Hugh Roberts

  • David Roberts - Newcastle Falcons

    Newcastle Falcons have appointed David Roberts as commercial director. A co-founder of the Great North Run and Great Run series, David is managing director of sports marketing company, Roberts & Partners Ltd. He has been responsible for a number of projects including the commercial rights to PGA Senior Championships, Hartlepool Tall Ships 2010 and assisting Durham County Cricket Club in their sponsorship requirements, as well as working for Nike Europe as Product Line Manager (Running)....

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  • Roberts Appointed RFL Head Of Salary Cap

    The Rugby Football League has appointed Nigel Roberts to oversee the operation and policing of the salary cap in rugby league. Roberts, who is from Eccles, has significant expertise in white collar fraud, commercial fraud, money laundering and regulatory cases and will begin the new role of head of salary cap and registrations at the RFL in November. He arrives at the governing body from the Manchester-based criminal defence solicitors Stephen Lickrish and Associates and RFL chief operating of...

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  • ACT Places Jones With Law Firm

    Welsh rugby international Ryan Jones is the latest athlete to take steps to prepare himself for life after professional sport and has now joined law firm Hugh James part time as part of the Athlete Career Transition (ACT). Jones will spend time with the law firm developing business experience and key skills for his future and ACT, which was was founded by former Wales rugby internationals Steve Moore and Andy Moore, has created a pathway for him and other professional athletes to transitio...

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  • Ian Blease Named Salford CEO

    The Salford Red Devils have appointed former club captain, Ian Blease as chief executive officer with immediate effect. Blease, made more than 250 appearances for Salford from 1985 to 1998, Club owner Marwan Koukash made this statement regarding the appointment: “I would like to welcome former club captain Ian Blease to the Salford Red Devils as C.E.O. “Ian has had a long and illustrious career in both rugby league and business management, not only is he a well-respected businessman, he is a...

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  • Ex-Saracens Boss Harvey Joins Cycling Firm Sweet Spot

    The sports event management and marketing company, SweetSpot Group, which organise the OVO Energy Tour of Britain and OVO Energy Women’s Tour, has announced the appointment of ex-Saracens boss, Heath Harvey as CEO. Hugh Roberts, executive chairman of SweetSpot Group, commented: “Heath has a 22-year track record in the sports and leisure industry with a reputation for the effective operation, sales and marketing of events, sports destinations and leisure properties across golf, stadia and mos...

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  • HOK Looks At Future Stadium Tech With Quins Players

    An interesting insight into technological considerations for stadium architecture and future technology for enjoying live rugby has been published by HOK, the leading architects. Four Harlequins rugby players gathered in HOK's London office to discuss what they would like to see in the rugby stadiums of the future. John Rhodes, a director of HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice, met with Jamie Roberts (Wales), Tim Visser (Scotland), James Horwill (Australia) and Danny Care (Engla...

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  • Bedford In The Hunt For New Announcer

    Bedford Blues are seeking a new club announcer after they revealed that Sam Roberts will be departing the club after 15 years to commentate on Premiership Rugby. The Greene King IPA Championship club will be on the hunt for a new announcer who will be available throughout the season to call the Blues' home games at Goldington Road, building up the pre-game atmosphere and making announcements before and after the referee's whistle. Applicants are invited to send audio files of themselves (30 seco...

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  • Rugby's Top 10 Earners Revealed

    The Association of Accounting Technicians have published a list of who they believe to be the current top 10 best paid players in rugby union, with Dan Carter reportedly set to earn more than double at Racing 92 what Leigh Halfpenny takes home at Toulon. While useful as a comparative guide, the report does not divulge whether the figures are from an official source, whether they include international earnings and off-field income as well as club salary or to which specific time period they refer...

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  • Rugby Participation Figures On The Rise

    Rugby union and league were both dealt a pre-Christmas boost this week with the news that participation figures have increased in both codes in the past six months. The latest Sport England Active People Survey has revealed that the number of people over the age of 16 playing rugby union at least once a week rose from 173,900 to 191,900, while the total number of people playing rugby league also increased from 39,800 to 49,700. That represents a 10 per cent rise for rugby union and a very health...

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  • WRU Offers Free Legal Advice

    The Welsh Rugby Union has joined forces with the law school at Cardiff University to offer free legal advice to all clubs in Wales below semi professional level. The initiative is bilingual and students will provide written legal advice in English and Welsh to any club across the country below the Principality Premiership Division with the aim of resolving disputes and providing solutions to basic problems. Club support officers at the WRU will also be involved in identifying potential cases and...

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