Newly-elected French Rugby League Federation president, Luc Lacoste, has taken up his position as a board member of the Rugby League European Federation. He met virtually with RLEF chair Maurice Watkins, CBE, general manager David Butler and European regional director Jovan Vujosevic, who discussed some of the recent history of the organisation, its aims and objectives and the role that the RLEF plays with its members.
The meeting also saw Lacoste and his colleague Anne Lheuillet outline their five-point plan for the game in France which includes; increasing participation – especially for young people, putting a renewed focus on the performance of the national teams, and aiming to generate new income streams for the sport.
“It was a pleasure to spend time with Luc and to hear about his plans for the game in France and the role he believes the FFRXIII can play in European and international rugby league,” said Butler. “It was also an important opportunity to introduce him to RLEF business as he takes up his role and we look forward to working closely with him and his team as we go forward with renewed focus.”