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  • Alcohol Advertising In Sport Under Threat

    Alcohol Advertising in sport could become more regulated with a group of MPs aiming to bring in "meaningful sanctions" to prevent alcohol brands excessively targeting children, reports Marketing Week. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse, a cross party group of MPs and Lords, say that The current self-regulation of alcohol Advertising is not robust enough to protect children and should be replaced by an independent regulator underpinned by law. The group argues sponsorship of s...

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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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  • England To Play Kiwis In Denver

    England Rugby League will face New Zealand during The mid-season international break on Saturday, June 23 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado, USA (capacity over 76,000). The fixture is The first of three over three consecutive seasons that The two sides have agreed to play in The US. Moore Sports International, The promoters of The international fixture and The organisation behind The successful north America RLWC2025 bid, confirmed this week that Wayne Bennett’s squad...

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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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  • Rosslyn Park Get Green Light For £1.5m Redevelopment

    Plans for Rosslyn Park to give Their Priory Lane ground a major facelift have been approved by The local council. An estimated £1.5m proposal has been approved by Wandsworth Council to add a new artificial 4G pitch, a new stand on The Upper Richmond Road side of The ground and new digital Advertising displays. Also included in The application is a proposed full time community outreach programme to provide local schools and clubs with a coaching service. An online poll saw approval rating for th...

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  • New Quality Standards Applied To Women's 6N

    The Women’s Six Nations Championship is taking a step up in presentation, TV broadcast quality and minimum criteria for stadia this year. The Six Nations Council has announced enhancements in a number of key areas. All matches will be produced for television to a high quality broadcast standard.  Each country's Championship matches will be available live eiTher on television or streamed live on Six Nations YouTube / Facebook channels. A roundup highlights programme will also be available on B...

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  • London Irish And Yorkshire Carnegie Meet Minimum Standards For Promotion

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has considered The findings of an independent audit report of The Greene King IPA Championship semi-finalists assessing Their eligibility for promotion to The Aviva Premiership next season. London Irish and Yorkshire Carnegie have met The minimum Standards criteria to The satisfaction of The RFU based on The following stadia: Madejski Stadium (London Irish) and Headingly Carnegie (Yorkshire Carnegie). Ealing Trailfinders and Doncaster Knights did not apply for The...

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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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  • London Bridge Central Point Of Wigan Campaign

    Wigan Warriors have launched Their Advertising campaign in London ahead of The game at Millwall's Den against Catalans Dragons on Saturday 5 September. Spearheading The campaign is a high impact range of adverts at London Bridge Station, one of The busiest train stations in The UK. With over a million customers passing through The station each week, London Bridge – just four minutes from The Den – is one of London’s two main train stations south of The River Thames. The station has a railw...

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  • New Code For Recipients Of UK Government Or Lottery Funding

    Rugby organisations seeking public funding for sport and physical activity will need to meet new gold Standards of governance set by The UK government this week and will be particulalry tested by The minimum requirement of 30% gender balance on boards. A new Code for Sports Governance sets out The levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that will be required from those who ask for Government and National Lottery funding from April 2017. The Code has three tiers and will ap...

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