NEW British Amateur Rugby League Association chairperson Sue Taylor will continue to be a driving force at Huddersfield and Pennine League level.
And she has admitted running the town’s showpiece Holliday Cup and James Joseph Conlan Memorial Trophy will continue to be one of her major passions.
Mrs Taylor was elected the new BARLA chief over the weekend after holding the positions of treasurer and secretary at both the Huddersfield Amateur RL Association and Pennine League.
Having retired last October, she has made it clear she’ll continue to hold those positions, as well as taking charge of the sport’s governing body.
“It’s going to be busy, but I knew that when I put my name forward for the BARLA role,” she said.
“Even though my new position is far-reaching, it shouldn’t affect anything I do at Huddersfield and Pennine League level. I still intend to serve these organisations as best I can, that’s very important to me.
“Everyone associated with them has given me their full support in my bid to become the new chair at BARLA, and I intend to remain loyal to them.
“There’s no way I’ll be turning my back on them.”
And she stressed how important it is to continue to have a hands-on role in the organisation of the town’s cup competitions.
“The Holliday Cup and Supplementary Cup are the highlight of the year for many of the town’s clubs,” she added.
“They are competitions that have been going for as long as the game itself, and reaching a final can mean so much to a club.
“The Holliday Cup final, in particular, is a massive day on the amateur rugby league calendar. For Huddersfield itself, it’s the most important.
“It is a very special competition, and I will continue to be there every step of the way.”