The RFL has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Sport Governing Body of the Year Award, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, as part of the Sports Industry Awards 2014.

This is the fourth-consecutive year that Rugby League’s governing body has been shortlisted for the accolade, which uses the four key pillars of governance – Performance, Leadership, Community and Ethics – to create a shortlist of the standout bodies from across the UK over the period January 2013 to December 2013.

The RFL has been shortlisted alongside British Athletics, British Cycling, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Netball and the Football Association (FA). The winners will be announced at the annual Sports Industry Awards ceremony on Thursday May 8.

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “To be shortlisted for this prestigious award for a fourth year in succession is a terrific achievement.

“We are working hard to embrace the lasting legacy that has been left by our delivery of the most successful Rugby League World Cup of all time, a tournament which came towards the end of a year which saw the sport continue to make positive and meaningful progress.Army Vets RL Halifax

“Our shortlisting is further recognition of the dedication and commitment of a team of RFL and RLWC2013 colleagues whose passion for this extraordinary sport continues to shine through. They should feel proud of their efforts.”

The list of nominees represents the best the industry had to offer in 2013 and State of Mind would like to wish the RFL good luck and thank them for their enlightened view to allow State of Mind rounds of fixtures over the past three seasons to promote mental fitness, a first in British sport.