Dick Spring

  • Spring Joins SignAway

    Sports signage company SignAway have announced that Kate Spring has joined them to manage client servicing, develop existing client relationships and create new business. Spring has a strong sports sponsorship and events background, having worked at Octagon Sports Marketing, Premiership Rugby and more. She recently managed freelance projects for England Rugby 2015 and for a variety of Formula One clients. See also... Signaway Completes DHL Roof Signage at The Stoop Face-toFace with Greg Craigen...

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  • Widnes Sign Deal With Water Company

    Widnes Vikings have agreed a partnership with bottled water manufacturer Alder Spring.  Alder, which is based in the Cheshire town, becomes the official water supplier to all three of the Vikings’ representative teams. In addition, the company has become a player sponsor of scrum-half Grant Gore.  Sharon Morphet, general manager at Alder Spring, says: "We are delighted to be an official sponsor of the Vikings and are really looking forward to working alongside them for the rest of the season...

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  • Rugby Expo Postponed Until Spring 2018

    Rugby Expo, the conference and exhibition event for the business of professional and club rugby planned for November 7th and 8th at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, has been postponed. Organisers, Rugby Ventures Ltd still intend to run the event this season most likely at the same venue in the Spring. Details will be confirmed shortly.  

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  • 2023 Candidates Cry Foul To World Rugby

    ... tournament. Both Ireland and France were surprised to find themselves scoring equally to South Africa as a security risk when crime rates and violence were well-documented. Ireland also argued that their risk factor should be counted as less than France. Dick Spring, representing Ireland’s 2023 Oversight Board wrote to all WR Council members. While Philip Browne the chief executive of the IRFU exchanged polite but firm correspondence with World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper during the last week. The...

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  • Ireland 2023 Bid Team Unveiled

    ... seven people that will make up the oversight board for Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The appointments, which were announced in association with the Irish government and the Northern Ireland Executive, see former Ireland international Dick Spring take up the position of chairman and Dale Farm group chief executive David Dobbin act as vice chairman. IRFU chief executive Philip Browne, Ulster CEO Shane Logan, director general of the GAA Paraic Duffy and former chair of the join...

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  • MLR Forms A New Plan For Pro Rugby In The US

    Professional rugby union in the United States will rise again in 2018 in the form of Major League Rugby (MLR) which claimed in a press release late last week that it will become the premier rugby competition in the United States. Formed and owned mostly by a group of pre-existing domestic clubs the inaugural league will feature nine teams in a competition to run in the Spring of 2018 and to climax before the June international test window. MLR will launch with members in: Glendale, CO; Kansas Ci...

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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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  • South Africa Top 2023 Evaluation Report

    ... 20 votes required to select the Rugby World Cup 2023 host. Ireland were lagging behind in four of the five main criteria with their stadiums and IT infrastructure particulalrly singled out for lagging behind the other bids.  An IRFU statement from Dick Spring, chairman of the Ireland 2023 Bid Oversight Board, read: “While it is disappointing not to have received the initial recommendation from Rugby World Cup Board Limited, there is nothing in the report which is insurmountable and this is...

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  • Lions Tour Helps ARU Post Profit

    The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has announced a Aus$19.5 million (£10.7 million) surplus for 2013 at their annual general meeting, in the year that the British and Irish Lions returned to Australia. After posting combined losses upwards of Aus$20 million over the previous two years, the ARU has worked to cut costs across the board in order to reduce the deficit, with the 2013 Lions tour providing a welcome boost. In a statement, the ARU claimed that the nine-match Lions Tour, including three...

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  • Goldschmidt Leaves CSM For Surfing

    Sophie Goldschmidt is leaving CSM after just over a year in her role as group managing director to become the CEO of the World Surf League. Goldschmidt was chief commercial and marketing officer at the RFU from 2011 to Spring of 2016. Passionate about surfing, Goldscmidt has strong relationships and international experience working across global markets in both sports management and marketing and communications having held executive roles in the Rugby Football Union, National Basketball Associat...

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