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  • David McMillan Becomes SRU Non-Exec

    ... calibre of candidates who were interested in this position. This reflects very positively on Scottish Rugby’s improved performance over recent years and our drive to develop rugby further in Scotland.” Scottish Rugby Board: Colin Grassie, chairman Rob Flockhart, Scottish Rugby Union president Mark Dodson, chief executive Andrew Healy, finance director Robert Howat, general counsel Jim Littlefair, council representative Dominic McKay, chief operating officer Ian McLauchlan, non...

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  • Scots Pro-Teams For Sale As Clubs Back SRU Motion

    ... of last week to allow the possibility of external investment into the country’s two professional teams. At a packed Special General Meeting at BT Murrayfield 171 eligible voters attended and passed the motion put forward by Scottish Rugby president, Rob Flockhart. Speaking after the meeting chief executive Mark Dodson said: “I would like to thank our member clubs who have turned out in force tonight to support our ambitions to source external revenue for our professional clubs. This was a p...

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  • Spring Joins SignAway

    Sports signage company SignAway have announced that Kate Spring has joined them to manage client servicing, develop existing client relationships and create new business. Spring has a strong sports sponsorship and events background, having worked at Octagon Sports Marketing, Premiership Rugby and more. She recently managed freelance projects for England Rugby 2015 and for a variety of Formula One clients. See also... Signaway Completes DHL Roof Signage at The Stoop Face-toFace with Greg Craigen...

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  • Coaching - Back to School

    Working in schools can be a good first step for potential rugby coaches. RUNNING RUGBY looks at company who specialise in courses both for teachers and players   Independent Coach Education (ICE) is the largest provider in Britain of coaching services to schools.  From its beginning in 2002, it has run over 500 coaching courses attended by over 8,000 teachers from schools of all types. These courses incorporate all sports, which are played in schools, but rugby union has always been one of the...

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  • RR speaks to Robin Bye

    Outside of those reading this magazine, there pRobably aren’t huge numbers of people who had the fortune to combine their sporting passion with working life. But for Robin Bye, former Brand and Media Director and Saracens, that’s exactly what he’s been able to do for the last decade. And following ten years at the creative helm at Sarries, he has now gone solo, setting up Byelateral – an independent creative consultancy specialising in the design and delivery of innovative solutions for...

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  • RR speaks to Eamonn McManus

    What I’m saying is the game needs a shot in the arm both commercially in terms of profile image and in terms of playing standards. Everything should be aimed towards improving our international performance and we’ll only do that if we improve club performance. What we should be doing, like every other business that works, is recognising and incentivising success rather than just cosseting mediocrity. We already have an even playing field, TV monies are distributed evenly, the Super League di...

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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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  • Rugby League - Innovate or stagnate.

    Should rugby league be doing more to beat the recession? One Super League chairman thinks so but as part of a constant drive to improve financial performance and sporting image and profile rather than as mere enforced reaction to a weakening economy. DAVID LAWRENSON reports   In the current economic downturn every aspect of a business needs to be looked at and rugby is no exception. Both league and union seem to be coping better than most businesses but according to one Super League chairman, r...

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  • Edinburgh - A case history

    When the Edinburgh franchise was taken over by the Scottish Rugby Union in 2007, Korero were brought in to help new chief executive Nic Cartwright revitalise the club. Because of the turbulent history of the Scottish professional rugby union clubs, Garth and his team faced a tough challenge, particularly as they had just six weeks to the start of the season to get the project underway. “There was a lot of animosity in the community,” recalls Garth. “Basically there was very little support...

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  • Banking on the Lions

    Why would a bank sign up for the biggest sponsorship in rugby? RUNNING RUGBY looks into HSBC’s tie-up with the Lions   As far as rugby sponsorships are concerned, they don’t come any bigger than HSBC’s tie-up with the British and Irish Lions. The world’s biggest bank are supporting the Lions tour to South Africa next year to the tune of £4 million, the most visible sign of which will be the HSBC logo on the famous red jerseys. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as the comp...

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