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  • Adam Bates Is New Hornets Chief Exec

    Rochdale Hornets have named Adam Bates as the new chief executive. He will join the club from January as we prepare for the 2017 Championship campaign. Mark Wynn, Rochdale Hornets chairman said: “I am really excited to be able to announce Adam Bates as our new CEO. Adam is a rugby league fanatic who has an impressive pedigree in sales and marketing as well as spending time working in social housing.” “He is someone who I have known and been aware of for a long time and we have watched him...

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  • Steve Kerr Appointed Hornets CEO

    Rochdale Hornets have announced that Steve Kerr has been appointed as the club’s new chief executive succeeding previous CEO Adam Bates. Following the departure of Adam at the beginning of November, Steve has help guide the club through the early stages of pre-season. The board acted quickly to appoint Steve, having been impressed with his ideas, passion for change and the way he has conducted club affairs. Chairman, Mark Wynn said “Steve is no stranger to the club having helped reshape the...

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  • Pearson Claims Leeds Role Won't Distract Him From Hull FC

    Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson has reaffirmed his commitment to making the Super League club a success, despite taking up the role of executive director at Leeds United Football Club. Pearson, who last worked for Leeds United in the 1990s, had been known to be seeking a football role and had only recently accepted a job offer from Sheffield Wednesday. In a statement on Hull FC’s official website, Pearson said: "I have continued to be involved with opportunities elsewhere in sport and business...

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  • Pearson takes a punt at Hull FC

    The RFL Board of Directors gave its approval last week for Adam Pearson, former Chairman of Hull City to take full control of the Super League Club. After failing in 2002 to take over the club he has succeed in his quest 9 years on. Pearson has reportedly purchased the entire shareholding of the club, bringing an end to the 12 year reign of the board of directors led by Chairwoman Kath Hetherington. James Rule however will remain Chief Executive and handle the day to day running of the club. Ni...

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  • Hull KR And Hull FC Chairmen Fined By RFL

    The RFL has imposed £1,000 fines on Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell and Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson for "publicly criticising the RFL disciplinary process".  The pair were found to be in breach of RFL Operational Rule D1.8 (c) (Improper Conduct) by engaging in conduct which is prejudicial to the interests of the game. Both have been issued with warnings about their future behavior and whilst Pearson has not decided to appeal the decision, Hudgell has lodged an appeal, with a date for the Appea...

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  • Pearson To Take More Hands-On Role At Hull FC

    Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has announced that he will take on a more hands-on role at the club, reinforcing his recent comments regarding the immediate future of the Black and Whites. Pearson will spend most of his working week based at the KC Stadium, the club's media and marketing headquarters at Wykeland House and the first team and youth training grounds as he assumes a more traditional hands-on chairman's role. He said: "I remain entirely focused on my ambitions for this club and we will wo...

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  • Pearson Reaffirms Commitment To Hull

    Adam Pearson has dismissed reports linking him with a takeover of Leeds United and insisted he is fully committed to Hull FC. The Black and Whites owner used to be the commercial director at the Championship football club and rumours of a possible return had been circulating but Pearson says there is no truth in them. “Leeds is a club that I live close to and I’ve worked there before so I understand how big a club it is but at this minute in time, it’s not for me. My focus is completely on...

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  • Pearson's Leeds Departure Means More Time In Hull

    Leeds United executive director Adam Pearson has left the club after just four months at Elland Road, allowing him to spend more time on his other business interests. Pearson, who is also chairman of Hull FC, had caused concern at the Super League club in May with a feeling that football could distract him from the progress at the Black and Whites. In an open letter on the Championship football club's website, Pearson said he made the decision so he could focus on other personal and business in...

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  • Hull FC Sign Up New Main Sponsor

    Hull FC have signed up local business group Halltech as the club’s new main partner for the next three years as part of a significant six-figure deal. It is the Black & Whites’ largest commercial partnership for five years, similar to their agreement with P&O Ferries between 2006 and 2011, and will see a number of Halltech brands including Bambu Scaffolding and Envolve appearing on club apparel and branding. Minstergate Hyundai and charity partner L6ve Life will continue to be the pr...

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  • RFL Fail In Appeal Against Bradford 39

    A seven-day employment tribunal has now been scheduled in Leeds in January after the RFL’s attempt to have the cases of 39 current and former players and staff of Bradford Bulls thrown out has been dismissed. A total of 46 current and former players and staff have made claims regarding wages, holiday pay, notice pay, and potential statutory redundancy payments after the holding company Bradford Bulls Northern Ltd went into liquidation in November last year and a new company, Bradford Bulls 201...

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