Rugby World Cup…

Rugby World Cup...It’s a huge year for rugby in England and the RFU is providing significant support and guidance to its clubs to ensure that they can make the most of this opportunity.

This support provides club boards and volunteers with skills and information to organise high quality events and to look at how they can increase their commercial revenues.

The RFU has engaged The Sport Business to deliver workshops across the north and midlands as part of its Natwest RugbyForce.  Alex Thompson, RFU Club Management & Governance Manager said:  “It is critical that clubs are fully aware of how they can maximise commercial opportunities in order to generate the revenue they need to improve their facilities and programmes.

“This is the objective of our support and The Sport Business has been a key part of that.”

May 12th, 2015|

New Role at UCLAN…

Thu, 05 Mar 2015

Our director Dom McGuinness has been appointed ‘Practitioner in Residence’ for Sports Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.DominicMcGuinness_thumb

Dom is helping develop projects for the BA and MA programmes at UCLAN. The role focuses on employability skills, forging industry links and mentoring.

March 5th, 2015|

Sports Reporter Academy…


Wed, 18 Feb 2015

The Sport Business has joined forces with Salford City College to oversee its Sports Reporters’ Academy. salford_city_college_thumb1_thumb

The college has five campuses throughout the city and was recently awarded a prestigious Beacon Award – an education ‘Oscar’ for work with sport in the curriculum.

We will be using our experience and industry contacts to help develop students’ practical sports journalism skills, along with providing media and communication training for elite athletes at the college.

The Sport Business joins other partners including: Manchester United Foundation, Salford City Football Club, Manchester FA, North West English Boxing, Amir Khan’s Gloves Community Centre, the Steve Davis ‘Cue Zone into Schools’ programme and Swinton Lions RLFC.

February 18th, 2015|