Bristol Rugby

  • Bristol Sport To Supply Kit For Hometown Club

    Bristol Rugby have launched their 2014/15 playing kits with the announcment that parent company Bristol Sport will become their new kit and training apparel supplier. Bristol Sport is part of a stable of sports companies owned by billionaire Stephen Lansdown and oversees the commercial interests of affiliated clubs which include Bristol RugbyBristol City Football Club, Bristol Academy Women’s Football, Bristol Flyers Basketball and DZ Racing. The company are also managing the rebuild of...

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  • Bristol Sport set up to run City and Rugby

    This is Bristol has reported that a new company has been set up to run both Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club. Steve Lansdown - majority shareholder in Bristol City who recently took on ownership of Bristol Rugby - has formed the company, called Bristol Sport Limited (BSL). ​BSL has been formed to oversee the financial and business management of both clubs. The company will be chaired by Martin Griffiths, who will be supported by directors Keith Dawe, Chris Booy and Jon Lansdo...

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  • Bristol stick with Capita Symonds

    Bristol Rugby have announced that the property consultancy firm will continue as the Championship club's main sponsor.A sponsor of the professional Rugby union outfit since 2004, Capita Symonds logo will continue to feature on the front of Bristol Rugby's playing shirts for the 2011/12 season.Capita Symonds will also be entitled to brand exposure on banners and signage at the Memorial Stadium, the home of Bristol Rugby Club. Neither parties have released financial details however the deal is bel...

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  • Billingham Appointed Bristol Sport CEO

    The company that oversees the commercial operations of Bristol Rugby, Bristol Sport Ltd, has appointed Andrew Billingham as its new CEO. Billingham has been in charge of commercial affairs at Stoke City Football Club for the past six years and oversaw a rise in business revenues from £11 million to £70 million during his time at the Britannia Stadium. He has also worked with the likes of Adidas, Liverpool FC and Birmingham City FC during the course of over 20 years in commercial sport but he...

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  • Bristol Rugby needs £2.5m cash boost

    Bristol need £2.5m in additional funding if it is to maintain its top-flight status, according to the Rugby club’s chief executive. The Guinness Premiership club already operates at a £1m annual loss and expects further losses because of the current economic climate and a 20 per cent drop in attendances. CEO Steve Gorvett stated: “By raising public awareness that we are looking for investment, a new group may come forward. Our over-riding interest is securing the best future for Bristol. ...

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  • Bristol Bid For RLWC2021

    Bristol wants to host matches in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup at Ashton Gate, BBC Radio Bristol reports. Bristol City Council want to submit a bid to the Rugby Football League by July, with the RFL set to reveal their chosen cities later this year. "We want to attract more world-class events to the city," a Bristol City Council statement said. "With the cycling grand prix happening later this year and the announcement of the Cricket World Cup coming to the city the year after, there is plenty...

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  • ER2015 Worth £20m to Bristol?

    This is Bristol has reported that as much as £20 million could be injected into Bristol's economy if the city is chosen to host Rugby World Cup matches in 2015. Ashton Gate is on a list of 17 stadia in the running to host games when the global showpiece comes to England and Wales in three years' time. ​And by comparing the financial benefits of previous world cups, it is possible to calculate how much money could be coming Bristol's way if the application is successful. Early next year, World...

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  • Bristol Announce New Owner

    Bristol City Football Club owner Steve Lansdown has agreed to become majority shareholder of Bristol Rugby Club. This news was revealed in a statement on the club's website by chairman, Chris Booy: “The transaction has been concluded and is only subject to final Rugby Football Union ratification.” “Steve has in fact helped in supporting the club financially for a number of years now, and his full commitment to the club will now give us much needed stability going forward. “Going forward...

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  • Bristol regeneration

    ... Gate Stadium. They also have the option of playing their final Heineken Cup pool match against the Cardiff Blues in January there at the Ashton Gate Stadium. With the Memorial Ground due to be redeveloped in May 2008, David White, chief executive of Bristol Rugby said: "I would like to thank the Board of Bristol Rovers for their continued support and engagement as they share with us their regeneration plans and key milestones. “Their announcement allows us to stay 'at home' for the duration o...

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  • Bristol Get Robinson On Board

    Bristol Rugby have appointed former England and Scotland coach Andy Robinson as their new director of Rugby. The 48-year-old, who has also had coaching success with the likes of Edinburgh and Bath, will begin his new job on 1 March and will work alongside head coach Liam Middleton and the other staff currently at the club. Robinson has been an assistant coach on two British Lions tours in 2001 and 2005 and was part of England’s coaching setup when they won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and Chris...

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