Decision details

PH/10/2019 - Rugby League World Cup Legacy Officer

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Earlier in 2019, Doncaster were successful in being a host town to 3 x Rugby League World Cup games to be played at the Keepmoat Stadium and host a participating nation within Doncaster for a 3-week period during the tournament. The event will commence October 2021 and a bid team has been constructed to drive this project. This is a major event for the town and an opportunity to showcase on a global level that Doncaster can deliver successful sporting events plus promote Doncaster as a major tourist and leisure destination of the North of England.
Further details are contained within the attached ODR form


(1) To provide a grant to Doncaster Rugby League Club of £58,996 to appoint a RLWC2021 Legacy Officer for a fixed 2 year contract
(2) To request this this grant is funded from Central Budgets, approved by the Chief Financial Officer.

Alternative options considered:

See full details within the attached ODR form

Publication date: 01/08/2019

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

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