15 Jul 2020

Carl Hall to extend RFL Vice President role until December 2020

The RFL have confirmed that Dons chief executive Carl Hall will extend his tenure as Vice President of the RFL until December 2020.

Former President Tony Adams was succeeded by Clare Balding OBE at the meeting of the game’s governing body on Wednesday, but Hall will remain in position until the end of the year when he will be succeeded by Mike Smith of Hull Kingston Rovers.

Hall said: “I'm delighted to be continuing in my role as RFL Vice President for a further six months and to be working with the new RFL President Clare Balding.

"It's been an honour to hold the position and I'm looking forward to what's to come in the coming weeks.

"It’s been an absolute honour working alongside Tony Adams. He's done an excellent job and been a true ambassador of the sport. We will be friends for life."

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer paid tribute to Hall at the meeting.

Rimmer said: “The Vice President is a different role, but equally valued, as we recognise long service to the sport.

“I go back a long way with Carl Hall to from our days together at Doncaster, so I was thrilled that he received this recognition last year, after making such a lasting contribution to British Rugby League after first coming here as a Junior Kiwi. Carl represents the sport with passion and integrity has been a great RLWC2021 Champion – especially promoting the legacy programme for the community game.

“We asked the council members last month to extend Carl’s tenure by six months, which would then allow Mike Smith to serve 18 months and alongside Clare Balding to take us to July 2022.”

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