Hunslet’s board is currently reflecting on the various options put forward at Thursday’s Betfred Championship and League 1 Forum, which was hosted by the Rugby Football League and at which the club was represented by strategy and planning director Neil Hampshire.
The RFL stated, late on Thursday afternoon: “Betfred Championship and League 1 clubs held a scheduled Forum via video conference today, chaired by Simon Johnson, RFL Chair.
“The clubs discussed a range of issues, with the main topic of discussion to consider options for the 2020 season, following its suspension on March 16.
“Reports from the two working groups that had been set up at the last Forum, in mid-May, were presented – one on cost and logistics, the other on revenue opportunities.
“A range of views were expressed by clubs, both on the issues involved – now involving the possible return of crowds to sport later in the year – and on when a decision should be made regarding the 2020 season.
“The clubs will now be invited to present their views formally via a survey, and those views will be carried forward to the next RFL Board meeting on July 6.
“Clubs also considered a presentation on recommendations from the RFL Laws Committee meeting earlier this month, focusing on the reasons for changes recommended for the 2020 season – which will also be carried forward to the July RFL Board meeting.”
Hampshire, who has attended a series of such regular meetings on the Parksiders’ behalf in recent months, reported back in detail to his colleagues that evening. Members of the board will, having digested that information, discuss the various options and implications early next week; the results of those deliberations will be lodged with the RFL Board ahead of the 6 July meeting.