Simon Cohen

  • Face-To-Face With... Simon Cohen

    Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen spoke to us at Rugby Expo 2014 about his all-encompassing role and how the Aviva Premiership club operates as a business model. The interview was conducted in a busy exhibition hall and apologies if any lapses in sound quaity detract from the content in any way.

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  • RWC Organisers “Removed” From Everyday Fans Claims Tigers CEO

    Steve Moorhouse from iSportconnect recently spoke to Leicester Tigers CEO Simon Cohen in an in-depth interview, with Cohen expressing his view on the Rugby World Cup. He claimed that the organisers are "a long way removed from what the ordinary fan on the ground wants" after they opted not to use Welford Road as a venue. To see the full article, visit the link below. Rugby World Cup Organisers “removed” from Everyday Fans Claims Tigers CEO...

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  • Tigers Appoint New CEO

    Leicester Tigers have appointed Simon Cohen as the club’s chief executive officer. Head of rugby operations at the club from 2005, Simon joined the Board of directors in September 2011 in the new position of acting chief operating officer. Previously a sports lawyer and partner at James Chapman & Co in Manchester, Simon has previously represented the England rugby team, Rugby Players Association and British & Irish Lions players. He also set up Rugby Class, a nationwide rugby coaching...

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  • Council Disappoints Tigers In Car Park Sale

    Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen says he is disappointed that the Granby Halls site next to Welford Road will be sold on the open market, according to the Leicester Mercury. The club has long hoped to acquire the 1.66-acre site, which is currently a car park, but mayor Sir Peter Soulsby announced last week that the council-owned plot would be sold on the open market. Cohen has confirmed that the Tigers will submit a bid for the land, which it would develop as a match day fan engag...

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  • Tigers Take Further Steps Into Property Development

    ... start work on a 425-space multi-storey car park this spring. The rugby club want to spend £5 million building the car park, having just invested £8 million on a new 3,100 seater stand to take the ground's capacity up to 26,000. Club chief executive Simon Cohen said the new stand – replacing the outdated West Stand – was in use and just a couple of weeks from completion. He told the Leicester Mercury that work on the multi-storey car park would hopefully get underway within two months on t...

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  • Interview With Head Of BT Sport Simon Green

    Head of BT Sport Simon Green talks to iSportconnect about the broadcaster’s approach thus far, its plans for the future and the innovative way in which it has attempted to cover rugby this season. Please click here to watch the video...

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  • Tigers Announce 13,000+ Season Ticket Sales

    ... guaranteed their seats for every home game. Season ticket holders are guaranteed their place at 17 games – for the price of just 12 – and enjoy benefits including priority booking for any knockout fixtures and Tigers Store discounts. Chief Executive Simon Cohen said: “We have to prepare for the season and there is a huge amount of work going on at Welford Road. Season ticket sales are going really well. We are going to have more season ticket holders in next year than we had last season,...

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  • Wigan Marketing Man, Collinson To Leave After 13 Years

    Wigan Warriors announce that marketing director, Simon Collinson, will leave the Club at the end of August. Collinson has spent 13 years with the club having joined from Bradford Bulls in 2004. During his time at the club he has played a major role in shaping the Warriors’ marketing strategy with Wigan consistently recording average attendances in excess of 14,000 since 2006 as well as achieving four of the five highest Super League club attendances of all time. Collinson will leave the Warrio...

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  • Orange Fields Sharks Questions On Facebook

    The new chairman of Sale Sharks, Simon Orange of CorpAcq, conducted a video interview on Facebook earlier this week in which he fields questions from fans about his reasons for getting involved and his plans for the club in the future. Please click the link below to watch... Simon Orange Video Interview With Sale Sharks Fans See also.. Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq...

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  • Premiership Clubs In Dispute With RFU Over RWC Plans

    ... clubs. That offer is apparently on condition of player release for additional home test matches, with a further sum to follow as part of a new agreement between the RFU and Premiership Rugby due for renewal in 2016. Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen told The Rugby Paper: "Until suitable compensation is agreed we should look to play through the World Cup. There are ongoing talks between Premiership Rugby and the RFU, but the World Cup was an agreement between the IRB and the RFU to...

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