Gerard Mason

  • Sale Sharks Make £800k Loss On Improved Income In 2016-17

    ... year at £8.3m. In season 2016-17 the cost of wages and salaries grew at a greater rate than the increase in revenue. The company is wholly owned by Sharks Holdings Ltd whose registered shareholders are Corpacq Finance Ltd (51%), Steven Diamond (24%), Gerard Mason (20%) and Mark Cueto (5%). Sharks Holdings runs accounts to the end of December each year. See also... Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq    ...

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  • QBE sponsors RFU coaching scheme

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has enlisted the help of QBE to boost its drive to recruit and train 2,015 new level two rugby coaches by September 2015. The business insurance firm, who also sponsored England’s autumn internationals, will invest in the project and work with the RFU to achieve the aim and the venture will now be called the QBE Coaching Club. It is part of the broader QBE Coaching Programme which is focused on improving the quality of coaching in England all the way down to gras...

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  • Sharks Name New Board Chaired By Cotton

    Sale Sharks have named a new board of directors and have appointed ex-England captain and British and Irish Lions prop Fran Cotton as their new chairman. Ex-Sale player Cotton, 69, spent time on the board in 2007 but has taken up his new position after Sale's takeover by investment company CorpArq. Owner of CorpArq, Simon Orange, is confirmed as the Sharks co-owner along with Ged Mason who is chief executive at recruitment company Morson Group. Director of rugby Steve Diamond also takes a positi...

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  • Twickenham Lure Makes Schools Splash Cash

    The Daily Mail RBS Cup has become an institution in schools rugby, ferociously competitive age-group tournaments with educational establishments across England battling for a coveted place in finals days at Twickenham. The on-field battles are matched by the competitiveness off-field as schools jockey to attract talented youngsters, often from relatively under-privileged backgrounds, to further their cause via the scholarship system. Strict rules have been put in place to prevent any school `buy...

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  • Broncos Ready To Embrace New Life In Championship

    It has been a turbulent year for London Broncos on and off the field but as the club prepares for its first season outside the top flight for 20 years relegation might just provide the fresh start it needs. The Broncos won just one game out of 27 in Super League in 2014 after moving from South to North London and parted company with their head coach Tony Rea and chief executive Gus Mackay midway through the season. Stability is very much the watchword around Barnet now but there is no hiding the...

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  • The Benefit of Community Programmes

    JOHN OATES, managing director of Pro-Stream, looks at how a community programme can bring marketing, commercial and brand awareness benefits to a club as well as increasing participation   Any individual who is linked to a professional, semi-professional and in some instances amateur rugby club will be aware that sporting clubs very often have their own “community programme”. Community programmes have been a part of the club scene for several decades and probably rose to prominence in 1986...

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  • Hot Topics on Expo Opening Day

    After organisers announced a selection of the big names to be appearing at Rugby Expo 2012 last week, the full workshop programme for the opening day of the event has now been revealed. The workshop programme for 14 November at Twickenham Stadium features a series of focused sessions from industry experts, which will give delegates the chance to learn from their skills and experiences and engage with them on a variety of subjects. One of the highlights of this year's event is likely to be a...

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