25 Jun 2020
Betfred Championship and League 1 forum
Clubs from Championship and League 1 held a forum together to discuss further plans for the season
Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs held a scheduled Forum via video conference earlier this week, chaired by Simon Johnson, RFL Chair.
The clubs discussed a range of issues, with the main topic of discussion to consider options for the 2020 season, following its suspension on March 16.
Reports from the two working groups that had been set up at the last Forum, in mid-May, were presented – one on cost and logistics, the other on revenue opportunities. A range of views were expressed by clubs, both on the issues involved – now involving the possible return of crowds to sport later in the year - and on when a decision should be made regarding the 2020 season.
The clubs will now be invited to present their views formally via a survey, and those views will be carried forward to the next RFL Board meeting on July 6.
Clubs also considered a presentation on recommendations from the RFL Laws Committee meeting earlier this month, focusing on the reasons for changes recommended for the 2020 season – which will also be carried forward to the July RFL Board meeting.