Jonny Petrie

  • Jonny Petrie is New Edinburgh MD

    Former Scotland captain Jonny Petrie has been appointed the new managing director of Edinburgh Rugby. Petrie, who retired from the professional game in 2007, starts his new role with immediate effect. He joined Scottish Rugby in June 2014 as Commercial Operations Manager, overseeing sponsorship projects and managing stakeholder relations. Before joining Scottish Rugby, Petrie was Head of Sponsorship at the energy company SSE for five years, working across sport and entertainment on such projects...

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  • Petrie Back At Murrayfield

    Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors captain Jon Petrie is to return to serving the SRU as commercial operations manager after a new post was created. Petrie, who retired as a professional player in 2007, has been head of sponsorship for the energy company SSE for the last four years and has played a key role in their activities in the sports and entertainment markets.  Petrie said: “I’ve enjoyed the past seven years since I retired, proving myself away from rugby and building up commercia...

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  • Petrie Heads SSE Campaign to Reduce Bills

    ... sifted through the results from its online survey of the English rugby congregation (‘What Clubs Need’) and identified that the priority for clubs is to reduce the cost of the energy they use.   “We want to make sure clubs get the best deal,” Jonny Petrie (pictured below), SSE’s head of sponsorship tells Running Rugby. “We find ways to reduce bills by helping them become more efficient. Energy costs are the biggest overheads clubs, whether it’s for floodlights, heating or hot wat...

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  • Edinburgh To Move To Myreside

    ... College partnership time to take consultations, formulate traffic plans and make the necessary developments with temporary stands and infrastructure, including brightening the floodlights for TV. The pitch will remain as grass initially but Edinburgh MD Jonny Petrie said the installation of a 4G or hybrid surface such as the one now in place at Murrayfield could be looked at down the line. Myreside's capacity is expected to be expanded to accommodate 6,000 fans. The school's Myreside ground,...

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  • Edinburgh To Stay At Myreside For Three More Years

    ... In light of this, Edinburgh will play a minimum of nine home matches at Myreside next year - subject to planning permission - with select fixtures, including the annual 1872 Cup clash, being played at BT Murrayfield. Edinburgh Rugby managing director, Jonny Petrie, said: “I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that Myreside will continue to be our home, which allows Richard Cockerill and his team to plan ahead for the forthcoming Guinness PRO12 and European Cup campaigns. “We feel we have cre...

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  • New SSE Initiative Could Save Clubs 10% on Energy Bills

    ... as advising individual clubs, Utility Aid will be working to move all the clubs that are on supply with SSE to the same buying cycle over the next three years. This will see clubs strengthen their buying power as a collective and reduce costs further. Jonny Petrie, Head of Sponsorship with SSE, said: “Here at SSE, community involvement is important to us and we feel that SSE Rugby Energy is a great way of supporting clubs across the whole of the country. Our partnership with the RFU means tha...

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  • Confusion Over RFL Ambassadorial Contracts

    There’s been confusion and conjecture over RFL ambassadorial contracts for Super League players this week as it became clear the St Helens’ fullback, Jonny Lomax had renewed with the club and promised a top-up from the RFL in parallel reportedly worth £25k (€28.5k) each season. The Rugby Football League has confirmed to the Guardian that it is in discussions with a number of leading Super League players about becoming centrally contracted with the sport’s governing body. The qualifying...

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  • Red Torch In Management Buyout

    London-based marketing agency Red Torch has been bought out internally by managing director Jonny Murch and directors Alex Ross and Chris Argyle-Robinson.  RedTorch is a full-service marketing agency with which specialises in delivering measurable solutions for clients and recently helped organise and run the World Rugby ConfEx, achieving a 42% growth in event revenue from the year previously. Murch, Ross and Argyle-Robinson will take joint ownership of the firm and will replace previous owner...

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  • Caddick Heads Rugby's Rich List

    The Sunday Times has released a comprehensive list of the Top 100 richest sportsmen in Britain and Ireland. Running Rugby has made the most of this information to create rugby’s rich list. Footballers and motor racing drivers dominate the rundown, but there are eight representatives on the list that either come from a rugby background or ply their trade in the game. Although the rugby boys are few in numbers, according to The Sunday Times, rugby (assuming rugby union) is responsible for £450m...

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  • Ian Robertson To Retire After 46 Years Of BBC

    Former Scotland fly-half and legendary BBC radio commentator Ian Robertson has announced he is to retire at the end of this year, after 46 years as sports commentator for the broadcaster. His final commentary for the BBC will be during the Autumn Internationals later this year. Next week Robertson will commentate on Scotland v England in the Six Nations for BBC Radio 5 live at Murrayfield – exactly 50 years after he made his international debut on the same ground and in the same fixture in the...

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