John Dutton

  • Dutton Announced As RLWC 2021 CEO

    The Rugby Football League has announced that Jon Dutton has been appointed as chief executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Jon, 44, will commence his role on February 1st 2018 leaving his current post as RFL director of projects & people. Jon, who led the successful bid for the tournament including a £25m funding award from HM Government, is a sports management graduate with over twenty years’ experience in the sports industry. He has previously worked for organisations that includ...

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  • Dutton Acknowledges Four Nations Failings

    Rugby league’s Four Nations tournament director Jon Dutton has given the tournament a score of seven out of 10 and admitted he was disappointed with some of the attendances. A total of 153,664 fans went through the turnstiles for the seven matches in the Four Nations at the KC Lightstream Stadium, John Smith’s Stadium, Ricoh Arena, Zebra Claims Stadium, London Stadium and Anfield, which means they were at just 68 per cent of capacity overall. A better performance by England would have booste...

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  • Focus Shifts To RLWC2021 Before 2017 Is Fully Assessed

    ... facilities. "So far we have received 39 expressions of interest and are both confident and excited that this cohort will provide great opportunities for the tournament to meet its objectives of being the most attended and viewed World Cup ever,” RLWC CEO John Dutton said, “along with being the most digitally-connected entertainment event of 2021." Dutton says this bidding process for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments will close at the end of July next year with the venues due to...

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  • BBC To Show All 31 Games Of RLWC2021

    The BBC have secured the TV rights to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England and are planning to show all 31 games live. Live coverage of at least 16 matches will be on BBC One or BBC Two, with the remaining matches available on Red Button and online. The BBC are already committed to showing the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup in October/November 2017. Rugby League already has a strong presence on the BBC with 40 weeks of coverage on network TV every year with the Super League Show and La...

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  • Sotic Director John Ludlam

    Sotic, the specialist provider of web services and software applications to the sports industry and long-term supporter of runningrugby.com, have announced the sudden and untimely death of their director, John Ludlam. John, who was 51, died after an accident at home this week. After a successful career in the City, John set up Sotic in 2002 with his friend and business partner Leo Mindel and has for the past 15 years been a cornerstone of the company, setting the standards for vision, hard work...

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  • Record Commercial Success For RLWC2013

    Several months after Australia lifted the trophy at Old Trafford, the facts and figures are in and the sums have been done and the 2013 Rugby League World Cup was officially the most commercially successful to date. The headline figure indicates that the tournament made a profit of in excess of £3.7 million, more than double the next best back in 2008, to be returned to the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) and the RLWC operations director and the team at Repucom behind the analysis...

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  • John Hussey elected president of the IRFU

    Dublin businessman John Hussey created a piece of sporting history when he became the first member from St. Mary’s College RFC (founded 111 years ago) to be enrolled as the 124th President of the Irish Rugby Football Union, at the Union’s annual Council Meeting in the Aviva Stadium, today, July 22nd.   A well-known chartered accountant, Hussey’s high profile business life includes a 12 year stint as Managing Partner of Arthur Young & Company, after which he spent a number of years as...

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  • Gloucester legend John Brain passes away

    Gloucester Rugby have reported that John Brain, a long-term servant to the club, has died after suffering a heart attack early yesterday morning. Brain made almost 300 appearances for the club and returned after retiring, having spent a brief spell at Bedord. He served as assistant coach and in a scouting role before being made Rugby Operations Manager for the 2011-2012 season. He also helding coaching positions with Worcester Warriors and Bristol Rugby during his career but it was the Kingshol...

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  • York City Knights Transfer Of Ownership Complete

    York City Knights Ltd and York City Knights Holdings Ltd have confirmed that the ownership of both companies has now been transferred from John Guildford to Jon Flatman. The Championship 1 club said that they will announce further developments under the new ownership in due course relating to but not limited to players, sponsors, partners, merchandise and season tickets. The new chairman, Jon Flatman, stated: 'I would like to thank John Guildford for the manner in which he has delivered a debt f...

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  • Ramnesty International

    Over 4,000 used balls - including rugby balls, cricket balls, footballs, basketballs, handballs, hockey balls, netballs, rounders balls, softballs and volleyballs - have been handed in to Ram International by schools throughout the UK under their Ramnesty scheme. Over 100 schools upgraded their old balls with half-price Ram match balls and, as a result, several thousand African children will benefit from having the older ones to play with. The used balls were collected from Ram’s warehouse for...

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