Mark Evans To Lead Stadium For Cornwall Project

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2 June 2017

Former DoR at Saracens and CEO of Harlequins and Melbourne Storm, Mark Evans has been appointed project leader for the Stadium for Cornwall. Evans is also a regular contributor to Running Rugby.

Cornish Pirates briefed stakeholders and sponsors at a meeting held by the directors at the Penventon Hotel, Redruth this week. Also present was Alan Cadger representing the architects, Holmes Miller.

Commenting after the meeting, Mark Evans, who now runs a sports consultancy business across a number of sports, said: “This is an exciting project for Cornwall and I have agreed to lead the Phase 1 stage of the stadium project. For the guys running the day to day needs of the club this can be rather overwhelming, so my considerable experience in this area, which of course takes a lot of time, is aimed to help.

“My hope to focus on providing extra resource and experience is to give the Pirates and the other partners a degree of confidence that the project is being managed sensibly and for momentum to be maintained and monitored to make sure we get the right type of facility for the different stakeholders.”

Given that the Heads of Terms between the different partners has now been signed and given the way things have moved on in terms of the overall development he is very optimistic that there will be a spade in the ground next spring/summer.

“The position is similar to the development that took place when I

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