Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

  • Detailed Plans for the Stadium for Cornwall go Online

    Detailed plans for the Stadium for Cornwall Project have been published on the Cornwall Council planning website, according to The Falmouth Packet. The application is for the erection of a 10,000 person stadium (D2) including ancillary office and hospitality floorspace and hotel (C1) and Infrastructure (outline approval PA11/06125) appearance, landscaping, layout and Scale at Langarth Farm, Threemilestone, Truro. Outline planning permission for the stadium was granted in January 2012 as part of...

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  • Rugby pitches and playing fields safeguarded

    New figures have revealed that rugby pitches and other playing fields throughout the country are being protected because Sport England has an influence on planning applications. Councils now have to consult Sport England on any proposed development that would affect or lead to the loss of a Sports playing field and the body objects to all plans where the developer cannot prove Sports provision will improve or be protected. And the latest statistics show that 94 per cent or 1373 out of 1460 concl...

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  • Stadium For Bath Hires Tech Expert

    Stadium for Bath - the project tasked with delivering a new community focused stadium at the Recreation Ground – has announced the appointment of Mike Bohndiek to the newly created role of chief technology officer. Bohndiek joins as a consultant from his recently formed organisation, Pragmatic Technological Insight (PTI), following three years with West Ham United Football Club transforming their customer experience through the use of technology. With 13 years in the Sports tech sector, Bohndi...

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  • Heineken's grassroots initiative

    The Heineken 10s, which will kick off this autumn, is the first ever-national club 10s tournament in England, with 16 different clubs nationwide hosting matches for over 3,500 amateur players. As part of the tournament, Heineken will also be investing further in grassroots rugby via a special Heineken legacy Fund, which will enable clubs to make improvements to their clubhouses. England World Cup winner Will Greenwood, who will act as ambassador for the tournament, said: “The Heineken 10s repr...

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  • Binns Appointed To Halifax Board

    Halifax RLFC have announced that Andy Binns has been appointed to the board of directors. Binns has been involved with the club since beginning as a sponsor through his own business and has since become a member of the executive committee that was formed ahead of the 2015 season. He is also the chairman of King Cross Park, a successful local amateur club in Halifax. “I am delighted to have made the natural progression onto the board of directors at the club,” Binns said. “We are building t...

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  • Sport England helps to fund RL in the community

    A new Sport England programme dubbed “Inspired Facilities” is offering Funding opportunities ranging from £20,000 to £50,000 to community clubs. The programme could help upgrade existing facilities, or convert existing buildings into venues suitable for sport – subject to being accessible to the whole community.The initiative is part of a £50 million drive linked to the 2012 Olympics, to back up to a thousand community Sports projects between 2011 and 2014.Rugby League clubs hopeful of...

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  • Pirates Must Become Sustainable

    Cornish Pirates chief executive Josh Lewsey says they must rely less on money from owner Dicky Evans, according to an interview with BBC Sport. The ex-England star, who was appointed last month, says the club will invest in off-field Infrastructure. "By making the experience here more enjoyable people will want to come down here and watch, then we'll reduce that burden," he told BBC South West Sport. "That's the challenge we have in terms of making the club sustainable over a long period of time...

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  • London Scottish & SRU Resurrect Partnership

    London Scottish and the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) have resurrected their partnership, despite the announcement of an acrimonious-looking split just a couple of weeks ago. The SRU revealed at the end of last month that it was ending the partnership that was agreed back in January because of an unsatisfactory “performance environment” and London Scottish chairman Sir David Reid angrily refuted some claims about the business model and viability of the club in a strongly worded press release. H...

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  • Face-To-Face With...David Davies (Part Two)

    David Davies talks to Running Rugby about the problems surrounding building stadia and Infrastructure for sporting events and concerts and the growing expectations of the paying public. He also discusses the challenges he faces in his new role as managing director of Edinburgh Rugby and insists there will be no move from Murrayfield in the near future.

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  • Taxman sponsors Jersey

    Jersey Rugby Club is reported to have secured taxpayers’ money to Fund their forthcoming campaign. The Economic Development department has agreed to part with £75,000 to sponsor the club, who will play in the RFU Championship for the first time next season. The department say they are open to the idea of an on-going sponsorship deal provided they see benefits during 2012/13. Jersey Tourism will also run a marketing programme which will see jersey.com and locatejersey.com featuring on the n...

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