Newcastle Falcons

  • Hogan Appointed Falcons MD

    Mick Hogan has been appointed managing director of Newcastle Falcons with immediate effect and will be reporting directly to chairman Semore Kurdi. Hogan has been assisting the club for the past six months as a commercial consultant after previously working at the Falcons as commercial director and head of marketing as well as being CEO at Wigan Warriors RL and Sale Sharks RFC. Speaking about the appointment, Newcastle chairman Semore Kurdi said "I'm delighted that Mick has taken up this new rol...

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  • Smith Rejoins Falcons As Media Manager

    Newcastle Falcons have appointed local newspaper journalist Mark Smith as the club’s new media manager. The sports journalist for the Newcastle Chronicle, who specializes in rugby, will begin his new role on March 14 and it shouldn’t take him long to get into the swing of things as he held the same position at the club for a number of years before joining the Chronicle in 2010. Smith revealed the news on Twitter, saying: “I am returning to work at Newcastle Falcons as media manager. Had 5...

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  • Newcastle Seek Council Loan To Buy Back Kingston Park

    A report in the Newcastle Chronicle has revealed that Newcastle Falcons are seeking a loan from the local council in order to buy back Kingston Park stadium. Newcastle City Council are reportedly considering brokering a multi-million pound loan for the Aviva Premiership club, details of which will be discussed at a closed session of its business cabinet this week. The Falcons currently lease the ground from landlords Northumbria University and have two years remaining on the deal. The loan was s...

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  • David Roberts - Newcastle Falcons

    Newcastle Falcons have appointed David Roberts as commercial director. A co-founder of the Great North Run and Great Run series, David is managing director of sports marketing company, Roberts & Partners Ltd. He has been responsible for a number of projects including the commercial rights to PGA Senior Championships, Hartlepool Tall Ships 2010 and assisting Durham County Cricket Club in their sponsorship requirements, as well as working for Nike Europe as Product Line Manager (Running)....

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  • Falcons Announce New Sponsorship Deal

    Newcastle Falcons have secured a partnership with HM Plant as the club’s new main sponsor in a two-year deal. The excavator supplier, a subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe, will have its logo on the front and right sleeve of the Falcons playing jersey. The company also serves as title sponsor to Honda Racing UK. Newcastle Falcons commercial director Duncan Edward (pictured, left, with John Jones, HM Plant managing director) said: “I am absolutely delighted that HM Plant has e...

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  • Interview: Hogan on the Falcons

    The Rugby Paper last week ran a great Q&A with Newcastle Falcons MD Mick Hogan. In it he discusses the new 4G pitch, buying back Kingston Park, the Falcons' plan to break even, the impact of RWC on the region and the possibility of staging a Big Game sometime soon. Read here: Rugby Paper Interview with Mick Hogan See also: Hogan Appointed Falcons MD Hogan Striving For Falcons & RWC Success Falcons Suffer £3.6m Loss in 2013-4...

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  • Richards Returns with the Falcons

    Dean Richards will make his return to rugby next season as director of rugby of Newcastle Falcons after serving a three year ban for his role in the 'bloodgate' scandal.  Richards told the Falcons official website: “I am delighted to get the opportunity to join Newcastle Falcons. Whilst there was interest from other clubs, there are two reasons why I chose the Falcons – the supporters and Semore Kurdi’s ambition for the club. “I met up with Semore and his vision made my mind up.” Rich...

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  • Falcons' Revenue Grows By 24%

    Newcastle Falcons have revealed that revenue has increased by 24 per cent to £7.6m and the club's losses have been reduced to £2.2m in the year to June 2015. The club endured losses of £3.6m in 2014-15. Accounts submitted to Companies House show that Newcastle Rugby Ltd, which oversees the Falcons and the Thunder rugby league team, increased its playing and coaching staff from 71 to 77 in the accounting period, though overall staffing remained the same at 246. The company’s wage bill ros...

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  • Greene King Backs Falcons & Thunder

    Newcastle Rugby, the parent company of Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Thunder, has agreed a new partnership with leading UK brewer Greene King. The agreement will see Greene King IPA become the Falcons’ principal partner with immediate effect until summer 2017 and the home shirt sponsors of Newcastle Thunder for the 2016 season as well. Greene King has also been given exclusive pouring rights at Kingston Park stadium for the next five years. The Greene King IPA logo will be displayed on the...

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  • Northern Rock extend Newcastle deal

    Northern Rock has extended their sponsorship of the Newcastle Falcons with a new three-year deal. This will take the company’s partnership with the Falcons past the ten-year mark, making it the longest unbroken main sponsorship in the English Premiership. Northern Rock's logo will appear on the front of the Falcons' new Nike shirt, having signed a three-year kit deal with the sportswear company. Commercial Director Mick Hogan said: "Northern Rock has provided magnificent support to the Falcons...

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