Statement on the National Rugby League Museum

Statement on the National Rugby League Museum

Rugby League Cares has reopened the application process by which town, cities and regions can register their interest in working with the charity to establish a world-class National Rugby League Museum.

The moves follows discussions with the project’s funders, agencies and other partners, and comes after a series of delays to the proposals to open the prestigious facility within Bradford City Hall.

Tim Adams MBE, the Chairman of RL Cares, said: “We remain confident of delivering a National Rugby League Museum of which the whole sport can be proud.

“It has become apparent to the charity’s trustees that reopening the tender process is the best way to realise our ambitions.

“We are inviting expressions of interest from all parties, including the towns and cities who were involved in the original consultation period in 2016.

“Rugby League has a rich and colourful history and a great story to tell: the National RL Museum will be a blue-chip addition to any town or city and we anticipate there will be considerable interest in hosting it.

“Since we entered into the partnership with Bradford City Council in 2016, we have all invested considerable resource, time and energy into the project but, sadly, the museum remains some way off.

“We recognise that much has changed since 2016 and that we need to look again at where is the best location for the National Rugby League Museum.”

Interested parties are asked to contact the Head of RL Cares, Chris Rostron in the first instance.