Rugby League Seeks Legacy Impact Partner

March 18, 2019

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 today released its Legacy Impact Evaluation Request for Proposal (RFP).

The chosen partner will be secured on a long-term contract to undertake an evaluation of the impact of the legacy programme that will measure effectiveness before, during and after the tournament in 2021.

Information about the opportunity and process for prospective partners can be found at documentation outlines the tournament’s principles and objectives, the scope of work required, the timeline, the methodology and the evaluation and scoring process.

RLWC2021, in partnership with the RFL, UK Sport, DCMS and Sport England, have created a variety of programmes designed to empower and inspire individuals and groups alike. Programmes range from community focused schemes such as ‘mental health and wellbeing initiatives’ and ‘Educational resources’, both designed to achieve local engagement while changing the attitude towards rugby league by championing inclusivity; to larger, internationally driven programmes, such as ‘Festival of World Cups’ and the International Development Programme’.

By employing a partner to undertake the evaluation of these schemes, RLWC2021 hopes to ensure the legacy left is a positive one.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: “The Legacy Impact Evaluation is a significant piece of work for us. It is vital that we measure the impact of our work, particularly around making a positive impact on people’s lives.

“Together with our partners, we are 100% committed to ensuring that RLWC2021 leaves a positive and long-lasting impact on communities.”

“Our InspirationALL programme is a not a traditional major event legacy programme and we are searching for an innovative approach to measuring success and sharing that knowledge with government, the rugby league community and future rights holders who are in a similar position to us.”

In 2021, England will welcome nations to the 16th Rugby League World Cup, where for the first time in history, the men’s, women’s and wheelchair games will be played concurrently, championing inclusivity, which has been at the forefront of RLWC2021 planning.

Destined to be the most attended and viewed World Cup ever, RLWC2021 organisers are dedicated to providing a positive and long-lasting effect on the host towns and cities, as well as UK sport in general.