ARL to appoint consultants for Commission

The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Rugby League Board in Brisbane today discussed the future governance of Rugby League in Australia and has resolved to appoint independent consultants to begin the task of determining the most desirable candidates for a new Independent Commission.

Newly elected Australian Rugby League Chairman, John Chalk, said: "There are still a few drafting issues but the Board today committed to a time frame where all of these will be resolved by next week.

“Following that, the new constitution can be agreed in principle.

“It is an exciting time for the game and we are moving as quickly as possible to get the new governance structure approved and in place.”

To assist in this process the Board resolved to appoint consultants to report on the most desirable skill set needed for future Commissioners.

Following the consultant’s report, a Committee involving the ARL, News Limited and a representative from the NRL clubs will be formed to select the Commissioners.