Special Olympics GB appoints six new board members

Special Olympics Great Britain has confirmed the appointment of six new members on the organisation’s Board of Trustees.

Paul Richardson (pictured), a former Chair of the Steve Redgrave Trust has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board, while City Football Group CFO, Andy Young and former ESPN General Manager Charly Classen have also been appointed. 

Long-time Special Olympics GB volunteer Andy Baker, Special Olympics Wales Chair, Dr Dawn Brace and former HR Director at Kerry Foods, Emma Rose make up the new names appointed to the Board.

Bruin Sports Capital acquires Two Circles

Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire data analytics, sports marketing and technology agency Two Circles.

The agency, which is a two time winner of the Sport Industry Agency of the Year Award (in 2014 and 2017), has 180 employees in four offices across Europe and North America. In 2019, it has been involved in record attendances for a host of sporting events, including the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Open Championship.

Eleven Sports names new CEO

FIFA’s former Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer, Luis Vicente, has been named as the new CEO of the ELEVEN SPORTS Group.

He takes over as CEO from Marc Watson, who will continue to be at the helm of the ELEVEN SPORTS group, becoming Executive Chairman and Board Director of ELEVEN’s parent company Aser Ventures.  

Having previously worked with world football’s governing body, Vicente has held leadership roles at Manchester City and Valencia. He began his career in talent management, representing players such as Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario.

BT Sport launches no-contract monthly pass offering

BT Sport has launched a monthly pass offering to allow users to access the network on a no-contract basis.

Priced at £25 per month, the new offering positions BT Sport alongside fellow Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports and Amazon Prime Video - both of whom offer customers the chance to purchase no-contract monthly passes. Previously BT had only offered longer term subscriptions.

Premier League and ECB launch diversity programme for children

The Premier League and the ECB have launched a new partnership aimed at using their reach and appeal to encourage primary school children across England and Wales to celebrate diversity.

The ‘Roar! for Diversity’ programme is a curriculum-linked PSHE resource for 7-11-year-olds, and sees the two major sport rights holders come together in a bid to encourage inclusion.

Minute Media buys The Players' Tribune

Minute Media has confirmed the acquisition of website The Players’ Tribune.

The company - which owns a host of other sports media properties including 90Min - says that The Players’ Tribune will remain a standalone brand, complementing the organisation’s existing sport portfolio.

Founded by former New York Yankees player, and current Miami Marlins CEO, Derek Jeter, The Players Tribune has become known for its athlete-penned articles telling life stories from a first-person view.


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