Northampton Town Football Club

  • Northampton To Enter Championship 1 in 2013

    The Rugby Football League has today confirmed that Northampton will enter rugby league’s semi-professional Championship One competition in 2013. The Midlands team will be owned and run by Northampton Town Football Club and will play at the Club’s Sixfields Stadium (pictured above) whilst maintaining close links with the area’s existing community rugby league team, Northampton Demons. Northampton will also benefit from a link up with Super League Club Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, who will s...

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  • Saracens Cancel Cape Town Experiment

    Saracens have cancelled their plans to stage their Heineken Cup match with Biarritz in Cape Town. The fixture which is scheduled for the 14th of January will now be held in London. There was a dispute in Cape Town over which stadium should host the event. The Cape Town stadium (pictured above) was announced, as the initial venue, which is owned by the City of Cape Town but the Western Province Rugby Football Union wanted the game to be held at Newlands, the regions tradional rugby home. Sarcens...

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  • Saints in Talks Over Stadium Plans

    Northampton Saints are to hold a public consultation for the proposed development of a new North Stand at Franklin’s Gardens. Members of the Club’s management and stadium design team will discuss the plans with interested local residents and businesses early next month. Saints say any feedback will be collated and issued to the planning authorities as part of the application in the autumn. Saints vice-chairman Tony Hewitt says: “The new North Stand is an integral part of our plans not just...

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  • Rebels forced to Pull Out

    Northampton Rebels, one of the four planned newcomers to Championship One in 2013, have had to pull out. Rebels chairman David Cordoza revealed that the Club were unlikely to be competitive and apologised for the decision. "We didn't want to launch something that had no chance of success and was not going to be competitive, "It was always of paramount importance to us that the rugby league side didn't impact on the Football Club and we were concerned there was an increasing risk of that happenin...

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  • Saints Secure Long Term Deal

    Northampton Saints have announced that main sponsor Travis Perkins has renewed its deal with the Club for a further four years until at least 2016. Travis Perkins became the Saints’ main sponsor in 2002. However the relationship between Club, Travis Perkins, its predecessor Travis and Arnold, and the Travis family as a whole stretches back over 90 years. Saints chief executive Allan Robson welcomed Travis Perkins’ decision to renew their position as main Club sponsor. “The Saints and Trav...

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  • London Welsh Plan Kassam Stadium Exit

    London Welsh are hoping to redevelop Witney Town's old Football ground and leave the Kassam Stadium, according to the BBC. A proposal to redevelop the Polythene Stadium into a 10,000 capacity ground, with 6,000 temporary seats, has been given to West Oxfordshire planners. "The costs we currently have at the Kassam are difficult to justify," London Welsh commercial director David Jenkins told BBC Radio Oxford, Welsh moved to the Kassam Stadium from Old Deer Park following their promotion to the...

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  • Facer Appointed To Saints Board

    Northampton Saints plc, the parent company of Northampton Saints, has announced that former marketing manager Brian Facer has been appointed to the board of directors at the Club The Northampton-born 43-year-old has been at the Saints for almost eight years after joining the Club back in March 2006 as marketing manager. He was promoted to head of commercial operations in 2012 after previously working for a number of blue-chip IT companies in senior sales and marketing roles and he will now take...

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  • Bid To Have Rec Made Into Town Green Provokes Backlash

    A resident opposed to moves to give Bath Rugby a greater share of the Recreation Ground has applied for the site to be made an official Town green. But the application by retired NHS IT manager Jack Sparrow has been dismissed as a “stalling tactic” by the politician at the heart of the process of sorting out the Rec’s future. Mr Sparrow, from Bathwick, has lodged an application under the 2006 Commons Act to have the whole of the Rec, including the city’s leisure centre, designated as a t...

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  • Northampton net a profit

    Northampton Saints Plc, the parent company of Northampton RFC, who were promoted back to the Guinness Premiership at the end of last season, has declared a net profit for the financial year ended May 31, 2008. Although turnover was down by £1.23m to £10,092,595, the company instigated a cost reduction programme which reduced total expenditure by £1.78m and enabled them to make a net profit before tax of £9,284. Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson said: “This is the eighth year...

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  • Saints to Release Half a Million Shares to Fund North Stand

    Northampton Saints plc, the parent company of Northampton Saints, last night announced at its Annual General Meeting the details of how shares in Northampton Saints plc currently held by the Trustees of the old Members’ Club will be made available for general sale. Earlier this year those supporters who were members of Northampton Rugby Football Club when the game turned professional gave their unanimous approval for the sale of half a million ordinary 50p shares in Northampton Saints plc whic...

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