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Posted by RLPA

March 17, 2016

RLPA welcomes Greenberg appointment

The Rugby League Players Association has welcomed the appointment of Todd Greenberg to the role of CEO of the National Rugby League.

RLPA General President Clint Newton says Greenberg has a wealth of experience in the Game and is well placed to grow the Game.

“We have worked closely with Todd in recent years in his role as Head of Football and we’re pleased that someone with a solid knowledge of Rugby League will be steering the NRL ship,” said Newton.

“Todd recognises that Players are integral to the success of the Game and he has personally committed to working with us to ensure the Playing Group has a voice in decisions that impact on them,” said Newton.

RLPA Chief Executive Ian Prendergast says Greenberg has an opportunity to engage with the Association in a meaningful way that will benefit the entire Game.

“We have already established a good working relationship with Todd and we expect that will continue” said Prendergast.

“We congratulate Todd on his appointment and look forward to working with him to ensure the wellbeing and empowerment of all our members, while seeking to elevate Rugby League as the most successful sport in Australia”.

In making the announcement the Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman John Grant said “Our local and international search identified a number of highly credentialed individuals from both within and outside the game who would have offered a lot to rugby league.

“But at the end of the day, Todd ticks all the boxes to be the new CEO.

“While we’ve known all along that he is an outstanding sports administrator with a deep understanding and love of the game, his experience as the former CEO of the Bulldogs and Head of Football for the NRL, together with his professional values and credibility with our stakeholders, proved to the Commission that he was the man for the job”, he added.

Mr. Greenberg said it was a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the NRL but he understood the responsibilities which came with the role.

“My goal will be to unite the game at every level because, working together, there is no limit to the potential for Rugby League which can continue to thrive and grow,” he said.

“I have a genuine love of this game and I intend to continue to use my experience to build on the steps we have taken over the last two and a half years. We intend to deliver the best possible outcomes for fans, the clubs, the State leagues and the players.”

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