Rowley appointed new GM in WRL restructure

Wales Rugby League have appointed Mark Rowley as their new General Manager following interviews this week.

Rowley has been doing this role as an interim position on a part-time basis since the departure of Sash Stosic at the start of the year.

This role will now be full-time for him and he will stand down from all of his other Rugby League roles including that of General Manager and Director of Rugby at South Wales Scorpions.

Rowley also stands down as Executive Chairman of Wales Rugby League. Former North Wales Assembly Minister and current WRL Board Member Janet Ryder has been appointed as the new Chairperson on a temporary basis until the Wales Rugby League AGM in December or January.

Rowley said: “I am delighted to be taking up the role of General Manager on a full-time basis. I feel that I have a lot to offer to the role and I am looking forward to continuing everything that Wales Rugby League have been working towards over the last few years. We were delighted last year to qualify for this year’s Four Nations, the players are already in training and we are determined to put on a good show. In two years time we jointly host the World Cup and our domestic game is expanding all the time. I’m looking forward to playing my part in it.”

South Wales Scorpions chairman Phil Davies said: “As a club we’d like to thank Mark for all of his work over the last couple of years. He helped me to set up the club when the Crusaders went north and has worked well as General Manager, stepping into team affairs when needed this year. We wish him all the best in his new full-time role with Wales Rugby League.”