Roger Draper

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Sport Business

    Former rugby player Roger Draper is determined to bring sport into the 21st century. He talks to DAVID LAWRENSON about sport, business and funding     Roger Draper is chief executive of the Lawn Tennis Association. He’s one of the new breed of sports leaders who are combining their experience of competing at an elite level with first-rate business administration skills In Draper’s case, the sports were rugby league and tennis. Growing up in Wigan, he played league at school and for local a...

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  • One More Year For Ladbrokes And Challenge Cup

    ... the 2018 season. This season has seen a record number of games from the competition broadcast live on the BBC and Sky Sports and the new deal comes the week of the 2017 final between Hull FC and Wigan. Rugby Football League chief commercial officer, Roger Draper, said: “I am delighted that Ladbrokes have decided to extend their current partnership and that they recognise the value in being involved with such a prestigious and well-regarded competition. “The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup is rich i...

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  • Warrington End Vaping Sponsorship

    ... Jones Stadium. Truvape has been the sponsor of the South Stand at the ground for the past 18 months but that partnership has been brought to an end and from May 1 there will be a no-vaping policy as well as a no-smoking policy in force. Warrington CEO Roger Draper said: “We have very much enjoyed working with Truvape over the last 18 months and wish them every success for the future. “This is a really exciting time for Warrington Wolves as we look to the future and implementing a new commer...

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  • Super 8 Format Remains For 2018

    ... (2012), Huddersfield Giants (2013), St Helens (2014), Leeds Rhinos (2015) and Warrington Wolves (2016), the Tigers topped the league for the first time in their history. Rugby Football League chief commercial officer and Super League executive director, Roger Draper, said: “The 2017 Betfred Super League season is one of the most exciting in recent years and Castleford’s victory earlier this month, crowning them League Leaders for the first time in their 91-year history, was a fantastic occa...

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  • RFL Test Appetite For Live-Streaming

    ... be streamed live across the UK and Europe on rugby-league.com for a fee of £3.49. The game will also be available for free to any fan who buys a ticket for the Dacia Magic Weekend via rugby-league.com. Rugby Football League chief commercial officer, Roger Draper, said: “The way in which people watch sport is changing and we know that there is significant demand to watch Rugby League and particularly our national team. “We believe that at just £3.49, the Test Match between England and Samo...

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  • SL Clubs Agree To Salary Cap Increase

    ... proposals in Manchester today (Thursday 6th) and, if approved, the new regulations will come into force from the start of the 2018 season. Speaking following the meeting, Rugby Football League chief commercial officer & Super League executive director, Roger Draper, said: “We have had a fantastic start to the 2017 Betfred Super League season with some incredible action on the field. Attendances and viewing figures are up on last year and the decision to support the proposals today is anot...

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  • Catapult To Supply Super League And England

    ... teams for training and matches. The co-operation will also explore live match-day tracking using Catapult’s ClearSky technology. The partnership will also investigate data commercialisation opportunities to use live metrics from games. The RFL’s Roger Draper said: “Catapult’s wearable analytics will be deployed to all twelve of our Super League teams, having already been used by the England Men’s National Team at the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The RFL have long been associated wi...

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