NRL Chief Calls It Quits

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NRL Chief Calls It Quits

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John Grant won't seek another term as Australian Rugby League Commission Chairman, with his tenure to end in February 2018.

Grant's time in the role has been underpinned by a bitter funding dispute with NRL clubs, some of which have been pushing for his removal.

Grant, who was appointed as the inaugural ARLC chairman in 2012, said his decision to leave would support the body's planning for the future.

"For some weeks, I have deliberated on the changing face of the Commission post-constitutional reform, should that occur this year, and the need for a succession plan for the role of chairman," Grant said.

"All well-run organisations need time to properly plan for the future and my decision, at this time, assists this.

"In the months between now and February there is a lot to be done and I look forward to continuing to lead the game as chairman and applying all my energy to dealing with the many opportunities and challenges that are before us."

Grant has remained confident the governing body would resolve the dispute with clubs, sparked when he pulled from the table a funding deal that had been agreed in-principle in late 2015.

Under the deal, clubs were to be funded at 130 per cent of the salary cap from 2018.

However, a deal is yet to be struck and the salary cap beyond this season remains unknown.

Last December, Grant survived the axe from ARLC stakeholders, including clubs chairpersons, at an emergency general meeting when he struck a peace deal that went close to matching the original offer.

Grant is a former Australian representative and has a background in the IT industry. Read the full statement below.

NRL Official Statement

John Grant Photo: Getty Images

ARLC Chairman John Grant announces he will not seek reappointment

Australian Rugby League Chairman John Grant today announced he will not stand for reappointment as a Commissioner at the end of his current term in February 2018.

Mr Grant was appointed as the inaugural Chairman of the Commission in February 2012 and will have completed his second term when he steps down.

“For some weeks I have deliberated on the changing face of the Commission post constitutional reform should that occur this year and the need for a succession plan for the role of Chairman,” Mr Grant said.

“All well run organisations need time to properly plan for the future and my decision, at this time, assists this.

“In the months between now and February there is a lot to be done and I look forward to continuing to lead the game as Chairman and applying all my energy to dealing with the many opportunities and challenges that are before us.”

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