Andrew Watson

  • Huddersfiled Man, Andrew Watson Joins Giants

    Huddersfield Giants have appointed ex Huddersfield Town CEO, Andrew Watson as the club’s new commercial director. Watson has a history with the Giants and Huddersfield Town and said: “It was a real honour to be appointed as commercial director of the Giants. “As a lifelong fan of some 500-plus games, it is going to be a real labour of love. “I served as Ken Davy’s chief executive at Huddersfield Town when he rescued the club in 2003, and also as a director of the Giants, and have a lon...

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  • Marc Watson To Leave BT

    Marc Watson, chief executive of BT TV, is to leave BT after seven years to explore new opportunities outside the company. Watson has spearheaded BT’s TV business since 2009 and has been central to BT’s successful negotiations for exclusively live rights for the Barclays Premier League, Aviva Premiership Rugby, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. As well as overseeing the growth of BT TV, Watson has also been at the heart of the launch and establishment of BT Sport and will have...

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  • Edinburgh To Move To Myreside

    Edinburgh have formed a partnership with George Watson’s College in the city and will play fixtures at its Myreside ground next season. The capital club, which has attracted an average home gate of 5,480 this season, has been actively looking for a suitable home ground while currently playing matches at BT Murrayfield which has a capacity of over 67,000. The club, which plays in the Guinness PRO12 league, has been discussing the move with the school and a partnership has now been agreed that...

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  • Rob Andrew Hails Growing Championship Brand

    Rob Andrew speaks about the championship and its growing brand. Click the link below to view. Rob Andrew Hails Growing Championship Brand

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  • SARU Takes Over Cash-Strapped Eastern Province

    The Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) in South Africa faces liquidation on May 10 but the SARU have stepped in to take control on the invitation of the regional union to find a solution for the financial crisis. The SARU are also set to instill a stricter governance structure but not necessarily invest more funds.  Monde Tabata, an independent member of the SA Rugby Executive Committee, has been appointed to the role of administrator. The decision to action the intention of the SA Rugby Exec...

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  • Rhino Launch Andrew Sheridan Gym Equipment

    Rhino Rugby have teamed up with England prop Andrew Sheridan to produce a range of gym equipment aimed at specialist high performance gyms. The equipment has been developed in partnership with ABK Performance Sport’s Michael Breen and Fred Baama who are well known in union and league circles for their work both in tailored gym design and in training fitness specialists to use such equipment. They have worked with Andrew Sheridan, who is noted for his tireless commitment to gym work and innovat...

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  • Moves - Andrew Jepson

      Andrew Jepson, a former RFU Youth Development Officer, and a long time resident of Italy, has been appointed as Rhino Rugby’s sales agent in that country. Prior to his work with the RFU from 1993 to 2000, Jepson spent eight years in Italy as club coach and development officer for RC San Bernedetto. Since returning to the country he has worked with both the Viadana and Fermo clubs in a variety of coaching and administration roles, in addition to running his own coaching and business training...

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  • UK Clubs Announce More Sponsorship Deals

    A raft of sponsorship deals involving Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 clubs were announced over the last week with Leicester Tigers, Exeter Chiefs, Ulster and Bath all launching new partnerships. Big Bear Confectionery and DX were the two brands to associate themselves with the Tigers (DX extending their existing sponsorship), whilst Bath followed the WRU in naming Mercedes-Benz as their new vehicle supplier. Exeter have renewed their partnership with Watson Fuels and Ulster have announce...

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  • Andrew Burton Dies At The Age Of 46

    The chief executive of the Mike Burton Group, Andrew Burton, has passed away at the age of 46, a statement from the Burton family has confirmed. The son of the travel and corporate hospitality company’s founder and chairman Mike Burton had been chief executive of the business since 1999 and died on Wednesday 4 November just days after successfully delivering a number of Rugby World Cup projects. After taking over the leadership of the business from his father, Andrew worked with the RFU, the B...

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  • Former Sky Executive Delia Bushell Joins BT

    Former BSkyB executive Delia Bushell is set to join BT as managing director of BT TV and Sport, replacing the outgoing Marc Watson. The 41-year-old former chief commercial officer at Sky Italia will lead BT’s multibillion-pound investment in television and sport, having served over a decade at BSkyB. Her last position within the company was director of broadband and voice as she led the company’s foray into the telecoms market between 2006 and 2011. Ms Bushell will report to John Petter, the...

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