Andy Clarke

  • ARU COO Clarke Resigns

    ARU chief operating officer, Rob Clarke has resigned. He was believed to be earmarked as a potential successor to CEO Bill Pulver, after stints with the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels as well as the national body spanning more than a decade. A former advertising CEO, Clarke returned to the ARU in 2014 as general manager of professional rugby, operations and marketing. His elevation to chief operating officer in 2016 was his second stint in the role. Clarke had been at the forefront of a turbu...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Phil Clarke

    We caught up with Phil Clarke, managing director of The Sports Office, at the World Rugby ConfEx in London. The Sports Office provide industry-leading performance management software to help maximise the performance of players and athletes. Phil played rugby league at the highest level in the northern and southern hemisphere. A former Great Britain captain and a representative of Wigan and the Sydney Roosters, Phil combined his time as a professional athlete with a sports science degree at Liver...

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  • Martin Appointed CEO Of New Zealand Football

    Andy Martin, who only left London Irish as CEO around a week ago, has been appointed as the new chief executive of NZ Football. He oversaw a project that led to the sale of London Irish's base in Sunbury and re-location to a new training ground followed by the successful buy out of the club by a consortium of Irish businessmen. He was selected for his new job from a panel of 179 potential candidates worldwide. "I am excited by the many opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand Football...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Andy Baker

    Running Rugby spoke to Andy Baker of Trys Rugby, a business based on non contact 5/6-a-side touch and tag rugby and is within the "innovation in sports" participation sector. Similar in concept to the successful 5-a-side football market dominated by Goals Soccer Centres and Powerleagues Football business models, Trys Rugby is aiming to capitalise on a perceived gap in the market and the anticipated buzz around the sport in the UK this year with the Rugby World Cup in the autumn. We spoke to Andy...

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  • Rhino Boss Reg Clarke scoops award

    Rhino’s chief executive Reg Clark was voted Rugby Business Person of the Year at the inaugural Rugby Business Awards. Clark’s nomination was endorsed and supported by a significant number of prominent figures in the game. All Black legend and chair of the judging panel Sean Fitzpatrick said: “The Awards were established to recognise and celebrate commercial achievement in both codes of rugby worldwide. I certainly feel we did this, as there were winners and commendations from around the gl...

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  • Shuter Joins Wakefield Board

    Wakefield Trinity have announced the appointment of Andy Shuter to the board as a non executive director with specific focus on marketing and new business partnerships. Andy Shuter is a local businessman born and bred in Dewsbury, and based in Wakefield for the last 10 years with many contacts around the city. He said, “I’m really excited to be coming on board at Wakefield Trinity. Being locally born, I’ve always taken a keen interest in the club, and the job that has been done here over t...

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  • Ricoh Manager Gibb A Victim Of Club-Stadium Operations Merger

    The Ricoh Arena’s managing director, Andy Gibb is to leave the business as part of a restructuring that will see a ‘merger’ between the stadium operator and parent company Wasps, local press has revealed. It is believed Andy Gibb, who has been in the role since March 2015, is set to leave within the next few days. Although the restructure means the Ricoh Arena and Wasps will “operate as a single business entity” they will remain as separate legal entities. Nick Eastwood, Wasps group ch...

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  • Andy Burnham To Become RFL President

    Andy Burnham has been appointed as the new president of the Rugby Football League succeeding the outgoing Air Commodore Dean Andrew OBE RAF. Starting the post in July 2018, Burnham, who is an avid rugby league fan and honorary vice president at Leigh Centurions, was elected as mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy held ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary...

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  • Moulsdale Becomes Crusaders CEO

    Kingstone Press League One club North Wales Crusaders have appointed Andy Moulsdale as the club’s CEO. Moulsdale arrived to play at the Crusaders in their first ever season in 2012, and was named as the Wrexham-based side’s first captain. He also played a key role during Crusaders’ promotion-winning season in 2013. Following the departure of Ryan Gould at the end of the 2016 season, Moulsdale was appointed as the club’s general manager – a role which he held alongside his playing dutie...

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  • The Sports Office Brings Some ‘Moneyball’ To Rugby

    ... can offer. Sky Sports rugby league pundit and former Great Britain captain Phil Clarke is one of the keenest advocates of such systems, especially having developed one in the form of The Sports Office with his brother and the firm’s managing director Andy Clarke, and he says it is a market that is thriving at present and is only going to grow in the near future. “I think everybody is aware that sports clubs are collecting more and more data than ever before but having loads of data is prett...

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