- American Football
- Australian Rules Football
- Hawks Club
- Oxbridge Scholarship
- Past Events
- Rugby League
A not-for-profit body supporting those who enjoy rugby league.
Partnerships being sought from organisations who share our goals.
Website being redeveloped to match updated objectives and provide greater opportunity to members and sponsors.
- To provide a professional forum for those who enjoy rugby league
- To create a networking vehicle for fans and players
- To become the defacto Old-Boys network for the sport
- Networking events
- Jobs boards
- Professional training courses
- Player Support
- Work experience
- CV writing support
- Interview practice
The Rugby League Business Network has over 3,000 members and is growing directly and through LinkedIn. Members include CEOs, lawyers, accountants, players and others draw from myriad professions.
To operate, the network requires support and in turn offers exposure to this high net-worth group of rugby league fans.
There can be no two supporters in the same sectors and packages are designed to provide tangible benefit to those involved by providing access and opportunity through the network.
To provide rugby league fans in central London with the opportunity to watch the State of Origin opener live and network in a suitable setting. To enable those fans to bring colleagues to a professional event and experience the best rugby league has to offer.
Delivered through the Rugby League Business Network.
6 June 2018 (Origin One)
The Australian High Commission, London
Professional networking breakfast before the game, watch the game live, link to former Origin player.
Australian brands, Australian organisations, businesses with strong Australian ties.
The Hawks’ Club has been in existence since 1872, and represents the best sportsmen in the University of Cambridge. Membership is by election only, and the usual criterion is that the candidate should have been awarded his Blue – ie have taken part in the match or race against Oxford in his particular sport.
The Club is seeking organisations to support its Charitable Trust which provides grants to current Cambridge University students, male and female, whose sporting activities are being inhibited by financial constraints.
The Club holds events at the likes of Henley Royal Regatta, Lord’s, Royal Ascot, Rugby Union Internationals, the Boat Races, and the House of Lords. Supporting organisations are welcome to attend, and receive opportunity to engage with current students and Old Boys.
Australian Rules football returns to London on 21 September 2018.
The match will be played at the Honourable Artillery Company and follow the same format as the Rugby League Varsity Match (see video left).
Expressessions of interest for support are being sought, which include the opportunity to shape the event. Please contact us to discuss.
*Note: As the first American Football Group dinner is yet to take place, pictures are from a different Parliamentary Group Dinner. The format is identical.
The Annual Charity Dinner for the UK Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for American Football takes takes place in the House of Lords Terrace marquee and is attended by Peers and MPs, Group supporters, Stakeholders in the game, and non-Parliamentary Members of the Group.
The dinner has a guest of honour from the sport, who speaks after dinner.
There is a standard arrangement to operate within Parliamentary rules and instruction:
- Recognition as supporter of the dinner.
- Associate Membership.
- An announcement on support, including a statement of thanks from Chairman and logo/link/details.
- Subsequent press release detailing monies raised for charity. Thanks will be provided from the Chairman or host Peer on the evening.
- A logo/link on all subsequent public emails for a calendar year
- A logo on the House of Lords invitation cards (which must be used by all guests), and details in accompanying letters.
- Places (up to 3 x tables of 10) including two on the top table depending on level. Note – the room holds a maximum of 132.
- Branding in both the terrace marque and Cholmondeley Room (anteroom where pre-meal drinks are served).
- Collateral on tables/chairs/take home on departure.
- Opportunity to address the room.
- Record details on the Group’s website as a supporter (logo/link on homepage; logo/link/details on the supporter page).
- Logos will be placed on all Group headed paper; used for all formal correspondence.
- Logos will be placed on all Group paper, used throughout the year for meetings.
- All photographs from the evening will be provided (restrictions on use apply).
Recognition of the relationship lasts for a calendar year and support is recorded on Group’s public register entry.
The UK Parliament’s All-Party Group for American Football has the singular remit to support the sport of American football.
For more information, or to make contact, visit www.parliamentary.football.
Parliamentary Groups receive no public money and are reliant on the goodwill of individuals and organisations outside Parliament to deliver its aims.
Below is the standard agreement but additional activities, ideas, and opportunities will be considered.
All support is agreed by Group Officers and is registered appropriately with the House of Commons authorities and is public.
A basic agreement includes:
- Recognition as a supporter of the Group on the Group’s website – homepage and supporter page, the latter with information.
- Announcement made by the Group including a statement of thanks from the Chairman and logo/link/details. sent to all Members of the Group and the sporting trade and national media.
- Logo/link on all subsequent public releases for a calendar year.
- Logo on all Group headed paper; used for all formal correspondence.
- Logo on all Group paper, including those used in meetings.
- Associate Membership,
- Offers to attend events. Collateral and the opportunity to speak may be provided at the discretion of Group Officers (Hon Sec will supply thoughts for consideration).
- Provided first opportunity for involvement in the Group’s Annual Dinner, taking place on the House of Lords Terrace Pavilion.
- Additional elements considered in line with Parliamentary rules and instruction, subject to Officer Approval.
- All agreements last for one calendar year.
Oxbridge 40:20 is an exclusive membership scheme with monies paid direct into charity .
Membership can last one year, but has been designed on two or three years’ involvement covering Varsity 2018, 2019, and 2020 and the 40th Anniversary celebrations.
During each Varsity year, members will receive a table of ten places; the option of page in the programme; and a logo/listing/link on the Rugby League Varsity Match website and across all social media platforms.
This works out cheaper than buying individually, and has the benefit of being a charitable donation.
In addition, members will be eligible to receive the offers made to the Clubs and the Old Boys; and will be invited to attend an annual reception in the autumn. Members will also be given first opportunity to be involved in any additional Varsity related activity.
Website in development.
- To provide encouragement, advice and financial support to young people from rugby league backgrounds to attend the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge.
- To provide the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge with the means for them to achieve their goal of attracting more people from working-class backgrounds to Oxbridge.
Endowment and Scholarships
A charity registered in England, scholarships will be provided through an endowment, and through direct branded scholarships.
- Suitable young people identified and made known to the foundation. A committee from the rugby league family will assess provenance – it need not be based on playing.
- Representatives from the rugby league clubs of Oxford and Cambridge will make contact or present to candidates, dispelling myths and explaining how to apply. This support will continue throughout the application process.
- Candidate is accepted and receive suitable grades.
- Students must do something in rugby league – play, manage social media, gain coaching or refereeing credentials, set up a wheelchair team etc.
- For those with sponsored scholarships, where there are group projects, they must work on behalf of the sponsor.
Immediately After Graduation
- Graduates will be ambassadors for the programme for two years. It is hoped they will continue after this time.
- For those on sponsored degree courses, they must work for the sponsor for an agreed period.
It is expected many of those who receive Oxbridge rugby league scholarships will go on to be leaders in their chosen profession. It is hoped they will recognise rugby league a fundament component in making that happen, and will choose to give back in whatever way they can.
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Each year, the foundation will hold a dinner in an Oxbridge College for donors, scholars past and present, candidates, and others to welcome people, thank them, and break down perceptions.