In 2009, we began our work in Rugby League following agreement of a funding programme from the Rugby Football League, the game's governing body in the UK.
With our mission statement as a guiding principle, we have helped establish almost 20 Supporters’ Trusts in Rugby League, six of whom now majority control or own their clubs.
SD Rugby League Council
Our Rugby League Council is elected by our member Supporters Trusts and Community-Owned Clubs to represent SD and its members.
The biographies of the SD Rugby League Council can be found here.
You can read the case study about our work to save and reform Rochdale Hornets.
Through the efforts of Supporters Direct Rugby League Hornets and under a supporter owned model, they won silverware for the first time in 91 years at the end of the 2013 season gaining promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship and consolidating their place in the 2014 season.
SD Rugby League Group
SD meet with the RFL quarterly to discuss matters raised by our member Supporters Trusts, Supporter-Owned clubs and members of the SD Rugby League Group which is open to any Rugby League supporter to join.
To sign up to become a part of the SD Rugby League Group, just use the sign up form on this webpage to receive Rugby League targeted newsletters, notice of upcoming SD Rugby League events and be invited to contribute agenda items to be raised at the next quarterly meeting with the RFL including in-depth reporting and responses following each meeting.
The terms of the SD Rugby League Group can be found here.
We are working hard on bringing supporters closer to those making the decisions in the game and facilitating fan input.
RFL Quarterly Meetings
The last meeting with the RFL was on the 14th March 2017 and the questions raised by the SD RL Group together with the RFL responses can be found here.
Our next meeting with the RFL is scheduled for 6th June 2017 and you can contribute to the agenda or raise questions by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org