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  • Rugby Featured At Sponsorship Awards

    The UK Sponsorship Awards, run annually for the sponsorship industry in sports and the arts, is featuring two rugby union oriented Awards in 2016 with a nod towards to hosting of the Rugby World Cup. A special award - Rugby World Cup 2015 – will celebrating the very best sponsorships of the event. And, in celebration of this year of rugby, the organisers are asking for recommendations for nominations and votes for the best rugby sponsorships of the last 10 years. The winner of the RWC Award wi...

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  • Heineken Prioritises Loyalty Over Awareness In RWC Sponsorship

    Rugby World Cup sponsor Heineken is prioritising loyalty over brand awareness as it looks to exploit rugby's premier global competition. Marketing website The Drum reports that the brand, which is synonymous with the sport thanks to its years of involvement, is relying on emotional association rather than the mere exposure effect to maximise value beyond brand visibility and website traffic. The approach will be a departure from Heineken's awareness-driven approach for other sponsorships such as...

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  • League And Union Clubs Nominated For Groundsmanship Awards

    Clubs in both rugby union and rugby league have been nominated in categories for the upcoming Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Awards in December. Both Harlequins and Worcester Warriors are on the shortlist for the IOG Professional Rugby Union Grounds Team of the Year award, whilst Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors are up for the league equivalent. Both Worcester and Castleford were up for the same Awards last year but both lost out to Myles Landick of Jersey and Jason Booth at Leeds respect...

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  • Club Sponsors Up For Plaudits At New Awards

    A new rugby Awards event is giving English rugby union clubs from all performance levels a chance to promote their sponsors in the Club Sponsor of the Year category.  The inaugural Lawson Keys National Rugby Awards are designed to honour the achievements of all the thousands of rugby clubs across the country. The Awards will acknowledge their dedication and commitment at a dinner event at Twickenham on September 2. Innovation and commitment rather than financial considerations are key to succe...

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  • Premiership Numbers Scheme Counts

    Premiership Rugby's Tackling Numbers programme has been shortlisted for an honour at the Sports Marketing 360 Awards in the “Making a Difference” category. The inititative, backed by MBNA, will be up against a host of international projects with the winners selected by a public vote and will be announced at a  ceremony on September 27 at BT centre in London. Tackling Numbers is an interactive numeracy programme for young children. The five week programme, which aims to teach 8-9 year olds t...

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  • Sports Tech Awards Deadline Approaches

    Organisers have reminded us that the entry closing deadline for the 2016 Sports Technology Awards is this Friday, January 15th. If you are a sponsor of rugby, have run a social media campaign or developed an app, designed wearable tech for the sport (including apparel and concussion headgear), engaged with fans through digital (websites, social media, smartphones!) or even designed tech that has been used in stadia and venues, the Awards are your opportunity for this innovation to be rewarded an...

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  • Rugby Wins At Tech Awards

    Rugby was represented at the 2016 Sports Technology Awards in London last week when the Best Tournament App award was won by Rugby World Cup 2015 and Omnigon and the Best Use of Technology by a Sponsor award was won by AIG and The Haka 360 Experience. Multi-sports surface provider SIS Pitches, who are active in rugby, also won in the Best Technology for Use by a Venue, Stadium, Club or Franchise category. The ceremony at The Brewery in Chiswell Street was attended by over 400 guests, including...

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  • Sports Technology Awards Launched

    A new Awards event, The Sports Technology Awards, has been created to recognize the increasingly important role that technology plays throughout sport. Prizes will be on offer in a variety of categories at the lunchtime ceremony, which will take place on 4 April 2014, and well-known rugby figures such as Ben Kay, Nigel Owens, Maggie Alphonsi and Sir Clive Woodward will be on the judging panel. The categories span various sectors of elite sport, leisure, disability, fan engagement, officia...

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  • IOG Encourages Rugby Groundsman to Challenge themselves

    Professional rugby club groundsman, from both codes of the game, are being invited by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) to enter themselves for the IOG Industry Awards. There is an award for both Professional Rugby Union Groundsman of the Year and Professional Rugby League Groundsman of the Year. The groundsman will be judged on a high number of criteria, including:available resources, budget control, maintenance and use of machinery, presentation and housekeeping standards, technical knowle...

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  • Rugby Venues Shine At Hospitality Awards

    Newcastle Falcons scooped the top prize as over 300 guests representing football and rugby stadia across the country celebrated their ‘off the pitch’ successes at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2014 last week. The Awards are the 10th annual Awards organised by Stadium Experience (previously The Football Hospitality Awards) and aim to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK. 2014 wa...

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