United Kingdom

On 13 November 2009, an Independent Advisory Panel, chaired by David Davies, published its report and recommendations to the Secretary of State following their review of free-to-air listed events.

One of the recommendations from the report was the removal from the list of the Rugby League Challenge Cup. The reasoning for this is that the Challenge Cup is not an event of 'national resonance'.

A 12 week consultation period has now opened, after which time, the Secretary of State will make a decision on the list and its contents based on all available views and information.

Supporters Direct, and the trusts it represents, are opposed to the delisting of the Challenge Cup and are working with the RFL and the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group to support any opposition.

There is a strong feeling that a large number of responses opposing this recommendation could ensure the Challenge Cup remains on the protected list so I would urge you all to add your name to the petition and show your continued support for Rugby League.

We, the undersigned, request that the Secretary of State ignores the recommendations of the Davies Report on the delisting of the Rugby League Challenge Cup, to ensure that the event remains on the free-to-air list for future generations to enjoy.

The Keep the Rugby League Challenge Cup on Free-To-Air TV petition to Government was written by Laura Harrison and is in the category Sports at GoPetition.