Saracens partner with Blinkfire Analytics

Saracens has announced a new commercial partnership with Blinkfire Analytics, a digital analytics platform that evaluates sponsorships across social media, digital and advanced TV channels. The global technology company will track and value Saracens’ sponsorship metrics plus provide social media analytics and business intelligence tools for smarter, more efficient reporting. The data will help the … Continue reading Saracens partner with Blinkfire Analytics

RFU suspend all rugby activity in England

Following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level. Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review. The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, … Continue reading RFU suspend all rugby activity in England

Sale Sharks agree two-year deal with Connectus Business Solutions

Sale Sharks have agreed terms on a new two-year deal with club partner Connectus Business Solutions following the success of their initial 12-month partnership. The unified communications and cybersecurity company is the connectivity provider at Sale’s Carrington training ground and AJ Bell Stadium home, where Connectus secured a five-year deal in 2019 to provide a … Continue reading Sale Sharks agree two-year deal with Connectus Business Solutions

New research reveals fewer girls considering careers as professional sportswomen

Research released by Harlequins reveals that, despite the growing profile of women's sport in recent years, the majority of British schoolgirls wouldn't consider a career as a professional sportswoman. - Boys are four times more likely to want to be a full-time athlete than girls- Girls are twice as likely to want to be a … Continue reading New research reveals fewer girls considering careers as professional sportswomen

RWC 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences

Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan was the most watched rugby event ever with more than 857 million people around the world watching the action via World Rugby’s network of rights-holding broadcast partners, an increase of 26 per cent from the previous tournament in England. Most-watched rugby event ever inspires a new audience for rugbyMost-watched … Continue reading RWC 2019 sets new broadcast records and inspires new audiences

IRFU launch Women in Rugby Leadership Programme

The IRFU has launched a new Women In Rugby Leadership Programme. 30 places have been made available on the three-day residential course taking place May 14th to 16th. The female specific iteration of the Leadership Development Programme was unveiled at the LiveWIRe: Women In Rugby Conference on International Women’s Day. Speaking at the event, IRFU Spirit of Rugby Programme … Continue reading IRFU launch Women in Rugby Leadership Programme

Northampton Saints partner with London Northwestern Railway

Northampton Saints have announced a new partnership with London Northwestern Railway, which means supporters will be able to skip the traffic jams, dodge the roadworks and arrive relaxed and ready in time for kick-off. As official rail partner for Northampton Saints, London Northwestern Railway – which operates between Liverpool and Birmingham via London Euston – will be providing … Continue reading Northampton Saints partner with London Northwestern Railway