Steve Wild

  • Swinton Lions Under Financial Pressure

    Swinton Lions director Steve Wild has told League Express that the club will know much more about its future by Thursday (today) after the full extent of their financial issues were revealed last week. Wild, fellow director Alan Marshall and coach John Duffy fronted supporters at a public meeting in the wake of previous disclosures and the departure of former chairman John Roddy. It was established that the Lions need around £50,000 by the end of this month to pay off a historical tax debt and...

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  • Stade Francais About To Go Wild?

    Paris Top 14 club, Stade Francais is about to be sold to the German Capri-Sun owner, Hans-Peter Wild. Current club president, Thomas Savare is reported to have opted for Wild's proposal over that of the former players Thomas Lombard, Christophe Dominici and Mathieu Blin (among others). Born in Germany but resident in Switzerland, Wild (75) has a resources estimated at almost 3 billion euros (£2.55bn). Nicknamed "the Doctor", he has been supporting rugby for several years in Germany, having firs...

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  • New Logo For Swinton Lions

    Swinton Lions have revealed a new club logo. Operations director, Steve Wild explained the reasoning behind the new logo:“The club is entering a fresh era, one of sustainability, professionalism and (we hope!) excitement of the right kind. The Board therefore felt it appropriate that this 'new beginning' should be reflected through something visual, and in that respect the club badge was the obvious place to start.” The new logo has been designed in consultation with Lions’ fans, whose fee...

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  • New CEO Wild To Drive Swinton Ambitions

    Kingstone Press League 1 club Swinton Lions RLFC have revealed that existing director Steve Wild has been appointed as the club’s new chief executive. The appointment is the latest step in the club’s ongoing development of its management structure to fit with its long-term ambitions and chairman John Roddy is pleased that Wild is taking the reins. “I am really delighted that Steve has accepted the role of chief executive. Steve is very well known in the community amongst supporters, b...

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  • Steve Hanley - Sale Sharks

    Steve Hanley has joined the staff at Sale Sharks to work with the commercial and community departments. Steve, who has just started his testimonial season, was forced to retire from playing after picking up a back injury against Bayonne last December.

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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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  • Sale to be self-sufficient in 18 months - Steve Diamond

    The BBC have reported that Steve Diamond is confident Sale Sharks will soon be able to function without the financial support of co-owners Brian Kennedy and Ian Blackhurst. Sale host Saracens on Saturday in their first competitive match at the Salford City Stadium since their relocation. Chief executive Diamond said: "We envisage that within 18 months we'll be completely self-sufficient.  "There's no point coming to run the business commercially if you're going for a handout every six months."...

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  • Player Welfare Failings Highlighted In Championship

    Player welfare failings for full-time players in English rugby union’s second tier, the Greene King IPA Championship, have been exposed with the clubs, the RFU and the players’ union the RPA all coming under fire. Poor treatment of second tier pros has been alleged by Yorkshire Carnegie prop Ben Hooper in a Guardian article this week (Tuesday May 17th). Hooper claims that the Championship has become the “Wild west of professional rugby” with players taking the same risks as Premiership...

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  • TigerTurf appoint Hewitt

    Synthetic turf manufacturer TigerTurf has appointed Steve Hewitt as European sales and marketing director.  Formerly European Lifestyle sales manager for Reebok, Steve helped drive Reebok’s European sales to over £500 million in five years and was an integral part of the branding team that launched the RbK brand across Europe.  On joining TigerTurf, Steve says: “TigerTurf is a dynamic company with an international reputation as a solutions based manufacturer of synthetic turf.  With a ma...

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  • Moves - Steve Gorvett, Bristol Rugby

      Bristol have appointed Steve Gorvett as their new chief executive following the departure of David White. Gorvett, who has been the club’s finance director for the last three years, said: "I've worked very closely with David over the past two years and I think that continuity is very important in these situations." White is returning to Auckland to work in the travel and hospitality industry in the run-up to Rugby World Cup 2011. Head coach Richard Hill once again resumes responsibility for...

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