The RFL Community Board has confirmed its player registration policy following its latest meeting.
The policy Ă˘â‚¬â€ś which comes in with immediate effect and covers both male and female adult players Ă˘â‚¬â€ś means a player will choose to register for a primary club and once signed-on is free to represent any team within it, irrespective of which competition they play in.
Another element of the policy sees players given the opportunity to choose and register for a second club, as long as the club is part of a non-conflicting competition.
However, whenever there is a conflict of fixture the player must always play for their primary club, unless his primary club agrees differently.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“We believe this rule will offer players the chance to play as much or as little Rugby League as they wish,Ă˘â‚¬Âť said RFL Director of Participation and Strategic Partnerships David Gent.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The policy allows all players to be flexible in their options of when and where to play the game.Ă˘â‚¬Âť
Armed Forces and Student players are not tied by this policy and are free to register for a community club side whilst also representing their force or university/college, however, if a clash arises then they must give precedence to the Armed Forces or Student side.
A player can alter their primary club by completing a transfer form in the usual manner.
Stuart Prior, the BARLA representative on the Community Board was also pleased with the outcome of WednesdayĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s meeting.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Coming to an agreement and setting out this policy is a great piece of work by all concerned.
Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“The policy is in place to protect the integrity of the game with the primary club aspect vital for the sustainability of the future of the community game.Ă˘â‚¬Âť