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  • Quins new Chief Exec aims to make club a 'global brand'

    At a press conference on the 22nd of August, Harlequins revealed their new Chief Executive along with his intentions for the club. David Ellis took over the role on August 15th, replacing interim CEO David Morgan who is now the Chairman of Harlequins RFC. This is Ellis’ first job in rugby; he previously worked for Catalyst Housing Group as a Director responsible for business development and marketing. Although he is relatively inexperienced in the rugby world he believes he has the required sk...

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  • Ellis Hails Quins Commercial Improvement

    Dave Ellis, the chief executive officer at Harlequins, has lauded the growth in commercial revenue streams at the Aviva Premiership club, claiming that the club has enjoyed double digit growth in both top line sponsorship and revenue over the past three years. Speaking to iSportconnect, Ellis hailed the commercial growth of the club over the past few seasons, since he came onboard as CEO in 2011. Quins have sponsorship deals in place with big name partners such as Etihad Airways, DHL, IG and O...

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  • Quins Plan To Boost Stoop Capacity

    Harlequins chief executive Dave Ellis has revealed that the club are looking at plans to increase the capacity at The Stoop to 20,000 within the next decade. Speaking to The Rugby Paper, Ellis claimed that the club have begun planning for a rebuild of the northern end of the ground within three years. Capacity will initially rise from 14,800 to 16,800 but, with Harlequins reportedly set to turn a profit within two years, the aim is to expand the ground to the 20,000 mark within 10 years. "We're...

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  • Quins Appoint Lennon

    Harlequins have announced that Patrick Lennon is to join the club as its media and public relations consultant with immediate effect. Patrick Lennon will work with chief executive, David Ellis and director of rugby, Conor O’Shea, “to ensure a communications service that befits a club of Harlequins’ stature in the game is developed to meet the needs of the club’s audiences.” Lennon is a media and communications professional with experience in leisure and sport, in particular rugby union...

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  • Quins To Get New Training Facility

    Harlequins have agreed a deal with Surrey Sports Park to build a dedicated new Centre for Rugby on the site on the outskirts of Guildford. The Premiership champions have trained at the University of Surrey-owned sports complex for three years but in a temporary facility and the new agreement means that will be turned into a state-of-the-art centre at a cost of around £1 million. The new centre, which should be ready by September, will boast new changing rooms, medical suites, video and statist...

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  • Wales RL Cut Back

    Wales Rugby League have had to make two of their staff redundant due to loss of funding. Jon Ellis, the coaching and performance development manager, and Allen Jones, north Wales development officer, will leave their posts by the end of this year. Wales Rugby League’s CEO Chris Thair said in a statement in November: “We’d like to thank both Allen and Jon for their time and considerable skill in helping move the sport forward these last few years. Both have given great service to rugby leag...

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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • Europe 7s Grand Prix Returns To Sandy Park

    Exeter's Sandy Park will once again host the final leg of the Rugby Europe 2016 Grand PRIX 7s series. The 2016 leg of the tournament will take place on July 9 and 10 - with competing teams confirmed in due course. Thousands of spectators packed into the Devon venue for this year’s hugely successful event, which brought together Europe’s top 12 countries for two days of sevens action. Speaking about the news, Exeter Chiefs chief executive Tony Rowe OBE said: “As a club we're delighted t...

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  • Land Rover Renew As Partner To World Rugby Marquee Events

    World Rugby has announced that Land Rover has renewed as a Rugby World Cup 2019 worldwide partner joining Heineken and Emirates as well as official sponsor Canon. Land Rover will be official vehicle of rugby’s showcase men’s event within an extended deal that will see the world’s leading all-terrain vehicle manufacturer support other marquee World Rugby events. Land Rover has signed as an official partner for what promises to be a record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 in Ireland,...

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