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Governance - Rugby Football League Archive
Records in this section relate to the Rugby Football League's function of governance and enforcement of the organisation's operational rules.

This section includes tribunal records and records of fines imposed on teams for failing to follow operational rules.
  • RFL/GV/1

    Individual player transfer tribunals Series

    c1992-c2003
    Records relating to player transfer tribunals; transfer tribunals take place when an arbitration process is required to agree the process of transferring a player from one club to another. These files consist primarily of correspondence between the Rugby Football League, players and clubs. Files are arranged alphabetically by surname.
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  • RFL/GV/2

    Collated player transfer tribunal files Series

    c1988-c1992
    Collated player transfer tribunal files transfer tribunals take place when an arbitration process is required to agree the process of transferring a player from one club to another. These files consist primarily of correspondence between the Rugby Football League, players and clubs. Files are arranged alphabetically by surname with multiple names per file.

    These records are subject to access restrictions in line with the Data Protection Act 1998; please contact archives@hud.ac.uk for further details.
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  • RFL/GV/3

    Administrative records relating to player transfer tribunals Series

    1987-1992
    Administrative records relating to player transfer tribunals

    - File: Trinbunal general, includes meeting minutes, standard letters, responses to queries regarding the tribunal process. 1987-1992

    - File: Tribunal review 16 October 1990, includes meeting minutes relating to a review of the tribunal process and regulations relating to transfers, blank copy of a player contract and registration form, correspondence. 1990

    - File: Trinbual - fees and appointments, includes documents relating to tribunal costs, blank copies of tribunal documents, correspondence, details of attendance at tribunals. 1988-1990
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  • RFL/GV/4

    Club fines Series

    1905-1984
    Records relating to club fines for breach of operational rules

    - Volume: Northern Rugby Football League Fines, details fines imposed on clubs for breaches of operational rules including late starts, lack of full player list, disturbances on the ground, playing suspended/unregistered players 1905-1938

    - Volume: fines arranged by club, details fines imposed on clubs for breaches of operational rules including playing suspended/unregistered players, late reports, disturbances on the ground, late payments, criticism of referee 1970s

    - File: Halifax alleged illegal payments 1964

    - File: Oldham v Leigh appeal, relating to the appeal by Oldham and Leigh clubs following the abandonment of a match on 8 January 1984 due to a brawl
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