Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

NRL leaders told of 4% attendance rise this season

NRL leaders told of 4% attendance rise this season
June 17, 2016

With the NRL having announced last week that each of its 16 clubs now has more than 10,000 members for the first time in the game’s history, a meeting of club chief executives has been told that 2015 season attendances are 4% this year compared to 2015 and that the game’s television audiences have also increased by 20% on 2015 figures.

Meeting at at Moore Park’s Rugby League Central yesterday (Thursday 16th June), the NRL and clubs reviewed a range of topics approaching the midway point of the 2016 rugby league season.

All 16 NRL clubs were represented and were given a briefing by Head of Integrity Nick Weeks, while Chief Digital Officer Rebekah Horne also provided an update on plans to further develop the NRL digital network.

The group were advised that the much-maligned bunker has significantly improved officiating decision times, with decision times for video referrals are down 14 on 2015, from 77 seconds to 66 seconds per decision.

The chief executives were also informed that the introduction of the shot clock has sped up the game.

The chief executives were given an update on the progress of a working group which is exploring a number of alternative models to the current Match Review Committee system.

Some of the alternatives include a fines system, increasing the carry-over points reduction per match, as well as increasing the demerit points required to miss marquee matches.

With less than 500 days to go until Rugby League World Cup 2017, the group was given an update on the tournament by RLWC2017 Chief Executive Michael Brown.

Image: Still from the NRL's ‘Be There When History Happens’ 2016 marketing campaign.

10th June 2016 - NRL REACHES MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE AS CLUBS HIT 10,000 MARK

18th March 2016 - NRL APPOINTS TODD GREENBERG TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE ROLE

26th February 2016 - 2016 NRL SEASON LAUNCH PREDICTS THE MAKING OF HISTORY

15th November 2015 - NSW GOVERNMENT BACKS RUGBY LEAGUE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE AT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

13th June 2015 - MICHAEL BROWN TO HEAD 2017 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP TEAM


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

PathMinder

PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…

read more

Access / Fitness / Recreation / Security

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

Intelligenz

Intelligenz provides Leisure Management Software for managing all your Program Registrations, Facility Bookings, Membership Sales and POS Transactions; including detailed Reporting, automated…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

Envibe

With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business