Here are the top 4 stories of the week…
RFU Chief Executive Steve Brown stands down
The RFU Chief Executive Steve Brown has announced that he is standing down and will be leaving the RFU at the end of the year. Steve Brown joined the RFU in 2011, and has held a number of roles including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Officer Business Operations, and Managing Director of England Rugby 2015, before being appointed Chief Executive in September 2017.
Harlequins partner with Dot London
Harlequins have partnered with Dot London, the official domain name for London, to help showcase the capital’s thriving small business community. The partnership sees Dot London become the Official Online Partner of Harlequins and to celebrate the partnership Harlequins will be adopting a new web address http://www.quins.london for the rest of the 2018/19 season.
Wakefield Trinity to launch Women’s pathway
Wakefield Trinity are set to achieve a ‘Football First’ by introducing a female football pathway through their charitable partner, Wakefield Trinity Community Trust. As an elite sporting brand, Wakefield Trinity are a Rugby League club and play in the BetFred Super League, finishing just outside the end of season playoffs in the last two seasons. Discussions were held between Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC and Wakefield FC Ladies recently and plans are now firmly in place to re-brand at the end of the current season.
Huddersfield Giants announce new kit partner
Huddersfield Giants welcome Wellhouse Leisure as Kit Partner for the 2019 season. The Business, which is locally based in Skelmanthorpe, started more than 15 years ago and has received much acclaim.
Rugby Blindside also publishes a newsletter that focuses on ‘off the pitch’ news from grassroots rugby clubs in the UK.
More information about the Rugby Blindside newsletter can be found here – https://rugbyblindside.com/rugby-blindside-newsletter/