STEP 1: Gather plenty of like minded people around you and discuss plans that will motivate you all to work willingly together and as team. Review the USARL’s Vision/Mission/Values and determine your own for the club. Make sure these are accessible to all club members, players, fans, etc. at all times. Assign 3 Directors who are willing and capable of bringing your club’s Vision/Mission/Values to fruition. Decide on a club name, colors and logo.
STEP 2: Locate and determine availability of a suitable playing field with change rooms & reasonable spectator facilities along with a practice field. Determine who will fund operations until you establish fund raising activities and sponsorship. Apply to be a Limited Liability Company or a 501(c) (3) Not-For-Profit Incorporation. Record and minute any meetings. Begin the process to recruit club administrators, coaching staff and players. Establish a social venue that supports your cause. eg. pub, bar or other meeting place and utilize the venue to help raise funds.
Download and complete the USARL Expression of Interest (EOI) then submit to USARL for approval.
STEP 3: Start small; grow big… Host a 9s Tournament or seek out USARL 9s comps… tour off-season as a club to other USARL Club locations to play as 13-a-side, eg the Florida clubs. Develop a strategy to educate and maintain Rugby League in your area of responsibility, on all fronts; players and coaches, administrators and match officials. Develop a marketing strategy to promote Rugby League through Facebook.
Additional resources are also available on the Rugby League UK website.
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