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  • Jonny Petrie is New Edinburgh MD

    ... Operations Manager, overseeing sponsorship projects and managing stakeholder relations. Before joining Scottish Rugby, Petrie was Head of Sponsorship at the energy company SSE for five years, working across sport and entertainment on such projects as the SSE Hydro and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Speaking of his new role Jonny Petrie said: "I am very much looking forward to this new challenge of leading a club with such a strong history and exciting future. We have a great opportunity t...

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  • Petrie Heads SSE Campaign to Reduce Bills

    English rugby clubs have been promised an opportunity to gain some relief from the looming spectre of rising electricity and gas bills by SSE, the official energy partner of the Rugby Football Union (RFU).The company, which has also been the RFU’s National community partner since August 2011, has sifted through the results from its online survey of the English rugby congregation (‘What Clubs Need’) and identified that the priority for clubs is to reduce the cost of the energy they use.  ...

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  • SSE help power the RFU

    Leading energy company, SSE, have been announced as the National Community Partner of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in a three year partnership.  SSE will invest ‘significantly’ to support community rugby in England and take on the title sponsorship of the National and Divisional Leagues. Sophie Goldschmidt, who joined the RFU as Chief Commercial Officer in July, commented: “The announcement of SSE’s investment in the grassroots game is a credit to both SSE’s dedication to the develo...

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  • The Bosses - Ian Lenagan

    You can take the man out of Wigan but you can’t take Wigan out of the man. The same could be said of rugby league and the new owner of Wigan rugby league club, Ian Lenagan, embodies both of those sentiments. A successful businessman, who made his fortune through a software company before becoming a producer of West End shows, his lifelong passion remained rugby league and particularly hometown club Wigan. In 2005 he took his first steps into club ownership by becoming the majority shareholder...

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  • Between the Lines

    LAURENCE GALE MSc of pitchcare.com on the history and art of line marking Regular marking of sports pitch lines has been in existence since the late 19th century with the formation of the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union. The governing bodies began to develop their own rules and regulations, which led to each sport having their own particular pitch markings. Also, at around the same time, the All England Croquet Club decided to offer lawn tennis as an added attraction. Markings...

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  • New SSE Initiative Could Save Clubs 10% on Energy Bills

    Energy company, SSE, has today launched ‘SSE Rugby Energy’ which will see English clubs benefit from a bespoke energy package based on their particular requirements. SSE Rugby Energy has been developed alongside the RFU and Utility Aid with an understanding that clubs don’t necessarily have the time or resources to monitor energy efficiency or research the best tariffs. The new initiative could save clubs on average between 8% - 10%; Utility Aid will negotiate this on behalf of the clubs...

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  • Wasps Plan £7m Training Centre Development

    Wasps have applied for planning permission to build a new £7 million training facility at the existing home of Coventry City FC’s academy. The club has revealed for the first time that it has submitted a planning application to Coventry City Council to build a training base at the Alan Higgs Centre in Allard Way in Coventry. Wasps say the new facility will sit next to the existing building and will include an indoor kicking area, three outdoor training pitches, a state-of-the-art gym and a...

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