Highlights from Richard Hill and Peter Winterbottom at The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham.

Highlights from Richard Hill and Peter Winterbottom at The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham.

Late last year, The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham hosted a Rugby Business Network event with a stellar line up of speakers.  Richard Hill talked about the British Lions’ incredible against-the-odds 1997 series victory in South Africa and winning the World Cup with England.  Fellow England and Lions legend, Peter Winterbottom, shared some cracking stories and [...]

Launch of the “Bristol Rugby Business Network”

Launch of the “Bristol Rugby Business Network”

BIG thank you to all those who attended the launch of the Bristol Rugby Business Network on Wednesday 6th November. It was a great turn out with nearly 100 rugby players and business owners alike in attendance. And of course, thank you to Mercedes Bristol too who hosted the event- those cars were very well [...]

Rugby key to bringing decision makers to Cardiff

Rugby key to bringing decision makers to Cardiff

Recently Cardiff witnessed yet another great sporting occasion. The England Rugby team came to town with the prospect of a first Grand Slam in 10 years within their reach. Only Wales stood in their way. Also in Cardiff to witness this epic encounter were tens of thousands of England supporters eager to enjoy the occasion [...]

Nick Robinson- Getting ready for life after rugby

Nick Robinson- Getting ready for life after rugby

Nick Robinson is widely seen as one of the most consistent fly halves of the past five years. He has already amassed close to 1,500 points at club level and a further 42 for Wales. So why is Nick getting ready for life after rugby? I have always enjoyed my rugby life and feel quite [...]

Cardiff Rugby Business Networking Event: Japan 2019

Cardiff Rugby Business Networking Event: Japan 2019

Having lived and played Rugby in Wales and been involved with the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup bid, Saburo Takahasi is well placed to assess the relationship between Wales and Japan and in particular the welcome the Welsh team will face on their summer tour to Japan this coming summer. As an active member of [...]

Sean Holley: Life Beyond Coaching

Sean Holley: Life Beyond Coaching

Following the introduction of regional rugby in Wales in 2003, the Swansea-based Ospreys have unquestionably been the most successful and star-studded of all the newly-formed teams. With 4 league titles in 8 seasons – and 13 players in the Wales starting line-up that beat England at Twickenham in 2008 – their achievements are unparalleled in [...]

Mixing business with rugby

Mixing business with rugby

David Lyons is a man who is hard to pin down. His life consists of mixing business with rugby almost every hour of every day, apart from when he’s with his family. David is an Associate Director at Airton Risk Management, a division of Paddy Power PLC, the largest sports betting company in Europe. A role [...]

Steve White-Cooper – From professional sport to a new career

Steve White-Cooper – From professional sport to a new career

The transition from professional sport to a new career is always an interesting one. Steve White-Cooper is a man who has successfully  been along this journey. Following a career in rugby, playing for both Harlequins from 1997 to 2002 (making a total of  fifty nine appearances) and England in 2001 (making 2 appearances), Steve decided at [...]

Mark Lambert- The Importance of Education in Rugby

Mark Lambert- The Importance of Education in Rugby

Education in rugby has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Whilst in the amateur era, having a career goal running along side playing rugby was a common trait, since the game turned professional this had seemingly taken a backseat. When the game initially turned professional it changed drastically, both on the playing side [...]

Ben McGregor, Player Development Manager – Anticipating The Future

Ben McGregor, Player Development Manager – Anticipating The Future

As with every sport, rugby has changed in many ways in the last decade. Players are getting bigger, faster and more aggressive, resulting in a higher amount of serious and career ending injuries. Anticipating the future has become more and more important for a rugby player of today. No longer can you believe that your career will [...]

Victor Ubogu – Utilising Rugby Contacts to Aid Business

Victor Ubogu – Utilising Rugby Contacts to Aid Business

From speaking to Victor Ubogu, you can tell he was born a winner. His Company VU Ltd, provide some of the most sought after events in VIP corporate hospitality. Transferring his passion and dedication from rugby to business seems to have been a natural transition for Victor. One of his main successes, has been utilising [...]