Martin Anayi

  • Anayi Appointed to Drive Pro12 Forward

    The board of PRO12 Rugby have announced that Martin Anayi will become the competition's new Managing Director in October this year. Martin joins PRO12 Rugby from his current position in International Management Group (IMG) as Vice President and Managing Director of the FIA World Rallycross Championships. During his time as MD, Martin was responsible for negotiating the long-term rights for the sport of rallycross with the FIA, and thereafter transforming the FIA European Rallycross Championship...

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  • Anayi Reveals Pro12 Expansion Plans

    Proposals are on the table for a radical shake-up of the Guinness Pro12 which could see the competition expanded and split into two conferences, according to Wales Online. Pro12 chief Martin Anayi has told Wales Online a radical shake-up is being discussed, with an end to matches being played during international windows another possibility. There is a growing feeling among the powers-that-be that matches need to be moved out of international windows so that the star names are absent less of the...

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  • PRO14 Final In Dublin In 2018

    ... sale for the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26, 2018. The event returns to Aviva Stadium where a record-breaking crowd of 45,566 witnessed history in May as Scarlets claimed their second Championship title with a thrilling 46-22 victory over Munster. CEO Martin Anayi told the press at the league’s launch event that he believes using the Aviva Stadium will pay dividends for the clubs in the long-term, while offering a top class stadium for the showpiece final. He said: “It’s an amazing facili...

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  • Guinness Extend With Pro12 Amidst Talk Of Global Expansion

    ... team in Dublin as the PRO12. “We’re thrilled to have Guinness on board for another four years and their continued support is a testament to the strength of our championship which gets better with every passing season,” added Guinness PRO12 CEO Martin Anayi. The launch event of this season’s PRO12 also revealed that the Aviva Stadium in Dublin will be the venue for the final match of the competition on May 27th 2017. There was also much coverage of plans to include US-based teams in the...

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  • Martin Appointed CEO Of New Zealand Football

    Andy Martin, who only left London Irish as CEO around a week ago, has been appointed as the new chief executive of NZ Football. He oversaw a project that led to the sale of London Irish's base in Sunbury and re-location to a new training ground followed by the successful buy out of the club by a consortium of Irish businessmen. He was selected for his new job from a panel of 179 potential candidates worldwide. "I am excited by the many opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand Football...

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  • Rigley Named Pro12 Commercial Director

    ... time with RTÉ Sport, the department recorded an increase in commercial revenue while Rigley also played a key role in expanding digital coverage across RTÉ's online platforms and securing global sports sponsorships. Speaking about the appointment, Martin Anayi, CEO of PRO12 Rugby, said: "In welcoming Dermot to our expanding team at PRO12 Rugby, I would also like to congratulate him for emerging out of a highly-competitive and rigorous recruitment process that included candidates from across t...

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  • Roux And Erasmus Join PRO14 Board

    SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have joined the board of PRO14 Rugby to represent the league’s expansion to include the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. PRO14 chief executive Martin Anayi, commercial & marketing director Dermot Rigley and tournament director David Jordan joined Roux and Erasmus at the match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Munster in Bloemfontein last week following a series of productive meetings with local stakeholders. “To have the C...

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  • Xmas Weekend Brings Pro12 Second Highest Total Gate

    ... the Principality Stadium for Judgement Day. Games at Kingspan Stadium, Thomond Park and BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park hosted sell-out crowds while BT Murrayfield, Liberty Stadium and Stadio Monigo also recorded their highest attendances of the campaign. Martin Anayi, CEO for the Guinness PRO12, paid tribute to the dedicated efforts of the clubs and the commitment of their supporters. “Our clubs and supporters have really bought into the Big Weekend concept since it began earlier this season and...

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  • Red Devils Appoint Vickers As CEO

    Salford Red Devils have appointed Martin Vickers as CEO, with Dave Matthews becoming chief financial officer, as the ambitious club continues its restructure ahead of an assault on Super League. Martin Vickers, who left his role as strategic director of customer services at Salford council, which was reported to be worth £134,000 per annum, in August, said: “We are now reaching the point where we need to expand the back office operation having completely rejuvenated the playing side of the cl...

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  • Worcester And Jersey Groundsmen Up For Award

    The head groundsmen from Worcester Warriors and Jersey Rugby Club will go head to head to for the Professional Rugby Union Groundsman of the Year award at the Institute of Groundsmanship’s award ceremony next month. Either Martin Knight of Worcester and Myles Landick of Jersey will be handed the award on 5 December at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, while other groundsmen from all levels of sport will also be recognised. Knight, who heads up a team of two, and his club are both thrilled with the...

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