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    Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 15:01
Given that the RFU seem unable to attract serious commercial interest in the Championship, and they have, to all intents and purposes, cut the National Leagues adrift, do you feel the NCA has lived up to it's Vision Statement?

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To be the pathway between the Community Game and Elite Rugby in England, acknowledging the Game’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, but accepting each Member Club’s ambition and integrity, together with providing support to the RFU and its Constituent Bodies.


 To achieve this Vision, we should strive to achieve the following objectives.


1. Define and improve the relevance of the NCA to the RFU, CB’s and Our Member Clubs

          

2. Continue to represent the views and ambitions of our Member Clubs

 

3. Assist the RFU and CB’s in the promotion and development of the game of Rugby and its core values.

 

4. Administer Levels 3 and 4 in accordance with RFU Rules and Regulations.

 

5. Initiate a brand strategy for the NCA to offer to potential commercial partners nationally, regionally and locally.

 

6. Be available to provide advice on matters associated with business and finance


Not being directly involved with the day to day running of a club, and thus having no contact with the NCA, my views can only be based upon perceptions.  Nevertheless, it would seem to me that as administrators, the NCA seem to do a reasonable job.


Anything outside of the administrative role does fall into the "could do better" category.    The website is first generation at best.  points 1 and 2 don't appear to have been fulfilled. As to 3, I'm not sure how much promotion is going on, I certainly don't see much at all.  4 is an area where the NCA to reach their goal but with objective 5, which, let's face it is all about perception, it's been woeful. 6, I can't comment.


It maybe that various club officers can put me straight on a few things and that the NCA themselves can in fact relate that they are working hard and successfully, on all 6 objectives.


Sadly, as a poor old payer of gate money, I don't see much in the way of a proactive NCA busying themselves with the task of creating and sustaining a viable league structure, properly and financially acknowledged by the RFU  as fundamental to the health of rugby in this country.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 15:06
you need to talk with Matchmaker

I concur btw
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 15:19
Originally posted by champion champion wrote:

you need to talk with Matchmaker

I concur btw

I have.  It's my understanding he's of a similar mind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 15:50
I was thinking about this myself this morning. The NCA was making a lot of noise about the aftermath of the graduate's report it commissioned, and was setting up a number of working groups to progress things in a number of key areas.

What progress has been made, or has the whole thing stalled?

If the latter, what needs to be done to drive the organisation forward?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 18:12
When was this statement made originally?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2011 at 21:51
................ this seems like an ideal research project for one of our business schools. I don't know if the Judge School at Cambridge take things such as a brand management or long term viability of National Leagues (perhaps more relevant) - but then they may end up at rolling maul themselves!

Anyone got any contacts anywhere?

just looked - ideal for us!!!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2011 at 07:39
Foghorn, it was used by a research project last term and the results were indifferent. Most business schools exist in the ideal world of well resourced corporates (staff and cash) which is a philosophical eon away from the NCA which should IMO be considered as an SME.

As I have said before, the NCA clubs find it difficult to agree on most things.  Developing a brand strategy requires significant leadership, investment and expertise which is beyond the NCA as most of its members have other geese to cook currently.  Asking them to invest in something that requires faith and vision verges on lunacy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2011 at 15:33
 One positive thing about the NCA is that it has a seat on the RFU council and in the past has had input to other RFU decision making bodies.
Unfortunately this influence has been eroded and the body has become increasingly irrelevant.Its failure to retain any meaningful RFU funding for clubs in the National Leagues is a sad legacy.
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