Rugby Football League

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The Rugby Football League (RFL) is the governing body for rugby league in England.[4] Founded in 1895 as the Northern Rugby Football Union following 22 clubs resigning from the Rugby Football Union, it changed its name in 1922 to the Rugby Football League.[5]

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Rugby Football League
Rugby Football League logo
Founded29 August 1895
Formerly namedNorthern Rugby Football Union (1895–1922)
IRL affiliation1948
ERL affiliation2003[1]
ResponsibilityEngland England
United Kingdom Great Britain[lower-alpha 1]
HeadquartersSportcity, Manchester
Key peopleThe Princess of Wales[3] (Patron)
Lindsay Hoyle (President)
Tony Sutton (Chief Executive)
CompetitionsProfessional Leagues
Super League
League 1
Community Leagues
National Conference League
Conference League South
Challenge Cup
1895 Cup
International Cups
World Club Challenge
EnglandUnited Kingdom
As of 30 June 2009

Based at Sportcity in Manchester, it is responsible for organising professional competitions and, in association with the British Amateur Rugby League Association (BARLA), the community game. It also provides match officials for every level as well as administering the England national team

The Rugby Football League has been a member of the International Rugby League (IRL) since 1948 and European Rugby League (ERL) since its foundation in 2003.