Michael Lawrence to be part of RFL’s inclusion board

Huddersfield’s Jamaica worldwide Michael Lawrence will assist spearhead rugby league’s bid to change into a really inclusive sport.

The 30-year-old ahead, who was Tremendous League’s high tackler in 2020, will sit on the Rugby Soccer League’s inclusion board which was launched on Tuesday as a part of the governing physique’s dedication to range, inclusion and anti-discrimination.

The board will meet 4 occasions a 12 months and members, drawn from a variety of backgrounds reminiscent of training, media, enterprise and retail, will serve two-year phrases, after which they are going to be eligible for reappointment.

Different members embrace media marketing consultant Aaqil Ahmed, training programme supervisor Aisha Suleiman and former Rugby AM presenter Alex Simmons.

RFL chair Simon Johnson stated: “By way of TACKLE IT the entire sport has made a dedication to fulfill discrimination head on and break down any limitations to involvement in rugby league.

“I’ve been requested ‘what does success appear to be?’. It’s a sport that’s absolutely consultant of its communities and the place we benefit from the immense expertise, ardour, expertise and expertise which exists.

“This work enhances, and accelerates, our work on the gender stability in our sport and LGBQT and incapacity inclusion.”

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