Brian Noble

  • Noble Becomes Interim Chairman Of Unsettled Eagles

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that Chris Noble MBE has been appointed interim chairman of the club with immediate effect. Noble takes over from the post vacated by Ian Swire who retired from his position in October 2016 after 16 years in post. He has been a director of the Sheffield Eagles for 18 years since the club re-formed in 1999. Speaking of his appointment, Noble said; “I am proud to be appointed chairman of Sheffield Eagles, it’s an honour to represent this great rugby league club....

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  • Eagles Return To Sheffield In 2018

    Professional rugby league is returning to Sheffield. From next season, the Sheffield Eagles new permanent home will be the 3G pitch at the city’s Olympic Legacy Park. The announcement - ending a four-year exile for the Eagles - comes following extensive discussions between representatives of Legacy Park Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Eagles. “There has been a massive effort from everyone concerned to get us over the line. It has been extremely hard to bring to fruition but we have succe...

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  • Facer Appointed To Saints Board

    Northampton Saints plc, the parent company of Northampton Saints, has announced that former marketing manager Brian Facer has been appointed to the board of directors at the club The Northampton-born 43-year-old has been at the Saints for almost eight years after joining the club back in March 2006 as marketing manager. He was promoted to head of commercial operations in 2012 after previously working for a number of blue-chip IT companies in senior sales and marketing roles and he will now take...

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  • Brian Facer New Exiles Chief Exec

    London Irish has announced that Brian Facer will be joining the club as the new chief executive. Facer will arrive at Hazelwood at the beginning of November with a wealth of experience working in sport. After working for a number of blue chip companies, Facer joined Northampton Saints in 2006 as sales and marketing manager before being promoted to head of commercial operations in 2012 then to his current role as commercial director in 2014. His 11 years at Northampton Saints have seen him play a...

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  • Bulls Update

    ... the end of the season and decide what course of action to take next. Guilfoyle has already removed 16 members of staff from their positions (including head coach Mick Potter) which cut £50,000 from the monthly wage bill and has approached former coach Brian Noble to lead the team on an interim, unpaid basis. The RFL have confirmed that there has been interest from potential investors and believe that Guilfoyle has also been in contact with prospective purchasers....

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  • Barwick To Chair Liverpool 2026 Bid

    RFL chairman, Brian Barwick is to chair Liverpool’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. The chance may come four years earlier in 2022 should the UK host the event following Durban’s recent withdrawal. The former head of BBC Sport, controller of ITV Sport and chief executive of the Football Association will lead ‘Team Liverpool’. Brian Barwick said: “Having worked in and around sport most of my adult life, the chance to lead the work for my home city of Liverpool to host the Co...

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  • Salford Appoint Banker As New CEO

    ... his teeth into his new role. “I am hugely excited to get going on what is a serious and sizeable task – there is enormous potential in the Salford rugby league club, and it is my job to ensure that we provide solid and innovative backup to the work Brian Noble and the coaching staff are doing on the field,” he said. “It is my firm belief that if we all pull together as a true and united team then we will quickly move forward and take giant strides in the direction we all want to go –...

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  • Sale to be self-sufficient in 18 months - Steve Diamond

    The BBC have reported that Steve Diamond is confident Sale Sharks will soon be able to function without the financial support of co-owners Brian Kennedy and Ian Blackhurst. Sale host Saracens on Saturday in their first competitive match at the Salford City Stadium since their relocation. Chief executive Diamond said: "We envisage that within 18 months we'll be completely self-sufficient.  "There's no point coming to run the business commercially if you're going for a handout every six months."...

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  • Smith Returns to Exiles

    London Irish has announced that former England attack coach, Brian Smith, will become their director of rugby. Having previously held the role with the Exiles for three years between 2005 and 2008, Smith will rejoin the club immediately to work with Toby Booth, who will remain Head Coach. His contract will run until the end of the 2014/15 season. Andy Martin, London Irish CEO said: “We have made great strides over the past couple of years to make this club successful both on and off the field...

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  • RFL First To Transatlantic League With Introduction Of Toronto Wolfpack

    ... Sunday. Canadian media have previously suggested that to take the venture from "concept to kick off" may cost investors up to C$2m (£1.1m or €1.4m). Toronto have already recruited a backroom and administrative team with a rich rugby league pedigree with Brian Noble and Paul Rowley on board and former St Helens and Halifax player Adam Fogerty also appointed as director. Noble, the former Bradford Bulls and Great Britain coach, has joined the club as director of rugby with ex-Leigh Cent...

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