UK Parliament welcomes ARLC
Members of both Houses of Parliament met with senior representatives of the Australian Rugby League Commission yesterday (15 November) in the House of Commons.
Members and Officers of the Parliamentary Rugby League Group welcomed ARLC Chairman John Grant to the Palace of Westminster ahead of Sunday’s Four Nations final between the Kangaroos and Kiwis. The ARLC is the official governing body of rugby league in Australia.
Group Chairman and Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, said “although we have a focus on rugby league in the UK, we take a keen interest in the sport internationally as globalisation of the sport affects all home nation sides and British players.”
The ARLC previously spoke to the Group During the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Mulholland continued “it was a pleasure to welcome the Australian Rugby League Commission back to the Palace of Westminster and hear how things developed in the sport in the southern hemisphere after the ARLC’s independent review and to consider what similar steps rugby league in the UK can do to improve or be better supported.”
ARLC’s John Grant thanked the Group for its hospitality, saying “it was an honour to speak to the UK Parliament’s Rugby League Group. We had a very interesting conversation; their knowledge, understanding and passion for our game is second-to-none, within the UK and elsewhere.”