Our Statement of Intent

AFRL is committed to sustainable practice and development across all three pillars of sustainability: social; economic; and environmental.

Rugby League is more than ‘just a sport’. Its social impact – health outcomes, crime reduction, improved education and employment outcomes, volunteering opportunities and improved life satisfaction – is estimated at £185million per year in the English game. We see the potential for this throughout Wales and we will ensure that Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families will benefit. Through its policies, practices and relationships with partners, AFRL will promote and enhance the social impact of Rugby League in using it as a force for good for our AF and civilian communities.

Wales is an area with many communities of high deprivation. AFRL are uniquely placed to have strong positive impacts on the lives of service personnel, veterans and their families and other people in our communities. Our game, their game. This will evidencing the sense of family and community we have in Wales and the Armed Forces, which will have a personal impact and improved self confidence and worth.

Environmental sustainability must be at the heart of all the decisions we make and the actions we take. We will reduce the environmental impact of our activities and encourage our partners to embed environmental sustainability within their own activities.