Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To update Executive Board on the original bid made to Rugby League World Cup 2021 and the work of the Council and partners at the candidate stage. Executive Board will also be asked to agree to the Council entering into a hosting agreement with RLWC2021 Ltd. and providing revenue support towards the hosting fee.
The Director of City Development submitted a report which provided an outline of the benefits of Leeds hosting games, teams and training camps for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Also, the report looked to confirm the basis of the Leeds bid and sought approval for the Council to enter into a host city agreement on behalf of the city and its partners.
Following the consideration of Appendix 1 to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was
(a) That the original bid made to RLWC2021 on the 31st July 2018, be noted;
(b) That the work of the Council and its partners at the Candidate stage of the process, be noted;
(c) That the value of the ‘in kind’ support offered by stakeholders and the Council, be noted;
(d) That the contents of exempt Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be noted;
(e) That agreement be given to the City Council entering into a hosting agreement with RLWC2021 Ltd.;
(f) That agreement be given to the Council providing revenue support of a maximum of £150,000 towards the hosting fee;
(g) That agreement be given for the Chief Officer Culture and Sport to enter into the hosting agreement, by using delegated powers;
(h) That it be agreed that the Chief Officer Culture and Sport is responsible for the implementation of such matters.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy and Culture
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Bid developed working with a Consortia of partners
Universities, Leeds Rugby, Leeds United, Leeds Rugby Foundation, Spyder Y Wheelchair Rugby League and various Leeds City Council services.
Contact: Mark Allman, Head of Sport and Active Recreation 0113 378 0289 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Mark Allman
Publication date: 26/11/2018
Date of decision: 21/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 21/11/2018 - Executive Board
Effective from: 01/12/2018