Mark Fletcher

  • Face-To-Face With...Mark Fletcher

    The owner and CEO of sports website firm Pitchero, Mark Fletcher, talks to Running Rugby about the number of clubs the company provides a service to in the UK and abroad and the business targets in terms of Market penetration, sponsorship, user engagement and traffic.  He also discusses the model of offering the website service for free and generating money through advertising, expanding into other sports, improving the product and other plans for the future. Please excuse the background noise...

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  • Pitchero Raise £3.1m In Funding

    ... cent of rugby union clubs. It is also seeing over 30 per cent of cricket, hockey and rugby league. “We wanted to connect players, parents and coaches together on one platform making communication and organisation easier,” Pitchero co-founder and CEO Mark Fletcher said. “We soon found providing each club with a website, creating small online communities for each club, then connecting each club website via fixtures and league tables was the way to go”. To that end, the Pitchero platform p...

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  • Pitchero Spinning its Web at Expo

    ... cent.”“We believe 75-80 per cent of rugby clubs could benefit from Pitchero. Some use other systems, and full-time clubs often make their own arrangements, but getting to 80 per cent is a realistic target for us,” says Pitchero chief executive Mark Fletcher.Pitchero’s quest to broaden their client base still further will see them exhibiting at the Expo on November 23 and 24, where they will show off their latest online tool - `Club Subs` - which they hope delegates will take on board as...

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  • IRB Eager To Get to One Artificial Turf

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has set itself a 10-year target to reach a point where all artificial turf pitches are built to one specification. “There are 160 tackles in an average game. The player hits the ground at some force. We want to make sure that the standards we set have longevity, we want them to last for the whole life of the field,” says Steve Griffiths, the IRB’s head of technical services. The advantages are that matches are not called off, there’s a constant playing...

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  • RFU and PRL Deal Delivers Free Rugby Expo Tickets

    Community rugby clubs are to receive complimentary tickets to Rugby Expo 2011 as a result of an exciting new partnership between The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL) and Rugby Ventures, the owners of Rugby Expo. The agreement will see community rugby clubs receive free tickets to attend the second day of the event when the programme focuses on supporting the requirements of the grass roots game. The free ticket offer, which will be distributed through official RFU and...

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  • Mark Rigby - London Wasps

    Mark Rigby, former club captain, player and current board director at London Wasps, has been appointed executive chairman. Rigby, former CEO of commercial property services firm Lambert Smith Hampton, will lead the club through 2009 taking responsibility for playing and commercial activities as well as advising on the proposed new stadium complex for the club.

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  • Mark Sinderberry - Saracens

    Mark Sinderberry has left his position as chief executive of Guinness Premiership club Saracens to pursue further career opportunities. Edward Griffiths, who was CEO of Saracens umbrella company Premier Team Holdings, has taken over the role at Saracens. Club owner Nigel Wray explained: “Edward has huge experience within rugby, having been CEO of South African Rugby during their World Cup win in 1995 and, more recently, on the country's bid for the 2011 World Cup. “Edward has been working wi...

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  • Q&A With RRW's Mark Davies

    The new chief executive of Regional Rugby Wales Mark Davies has given his first interview to Wales Online since taking up the position. Davies provides an update on where the four regions stand following the new peace deal between them and the Welsh Rugby Union.  The former Scarlets chief also claims that the Pro12 is targeting up to five main commercial partners between now and the end of the season. Pro12 sides are set to receive additional funds to the guaranteed €20m once revenue for the...

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  • Mark Lambert Talks Education In Rugby

    Harlequins Prop Mark Lambert talks to The Rugby Business Network about the importance of education in rugby in the professional era to ensure that players have a career path to pursue, whether in business, journalism or another field, when they hang up their boots. Please click here to view the video on The Rugby Business Network website......

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  • Quins Add Spelman To Board

    Harlequins have appointed former Accenture global head of strategy Mark Spelman to their board as a non-executive director. The Cambridge University graduate spent over 25 years in senior roles at Accenture and has held a range of advisory and non-executive roles since leaving the company in 2015, including recently chairing the World Economic Forum’s “Future of the Internet” initiative. Harlequins’ chairman David Morgan said: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Mark’s cal...

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