Ian Blease

  • 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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  • Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq

    After 16 years under BrIan Kennedy’s control, Sale Sharks have been sold to corporate acquisitions and investment firm CorpAcq Ltd, run by Simon Orange and supported by BetFred founder Fred Done and others.  CorpAcq is aiming to build on Sale’s success in the Premiership, is targeting a "top spot" and will invest in the senior squad as well as the academy and the commercial team. Orange said: “Sale have performed resiliently over the past 16 years under the ownership of BrIan Kennedy an...

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  • New York Might Have To Wait For RL

    ... consortium behind the bid to introduce a New Jersey-based side into the Rugby Football League about playing a home game in the US this year. “We’ve been in talks about this since November and we’re still talking because we really want this to happen,” Ian Blease, the Salford chief executive told the GuardIan after they failed to get approval to move their Good Friday fixture with Catalans Dragons to a June date at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey (capapcity 25,000). “The international...

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