NRL Club Ownership

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  1. lturner

    lturner Juniors

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    This is a summary of who owns the NRL clubs, for those that don't know.

    You can tell which ones are member-owned because they are "limited by guarantee". However not all teams include actual football club membership in their "membership packages".

    All info is correct to the best of my knowledge, if anyone knows some of the missing details or corrections, please advise.

    Brisbane Broncos
    Legal Name: Brisbane Broncos Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by shares (listed on ASX)
    Shareholders: 68.87% News Ltd, 9.79% BXBX Pty Ltd, 6.73% Lake Morepeth Pty Ltd, 14.61% Others

    Canberra Raiders
    Legal Name: Canberra District Rugby League Football Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership of CDRLFC is not included with membership packages.

    Canterbury-Banktown Bulldogs
    Legal Name: Bulldogs Rugby League Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership of BRLC is not included with membership packages. Application for membership is available by sending request to [email protected].

    Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
    Legal Name: Cronulla-Sutherland District Rugby League Football Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership of CSDRLFC is available to purchase with all adult membership packages for an extra $50. Voting rights are granted after 3 years consecutive membership.

    Gold Coast Titans
    Legal Name: Gold Coast NRL Pty Ltd
    Legal Status: Private company limited by shares
    Shareholders: ?

    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
    Legal Name: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by shares
    Shareholders: 41.515% Max Delmage, 41.515% Scott Penn, 16.97% Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club Limited (public company limited by guarantee)
    Membership: Membership of MWRLFC is not included with membership packages. Application form is available at Manly Leagues club or http://www.manlyleagues.com.au/manly-leagues-club.asp?cid=5

    Melbourne Storm
    Legal Name: Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: MSRLC is owned by News Ltd. Not available to supporters.

    Newcastle Knights
    Legal Name: Newcastle Knights Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership and voting rights of NK included with all adult membership packages.

    New Zealand Warriors
    Legal Name: New Zealand Warriors Limited
    Legal Status: ?

    North Queensland Cowboys
    Legal Name: Cowboys Rugby League Football Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: CRLF is owned by the Cowboys Leagues Club. Membership of leagues club is included with all adult membership packages.

    Parramatta Eels
    Legal Name: Parramatta District Rugby League Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership of PDRLC included with all adult membership packages. Voting rights are granted after 3 years consecutive membership.

    Penrith Panthers
    Legal Name: Penrith District Rugby League Football Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Not sure if membership of PDRLFC is included with membership packages.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Legal Name: South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited
    Legal Status: Public company limited by shares
    Shareholders: 75% Blackcourt League Investments Pty Ltd (private company limited by shares), 25% South Sydney Members Rugby League Football Club Ltd (public company limited by guarantee)
    Membership: Membership of SSMRLFC is inclued with all adult membership packages. Voting rights are granted after 3 years consecutive membership.

    St George Illawarra Dragons
    Legal Name: St George Illawarra Rugby League Football Club Pty Limited
    Legal Status: Private company limited by shares
    Shareholders: 50% St George District Rugby League Football Club Limited (public company limited by guarantee), 50% Illawarra District Rugby League Football Club Limited (public company limited by guarantee)
    Membership: Application for membership of SGDRLFC is available at St George Leagues Club, application for membership of IDRLFC is available at Steelers Club or http://www.steelers.com.au/membership.html

    Sydney Roosters
    Legal Name: Eastern Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Ltd
    Legal Status: Public company limited by guarantee
    Membership: Membership of ESDRLFC is not included with membership packages. Season ticket holders and general supporters do not seem to be encouraged to apply for membership.

    Wests Tigers
    Legal Name: Wests Tigers Rugby League Football Pty Ltd
    Legal Status: Private company limited by shares
    Shareholders: 50% Balmain Tigers Rugby League Football Club Limited (public company limited by guarantee), 50% Western Suburbs District Rugby League Football Club Limited (public company limited by guarantee)
    Membership: Application for membership of BTRLFC is available at http://www.tigers.org.au/myclub/football-membership, application for membership of WSDRLFC is available at http://www.westsmagpies.net/home/2009/php/membership.php
     
  2. elevenstraight

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    St George Illawarra Dragons
    Not 100% but I think WIN TV own 24% or something along those lines. Didnt Bruce Gordon buy out 49-50% of the Steelers or something a few years back??
     
  3. Lockyer4President!

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  4. Perth Red

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    You can replace balmain with NRL for tigers and storm consortium of NZ businessmen led by Bart Campbell.
     
  5. Stagger Lee

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    I think WIN own about 50 % of Illawarra District Rugby League Football Club Limited - Not St George

    But I could well be wrong. I do know that the money for Bellamy / Bennet as coaches was being offered up by Bruce Gordon (WIN)
     
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    I've got a feeling the Knights status has changed.
    And I thought Delmege was out of Manly and a hot water salesman bought in?
     
  7. pHyR3

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    NRL doesnt own the tigers. they have 3/7 people on the board. It is still a 50/50 JV between Wests and Balmain, unless balmain cant repay their bills in around 2 years time.
     
  8. Perth Red

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    Well they have 3/5 board voting control so effectively control the club even of the license sits under the two owners names.
     
  9. pHyR3

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    They were NRL appointed but do not represent the NRL in any way shape or form. They are completely independent. They dont get paid by the nrl as far as i know.
     
  10. Cumberland Throw

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    Storm still owned by news ??
     
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    No , owned by GSM, kiwis.
     
  12. goodplayer

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    whats the news with the titans ?

    and perth pirates bid ??

    central coast bears bid ??
     
  13. DC_fan

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    If I owned Souths then I would have 100 percent control over the club. None of this being partially owned by Crowe and the rest being owned by members. If I am going to pour money in to the club then I want to own and control everything.

    Its the only way private ownership can work
     
  14. alien

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    nrl has 3/7 but the 2 balmange people on the board cant vote until they pay back their debt. no pay, no play

    the date is march 30, 2016, or there abouts, when balmange has to pay their debt back. if they cant then wests will take over their share if they choose to take financial responsibilty, or they might let wests c'town take it over. the board used to be 4 seats wests ashfield, 1 seat wests c'town, 5 seats balmange football club. the reason wests c'town pulled out and gave their seat to west ashfield was because balmange started giving wests tigers $0 yet still had 5 seats(votes) on the board, where as wests c'town were still giving wests tigers funds, yet still only had 1 vote.
     
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    central coast bears ruled by 2gb owner. singleton
     
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    perth pirates bid . WA billionaire miner
     
  18. alien

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    *edit*

    the date is now sometime next year..
     
  19. alien

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    "Wests Campbelltown have always supported the JV, however the club were given legal advice that if the JV went broke the partners of which Campelltown was one would be responsible for any debts (balmain for example) so it decided as we know to opt out of the JV as it had most to lose ( Narellan estate) however C/T club still supports the JV by way of a grant each year by way of sponsorship to the equivalent dollar value as it would pay as it would be paying if it were still a JV member
    So CT is still well and truly committed to the JV to the tune of SEVERAL hundred thousands of dollars"
     

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