Super League players learn how to work a room

First Utility Super League players and the business community are coming together for an evening of networking at the inaugural Rugby League Business Network Super League Networking Night.

The event, taking place at KPMG’s offices in Leeds on Monday 20 July, is the first in a series developed to enable players to gain experience in areas useful to careers outside the game; in this case the subtle art of networking.

Players will be joined by members of the Rugby League Business Network from a range of professional sectors and will be able to put into practice one of the core skills needed in the business world.

The not-for-profit network was created to bring together individuals who are passionate about Rugby League to create opportunities for people to make connections and enjoy exclusive offers, opportunities or experiences for personal or professional use.  Membership is free and open to all.

Network founder Mark Ramsdale said; “This is something we have been looking forward to for some time. It fits perfectly with the roles of the Rugby League Business Network to support the game – in this case players and their careers – and to bring the business community together through the sport.”

Super League General Manager Blake Solly added; “Super League players are supreme athletes with dedication, tenacity and talent.  That mind-set represents a significant opportunity for businesses, and elite athletes often become very successful in another profession after playing.  The Rugby League Business Network and this event tie the two together very well and I am looking forward to a great evening.”

Marcus Tyldsley from KPMG said; “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Super League players and Rugby League Business Network members to KPMG.  Not only do we provide services to Super League and the RFL, we are supporters of the game and are delighted to play a part in helping players to progress their careers outside the game.”

Future events are planned for the North West and London and Sydney.

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