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  • EU Demands Liberty Details

    Caught up in the European Commission's investigation into the public funding of professional Sports clubs - especially top football clubs in Spain - SWANSEA Council has been asked to explain the funding arrangements at the Liberty Stadium.   South Wales Evening News has reported that officials have asked the council to supply details of a deal which has enabled Swansea City and the Ospreys to play there since 2005.   It was constructed by the council at a cost of £27 million.   Now both club...

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  • Interview: Steve Grainger, RFU Development Director

    Steve Grainger, Development Director at the RFU, talks to Global Sports Jobs about the journey from managing an athletics track for a local Authority to his current role at the RFU, how innovation is helping grow participation in rugby and what makes a good leader. Steve Grainger, RFU interview

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  • Neath RFC Face Winding Up Order Over £60k Debt

    Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking a winding up order against Neath Rugby Club for unpaid rates and other debts totalling £60,000, according to the South Wales Evening Post. The Authority has confirmed that it has been granted a liability order by the courts for the "totality of a long-standing business rates debt". Club chairman Geraint Hawkes told the Post there was an "ongoing appeal" which was being conducted by the valuation tribunal service against the level of business rates it had fac...

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  • York Get Double Stadium Boost

    After a change of ownership last year, York City Knights have been given a double boost with the news that they’ll be back playing at Bootham Crescent ground this season and that the new community Stadium project is looking more likely following a judicial review. Contracts between the club's new owners and City of York Council have finally been signed allow the team to play at York City FC's home for the 2017 and 2018 seasons as part of the local Authority's Community Stadium scheme. Concerns...

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  • Irish Sports Council Recognise RLI

    Rugby league has become the latest sport to be recognised by the Irish Sports Council with approval of Rugby League Ireland as a national governing body. The recognition will allow RLI to further develop the sport of rugby league throughout Ireland and will also allow the organisation to apply for funding from the Sports Council. RLI originally applied to the Sports Council in 2011 and began a two-year probation period on the 31 October of that year. The recognition comes just two months after...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the city council has confirmed. The council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the Stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in council finances, with the Authority...

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  • Reds Miss Out on Stadium Sponsor

    Manchester Evening News have reported that motor dealers, the Williams Group, have pulled out of securing naming rights for Salford Reds’ new Stadium.Williams, the BMW specialists, were in pole position to take charge after agreeing a lucrative five-year deal with both Salford city council and landowners, Peel Holdings.However additional signage costs for the Stadium’s roofs on top of initial costs were then reported to be too high, forcing the Williams Group into a U-turn. This now leaves t...

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  • 'Nobody Can Stop' £135m Cas Tigers Stadium

    Castleford Tigers hope to be in their new Stadium for the start of the 2018 season after plans for the new £135m Five Towns Park were given the final go ahead. Lateral Property Group was given planning permission for the development, which includes a retail park and a new 10,000-seater capacity Stadium for the Tigers on land next to Junction 32 of the M62, at a Wakefield Council meeting in February. However, because of the size of the scheme, it was referred to the Department for Communities an...

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  • IKEA To Build Around AJ Bell As Loans Mount Up

    The AJ Bell Stadium is set to benefit from another £1 million in funding, taking the overall total of loans to over £25 million, as the land next to the ground is close to being sold to IKEA. The Swedish furnishing firm is preparing to purchase part of the 42-acre site surrounding the Stadium and Salford Council has revealed that it is to loan the Stadium company (jointly owned by the council and Peel Holdings) another £942,500 and that figure will be matched by Peel Holdings. The Stadium, sh...

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  • Moseley Planning Major Ground Development

    Moseley have submitted a planning application in conjunction with Birmingham City Council for the construction of a new Stadium and complex on the west side of their current Billesley Common ground. The Greene King IPA Championship club want to build the new facility to form part of the South Birmingham Sports Village project that already encompasses rugby, football, cricket and tennis and provides a focus for community sport in the area. The two storey building, for which plans were submitt...

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