Gary Hetherington

  • Face-To-Face With...Gary Hetherington (Part Two)

    Gary Hetherington tells Running Rugby that the salary cap should remain in Super League and not be raised in order to maintain as level a playing field as possible. The Leeds Rugby chief executive also discusses the attraction of the NRL and the importance of financial stability and gives his opinion on the RFL's policy review and the options being considered to transform Super League.

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  • Face-To-Face With...Gary Hetherington (Part One)

    Leeds Rugby chief executive Gary Hetherington talks to Running Rugby about the salary cap being more strictly applied in rugby league than in rugby union, the need to get away from a dependence on wealthy benefactors and the introduction of a new rule requiring the owners of Super League clubs to personally guarantee that they will meet their commitments if they wish to spend more than 50 per cent of their income on the payment of players....

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  • Headingley Plans Approved

    In a club video interview, Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has welcomed the latest stage of the application progress to complete the redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie Stadium after initial issues with planning process. But says there are still a number of challenges ahead. Hetherington acknowledges that planning approval is only stage 1 of a three step plan that also involves raising £38m funding for the development and then building the new South Stand itself. The new stand n...

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  • Leeds To Yorkshire Carnegie - Daring New Direction Or Brand Tweak?

    Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington, along with executive chairman Sir Ian McGeechan, confirmed their plans yesterday to transform Leeds Carnegie into Yorkshire Carnegie – a club to represent the whole of the White Rose county. According to the Yorkshire Post, the club has stressed that it has the backing of rival teams such as Rotherham Titans and Doncaster Knights, as well as England coach Stuart Lancaster, and that their long-term vision should in no way detract from what these...

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  • Wildcats Bring In Kath Hetherington As Consultant CEO

    Kath Hetherington is to make her return to rugby league after a period away from the game as she takes up the position of consultant chief executive at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Hetherington, who is the wife of Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington and was the first woman to be elected to the Rugby Football League Council, last worked in the sport as chairwoman of Hull FC in July 2011. She replaces previous chief executive James Elston, although he will remain at the club. Not...

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  • Hetherington Promotes Better Club Management at Inaugural Running Rugby Event

    Leeds Rugby chief executive, Gary Hetherington says that there should more central control over Super League clubs. Speaking at the inaugural Running Rugby event at Headingley, Hetherington bemoaned a lack of "quality management" at fellow elite clubs and said this has led him to believe that more central support should be in place. "The salary cap should promote financial discipline, rewarding good judgement, and so produce a level playing field and a very competitive league," Hetherington told...

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  • RFL Meeting Postponed

    ... game. The clubs reportedly decided to host their own private meeting on Monday organised by Wigan Warriors owner Ian Lenagan, who invited a host of club representatives to Huddersfield to draw up a response to the RFL's policy review. Leeds Rhinos' Gary Hetherington and Sheffield Eagles chairman Ian Swire did not attend and Hetherington said he was "surprised and disappointed" at the decision by the RFL to call off Wednesday's extraordinary general meeting, while Swire questioned the tim...

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  • Flooding Set To Cost Rhinos £1 million

    Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has revealed that the damage caused by the floods during the festive period are going to cost the club as much as £1 million. The Rhinos are currently training at various different facilities, including at local club Stanningley, after pitches, gym equipment and buildings at the club’s Kirkstall training base were badly damaged by the flooding. Hetherington has told BBC Radio Leeds that it is still causing significant disruption and will be up to...

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  • £35m Raised For Headingley Redevelopment

    ... was granted planning permission two months ago, but has been delayed due to a lack of funding. Leeds City Council is reported to have brokered a deal which will see the majority of the cash provided by a financial institution. Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington confirmed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that £35m of the estimated cost - which has risen by £1m during the delay - will be met by a private financial services company. If ratified, the deal could save international cricket at He...

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  • Elston Resigns As Wakefield COO

    James Elston has resigned from his position as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chief operating officer after more than a decade at the club. Elston started off as a community development manager 12 years ago, before working his way up to senior roles and recently took the position of chief executive officer. He will remain a member of the community trust. Elston commented on his announcement, saying: "Having spent nearly 12 years at the club, I have made the difficult decision to resign. I have some...

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