Cecil Duckworth

  • Worcester Bosch Leave A Space On Warriors Shirt

    ... has reported that Worcester Warriors will have a new name on the front of their playing shirts next season. Worcester Bosch are to become a secondary partner at Sixways and Warriors are now looking for a new main sponsor for next term. Club president Cecil Duckworth founded Worcester Bosch and sold the company to the Bosch Group in 1992, earning around £30 million. He remained with the company before retiring in 1996. Duckworth is recognised as being the first non-German to head an operation...

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  • Moves - Mike Ruddock

    ... be able to take up this exciting position with Worcester Warriors," said Ruddock. "This is a very ambitious club with significant goals for the future and it's a journey that I want to be part of and am excited about.   "I'm very impressed with what Cecil Duckworth and the board have achieved at Warriors in taking the club all the way through the lower leagues to holding their own amongst the rugby elite.   "I now want my arrival to take the club onto the next level and I already have thought...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Jon Duckworth

    Running Rugby spoke to Jon Duckworth of eightyone600 at Rugby Expo 2014 after his appearance in the panel discussing the concept of 'big games'. Whilst working at Premiership Rugby, Jon conceived and led the marketing and advertising of the Guinness Premiership to increase profile, audience and match attendances and to help drive commercial revenues. Major successes included introducing a transformational brand strategy and visual identity and devising and implementing an innovative new marketin...

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  • Worcester Report £8m Loss For 2016-17

    ... Ltd of £14.3m the previous year due to shareholders writing off more than £20.4m of accumulated debt. Warriors bought the freehold on the 50-acre Sixways site from the old Worcester Rugby Club, and have been reportedly valued at £26.7m. Former owner Cecil Duckworth is the club president and is listed as a director along with Bill Bolsover, Anthony Glossop, Greg Allen, John Crabtree and Gus Mackay- the managing director. See also... Worcester Warriors For Sale, Griffiths Out £20m Loan Write-...

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  • Warriors Freeze Prices For Next Season

    ... freiendly against Cardiff Blues from £130 for juniors and £215 for adults. Deals also include free entry to home ‘A’ League fixtures, priority booking for any knockout games, free match day travel and a discount voucher book Worcester chairman Cecil Duckworth says: “Buying a season ticket represents the best value for money when watching the Warriors and we are encouraging our loyal fans to once again commit to the club and join us for another year of exciting rugby. “Our Season Tick...

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  • Worcester Extend Bosch Deal

    ... been sponsored by the local firm for around 10 years and the latest extension, which runs until the end of the 2013/14 season and potentially beyond that, will come as no surprise given the close links the two parties have. Worcester executive chairman Cecil Duckworth CBE founded Worcester, Bosch Group in 1962 under the name Worcester Engineering Ltd and the company’s current director of marketing and technical thinks it is beneficial to be the Warriors’ principal sponsor. “Worcester Warr...

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  • Worcester To Trial Goal-line Technology

    ... Rugby Board and using it in competitive matches in future. The technology, which is made by the Hereford-based firm IA Technology Limited, produces an electronic curtain that alerts the referee when it is disturbed by a rugby ball and Warriors chairman Cecil Duckworth is a firm supporter of it. “We have experienced some doubtful decisions here at Sixways Stadium so when I was approached by IA Technology we immediately thought it was a great idea so I contacted the RFU who were also very impre...

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  • Little Leaves Worcester As Club Searches For CEO

    ... future. Meanwhile, the Worcester News is reporting that the recent departures from the Warriors are connected to the fact that Hockley Investments Limited and Geneva-based businessman Dave Allen have increased their stake to gain a controlling interest and Cecil Duckworth is now no longer the majority shareholder.

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  • No Short Cut to Meet Premier Standards

    ... progress. “If these clubs (such as losing Championship semi-finalists Bedford) are the 13th best team in the country they are happy – I would find it quite difficult to work like that.”Worcester have benefitted from the wherewithal of chairman Cecil Duckworth, but the club is run on a day-to-day basis now without his cash injection. Little argues that clubs located in sites with potential to support Premiership rugby who show ambition can reap the dividends, and pass the criteria. “Cert...

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  • Rugby Visitor Centre Planned For Limerick

    A €10m (£8.4m) high tech visitor centre completely dedicated to rugby is to be opened in Limerick. The digital interactive 30,000 square foot exhibition space - for both Irish and international rugby fans - will open its doors in September 2019. Ireland and Munster legend, Paul O'Connell will head the advisory board of the new centre. The board will also include leading figures from the world of sport, business and tourism. "The objective of the visitor centre is to operate as a fitting tribu...

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