Rugby Football Foundation

  • Foundation awards for Northern clubs

    Six Rugby union clubs in the North will benefit from grants and loans totalling over £43,000, which have been approved by the Rugby Football Foundation. These include a £4,342 grant to Sandal RFC in Wakefield to finance boiler systems, showers and roof work, while at Halifax Vandals RFC a £6,000 grant has been approved to help install floodlights. Disabled toilet provision at Kendal RFC has also been supported with a £6,000 grant. In Lancashire, Bolton RFC will receive an £18,000 loan and a...

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  • Jones-Buchanan Joins Leeds Charity Board

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan has been confirmed as a trustee on the board of Leeds Rugby Foundation, Leeds Rugby’s official charity. The Rhinos second row is believed to be the first current player to be asked to join a Foundation governing body in the sport. Jones-Buchanan said, “It’s great when you’re part of such a prestigious network as the Foundation, you can facilitate people coming together and help make the world move a bit smoother in these times of austerity.” The dual-sport Leeds Ru...

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  • Bath get comfortable with Herman Miller

      Bath Rugby have completed a new partnership deal with Herman Miller, the Bath and Chippenham based furniture design company, who will become an ‘Official Business Partner’ to the Club for the next season.   Herman Miller are dedicated to working within the local community, so will be focused throughout the season on supporting the Bath Rugby Community Foundation across a variety of projects. Their commitment to the community has already been shown, with them sponsoring the “Herman Mill...

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  • Fernequest Appointed To Run Bath Rugby Foundation

    The Bath Rugby Foundation has appointed Lynne Fernquest as its first CEO. The appointment will see Lynne lead Bath Rugby’s charity to ensure that it continues to grow, is wide reaching in its impact and positively benefits vulnerable children and young people in the city and surrounding areas. It comes at a time when the Foundation returns to the heart of the city, moving into a new premises at the Recreation Ground in September 2017. Lynne’s connection with the city began six years ago when...

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  • Koukash And Beaumont Take Rivalry To The Boxing Ring

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash and Leigh chairman Derek Beaumont have announced they will go head-to-head in a charity boxing contest later this year. Koukash revealed their plans via Twitter, confirming the pair would fight it out in Leeds on Friday, October 6th the eve of this season’s Grand Final. “I will beat the s**t out of him,” Koukash tweeted. The two friends currently have a £5,000 wager on a weight loss challenge, with both aiming to reach a target weight of 15-and-a-half stone ...

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  • Newcastle Falcons Announce Gilbert Kit Deal

    Newcastle Falcons have announced that the world renowned Rugby brand Gilbert will be the club’s new official kit partner for the next three seasons. The partnership will see Gilbert supply the club’s playing kit and off-field leisure apparel at all levels as well as partnering the Falcons Community Foundation. Falcons commercial director Duncan Edward said: "They (Gilbert) came through an extensive tender process and we were impressed with the quality of their product, the innovation within...

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  • Community Saints secure Sportsmatch funding

    Saints Community Development Foundation (Community Saints) has been awarded £24,000 by Sportsmatch to match the investment it’s received from partners Executive Solutions for its St Helens Rugby League primary project.   The Sportsmatch programme, an initiative by Sport England brings additional funding to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship from the commercial sector, private individuals or charitable trusts to deliver new projects that get people playing and enjoying...

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  • Bristol's Gorvett To Step Down

    Bristol’s chief executive, Steve Gorvett has decided to step down at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. Mark Tainton has been appointed as chief operations officer with the responsibility of control over day-to-day operations, as well as overseeing the club’s recruitment policy, academy and long-term strategy. Tainton – currently serving as interim head coach – will assume the new position in the summer at the time of new director of Rugby, Pat Lam’s arrival. Gorvett joined the Club in 2...

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  • Skolars GM Davies To Leave

    London Skolars general manager, Jac Davies is to step down at the end of the season. Davies, who joined the Skolars last summer will be moving back to his hometown in Wales to be closer to his family. Davies said “My time at Skolars has been the absolute highlight of my career to date, getting to know the fans, volunteers and all connected with this great club has been an immense privilege. I certainly have a soft spot for the club and will be continuing to help the club progress in a voluntar...

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  • Hunter-Paul Leaves Bulls

    Bradford Bulls have confirmed that, following a short absence, Robbie Hunter-Paul will not be returning to the club. Hunter-Paul, whose exploits as a player for the club are well documented, served as chief executive after joining Bradford from Huddersfield Giants in July 2013. Club chairman Marc Green said: “I am saddened to see Robbie leave, but understand his position and wish him and his family all the best.” “I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support over the past three...

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