Sir Rodney Walker made Honorary Life Member of Parliamentary Rugby League Group
The Parliamentary Rugby League Group has made Sir Rodney Walker an Honorary Life Member.
The Group is open to any individual, club or organisation as Associate Members. Sir Rodney joins a small group of Honorary Life Members, who are all well known for their longstanding and high profile service to the sport.
Sir Rodney was Chairman of Wakefield Trinity between 1986 and 1993, before leaving to take up the post of RFL Chairman, which he held until 2002. In 1996 he was given a knighthood for services to sport. Sir Rodney is now an Honorary Life Vice President of the Rugby Football League, and continues to be involved with the game as part of the project to deliver a redeveloped ground for Wakefield Trinity.
The announcement was made by Group Chairman and Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland, who said “we are delighted to award Honorary Life Membership of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group to Sir Rodney Walker. Sir Rodney has done a great deal for the game over the years, and the award of an Honorary Life Membership reflects our gratitude for this work.”
Responding to the announcement, Sir Rodney commented “I am flattered to receive Honorary Life Membership of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group. The Group has played a vital role in supporting the game over its 27 year history, and I hope it will continue to do so for many years to come.”
A full list of Honorary Life Members of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group can be found here.