running the premiership while the ARL and its various other leagues look after development and representative football.

It's not the first time the fragmented administration has been targeted as a millstone around the game's neck.

Former NRL chief executive David Moffett once described some of the people connected with the ARL and its various other leagues as the "blazer brigade" - people with good intentions who are not equipped to run a professional sport.

"I think anybody who knows anything about the game would tell you the current system we have in place is far from ideal," Fitzgerald said.

"We need to adopt a far more commercial structure in our administration. There are so many different RLs, different boards, different management teams that aren't necessarily pulling in the same direction and it is holding back our game.

"We have all these different groups and they are looking after their own little patch, holding onto their positions of power and protecting their blazers and it is doing no-one any good except those individuals."

Fitzgerald believes the current structure must be replaced by a solitary, controlling authority to which everyone else in the game answers, similar to the all-powerful AFL commission.

"I think we should be guided by the success the AFL has in its structure where the direction comes from the top," Fitzgerald said.

"We need a far more corporate style, where we have a single board and a chief executive who makes the decisions."
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would be bad news for norths is my gut feeling. nothing wrong with a bit of disjointed diversity - nature hates a monoculture, commerce a monopoly.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some organisations are superfluous and/or could have their roles better served by being absorbed into bigger bodies (e.g. the CRL and the development arms of the NSWRL/ARL).

By far the biggest problem is the lack of a chain of command or demarcation between the different bodies. The overlap leads to inefficiencies.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:03 am    Post subject: DREAM ON Reply with quote

The game is owned by News Limited.

The only result of any so-called "streamlining" would be to ensure Murdoch scum have even more control of the League, ensuring all decisions made are solely for the financial benefit of these destroyers.

Since News booted Norths, it would be of no benefit whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NRL went to the effort of putting out a press release yesterday saying this was an initiative of the clubs and not of the NRL partnership. Any recommendations the clubs come up with will still have go through the partnership and (more importantly) the ARL itself because it's pretty much their structure that makes up the bulk of RL administration.

RL would benefit from an outside consultancy investigating the most efficient way the game could be structured/administered. Basketball Australia has just finished a similar study, soccer have done so in the past.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeffles wrote:
The NRL went to the effort of putting out a press release yesterday saying this was an initiative of the clubs and not of the NRL partnership. Any recommendations the clubs come up with will still have go through the partnership and (more importantly) the ARL itself because it's pretty much their structure that makes up the bulk of RL administration.

RL would benefit from an outside consultancy investigating the most efficient way the game could be structured/administered. Basketball Australia has just finished a similar study, soccer have done so in the past.


Anyone with even a passing knowledge of rugby league knows that the ARL is a crock. They permitted the game to be sold to News Limited for nothing and sit by idly whilst country, juniors and traditional teams die on the vine whilst they rape the game for millions each year.

News Limited don;t give a hoot about which teams live or die or crowd numbers. they just want you to pay your subscription and sit home watching 10 games in a row, assaulted by their advertisers' messages.

Until News Limited are gone, along with their lackeys like Gallop, rugby league has no substance - and no real future.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spot on, fighting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fighting Bear wrote:
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of rugby league knows that the ARL is a crock. They permitted the game to be sold to News Limited for nothing and sit by idly whilst country, juniors and traditional teams die on the vine whilst they rape the game for millions each year.

News Limited don;t give a hoot about which teams live or die or crowd numbers. they just want you to pay your subscription and sit home watching 10 games in a row, assaulted by their advertisers' messages.

Until News Limited are gone, along with their lackeys like Gallop, rugby league has no substance - and no real future.
Yes that's a pretty good summary.

IMHO the structure of league is not the problem, it's the communication between the NRL and the rest of league.

The only problem with the structure is having an NRL.

The integration of lower grades with first grade was once the strength of League.

The NRL and the NRL clubs now go about their business in relative isolation to the rest of League. Promotion, resources and management of lower grades suffers enormously.

People need to get real - organisations such as QLDRL & NSWRL would not amalgamate and should not. The NRL needs to go back to an ARL with a more defined top structure everyone would benefit.

Personally I think the ARL should be a democratic club ruled by members similar to the NRMA. You would get high profile people but independent from the clubs, the media and sponsors who would have the sports interest in mind.

i.e. giving the game back to the people - something I fear will never happen because News would not want it.
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