CEOs back salary cap proposal
CLUB chairmen and CEOs have backed the NRL’s proposed salary cap on football department spending, but want to see a final plan before agreeing.
In what is being hailed as the greatest equalisation measure since the cap for player payments was introduced in 1990, powerbrokers want to ratify a similar system for club staff.
The new footy cap will focus on the amount of club spending outside of the player salary cap and is set to include the salaries of every football staff member.
The NRL and a four- man working panel will formalise recommendations this week, paving the way for chief executive Todd Greenberg to take the new cap guidelines to a meeting of club bosses next month.
The cap is expected to between $ 6 million and million.
Cronulla CEO Lyall Gorman supports the cap for football department spending, but wants to see its final structure before committing.
“We like the idea, but we’d need a better understanding of the cap’s rules before we lock arms and totally embrace it,” Gorman said.
“We’d be interested in seeing any final draft before it was formally ratified and implemented, because I don’t feel that we’ve got quite enough information to be part of the ratification process.
“Some of the debate has been about what falls outside and inside the soft cap and when that is clearer you’ll have a far better measurement.”
Parramatta CEO Bernie Gurr would like to see the proposed system simplified.
“You don’t want to create such an empire that the actual auditing and checking of all the numbers becomes a nightmare for all the clubs and the NRL,” Gurr said. sit $ 7