Rochdale Hornets

  • Ratu And Churm Return To Hornets

    Two former Hornets three-quarters who hung up their playing boots in the 90’s have returned to the club to help to continue push the Rochdale forward. Emon Ratu and Chris Churm, who played with distinction for Rochdale Hornets in the 1990’s, have returned to the club as board members of the supporter owned Kingstone Press Championship rugby league team. Hornets chairman Mark Wynn said: “We are really pleased to welcome Emon and Chris on board. They both played with distinction for Hornets...

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  • Hornets Home Becomes Crown Oil Arena

    Rochdale Hornets’ Spotland Stadium has been renamed The Crown Oil Arena after Rochdale AFC signed a record breaking five-year deal with Crown Oil. The five-year agreement, which is the biggest commercial deal in the club’s history, will secure a significant six-figure investment chunk, cementing the long term future of the football club - who took ownership of the stadium in March – and ensuring refurbishment of the premises. The Crown Oil Arena will be the largest sporting, leisure and en...

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  • Adam Bates Is New Hornets Chief Exec

    Rochdale Hornets have named Adam Bates as the new chief executive. He will join the club from January as we prepare for the 2017 Championship campaign. Mark Wynn, Rochdale Hornets chairman said: “I am really excited to be able to announce Adam Bates as our new CEO. Adam is a rugby league fanatic who has an impressive pedigree in sales and marketing as well as spending time working in social housing.” “He is someone who I have known and been aware of for a long time and we have watched him...

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  • Bradley Leaves Hornets For Burnley FC

    Rochdale Hornets chief executive officer Ryan Bradley will be leaving his post in September. Bradley, who joined Hornets in 2013, will make the leap to Premier League Football club Burnley FC, his home town club, to take on the role as business development executive for Burnley FC in the Community Trust. Rochdale Hornets chairman Mark Wynn commented: "We are naturally disappointed to lose Ryan as he done a fantastic job since his appointment. "This hasn't gone unnoticed and it is testament to th...

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  • New Hornets Board Members Mean Business

    Rochdale Hornets have revealed that three new directors will form an executive board to drive the ambitious Championship club forward. Rochdale business woman of the year, Julie Bowmer, former RFL european development director Niel Wood and London-based hospitality supplier, Richard Lamb will join current co-opted director Martin Ballard on the new executive board, which will operate under the guidance of the club’s elected board. Club president Paul Ormerod and chairman Mark Wynn, elected...

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  • Rochdale Hornets Forced To Amend Budgets

    Championship side Rochdale Hornets have discovered budget inaccuracies and have found it necessary to potential payment reductions with staff and players before the start of the 2018 season. A club statement said that “the discussions are ongoing and the club is working closely with the playing group to resolve this matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.” The statement continued: “Unexpected poor commercial performance in 2017 combined with inaccurate financial information in advan...

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  • Steve Kerr Appointed Hornets CEO

    Rochdale Hornets have announced that Steve Kerr has been appointed as the club’s new chief executive succeeding previous CEO Adam Bates. Following the departure of Adam at the beginning of November, Steve has help guide the club through the early stages of pre-season. The board acted quickly to appoint Steve, having been impressed with his ideas, passion for change and the way he has conducted club affairs. Chairman, Mark Wynn said “Steve is no stranger to the club having helped reshape the...

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  • Hornets Get Buzz Out of Cooperation

    Rochdale Hornets, one of the founder members of the Rugby Football League in 1895, have blazed a trail as an example to clubs of their size with an innovative co-operative ownership scheme which has put the 145-year-old side back on a steady financial keel. In January 2009, the Hornets went into administration, owing the Inland Revenue £55,000. But out of the darkness a small group of fans set up a co-operative based on the principle of one member, one vote.  Now each of the 170 members gets a...

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  • In the Swim with Aqua

    ... and Northampton. In professional football our clients include Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and Bolton Wanderers. In rugby league former St Helens and Great Britain scrum half Bobbie Goulding, now coach of Rochdale Hornets, is a great advocate and St Helens and Great Britain forward Paul Sculthorpe is now on board promoting the system.

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  • RFL Partners With Supporters Direct

    ... relationships between fans and clubs. Supporters Direct have helped to establish almost 20 supporters’ trusts in rugby league since forming the first at Warrington Wolves and it has helped six clubs across the country, including Hunslet Hawks, Hemel Stags and Rochdale Hornets, to enter supporter community ownership. RFL director of projects and planning, Jon Dutton, said: “Supporters Direct have an important role to play in rugby league by providing support and advice to clubs and fans who...

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