Bill Bolsover

  • Worcester Report £8m Loss For 2016-17

    ... £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 Duckworth is the club president and is listed as a director along with Bill Bolsover, Anthony Glossop, Greg Allen, John Crabtree and Gus Mackay- the managing director. See also... Worcester Warriors For Sale, Griffiths Out £20m Loan Write-Off Leads To Extraordinary 2016 Profit At Sixways Worcester Increase Budget...

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

    ... 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 enthusiasm during his time as chief executive and wish him every success in the future. "We welcome Gus to his new role at a very exciting time for the commercial side of the bu...

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  • Worcester Warriors For Sale, Griffiths Out

    ... 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 the year, was announced to have left his position there with immediate effect this week. Warriors chairman Bill Bolsover, speaking on behalf of Sixways Holdings Limited, said: "The club can confirm it is always seeking further investment to support our existing shareholders and to ensure that the club continues to compete at the highest level in the yea...

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  • Beaumont Named RFU Chairman

    Former England captain Bill Beaumont has been appointed as chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Beaumont will take over from Paul Murphy, who will now be president of the RFU following the departure of Willie Wildash. Born in Lancashire, Beaumont led England to their first Grand Slam in 23 seasons in 1980 and last year failed in an attempt to become chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Beaumont says: “I was fortunate enough to captain my country and everything since then has...

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  • Scarlets Avoid Winding Up Petition

    The Scarlets have have avoided a winding up petition over an unpaid tax Bill issued by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The region was faced with a winding up petition against parent company Llanelli RFC Ltd but Registrar Stephen Baister formally dismissed the petition at London's High Court after it was revealed the unpaid Bill had never existed. Had the company been compulsorily wound up, this would have effectively handed over the club’s affairs to an Official Receiver. His job would then...

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  • RFU Welcomes Government Action On Ticket Touts

    The Rugby Football Union has welcomed an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill that it believes will allow it to prevent Rugby World Cup tickets being resold at inflated prices, according to a Guardian report. Former Conservative sports minister and British Olympic Association chairman Lord Moynihan has piloted an amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill through the legislative process despite initial government opposition. With a target date of July for the legislation to be in place, it would all...

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  • Blues’ Winding Up Order Dismissed

    The Cardiff Blues have had a winding up order against them over a tax debt dismissed in London’s High Court this week. No details regarding the tax debt have been revealed and the Blues have not made any comment on the matter but the Welsh region was on a list of companies scheduled to be wound up at the High Court. However, insolvency judge Registrar Sally Barber was asked by counsel for HM Revenue and Customs to formally dismiss the case and she did so, meaning the matter has been resolved....

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  • ARU COO Clarke Resigns

    ARU chief operating officer, Rob Clarke has resigned. He was believed to be earmarked as a potential successor to CEO Bill Pulver, after stints with the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels as well as the national body spanning more than a decade. A former advertising CEO, Clarke returned to the ARU in 2014 as general manager of professional rugby, operations and marketing. His elevation to chief operating officer in 2016 was his second stint in the role. Clarke had been at the forefront of a turbu...

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  • Beaumont & Pichot Uncontested For World Rugby Leading Roles

    Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot have been nominated for the roles of chairman and vice-chairman of World Rugby and will stand uncontested at the World Rugby Council meeting in May. Member unions were invited to submit nominations for the position of World Rugby chairman and/or vice-chairman by the closing date of 12 March 2016 and no further names were put forward. Bill Beaumont (RFU) has been nominated for the position of chairman by his union to succeed Bernard Lapasset, who is not seeking re...

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  • Alcohol Company Sponsorship Ban On The Cards

    A ban on the sponsorship of sport by alcohol companies is still on the cards, according to a written reply last week from the Irish Minister for Health, reports Sport For Business. Former Junior Minister Roisín Shortall had tabled the question: “To ask the Minister for Health the timescale being worked to in relation to the publication and implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Bill; and if he will confirm that the prevention of sponsorship of sporting events by the alcohol industry will...

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