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  • Bath Appoint Wells And McDonald Becomes Chief Exec

    Bath Rugby has appointed Ben Wells as chief commercial officer. Wells comes with experience in senior commercial and marketing roles, including head of marketing for Chelsea FC and commercial director at Reading FC. His expertise includes new technologies, stadium experience and enhancing the relationship with core supporters and fans. Having initially joined on a consultancy basis, Wells will oversee all business related activities of the club, including the marketing, commercial and operations...

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  • Wells Joins Falcons

    Newcastle Falcons have announced that former England forwards coach John Wells has joined the club until the end of the current season. Wells, a former Leicester Tigers head coach who spent six years with England moves to Kingston Park as a specialist coach. The 48-year-old Yorkshireman teams up with Mike Ford on Tyneside, whom he worked with during his stint at Twickenham. Falcons director of rugby Gary Gold said: “I am incredibly delighted that John Wells has decided to come on board with th...

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  • Saracens To Run "Free-School"

    Saracens’ application to open a new secondary School within the Colindale area of Barnet has been approved by the Department for Education along with 76 other state-funded “free Schools” in England. The Saracens High School Free School Trust will now continue to work with their partners to “deliver a vision for the School that will focus on academic excellence whilst also identifying and nurturing the interests and talents of every child” said a statement. The Saracens High School Free...

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  • Saracens To Set Up Free School

    Saracens are set to break yet more new ground after they announced plans to open a new secondary School within the London Borough of Barnet in September 2017. The club has revealed that the Saracens High School Free School Trust will submit an application to the Department of Education in March 2016, sponsored by Saracens chairman Nigel Wray and board member Nick Leslau, to open a new Free School in response to the need for more secondary School places in the borough. The School will partner wit...

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  • Community Saints secure Sportsmatch funding

    Saints Community Development Foundation (Community Saints) has been awarded £24,000 by Sportsmatch to match the investment it’s received from partners Executive Solutions for its St Helens Rugby League primary project.   The Sportsmatch programme, an initiative by Sport England brings additional funding to not-for-profit organisations that have secured sponsorship from the commercial sector, private individuals or charitable trusts to deliver new projects that get people playing and enjoying...

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  • WRU Offers Free Legal Advice

    The Welsh Rugby Union has joined forces with the law School at Cardiff University to offer free legal advice to all clubs in Wales below semi professional level. The initiative is bilingual and students will provide written legal advice in English and Welsh to any club across the country below the Principality Premiership Division with the aim of resolving disputes and providing solutions to basic problems. Club support officers at the WRU will also be involved in identifying potential cases and...

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  • Twickenham Lure Makes Schools Splash Cash

    The Daily Mail RBS Cup has become an institution in Schools rugby, ferociously competitive age-group tournaments with educational establishments across England battling for a coveted place in finals days at Twickenham. The on-field battles are matched by the competitiveness off-field as Schools jockey to attract talented youngsters, often from relatively under-privileged backgrounds, to further their cause via the scholarship system. Strict rules have been put in place to prevent any School `buy...

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  • Dodson Promises Schools Investment In Scotland

    Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson has committed to the ongoing investment into School rugby in Scotland, in an interview with the BBC. The Scotland national side has come under fire in recent months following a poor Six Nations campaign but Dodson has defended Scottish rugby, citing the doubling of commercial income and the reduction of debts during his tenure as chief executive as a sign of progress being made. And he had pledged to continue investing into both independent and state sc...

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  • RFU Awards Honour Growth At Grass Roots

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) acclaimed over 40 grass roots organisations in its 2012/13 president’s awards, but only one club earned the distinction of winning two prizes on the annual honours list for those clubs, unions and societies deemed to have made the biggest difference at local level. Sheffield were recognised for their work in retaining players and improving coaching, scooping £1,000 in prize money. The kudos and cash are both invaluable for a club whose first team plays in North...

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  • Roscrea College Threatens IRFU With Court Over Eligibility

    The Irish Times reports that Cistercian College Roscrea are threatening High Court action against the IRFU and the Leinster Branch Schools committee over the eligibility of nine teenage rugby players. One of the students, having played representative age grade rugby while attending another School, was enrolled in Roscrea last September to repeat his Leaving Certificate. The Leinster Schools committee’s “20 month rule” was introduced to stymie leading rugby Schools recruiting talent from ot...

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