Nigel Wood

  • Nigel Wood Nominated For RLIF Chairman Role

    Nigel Wood has been nominated by the Rugby League European Federation board to become chairman of the Rugby League International Federation. The Rugby Football League chief been nominated to succeed Scott Carter, who recently announced his decision to step down from the role. As well as serving as CEO of the RFL since 2007, Wood was also the Tournament Director of the recent World Cup, and has been vice-chairman of the RLIF since May 2012. An RLEF board statement said: "Following a meeting of th...

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  • RFL Chief Targets £28m Turnover Increase

    Rugby Football League (RFL) chief executive Nigel Wood has unveiled a seven-year plan to increase the game's turnover, the number of spectators watching the game by 700,000 and for England to win the 2017 World Cup. Outlining the RFL's strategy up to 2021, Wood said that he wants to see crowds rise from 2.3million a year to 3million, the game's turnover to go up from £118million to £146million and an increase in television viewers of 5million to 22million. He also set a target of acquiring nea...

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  • World Club Challenge Expansion to be 'Investigated'

    ... Challenge are to be considered by a newly-formed Working Party comprised of representatives of the Stobart Super League and the the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia, the NRL. Rugby Football League (RFL) chief executive Nigel Wood and his counterpart from the Australian Rugby League Commission, David Gallup, discussed the proposals this week at a meeting of the rugby league International Federation in London and agreed that the initiative is worthy of furth...

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  • Pearson takes a punt at Hull FC

    ... reportedly purchased the entire shareholding of the club, bringing an end to the 12 year reign of the board of directors led by Chairwoman Kath Hetherington. James Rule however will remain Chief Executive and handle the day to day running of the club. Nigel Wood, RFL Chief Executive commented; “On behalf of the RFL I would like to welcome Adam Pearson to the sport and congratulate him on the beginning of what I’m sure will be an exciting new chapter in the history of Hull FC,” said RFL Ch...

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  • Nigel Wood Appointed RLIF Chairman As Sally Bolton Joins IAAF

    RFL and Super League (Europe) chief executive Nigel Wood has been appointed chairman of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF). His appointment was confirmed at the RLIF’s annual meeting in Sydney last week, where Australian Rugby League Commission chief executive Dave Smith was appointed as RLIF vice-chairman in succession to Wood. Wood’s appointment comes just a few months after he helped deliver the most successful international rugby league tournament of all time in his cap...

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  • Cap Level Is Club Decision Says Wood

    In the week after the Salford appeal against penalties for salary cap breaches was rejected, RFL CEO Nigel Wood was asked about the salary cap going forward in an interview: He said: “Championship clubs have been able to spend the same as Super League clubs (£1.825m) this season, and League One will join that next year. There’ll be one salary cap limit, so everyone is playing to the same rules, as long as it isn’t more than 50 per cent of their income. The clubs are discussing the cap, an...

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  • Rimmer Takes Place On RFL Board

    ... the Watkins Review of Rugby League Governance, which recommended the addition of more executive board members last July, and RFL chairman Brian Barwick says it is a smart move. “We are delighted to endorse the recommendation of RFL chief executive Nigel Wood that Ralph Rimmer be appointed to the board. In my brief time as chairman I have seen the contribution Ralph makes to our organisation and his promotion is well deserved,” he said. Rimmer has described the appointment as a “huge honou...

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  • RFL Appoint New Head of Marketing

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has appointed Matt Lowery to head up their marketing department. Lowery previously worked for Manchester City Football Club and will join the RFL initially on a consultancy basis. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood believes Lowery will play a valuable role in rugby league achieving its ambitions of sustained commercial and popular growth. “I’d like to welcome Matt to Rugby League and I speak on behalf of everyone at the RFL in saying that we are all looking forwa...

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  • Another Profit For RFL In 2015

    At the RFL Annual General Meeting held at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield last Friday, CEO Nigel Wood reflected on a positive financial performance in 2015. “Financially, 2015 was a very strong year with the highest turnover recorded in non-World Cup years since 2011 (over £25m or €30m) and investment around the sport at the highest ever level,” he said. The Annual Report revealed that the RFL posted a pre-tax profit for the fourteenth year in succession, which in 2015 was £201,...

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  • Olympic Stadium Crowd Shows RL In Rude Health In London

    ... second leg of the International Series between England and New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday attracted a crowd of 44,393 and the RFL says it shows there is still very much an appetite for rugby league in the capital. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood says there are 10 million people in the UK with an interest in the sport and a fifth of them live in London and the South East. He also says 60 per cent of the crowd on Saturday were from London and the South East of England. The deciding...

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