2018 RLIF Grants

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  1. yakstorm

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    Came across the 2018 Financial Report, which included the cash grants made for the FY2018. Thought it would be worth sharing as it is sure to create some interesting discussions around who does and doesn't get funds from the RLIF.
    • Australia - $14,500
    • Cook Islands - $21,500
    • England - $25,000
    • Fiji - $18,000
    • France - $25,000
    • Ireland - $12,505
    • Italy - $15,000
    • Jamaica - $25,000
    • Lebanon - $25,000
    • New Zealand (1) - $120,000
    • PNG (2) - $0
    • Russia (3) - $30,000
    • Samoa - $18,000
    • Scotland - $25,000
    • Serbia - $25,000
    • South Africa - $25,000
    • Tonga - $18,000
    • Ukraine - $25,000
    • Wales (2) - $0
    • Asia Pacific Rugby League (2) - $0
    • Rugby League European Federation - $180,000
    (1) New Zealand received its full cash grant of $30,000 plus three years of prepayment.
    (2) Amounts to groups per paid post year end
    (3) Russia was given a $15,000 pre-payment to FY19

    Grants are in AUD, and are purely what share of the members grant the nation was paid, does not include discretionary grants which are on top of.

    Financials for the RLIF in FY18 were:
    • Profit: $16,762,158
    • Expenses:
      • Salary Related: $636,539
      • Development Grants: $1,855,000
      • Travel Expenses: $174,972
      • Other Tournament Expenses: $244,427
      • Broadcast Expenses: $10,468,925
      • Other Expenses: $360,501
    • Profit before Tax: $3,035,364
    • Net Profit: $2,122,579
     
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  2. LeagueXIII

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    Well they wasted the money on Russia, a sad loss, yet typical of Rugby League administration.
     
  3. Pommy

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    Do England and Australia really need a grant? I can forgive NZ as they don’t have a major comp themselves.
     
  4. deluded pom?

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    Agree, even worse though IMO is PNG, Wales and the APRLC didn’t get a cent between them!
     
  5. Pommy

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    what does this actually mean? (2) Amounts to groups per paid post year end
    Seems like a weird annotation.
     
  6. NRLMad

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    Why doesn’t New Zealand start a proper comp up again? Surely they’re would be interest?
     
  7. langpark

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    Am pretty sure PNG receives significant funding from the NRL, rather than RLIF. And I have a feeling Wales may also get some from the RFL.
     
  8. Pommy

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    It’s always going to be in the shadow of the NRL.
    Take the Scottish premier league as an example in the last 20 years it’s gone to the dogs because it’s got the EPL right on it’s door step.
     
  9. langpark

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    The aim would never be to rival the NRL, but to act as something of a second-tier much like the Qld Cup and NSWRL. I think a nice little 8-team league would work really well there.
     
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  10. LeagueXIII

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    Yes but no commercial interest.
     
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  12. taipan

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    TBH ,I'm surprised at times the RLIF makes money of any magnitude.
     
  13. roughyedspud

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    The NZRL are the Bradford bulls of test footy....
     
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  14. miguel de cervantes

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    In Russia, funding grant you pay to government
     
  15. jim_57

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    I'd love to see a NZ Cup to join QLD & NSW Cup one day as 2nd tier comps. May be unlikely but really it doesn't need to be anything too special commercially. Players are either paid to play game by game or paid by an NRL club they are signed to, other costs wouldn't need to be too much more than a local comp. Hopefully with a decent standard it could pick up a TV spot and a few decent sponsors.

    South Auckland, North Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Rotorua, Dunedin, New Plymouth. Or something similar, keep it North Island + Christchurch to save costs if necessary.

    Teams partnered with NRL clubs and 2 clubs linked with Tonga & Samoa to provide pathways to those nations.
     
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    ^ yeah exactly. There is no doubt they have the quantity and quality in players to do this, just look at how many Kiwis are playing at NRL and SL teams! Would be a great pathway, I don't believe it would be massive commercially, but I do believe it could definitely be viable, attract some corporate, TV and spectator interest.

    Tonga matches alone are contributing nicely to this. I think RLIF gets something like 10% of gate takings for all international matches now.
     
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  17. siv

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    Agree

    But treat it as a expansion of the Auckland RL ala QLD Cup rather than a provisional league or country rep championship
     
  18. jim_57

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    Agree, it's not like NSW & QLD Cup get huge crowds, sponsorship deals and have every game on TV.

    To start you could always make it Auckland centric like siv suggested with a few outlier clubs to start then expand as viable.
     
  19. siv

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    This concerns me that the RLIF seems to not support the APRLF

    While we also see other issues where no Asia Pacific countries have Observer status

    Almost as if everyone in AP thinks the NRL is world and regional governing body
     
  20. roughyedspud

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    Tonga matches alone? Lol I think you'll find that England games are the biggest contributors to the IRL gate levy..
     

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