Rugby League: An Alternative Future

Supporters Direct, the umbrella organisation that promotes supporter representation at Rugby League clubs across the UK, is pleased to announce its first ever rugby league conference, to be held on Saturday October 9th 2010 at the historic George Hotel Huddersfield.

The conference, entitled Rugby League: An Alternative Future aims to show all rugby league supporters from across the game how they can become more involved in their sport and help to safeguard their clubs for future generations.

Featuring guest speakers from across the game, the conference will give supporters the opportunity to have their say on the future of the game, from community level to Super League.

The conference will be followed on the Sunday by the annual Supporters Direct RL Challenge Cup, a fun TAG rugby league festival open to all teams representing a supporters trust. Last years events were won by Rochdale Swarm, Trust in Widnes and Forever Reds who will all be hoping to retain the spoils in 2010.

The conference is free to attend and registration is now open. For more information and to book your place, please visit the Supporters Direct website at www.supporters-direct.org or alternatively contact Laura Harrison, Rugby League Supporters Trusts Development Officer

About Supporters Direct

Supporters Direct campaigns for the wider recognition of the social, cultural and economic value of sports clubs

Sports clubs and competitions are increasingly being put at risk by short-term vested interests, poor financial management and inadequate standards of governance; we are the UK’s leading body working to ensure that clubs are run responsibly and are financially sustainable

Supporters Direct aims to create the conditions in which supporters can secure influence and ownership of sports clubs

Supporters Direct provides guidance and support to groups in more than 16 countries throughout Europe

Supporters Direct promotes the value of supporter ownership to sports fans, empowering them to set up supportersf trusts or become members of existing trusts

Supporters Direct is a community benefit society, owned by its 129 members

For more information please contact Kevin Rye, Communications Manager: kevin.rye@supporters-direct.org or call 0044 (0)7852 998542