Richard Thewlis

  • Huddersfiled Man, Andrew Watson Joins Giants

    ... lifelong fan of some 500-plus games, it is going to be a real labour of love. “I served as Ken Davy’s chief executive at Huddersfield Town when he rescued the club in 2003, and also as a director of the Giants, and have a long friendship with Ken and Richard Thewlis. “We have a fabulous commercial team in Brian Blacker, Eorl Crabtree and Bev Meadows, and I am looking forward to sharing an office with them at this great club.” Managing director Thewlis also commented: “Andrew Watson wi...

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  • Giants Appoint Paul in New Role

    Huddersfield Giants have named Robbie Hunter-Paul as their business development manager. The former Giants player will take up his new full-time role with the remit to expand the club’s supporter and corporate base. Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “I believe Robbie’s skill set to be unique in Rugby League, He has always kept in touch with our club and assisted in many areas since he came to play for the Giants in 2006 where of course he scored for us in our first Challenge C...

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  • Brown and Giants Part Company Early

    ... at the end of the season with Anderson taking over the post in November, but poor results, the latest being a 33-6 reverse in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington Wolves has led the club to take swift action. Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis, said, ““Clearly all can see that we have not performed to a level that we are confident this squad is capable of and as a consequence we have today agreed that Nathan will leave the club and Paul will move forward as head coach...

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  • Chris Taylor Joins Huddersfield Board

    Huddersfield Giants have announced that local businessman Chris Taylor will join the club as a non-executive director. Taylor will join the board with immediate effect alongside chairman Ken Davy, managing director Richard Thewlis, deputy chairman Paul Morgan and directors Keith Hellawell, Mel Green and Allan Bamber. The 49-year-old set up Arrow Self Drive with his business partner Robert Hill in 1988, a company that has now grown to become one of Yorkshire's leading suppliers of rental vehicles...

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  • Giants Sign Three-Year Kooga Deal

    ... The Manchester-based company has supplied the Giants for the last seven years and the deal represents a record level of investment into the club, coming on the back of the club's best retail performance in the Super League era. Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: "We went out into the marketplace for kit manufacturers and had a plethora of offers and tenders to look at from suppliers of differing sizes. "At the end of the process the recommendation to continue with Kooga was an easy...

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  • Giants Announce Coach for 2013

    ... grow as a coach and he is as ready as he is going to be for the top job. He has served a great apprenticeship here along with playing at the highest level at winning clubs and so he knows what is required to be successful. “ Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: “By making this announcement now it gives clarity to everyone and stability for the long term. Next year we look forward to working towards giving Nathan Brown his most memorable year yet at the club as we continue to build...

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  • RFU Makes Richard Hill Player Pathway Liaison Manager

    Former England flanker and Rugby World Cup winner Richard Hill has been appointed by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as player pathway liaison manager. The consultancy position will see Hill play an important role with England’s international performance coaches to help identify, mentor and develop young players, between the ages of 15-19, both on and off the field. He will also liaise between the RFU's rugby executive staff and key external stakeholders of the governing body. The 41 year-old r...

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  • Hunter-Paul Swaps Giants For Bulls

    ... he said. The former New Zealand international, who played for Leigh Centurions and Salford City Reds as well as Huddersfield and Bradford, has been working as business development manager of the Giants since hanging up his boots and managing director Richard Thewlis says he leaves with the club’s best wishes. “Robbie has a wonderful opportunity elsewhere that as I see it is too good for him to refuse. He has as I would expect for someone with his integrity and standing within the game kept...

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  • Peter Thomas - RFU

    The RFU have apppointed Peter Thomas as RFU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director which is a new position He will reporting direct to chief executive Francis Baron and head up a new integrated corporate communications and public affairs department within the RFU. Richard Prescott will take on the new role of England Teams Media Director with a remit to integrate our media and communications support across all England representative teams. Richard will report directly to Peter Thom...

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  • Cockerill Signs New Tigers Contract

    Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has signed a new three-year contract with the Welford Road club. The former England hooker became Tigers head coach during the 2008/09 season and was named director of rugby in July 2010. He has led the club to Premiership Finals in each of his four seasons in charge, winning the title in 2009 and 2010, as well as taking the team to a Heineken Cup Final in 2009 and lifting the LV= Cup this season. Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “We are...

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