The Secretary's Invitation rally was introduced many years ago and has been played in many different formats.The League Secretary was originally the organiser and chose the format of the rally. In the past, these rallies were by invitation from the Secretary and included such themes as teams from particular divisions, other leagues and even playing with a rugby ball. Then, in the '80s, the idea of a mixed rally was conceived. This format proved so popular that it remains the choice until the present day.Unfortunately the attendance over the past few years diminished which lead to the last few rallies being cancelled. In 2003 the rally was met with great excitement when 11 teams entered.