Victoria Hogg has been appointed as the new Chair of Scotland Rugby League and will take over from Scott Simon who has had to step down from the role due to work commitments following his appointment as CEO of Snowsport Scotland. Simon will now move into a Non-Executive Director role on the Board with Hogg taking on the role of Chair with immediate effect.

Victoria comes with a wealth of experience in rugby league in Scotland. She was close to the helm of the organisation for over a decade whilst her husband Keith Hogg was Chair. Keith and Victoria both worked hard in this time to ensure that Scotland Rugby league leapt forward in professionalism as well as ensuring there was a legacy left from each generation of player to better the sport in Scotland.

She has been an integral part of the everyday running of Scotland Running League since 2009. In addition to the support she provided to Keith, she also acted as a bookkeeper for the governing body dealing with things ranging from petty cash to large sponsor partnerships. Victoria has also held the position of Safeguarding Officer for a number of years.

When Keith stepped down as chair in 2021 due to health reasons, Victoria was asked to join the Scotland Rugby League Board as Safeguarding & Welfare Director. In this time, Victoria has been a key member of the board, supporting the organisation with recent events, domestic operations, and important international planning for the upcoming seasons.

Non-Executive Director, Bob Baxendale said on Victoria’s appointment.

I am delighted that Victoria has agreed to take on the role of chair at SRL. I couldn’t think of a better candidate for the role. She not only has a wealth of experience in governing bodies and rugby clubs, but she also has an unmatched knowledge of where we are at with rugby league in Scotland and she is the perfect person to lead us through this World Cup period.

Hogg said on her appointment:

Rugby league has provided my family with the most amazing experiences as supporters, administrators, players and custodians of the sport.  I would like to extend this opportunity to as many people as possible and demonstrate what a fantastic sport rugby league is.