Wales Rugby League looking for new non-executive directors

As part of the continued growth of Wales Rugby League (WRL), the board wishes to appoint new specialist directors.

Wales Rugby League is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Rugby League in Wales and is a company limited by guarantee.

Rugby League has a rich heritage of Inclusion, equality and diversity and it is part of our governance plan to continually embrace this culture.

WRL intends to achieve at least a 60-40 gender parity on our board and we also want to recognise our history by appointing BAME directors.

Therefore, while WRL will accept and consider all candidates we especially wish to encourage applications from females, disabled and BAME applicants.

We are currently looking for specialists in three areas

  • Commercial business development
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality.

It’s an exciting time to get involved as we recently launched our first Women’s International player pathway, Learning Disability and Physical Disability Rugby League in Wales. We are also proud to say that both our Wheelchair and Men’s National teams have qualified for the World Cup in 2021 in England. We are looking for people with the skills, drive and passion to help us build on this legacy?

Role Title: Non-Executive Director

Time Commitment: Approximately one to two days per month. Four face to face board meetings per year and eight virtual meetings. Represent the WRL at community, national or international events.

Induction: We will provide a Director Induction package that will include: rugby league culture familiarisation, roles and legal responsibilities, online safeguarding and anti-doping training.

Remuneration: The position is voluntary, although all reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.

Location: Flexible, although as we are a Wales NGB living in Wales is advantageous.

There are two accompanying papers to this advert aimed at assisting interested candidates with their decision and their application process.

  1. Role Description and Person Specification of WRL Director
  2. Expectations of Directors under UK law and WRL Policy

Both papers are available to download within the article advertising for new Board members at or can be requested along with further information from the WRL CEO or WRL Chairman

How to Apply
Send CV and a separate supporting letter demonstrating your suitability for the role to WRL Chairman Brian Juliff at by 12 noon, Friday 28th February 2020.