Worcester

  • Worcester Bosch Leave A Space On Warriors Shirt

    Worcester News has reported that Worcester Warriors will have a new name on the front of their playing shirts next season. Worcester Bosch are to become a secondary partner at Sixways and Warriors are now looking for a new main sponsor for next term. Club president Cecil Duckworth founded Worcester Bosch and sold the company to the Bosch Group in 1992, earning around £30 million. He remained with the company before retiring in 1996. Duckworth is recognised as being the first non-German to head...

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  • Worcester Report £8m Loss For 2016-17

    Worcester Warriors have reported to Companies House that their pre-tax loss for last season (year end 30th June 2017) was £8.1m on despite increased revenue of almost £1m. The Premiership club had reported a pre-tax profit for WRFC Trading Ltd of £14.3m the previous year due to shareholders writing off more than £20.4m of accumulated debt. Warriors bought the freehold on the 50-acre Sixways site from the old Worcester Rugby Club, and have been reportedly valued at £26.7m. Former owner Cecil...

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  • Worcester Extend Bosch Deal

    Worcester have renewed their long-running sponsorship deal with the city’s biggest employer, Bosch Group, for another year. The Warriors have been sponsored by the local firm for around 10 years and the latest extension, which runs until the end of the 2013/14 season and potentially beyond that, will come as no surprise given the close links the two parties have. Worcester executive chairman Cecil Duckworth CBE founded Worcester, Bosch Group in 1962 under the name Worcester Engineering Ltd and...

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  • Worcester Warriors For Sale, Griffiths Out

    Premiership under achievers, Worcester Warriors have confirmed they are seeking further investments after media speculation that the club has been put up for sale. The Rugby Paper reported that owner Greg Allen is set to walk away after the club made losses totalling £16m in the last three seasons. Former Saracens chief executive, Edward Griffiths has been reported to be interested in forming a consortium to buy Worcester. Griffiths, who was brought in to Sixways as a consultant from early in t...

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  • Worcester Warriors Jettison Chief Executive Cameron

    Worcester Warriors have announced that they are parting company with chief executive Charles Cameron after he spent less than a year in the job. The club has confirmed that a formal search for a replacement will commence shortly and, in the meantime, Anthony Glossop, a non-executive director who chairs the board, will take on a part-time executive role. Glossop said: "I would personally like to thank Charles for his hard work during his period with us, which I appreciated." Cameron added: "I a...

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  • New Worcester logo

    Worcester have designed a new logo called 'The Warrior', which will feature on the playing shirts from next season. With a new-look stadium on the horizon and the Warriors firmly established in both the domestic and European game, the club felt it was the right time for a new image. Charlie Little, general manager at Warriors, said: “The exciting new brand is a combination of the values we want as a club and I hope fans both like it and can see why we have made this change. "Brand is a complex...

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  • Scottish Rugby To Buy Worcester?

    The Scottish Rugby Union are reportedly close to securing a takeover of Worcester Warriors after a bid from ex-Swindon Town football club chairman Jed McCrory is understood to have failed. According to local press and the Rugby Paper, McCrory had been granted a period of exclusivity to complete the deal. But that seems to have expired last week without agreement and the SRU is now believed to be in pole position to take control of the Aviva Premiership club. Warriors’ owners Sixways Holdings L...

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  • Greene King Become Main Sponsor At Worcester

    The brewer, Greene King are the new main sponsors of Worcester Warriors after agreeing a four-year deal. Last year, Warriors announced that long-standing club sponsor Worcester Bosch were to become a secondary partner at Sixways. Now Greene King will assume main sponsorship, including the front of the first-team shirt, from the start of the season. They have been a prominent partner of Warriors for more than 10 years. Greene King IPA, the flagship beer of Greene King, has links to Worcestershire...

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  • O'Toole Out And MacKay Comes In For Worcester Restructure

    Worcester Warriors have announced a new management structure which will see chief executive, Jim O'Toole step down from his role at the end of June to be replaced by former Quins RL chief executive, Gus MacKay as managing director. MacKay will have responsibility for the operations of the club, with responsibility for the rugby department remaining with director of rugby, Gary Gold, who reports directly to the board. Chairman Bill Bolsover said: "We would like to thank Jim for his commitment and...

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  • Worcester Post Loss For Last Season

    Worcester Warriors made a pre-tax loss of approximately £5.2 million for the year ending 30 June 2015 when the club earned promotion from the Greene King IPA Championship. The loss was very similar to the previous year, according to figures from Companies House. However, WRFC Trading Ltd, recorded a turnover of £8.4m - up from £7.9m in the 2013/14 season. Results for this current season are expected to be much improved with increased gates, sponsorship and Premiership funding. Meanwhile, c...

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