This is an online process that can be completed via the Media Accreditation Portal and only applies to written press, photographers and non-rights holding TV and radio broadcasters. More information on the RLWC2021 is available here.
If you believe your circumstances warrant media accreditation, then please apply and RLWC2021 will give due consideration to your request.
As part of the application process, members of the media will need to upload a colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) – jpeg file.
RLWC2021 reserves the right to approve/reject/request further information on all applications in its sole discretion and without providing reasons for doing so.
Applications will be reviewed frequently so the earlier you apply the earlier you will be notified if you have been successful.
Whilst selecting matches, the media is advised to bear in mind the following:
- Your tournament pass doesn’t guarantee you a space in the media working area on a match day. Therefore, for each match, there will be a match-day accreditation list which the RLWC2021 will prepare ahead of each match.
- Match notifications for the tournament will begin closer to the event and will be published on the online portal. You will be able to log into your account and see the matches for which you have been allocated a seat in the press box, or a photo position.
Non-Rights Holders (NRHs) camerapersons will be accredited for the tournament, but only reporters will be accredited on match days.
Media requiring visa letters are advised to contact the media accreditation team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The latest UK Government guidance on travel is available here.
About Rugby League World Cup 2021
The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle major event of Rugby League, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will start on 23 October 2021 and will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time.
The three tournaments will take place across 21 venues throughout England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.
RLWC2021 will be the most visible rugby league event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC.
Vision: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup.
Mission: Creating inspirational moments that excite, engage and leave a long-lasting legacy.