Manchester United

  • Old Trafford To Host Grand Final Until 2017

    Super League has agreed a new deal with Manchester United to secure Old Trafford as the venue for the Grand Final for a further four seasons until 2017. Nigel Wood, Super League chief executive, said: "The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue. The first Super League Grand Final was played at Old Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for so...

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  • Grand Final To Stay At Old Trafford Until 2020

    Super League (Europe) Ltd and Manchester United have agreed for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years until 2020. The Betfred Super League semi-finals take place this week with league leaders Castleford Tigers facing St Helens on Thursday (7.45pm) and Leeds Rhinos take on this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners, Hull FC on Friday (7.45pm) with the winners securing their place in the Grand Final on Saturday, October 7th. Super League c...

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  • Wakefield Appoint Verity Thomas As Commercial Manager

    Wakefield Wildcats have appointed Verity Thomas as the club’s new commercial manager. Thomas took up her new role last week and joins the club having previously spent three years working in business development for Manchester United Football Club. Thomas is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in marketing management and began her career as account manager for Swedish furniture manufacturer Kinnarps, before joining Manchester United. She will be responsible for working wit...

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  • Old Trafford Out Of World Cup Running

    Manchester United have reportedly dealt the 2015 Rugby World Cup organisers a severe blow by withdrawing Old Trafford from the long list of venues. The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ was one of the larger stadiums in the running to host games with a capacity of 76,000 and was expected to host several fixtures during the course of the tournament but it is now likely to be replaced by Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the list as ER2015 are keen to have a venue in Manchester. It is the latest in a se...

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  • Manchester becomes Union hotbed

    Greater Manchester has become a hotbed of rugby union development activity as partnerships between the Rugby Football Union, Manchester City Council, Sale Sharks and the Manchester Rugby Union Development Group continue to blossom across the region. The expansion of the rugby union workforce, headed by North West Rugby Development Manager Dave Southern and directed by the city's Rugby Development Officers Phil Clarke and Tom Mapp, is supported by resources provided by the various agencies, wit...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Tom Hill

    Head of global sponsorship at Manchester United and former Saracens and RFU man Tom Hill talked to Running Rugby at Rugby Expo 2014 about the differences between football and rugby and what rugby has to offer from a sponsorship perspective. Hill was commercial director at Saracens between 1997 and 2002, before working as sales and marketing manager at the RFU until 2008. He has since been working with the Premier League club in various sponsorship roles and is currently responsible for the ac...

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  • Salford Set For Major Rebrand

    ... a new start and make more people aware of who we are and for them to become involved.” The club was actually nicknamed the Red Devils back in the 1930s after being labelled “Les Diables Rouges” by the French but the name is now synonymous with Manchester United and the switch may not go down well with Salford fans who share their allegiances with Manchester City....

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  • Kitbag Sold To Fanatics

    ... adjustment based on the working capital position of Kitbag at completion. Kitbag has approximately 500 members of staff in its Greater Manchester head office. Kitbag operates e-commerce and retail operations for a host of major sports teams including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton. Its client portfolio also includes the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, the Ryder Cup, the Open, Formula 1 and the Tour de France. The deal ends speculation that Sports Direct...

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  • Cardiff To Get Eight World Cup Matches

    ... matches are being earmarked for Cardiff during the tournament from September 2015 – two more than the Welsh Rugby Union had bargained for. In that event it will be a huge earner for Wales with the Union standing to make at least £6m in hire fees. Manchester United’s withdrawal of Old Trafford has made the Welsh capital an even more important centre for England’s 2015 operation, crucially so in their bid to cover the £80m guarantee given to Rugby World Cup Ltd. Please click here to read...

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  • U20 Championship Heading To Manchester

    Manchester is set to host the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) won the rights to host the event. The tournament, which is currently taking place in four locations across Italy, will be staged at the AJ Bell Stadium and the Manchester City Academy Stadium in June 2016. The Rugby World Cup is taking place in England later this year and RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie thinks that winning the rights to host the World Rugby U20 Championship next year as well will...

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