This morning it was confirmed that Huddersfield Giants man Ken Davy had stepped down from his role as Chair of Super League.
According to Simon Johnson, the RFL Chair who is also a member of the RL Commercial Board, has said the sport owes a debt to Davy.
He said: “The sport owes a debt of gratitude to Ken Davy for the part he has played in the realignment process over the last two years. A number of us have been immersed in complex contractual issues, all working towards change we believed necessary for the sport to enjoy the bright future it deserves. Ken’s role as Interim Chair of Super League Europe has been pivotal in that process, and I thank him for his selfless and dedicated contribution.”
Davy meanwhile said himself:
“Two years ago it was difficult to see a way forward; now there is an incredible amount of optimism within both Super League and the sport. The fact that virtually every change has also received unanimous support speaks volumes for the positive attitude that all the clubs have demonstrated. Of course, there are still major challenges to face, of which the economic environment and finances are uppermost. Nonetheless we have established a framework for Super League and the whole sport which gives everyone the opportunity to succeed and prosper. It has undoubtedly taken longer than was originally envisaged however as I step down from the Chair, I think we can safely say ‘Job Done’.”