RFL Searching for Major Sponsors for Domestic Leagues

By Community | January 24, 2013

Rugby Football League (RFL) have revealed they will most likely start the new season without a major sponsor for either of their domestic league competitions.

The RFL unveiled a two-year, seven-figure sponsorship deal with Tetley’s for the Challenge Cup on Tuesday but has yet to conclude agreements for both Super League and the Championship.

The Co-operative ended their backing of the Championship at the end of 2012 while Super League clubs voted to pull the plug on the controversial “cashless” deal with Stobart after only 12 months.

“There are lots of positive dialogue but we are not going to do any quick deals,” said chief executive Nigel Wood (pictured).

“There are no no-go zones but, if the deals are not right, we won’t accept them. We will hold out for the right deals.

“I am confident that 2013 will deliver far more commercial revenue than has ever been delivered in the past.”