Vincent Gaillard

  • ECPR Appoints Couchouron As Marketing And Commercial Director

    ... Federation) based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He moves to EPCR's headquarters in Neuchatel to join a team consisting of experienced personnel who have transferred from Dublin, as well as new employees from France and Switzerland led by director general Vincent Gaillard. Gaillard said: "We are delighted to have secured Carsten's services and his knowledge of the marketing and commercial functions in the sports sector makes him an ideal fit for our team in Neuchatel. The tournaments have an exciti...

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  • Free-To-Air Focus For EPCR's Gaillard

    Sports business information service, Sportcal have usefully translated a L’Equipe interview with EPCR chief, Vincent Gaillard in which he discusses the need for more terrestrial coverage for his tournament in France, UK and Ireland. Gaillard says that increased free-to-air exposure in France for the European Rugby Champions Cup, the continent’s top rugby union clubs competition, has been targeted by organisers, who admit that audiences need to improve. The director general of organiser EPCR,...

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  • EPCR Appoints Director General And Chairman

    European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the organisers of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments, have appointed Vincent Gaillard as director general and Simon Halliday as independent chairman. Gaillard joins from the Swiss-based SportAccord, which is the General Association of International Sports Federations, where he was chief executive officer and he has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive with global brands. He previously managed sponsorship for C...

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  • Jutge Heads Up EPCR Officials

    ... 2002 European Cup final between Leicester Tigers and Munster Rugby. He also refereed the 2004 TOP 14 final and the 2005 Celtic League final. He started refereeing in 1991 after his playing career with Colomiers and Cahors ended. EPCR director general, Vincent Gaillard, said: "We are delighted to have secured the services of someone with Joel's expertise and experience in the key area of match officials. He has already earned a reputation as a top administrator with World Rugby and the FFR and...

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  • BT Sport Take European Cup Rights In UK And Ireland

    ... key objective of taking its matches to a larger audience and will take those rights to market at a later date. It comes after a boost in revenue was announced in France for the same period, with an option for increased free-to-air coverage. EPCR CEO Vincent Gaillard said: "The interest that we have seen through the tender process shows how the tournaments continue to go from strength-to-strength. Having one premium pay-television broadcaster in BT Sport will simplify the viewing experience for...

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  • Hindley Joins EPCR As Head Of PR

    ... responsibilities will include the development and execution of strategies for communications, public relations and EPCR's digital presence, as well as media events and operations in addition to the planning of corporate social responsibility initiatives. Vincent Gaillard, EPCR director general, said: "Martyn's recruitment will strengthen our team and we are confident he will make a major contribution to the growth of the tournaments. He is passionate about communications and is keen to marry in...

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  • RTE Sport & Newstalk Agree Radio Deal With EPCR In Ireland

    ... Rugby reached the semi-finals. “Being able to renew with trustworthy partners who recognise the quality rugby offered in European competitions is good news, and that’s what we have with both RTÉ Sport and Newstalk,” said EPCR director general, Vincent Gaillard. “Rugby supporters across Europe enjoyed the passion generated by the Champions Cup last season in Ireland, which is a key market for us historically and symbolically, so we are delighted that fans will continue to enjoy such com...

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  • EPCR Teams Up With Sportradar

    ... of that commitment to integrity.” EPCR also last week signed a new five-year deal for Tissot to become the official watch and timekeeper of the European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup until the end of the 2019/20 season. EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard said: “It's great news that a world-class brand such as Tissot is coming on board as an official supplier to the tournaments. The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup are set to take centre stage once again, and as accurate timekeepi...

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  • Gloucester And Altrad To Wait For EPCR

    ... interest as both clubs could play in the same European competition – either the Champions Cup or Challenge Cup. "The matter is on the agenda for the EPCR Executive Committee and Board meetings that will take place on 13-14 February," EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard told Gloucestershire Live. "As part of the due diligence on the matter that EPCR is duty bound to carry out, consultations will be made with our shareholders in the leagues and the unions, so it is important to factor their...

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  • PRO12 Clubs To Qualify For Europe On Merit Alone

    ... the 20th spot in the Champions Cup. If the Challenge Cup winner is already qualified, then the losing finalist will take its place. "These changes are designed to strengthen both the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup,” said EPCR director general, Vincent Gaillard. "The new qualification format will contribute further to the advances that we have made in attendances, TV audiences and expansion to new territories as we continue to create outstanding rugby experiences for participating clubs,...

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