Swinton Lions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Smith Brings Commercial Skills To Swinton Board

    Championship rugby league club, Swinton Lions have announced a significant boardroom appointment, as the club continues its off-field transformation over the past three months. The Lions have welcomed Sale-based businessman, Peter Smith to the club as commercial director. Smith is also the managing director of Principal Energy Solutions, the UK’s leading organisation in the field of energy procurement advice to medium and large companies. Swinton can also celebrate clearing a £75,000 debt to...

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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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  • Lions Ball Unveiled By ARU And Gilbert

    The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and match ball partner Gilbert have unveiled the ball to be used during the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour to Australia. The "Virtuo", which has been used for the past two seasons in Australia, features the colours of the Qantas Wallabies and Lions. “Australians have been waiting 12 years for the Lions to return to our shores and anticipation surrounding this tour is building every day,” says ARU chief executive officer Bill Pulver. “Unveiling a new ma...

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  • Lions Weigh Up USA Trip Ahead Of NZ Tour

    The British and Irish Lions are considering a warm-up fixture in the United States as part of their tour to New Zealand in 2017. Lions chief executive John Feehan confirmed to The Guardian that the US had tendered a bid to stage a fixture and, although he insisted no decision had been made yet, he admitted: "If we have an extra game, they'd certainly be one of the better bets." The Lions played a fixture against the Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013 ahead of their Australia tour, a game that broug...

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  • Lions appoint Accelerate

    The British and Irish Lions have appointed Accelerate as its exclusive commercial broker and sponsorship managers for the 2009 tour to South Africa. Accelerate was appointed following a comprehensive pitch process involving the world’s leading sponsorship agencies. John Feehan, Lions chief executive, commenting on the appointment, says, “The Lions tour to South Africa will be the biggest sporting event in 2009 and we are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Accelerate as our c...

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  • Doom Bar Joins Lions Commercial Family

    Cornish cask ale Doom Bar will be an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions rugby tour to New Zealand this summer. Sharp’s Brewery has announced that Doom Bar will sponsor the tour which already has financial backing from Mud House wine and Whyte & Mackay scotch whiskey. James Nicholls, senior brand manager at Sharp’s Brewery, said: “We believe the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand represents the iconic and inspirational pinnacle of the rugby game so this i...

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  • Leonard And Brown On Lions Board

    Jason Leonard and Steve Brown have been appointed to the board of the British & Irish Lions as representatives from the Rugby Football Union. Past RFU president and Lion No 644, Leonard and newly appointed RFU chief executive officer, Brown replace 2017 tour manager John Spencer and Ian Ritchie respectively. “I’d like to thank John and Ian for their contribution to the Lions," said Lions board chairman Tom Grace. "John did a fantastic job as tour manager in New Zealand and we wish him al...

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  • Gillette Join Lions Tour

    Gillette has been confirmed as an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Gillette will be bringing the partnership to life in all major retailers across the UK with consumer competitions, offering the chance to join the 2017 Tour in New Zealand, as well as experience the action back at home. British & Irish Lions chief operating officer, Charlie McEwen, said, "We are very proud to have Gillette as an official sponsor for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand. We...

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