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RFL Operational Rules Tribunal — Ed Barber

Ed Barber of Halifax has been found guilty of breaches of the RFL’s Operational Rules, Social Media Code of Conduct and the Respect Policy.

Barber has been fined £1,000, with £750 of it suspended until the end of 2021 – and a reprimand has been entered on his disciplinary record.

His punishment has, however, been mitigated by his contrition, which included volunteering for educational courses on Inclusion and Diversity.

The punishment relates to a tweet posted on July 30, which was found by an Operational Rules Tribunal to have contained unacceptable behaviour and language, which by implication targeted individuals or groups on the grounds of ethnic origin and/or religion.

Explaining their ruling, the Tribunal noted that such offences were “very serious and would not be tolerated”. However, it gave the player credit for his admissions and the fact that he had “taken voluntary steps to seek help, to educate himself with regard to Equality, Inclusion and Diversity and his expressed intention to continue in that undertaking in the future”.


Club Cash

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there’s never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back — not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It’s back this week and it’s been won first time out, so next week’s jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order — our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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