Becky Redfearn

Job title Community Game Registrations Officer

Employer The Rugby Football League

Women in Sport

Can you tell us about your current role?

I am the League Administrator for the Women’s and Girls Competition, primarily looking after the day to day running of their games, including registrations, transfers, compliance, discipline matters.

Tell us a bit about your career path to this point…

I have been working in Rugby League for 10 years taking an unusual pathway as I started my journey as a volunteer in the sport due to being a parent of a player, this has lead to many opportunities including the 6 years that I have worked for the governing body.

My experience as a volunteer in the grassroots game led to me falling in love with rugby league. After volunteering for Castleford Tigers I wanted to work in the sport, I had a job working in retail and ticketing for Castleford, which along with volunteering for them I did for over 4 years. After that I applied to work for the RFL as a Performance Officer, after 5 years in the role I took my current role in the community game department.

What skills and knowledge do you need in your role?

For my role you need to be a strong administrator, along with having a good customer service background. We deal with the clubs, teams and players of grassroots rugby league. Whilst a good knowledge of the game can be important it is not essential.

What opportunities are there in your industry for young people?

There are many entry level jobs and opportunities for young people to start working in sport. Young people need to learn the trade, develop their skill set and keep looking at other roles.

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