England Performance Unit discussed in Parliament
Last night (4 September), the Rugby Football League made a presentation on the England Performance Unit (EPU) to the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group.
The EPU was launched in February 2018 to create a single England Performance Environment with a view to improving the quality of players transitioning to the senior men’s, women’s and wheelchair rugby league squads by 2021. The ultimate goal of the EPU is to deliver three England World Cup wins in their respective World Cups in 2021.
At the meeting in the Palace of Westminster, Dave Elliott, National Programmes Manager, made a presentation to MPs, Peers and honorary and associate members of the Group.
There was discussion of the EPU programme, and of plans for all squads in the build up to the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
Speaking after the meeting, All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group Chair and Member of Parliament for Bradford South, Judith Cummins MP, said “it was a pleasure to welcome Dave to Parliament, and hear more about the England Performance Unit.
“I hope that the England Performance Unit will strengthen the England men’s, women’s and wheelchair rugby league sides, and help to develop a supply of elite players capable of winning their respective Rugby League World Cups in 2021.”
Dave Elliot, National Programmes Manager, added “it was an honour to speak to MPs and Peers about the England Performance Unit, which seeks to deliver a world-class England performance environment.
“Ultimately we want to achieve three victories at the Rugby League World Cup 2021, and are confident that this can be delivered by increasing the levels of intensity and performance to which players are exposed, and creating a culture of high standards and behaviours with all players who represent England at senior men, Knights, women, wheelchair, academy and youth level.”