Lancashire Leagues

  • Lancashire Clubs Favour Local Leagues

    ... several clubs, a two-league structure has been proposed to accommodate these clubs and assist them in playing more local rugby against clubs within the Lancashire RFU. Promotion and relegation only between these two Leagues is the intention. These ‘Lancashire Leagues’ for club first XVs will be deemed by the RFU to be of merit table format. Lancashire clubs involved: Aldwinians, Ashton under Lyne, Birchfield, Bury, Burnley, Clitheroe, Didsbury, Toc H Eagle, Eccles, Garstang, Heaton Moor, Li...

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  • Red Rose rugby blooming thanks to Holiday Inn

    The announcement of a new sponsorship arrangement with one of the world's most prestigious hotel brands, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, could hardly have come at a better time for the Lancashire RFU as they put the finishing touches to their preparations for the defence of the newly style Bill Beaumont Cup in their 125th Anniversary season.    The RFU decision to add the name of one of Lancashire’s favourite sons to the County Championship was a feather in the cap of the Red Rose county...

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  • Hopwood Joins Lancashire Cricket

    Lancashire County Cricket Club have appointed Justin Hopwood as new sales and marketing director. Hopwood joins from commercial ticketing company the Mike Burton Group where he worked on joint venture companies with both England Rugby and the British & Irish Lions. Bosses at Emirates Old Trafford, LCCC's home stadium, said the 41-year-old will oversee revenue generation and marketing strategy across all parts of the business. That includes cricket ticket sales, sponsorships and partnerships,...

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  • Rugby Lions ejected from the RFU Leagues

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced that it is unable to sanction the participation of Rugby Lions in the RFU Leagues in the 2012/13 season. The club has been unable to meet criteria set by the RFU a month ago by the official deadline and will therefore play no part in the Leagues in this coming season. National League Two South will continue with 15 clubs. RFU chairman of governance, Peter Baines said, “We hope that with the help and support of the local community the club will be a...

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  • Swanton Leaves Sale Sharks After 17 Years

    Head of media Dave "Swanny" Swanton has left Sale Sharks with immediate effect after 17 years. Further details of his departure have yet to  be made available. Swanton, who also has a radio show on BBC Radio Lancashire, had previously managed a press office for Wigan Warriors and Warrinton Wolves.

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  • On the level

    RAY FRENCH, a former union and league international player and currently honorary president of Liverpool St Helens, argues that rugby union should move to regional amateur Leagues to ensure that clubs have a level playing field of competition   When I played rugby union at St Helens in the late 1950s and early ’60s, and coached there – illegally – in the ’70s, the clubs we played were essentially local. There were occasional trips into Yorkshire, but 80 per cent of the fixture list was...

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  • Sky Sports to broadcast Rubgy League's National Leagues

    The RFL is delighted to confirm that it has reached agreement with Sky Sports which means the broadcaster will show the exciting National League One and Two competitions for the next two years including the Play-Offs and Grand Finals Day. The live coverage of the Regular season will be shown in a new Thursday evening slot with matches kicking off at 7.30pm. The coverage starts with the first round of National League One on Thursday April 5th 2007. The first match shown will be the highly attract...

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  • RFL Help Leigh Avoid Winding-Up Order

    Leigh Centurions have revealed the RFL have stepped in to help the club avoid a winding-up order brought by HM Revenue and Customs. The sports governing body are to act as brokers with HMRC and help to ensure the survival of the Lancashire based club. Leigh's financial problems have been widely reported over the past months. Their failure to reach the Championship Play-Off final along with the withdrawal of their chairman, Arthur Thomas’ financial backing mid way through the year has led to fi...

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  • One More Year For Principality And Premiership

    Principality Building Society has extended its title sponsorship of the Welsh Premiership and also announced a further partnership with Welsh Rugby, putting its name to the WRU National Youth Leagues for the 2017/2018 season. With the sponsorship dating back to 2005/6 season due to end this year, there was a fear that Welsh rugby's semi-professional league would be looking for a new sponsor. That will now be avoided for another year. The member-owned organisation first lent its Welsh brand to th...

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  • Principality Backs Premiership For Another Year

    Principality Building Society has extended its title sponsorship of the Welsh Premiership and the WRU National Youth Leagues for the 2018/2019 season. It will be the fourteenth year of involvement in the top club league after announcing the end of their agreement early in 2017, yet continuing for one more year this last season. The member-owned organisation first lent its Welsh brand to the domestic league’s top division in 2005. In addition, Principality will also retain title sponsorship of...

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