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An Inspiring Interview with Rob Tarr on the Forthcoming TREAT Trust Cup 2014 Sponsored by Trilogy IT

An Inspiring Interview with Rob Tarr on the Forthcoming TREAT Trust Cup 2014 Sponsored by Trilogy IT

I caught up with Rob Tarr at an exciting time when a new sponsor, Trilogy IT, has just come on-board for the forthcoming TREAT Trust Cup 2014. I asked him how the sport had changed since those early days of Murderball, back in the early 90s. A life changing time for Rob when he was [...]

Helping Youngsters Shine – An Interview with Ben Hazeldine, Founder of Future Stars

Helping Youngsters Shine – An Interview with Ben Hazeldine, Founder of Future Stars

I caught up with Ben a few days ago and we talked about how coaching youngsters has changed in recent years. Together with his team, Ben dedicates much of his time to helping both professional and amateur clubs link with local authorities and schools. The ultimate goal is to  set up sustainable coaching programmes so [...]

Leinster’s 3 G Artificial Turf Breaks New Ground

Leinster’s 3 G Artificial Turf Breaks New Ground

Leinster have joined the ranks of other Premiership clubs and are now playing on a 3 G artificial surface at Donnybrook with the first games having just taken place. It would seem that non-grass pitches could well be the future of rugby in the UK but what commercial advantages do 3 G surfaces offer clubs [...]

Catherine Spencer on how women’s rugby has changed & the importance of sponsorship

Catherine Spencer on how women’s rugby has changed & the importance of sponsorship

I caught up with Catherine a couple of days ago and we chatted about how women’s rugby, one of the fastest growing sports around could benefit from more sponsors getting involved at what is a very exciting time for the sport. How do you think women’s rugby has changed over the last few years? I [...]

RFU Streamlines Payment Systems at Twickenham using ZNAP®

RFU Streamlines Payment Systems at Twickenham using ZNAP®

Last February, the RFU introduced a payment system called ZNAP® at Twickenham which enhances match day experiences by taking away the need to queue at the 6 bars in the iconic stadium. ZNAP® is an innovative mobile business payment platform that promises to make match days a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for people [...]

RBN Leeds Land Stuart Lancaster

RBN Leeds Land Stuart Lancaster

RBN Leeds have snared the catch of the season in securing Stuart Lancaster for their 10th December event at Leeds Marriott Hotel. Stuart, who quickly created an ambitious, united and meritocratic England squad after taking charge of the national team, will provide an insight into his experiences surrounding culture and leadership strategies within professional sport and [...]

A Rousing Performance by Charles Dance Calls Teams and Fans to Action

A Rousing Performance by Charles Dance Calls Teams and Fans to Action

A superb two minute and forty second video featuring Game of Thrones star Charles Dance, has just been released to promote next year’s RWC tournament hosted by the UK. The star is joined by rugby heroes the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Serge Betsen, Scott Quinnell and Martin Johnson to name but three of the many [...]

Julie Wilson from Emvale Sports Clothing talks about Women’s Rugby & Sponsorships

Julie Wilson from Emvale Sports Clothing talks about Women’s Rugby & Sponsorships

I recently chatted to Julie Wilson from Emvale Sports clothing, a start-up company, with a rugby background as well as being passionate advocates for the women’s game, they specialise in top quality women’s rugby gear, and I asked how things have changed over the last few years and how more ladies are involved in the [...]

Anna Truman Interview  – How to Grow Your Network Without Reservations!

Anna Truman Interview – How to Grow Your Network Without Reservations!

I caught up with Anna Truman, Senior Account Manager at Marriott Hotels, to ask her advice about developing an effective business network. Would it be fair to say that a new approach is needed when it comes to building up a business network? Most definitely – I recently attended a seminar that covered the mechanics [...]

Victoria Chipp Talks About Innovative Ways to Raise Money For Charities

Victoria Chipp Talks About Innovative Ways to Raise Money For Charities

I caught up with Victoria Chipp to find out how things went at the last event she organised, on the 21st of this month, which drew in a tremendous crowd, including the likes of Alun Wyn Jones, Christian Wade and Tom Powell to name but three. Also at the event were the England, Saracens and [...]

Former Harlequins Flanker, Will Skinner, Outflanks Injury to Forge a New Career

Former Harlequins Flanker, Will Skinner, Outflanks Injury to Forge a New Career

Will Skinner is proud of his legacy of a superb rugby career, which – like so many other players of his calibre – came to an abrupt end due to injury. He chatted to me about how last season saw him retiring from rugby and beginning a new chapter in his life, which he is [...]

David Quinlan talks about the importance of networking and building up business relationships

David Quinlan talks about the importance of networking and building up business relationships

I had the great pleasure of talking to David Quinlan, whose impressive career as an international rugby star came to an end in 2007 after receiving the results of an MRI scan. He went on to forge a career in law and has just recently switched from corporate to sports law, a move he finds [...]

An interview with French rugby star Raphael Poulain

An interview with French rugby star Raphael Poulain

Raphael Poulain retired from rugby back in 2005, due to injury. Like many other French players he found himself in a unique and strange world once outside of the game. He began questioning his role in life, which created a crisis of identity and self-doubt. I recently chatted to him and asked how he coped, [...]