CEO Alex Hayton

  • NZRL's Hayton Resigns

    New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) chair Reon Edwards has announced the resignation of CEO Alex Hayton. “Alex has been a great servant to the game over the last decade and has seen through a number of major milestones in his time as both CFO and CEO. “The discussions leading up to his decision to leave have been entirely amicable.” After 10 years’ service with NZRL, Hayton said he’s looking forward to a new challenge. “We’re starting a new World Cup cycle which coincides with our 2018...

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  • NZRL Saves Profits In Anticipation Of Lean 2017

    ... build up a significant war chest before then. The tournament is jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia, but the profits go to the Rugby League International Federation. "From the calculations we've done, we think we need about $1.1 million," NZRL CEO Alex Hayton said. "So we've got under 18 months before we get hit with that challenge. "We're working to make another solid surplus this year and we're also working with the international body at ways where they can support us." The Kiwis are...

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  • Gloucester Make Brown Rugby Operations Manager

    Gloucester have appointed long-serving forward Alex Brown as the club’s new rugby operations manager after his playing career was ended by a shoulder injury earlier this season. The 33-year-old, who played for Bath and Bristol for signing for the Cherry and Whites in 2003, will now be responsible for talent identification, team administration and liaising between the club’s playing department and commercial set-up. Brown has been analysing and coaching the Gloucester lineout since getting in...

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  • Red Torch In Management Buyout

    London-based marketing agency Red Torch has been bought out internally by managing director Jonny Murch and directors Alex Ross and Chris Argyle-Robinson.  RedTorch is a full-service marketing agency with which specialises in delivering measurable solutions for clients and recently helped organise and run the World Rugby ConfEx, achieving a 42% growth in event revenue from the year previously. Murch, Ross and Argyle-Robinson will take joint ownership of the firm and will replace previous owner...

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  • Holden Resigns From NZRL

    Phil Holden has resigned as CEO of New Zealand Rugby League citing family reasons for his sudden departure. He has informed staff that he is stepping down and said he wanted to put his family first, according to reports in the New Zealand media. "When I was appointed, this was really a dream job for me," Holden said. "Becoming CEO of a national sporting organisation was always something I aspired to, especially New Zealand Rugby League, given my past interaction with the game and many of its s...

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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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  • Connacht's Saul Swings To Golf

    Alex Saul, formerly head of commercial and marketing at Connacht Rugby has been appointed group head of sales and marketing for Dublin-based Carr Golf Group. Carr Golf Group works with a range of golf clubs across Ireland, delivering management and advisory solutions, while also maintaining a lead role in creating bespoke, luxury golf travel solutions and events in Ireland and Scotland. Saul will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and growth strategies across the...

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  • Saracens Academy Heads Premiership Talent Supply

    In-depth research by writer Alex Shaw (@Alexshawsport) has tracked which club academy systems – if at all – developed the current playing squads of Premiership clubs. Shaw’s study looks at the provenance of the 500 players, which academy system spawned them or – failing a formal academy set up – which club provided the player development at academy age. Saracens lead the way with 30 of their alumni currently playing in the Premiership, with Sale, Leicester and Harlequins following them...

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  • RPA Appoint Byrom as Commercial Director

    Nick Byrom has been appointed as commercial director of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) following the departure of Alex Anderson from the role earlier this month. Byrom joins the RPA with a wealth of experience having started his career with corporate hospitality agent Match Point and moving on to roles at Wembley Stadium, IMG Hospitality and Thomas Cook, working on the travel and hospitality programmes at three Rugby World Cups and the last Lions Tour. On his appointment, Byrom said: “...

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  • Moore brothers get their ACT together to help retired rugby players

    Steve and Andy Moore have set up an Athlete Career Transition company, which prepares sportsmen for when they call it a day. Alex Goode is a player at the beginning of his international career but he revealed last month that he is already thinking about what he will do when he finishes the game. The basketball player Earl Monroe once said: "Sport is the only profession I know that when you retire, you have to go to work." It may not be true of leading footballers but it is for most other sportsm...

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