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16 Oct 2021

A huge weekend for Community Rugby League

A huge weekend for Community Rugby League

The 2021 Community Rugby League season draws to a close this weekend with a mouth-watering NCL Grand Finals Day triple-header at Featherstone Rovers.

Thatto Heath Crusaders and Wath Brow Hornets will face off in the NCL Grand Final while Kells, West Hull, East Leeds and Clock Face Miners will also be in action, live on Our League from 11:45am.

Elsewhere, the Girls’ season comes to an end with an U14 and U16 double-header at Victoria Park with Dewsbury Moor facing Ashton Bears in the opener before the U16 Grand Final between Oulton Raidettes and Thatto Heath. 

As the 2021 season concludes, changes are set for the 2022 Community Rugby League season with the introduction of Our League Active – Rugby League’s brand-new participation membership scheme designed to help support the development of the Community Game. 

Our League Active will form part of the registration process for participants ahead of the 2022 Community Rugby League season and will give them access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

RFL Director of Participation and Development, Marc Lovering said: “We’ve been through an extensive consultation process and are very grateful to everyone who has helped us shape Our League Active and ensure it offers value for money.

“As we’ve moved through the consultation phase and explained the rationale behind participant membership the majority have understood the advantages of membership and how it will help deliver a more sustainable sport. 

“The possibility of a membership scheme has been talked about for over a decade and it’s great we are finally in a position to launch.

“After another challenging year we can all look forward to 2022 with real optimism knowing it will end with the Rugby League World Cup.”

After an extensive consultation process, Our League Active membership fees have been set based on feedback from Community players, clubs and the RFL’s Community Board. 

  • Adults - £24.00
  • Youth and Junior (U18) - £18
  • Primary (U11) - £12
  • Cubs are Fee
  • Reduced fee for social variants of the game (Masters, Touch, X-League) - £15
  • No fees for other participants – E.G PDRL, LDRL, Armed Forces, Coaches, Match Officials and Volunteers

This means Adults will pay equivalent to £2 a month, Youth and Juniors equivalent to £1.50 a month, while U11s pay equivalent to just £1 a month! 

While participants such as Coaches, Match Officials and Volunteers will not have to become Our League Active members ahead of the 2022 season, they can help support the Community Game by making a voluntary donation at point of registration.

Benefits for Our League Active members include:

  • Insurance – Personal Accident, Public Liability (including player to player insurance), Death by Natural Causes
  • Monthly Prize Draws to win exclusive prizes – Adult & Youth & Junior/Primary
  • Discounted Challenge Cup Final tickets at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Discounted England Supporters’ Club Membership
  • Exclusive Merchandise Offers
  • Ability to earn extra Rewards4 points 

Our League Active will be pivotal in allowing the RFL to reinvest into the Community Game. 

Registrations for the upcoming Community Rugby League season will open in December 2022 and will be done via Gameday with simple addition of a payment window. 

You can find Our League Active FAQs here. If you need further information, you can contact directly OurLeagueActive@rfl.co.uk.