The Rugby League Supporters Association is disappointed by the recommendations of the review panel to delist the Carnegie Challenge Cup from the protected free-to-air group of televised sports events.
Consequently the RLSA calls upon the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Secretary of State and the Minister of Sports, to reject the recommendations of the panel, and to retain the Carnegie Challenge Cup on the list of protected sporting events.
It wholeheartedly supports the efforts of the Rugby Football League, the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, and others supporters groups, in the campaign to retain this most historic and prestigious event for the whole nation.
According to RLSA Chair, Cliff Spracklen: "Rugby League, the fastest growing of all team sports, is played throughout the United Kingdom today. The event is the key part of the calendar of those Rugby League fans unable to attend the final in person, and increasingly a 'must see' event for supporters of other sports, as well as the ever increasing number of those coming to the sport for the first time, the length and breadth of the United Kingdom."
For more information contact: Cliff Spracklen, RLSA on 07985 530911 Or firstname.lastname@example.org