John Hockey

  • 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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  • Performance guard

    Oso Athletic claim they have produced a mouth guard which improves performance. They say that 90 per cent of the population has a lower jaw that is not in its optimal position, which causes mis-alignment throughout the body, resulting in an inefficiency in flow of oxygen, muscle recruitment, strength and balance. The company say that the Oso guard ensures that the jaw is in perfect alignment, thereby setting the rest of your body and muscles in the perfect state for optimum sporting performance....

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  • John Feehan Steps Down From Six Nations And Lions

    John Feehan has stepped down from his role as CEO of Six Nations and British & Irish Lions with immediate effect. Feehan has been at the helm of both organisations for 16 years. In that time, he has overseen unprecedented growth of the Six Nations Championship and has also presided over four successful British & Irish Lions Tours including two tours to New Zealand. Commenting, John Feehan said, “After 16 wonderful years with Six Nations and the British & Irish Lions, I feel it is t...

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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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  • Tigers scoop two Rugby Expo Awards

    ... Salford City Stadium, which is home to Sale Sharks and Salford City Reds. Meanwhile, USA Sevens beat off competition from the Premiership final between Leicester and Harlequins to win the rugby event of the year award for its Las Vegas tournament and John Hockey says it’s great to have winners from different countries. “We were delighted to receive entries from different parts of the world and to recognise the excellent work which is being done in both the USA and Hong Kong,” said the ch...

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  • Ken Nottage ends long association with rugby union

    This article appeared in The Guardian on Friday 24th August  Gloucester's MD, Nottage looks back at his opportunities since the game turned professional in 1995 Ken Nottage this month stepped down as Gloucester's managing director, ending an association with rugby union that started when the game turned professional in 1995. Nottage, a former England basketball international who was born in Canada and raised in London, worked with two of the most influential men in the club game following the s...

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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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  • Rugby Expo Confirms Dates For 2014 Event

    ... Building on the success of previous years, Rugby Expo 2014 will feature more than 50 leading speakers from across the sports industry, 40 rugby-focused exhibitors and more than 800 attendees including 400 grass roots clubs and Rugby Ventures chairman John Hockey says Twickenham is an ideal location. "We are delighted to confirm our return to Twickenham Stadium for 2014. The venue has proved to be the ideal location for the last three events, as it allows us to maximise both the exhibition and c...

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  • Rugby Expo Las Vegas!

    ... have been in discussions with UWS for some time about the opportunity to expand the concept of Rugby Expo and so to work in partnership to deliver Rugby Expo in Las Vegas alongside the 2015 tournament is something we are really excited about,” said John Hockey, chairman of Rugby Ventures Ltd. Jonathan First, president of United World Sports, added: “We are excited to be able to confirm our partnership with Rugby Expo that will see the first ever Rugby Expo take place in the United States d...

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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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