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  • RFL To Move To Manchester's Etihad Campus

    ... district. Following an extensive process that began in 2016 and involved applications and proposals from a number of different councils based in the north of England, the RFL board unanimously approved the proposal from Manchester City Council and the City Football Group last month. The new Rugby League England Performance Unit, led by rugby director Kevin Sinfield, will start to work at the facility from later this year, while all RFL staff will relocate into a new state of the art headquarter...

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  • RL Museum To Open In Bradford In 2020

    The new National Rugby League Museum will be based in Bradford housing the collection of RL charity Rugby League Cares and the RL Hall of Fame. The museum is scheduled to open in August 2020 to mark Rugby League’s 125-year anniversary and will take pride of place within Bradford City Hall opposite City Park, a multi-award winning public space which is home to the UK’s largest urban water feature. Bradford was selected as the home of Rugby League’s first ever National Museum following an ex...

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  • Worcester Extend Bosch Deal

    Worcester have renewed their long-running sponsorship deal with the City’s biggest employer, Bosch Group, for another year. The Warriors have 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...

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  • Manchester becomes Union hotbed

    Greater Manchester has become a hotbed of rugby union development activity as partnerships between the Rugby Football Union, Manchester City Council, Sale Sharks and the Manchester Rugby Union Development Group continue to blossom across the region. The expansion of the rugby union workforce, headed by North West Rugby Development Manager Dave Southern and directed by the City's Rugby Development Officers Phil Clarke and Tom Mapp, is supported by resources provided by the various agencies, wit...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City council has confirmed. The council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the Football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in council finances, with the authority...

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  • Coventry FC's "Factory Of Hope" To Be Stung By Wasps Training Plans

    Update: Wasps were granted planning permission for their new facility on August 4th. Coventry City’s largest supporters’ Group has called on the City council to reject plans for Wasps to build a £7million training centre at the current home of the Football club’s youth Academy according to the Coventry Telegraph. The Sky Blue Trust , which has about 3,000 members, has written to the head of the council’s planning committee , Coun Richard Brown, asking for the plans to be rejected until...

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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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  • RWC Fans Fall Victim As Ticket Fraud Revenue Grows By 55%

    Online ticket fraud revenue has risen by 55 per cent in the space of a year, driven by scams targeting fans of Premier League Football and the Rugby World Cup, the BBC has reported. The amount lost to online ticket fraud rose to £5.2m in the year to the end of October, compared with £3.35m a year earlier, police said. Major events, such as the Rugby World Cup, led to the rise in cases. Fans aged in their 20s are most likely to buy fake or bogus tickets online. Police raised concerns that the...

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  • Pirates And Truro City To Share Stadium For Cornwall

    The Cornish Pirates and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and the club’s developer partner, to deliver the Stadium for Cornwall project together. The breakthrough deal, which is subject to a number of legal agreements, would see both clubs and the college jointly occupy a single stadium at Langarth Farm. The parties are working together to secure the £10 million required to fund the 6,000 capaCity facility, which will include f...

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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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