Dave "Swanny" Swanton

  • Swanton Leaves Sale Sharks After 17 Years

    Head of media Dave "Swanny" Swanton has left Sale Sharks with immediate effect after 17 years. Further details of his departure have yet to  be made available. Swanton, who also has a radio show on BBC Radio Lancashire, had previously managed a press office for Wigan Warriors and Warrinton Wolves.

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  • Dave Swanton Joins Board At Sale

    Sale Sharks have appointed one of their longest serving employees, Dave Swanton, to their board of directors. Swanton will continue in his role as head of media and will add customer services director to his job title. An employee at the Sharks since 2000, Swanton was brought to the club by Brian Kennedy and had previously worked for Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors. Swanton said: "I have always had a good relationship with our supporters and they know they can speak to me to put their point...

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  • Widnes Promote Dave Rolt To Head Of Commercial

    Widnes Vikings have reacted to the departure of Michelle Holmes by promoting Dave Rolt to the role of head of commercial. Rolt has been a key stakeholder of the club over many years, where he has supported and filled a number of crucial operational posts, most recently commercial partnerships manager. Following the departure of Holmes from the role, Rolt will take up the post with immediate effect. Widnes CEO James Rule said: "Dave has fabulous connections throughout the sporting and business co...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Dave Williams

    Rugby agent and manager of Big Bug Sports Dave Williams talks about the state of agents in modern day rugby and how the industry has changed over the years since he became involved in representing players. He also lends his expert opinion on the so-called 'exodus' of players to France and discusses issues of player sponsorship, the salary cap and contract insurance.

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  • Interview with NRL's Dave Smith

    As NRL strengthens their financial position with a new TV deal, The Australian newspaper publised this interview last week: “We are in pretty good shape as a sport,” says Dave Smith, the Welsh-born banker turned ­National Rugby League chief executive, with a healthy dose of understatement from his office overlooking Sydney’s Moore Park. Three years ago, when Smith was a surprise appointment to head up a loss-making NRL, ­battling to fend off the aggressive, ­increasingly professionalise...

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  • Red Devils Appoint Vickers As CEO

    Salford Red Devils have appointed Martin Vickers as CEO, with Dave Matthews becoming chief financial officer, as the ambitious club continues its restructure ahead of an assault on Super League. Martin Vickers, who left his role as strategic director of customer services at Salford council, which was reported to be worth £134,000 per annum, in August, said: “We are now reaching the point where we need to expand the back office operation having completely rejuvenated the playing side of the cl...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Dave Williams

    Commercial director of Running Rugby Dave Williams talks about the day-to-day objectives and challenges of running a rugby business news website. He discusses the origins and purposes of the site and its growth as a business, as well as the ongoing demands to reach out to new audiences.

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  • Thompson Back On Board At Falcons

    The former chairman of Newcastle Falcons has rejoined the club as a member of its board of directors reports the Newcastle Chronicle. Dave Thompson ran the rugby union club for 13 years as chairman, before handing over the reins to current boss Semore Kurdi in 2011. Mr Thompson, who made his millions in the IT sector, bought the Falcons from then Newcastle United owners Freddy Shepherd and Sir John Hall when the pair began splitting up a consortium of sports clubs that included the Eagles basket...

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  • Change Agent Smith Resigns From NRL

    NRL CEO Dave Smith tendered his resignation on Tuesday, with ARLC chairman John Grant and Smith announcing that he will complete his contract with the NRL on 30 November 2015. Describing himself as "a change agent", Smith said that with another highly successful NRL season just finished and the ARLC financial year end approaching it was the ideal time for the game to plan for the next phase of its future. Meanwhile, the Australian media have revelled in the political implications of Smith cr...

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  • Looking To Bridge The Gap To Super League

    As Super League prepares to vote on how best to reintroduce promotion and relegation, what does it mean for Championship clubs? Dave Craven looks at the implications and possibilities. It remains more like an episode of Countdown. The equation is 2 x 12 divided into 3 x 8 after 23 plus seven. Unfortunately, there is no delectable Rachel Riley to explain it all and make the eventual solution sound so simple. Instead, this is the Super League format conundrum. Read more here on the Yorkshire Post...

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