Roger Blyth

  • Blyth Becomes Ospreys Chairman

    The Ospreys have revealed that Roger Blyth is set to replace Geoff Atherton as chairman of the club and its holding company Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd. Atherton is retiring after overseeing a structural reorganisation of the two businesses in recent years but will still act as a director and Blyth will make the step up from his current role as managing director of both firms. The Ospreys released a statement thanking their outgoing chairman for his “tireless efforts” over the past couple...

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  • Cuddy Steps Down from Executive Role

    ... relinquished his role as joint managing director of Ospreys after almost 10 years in the post. A statement isued by the Welsh region said that Cuddy will also "step down from day to day management of the rugby operation". The other joint managing director, Roger Blythe, and chief operations officer Andrew Hore will take over Cuddy's day-to-day role at Ospreys. The Ospreys statement read: “In common with the other regional sides in Wales, Ospreys Rugby has faced a significant number of challen...

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  • WRU And Regions Agree On Make-Up Of PRGB

    ... the goal of sustainable and competitive professional rugby in Wales.” The other representatives likely to sit on the PRGB include Peter Thomas (Cardiff Blues chairman), Nigel Short (Scarlets chairman), Martin Hazell (Newport Gwent Dragons chairman), Roger Blyth (Ospreys chairman) and Roger Lewis, David Pickering, Steve Phillips and Rhodri Lewis from the WRU. The group head of compliance at the WRU, Julie Paterson, will act as the PRGB secretary....

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  • Draper Commits Further As Wolves Chief

    Warrington Wolves chief executive Roger Draper has committed his immediate future to the club amid rumours in some quarters that he could be a candidate to replace Blake Solly as Super League general manager. The former British tennis supremo, who joined the Super League club in March 2015, has signed extended terms although the timeframe has not been disclosed. Draper’s decision, along with Tony Smith signing an extended contract, provides Wolves with stability on and off the field and he sai...

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  • Liberty Stadium Primed For Expansion After New Lease Agreed

    ... years, sharing a cut of stadium sponsorship revenue and build 3G pitches in the city. Ospreys Rugby, have shared the £27m venue since 2005, paying a nominal rent to the management company running it, will continue to play home games at the stadium. Roger Blyth, chairman of Ospreys said: “It is very positive news for all concerned that we have been able to reach agreement on heads of terms regarding the future operations of the Liberty Stadium. “As an equal partner in the Stadium Management...

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  • Johnson to Leave Ospreys

    ... enjoyed getting my teeth into over the last three years. “I feel that now is the right time for me to move on to other challenges but I remain 100 per cent committed to the Ospreys between now and the end of the season.” Ospreys managing director, Roger Blyth, added:

“Scott is an innovative thinker who has worked tirelessly for the cause since joining the Ospreys. While he has brought silverware to the Liberty Stadium, and we hope that will be the case once again this season, the rea...

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  • Welsh Regions Offer Takeover Deal To WRU

    The four Welsh regions have offered the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) the chance to take them over and end the ongoing impasse before 18 July. In a letter from chairmen Peter Thomas (Cardiff Blues), Martyn Hazell (Newport Dragons), Roger Blyth (Ospreys) and Nigel Short (Scarlets), an offer has been made for the WRU to take over all four regions before they are forced to scale back on playing costs and begin to offload players. The regions have set a deadline of 18 July for their offer to be either acc...

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  • Ospreys Post First Profit For Nine Years

    ... Llandarcy Park (Ospreys) Ltd, show that ticketing revenue and commercial income continued to grow during the latest financial year and funding increased as a result of the new Rugby Services Agreement and European Rugby Champions Cup. Ospreys chairman Roger Blyth said: “It gives me enormous pleasure to be able to talk about the improved off field performance of the business. These figures are the result of the efforts and hard work behind the scenes, across all departments of the organisation...

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  • New Super Team Appointed By RFL

    The RFL has announced three significant appointments to strengthen its senior team. Roger Draper has been appointed to the newly created role of chief commercial officer and Super League executive director, Mark Foster will take on the role of Super League general manager and Tony Sutton will join the organisation as director of finance and facilities. Draper, who is currently chief executive of Warrington Wolves, was formerly chief executive of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) between 2006 and...

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  • Ex-LTA Boss Draper Named New Wolves CEO

    Warrington Wolves have appointed the former Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper as their new CEO from the beginning of March. Draper is the former chief executive of Sport England as well as the LTA and has been involved in the business of sport for over 20 years, so brings extensive sports management experience and commercial and administrative success to the position. A former England Students international player, Draper started his career at the RFL in 1992 as London Rug...

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