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IM2

Member Since 02 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 01 2016 11:13 PM
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#3265994 Rumania and Georgia

Posted by IM2 on 01 February 2016 - 11:16 PM

skolars have at least 4 georgians, 2 poles and 1 albanian in our ranks. i am sure many more of different backgrounds.




#3264763 RFL announce final deal with durex

Posted by IM2 on 30 January 2016 - 11:34 PM

If it's just a rumour Nigel Wood will have to take it on the chin.

 

 

which one?




#3264094 Skolars name side for Derby Clash Sat 30th 3 p.m

Posted by IM2 on 29 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

a few quality players who i think could push on upwards




#3260972 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by IM2 on 22 January 2016 - 10:57 PM

great day all in all best yet across the board. 7 academy internationals i believe. plus skolars had a few key fellas missing. corporate side was great. sam tomkins was great. 

 

for me this event really does kick off the rl season in london. as i also think friday night lights is the book end at the end 




#3260144 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by IM2 on 20 January 2016 - 07:39 PM

the majority of the income is the sponsors. alongside the event there is two investment conferences in the morning. circa 200 attendees. part of the pull is the rugby after. all those presenting are involved in the rugby. 

 

sponsors include Cantor Fitzgerald, WisdomTree, Nasdaq, Pcubed, Irish SE and BNP Paribas. 

 

there is significant income from the lunch not just including the places but also various auctions and raffles which generate decent money.

 

there is also a 6 school team event as a curtain raiser and that also is heavily sponsorsed

 

then the ticket money and various sales on the day etc

 

the event is astoundingly successful, but its way more than just the game. 

 

i also suspect it will grow again next year. skolars have been very clever at inviting future sponsors to the event and getting them involved in future years,




#3259528 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by IM2 on 18 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

I'm glad the majority on here seem to get it. This Friday will be my fifth Capital Challenge out of the last six, and IMO it feels much more of an event now that Wigan are there - they seem to buy into it in a way the Bronco's never did.

 

Rugby league tends to do events like this half-heartedly or not at all. Thankfully, Skolars do it very well indeed and I can only echo what others have said that - despite it being a pre-season game watched by a few hundred people around a roped-off field - it feels like an event. It's become the start of the season for me. Besides, it's a good excuse for a few beers around London. Got a great little pub crawl lined up around Bloomsbury and Clerkenwell, although it won't be the same now the Gunmakers has changed hands.

 

 

excellent sentiment. to me it shows what can be done with some imagination and history behind it!




#3259485 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by IM2 on 18 January 2016 - 08:49 PM

300 X £110 for the sit down. £33,000. £48,000 and countin.

It's a far better day than you give it credit for.

 

good maths. amazing how people can't enjoy a good news story

 

sponsors - top one £20k bottom £5k including Nasdaq, BNP Paribas, WisdomTree, Cantor, Pcubed, Irish Stock Exchange and Capita. Not bad




#3258669 Sam Tomkins guest of honour at Cap Cha

Posted by IM2 on 16 January 2016 - 06:29 PM

its a superb day for RL

 

- top class sponsors

- just under 1000 people there in the heart of the worlds financial centre

- approx 10 years of history

- 6 school curtain raiser plus kids go to the bank of england museum before

- approx 300 hospitality guests

- probably more profile round this game than any other game in london bar CC & 4 nations this year. even then it could be argued

 

as to the venue. for me its superb, the bar areas is stacked full of history. England's oldest army regiment. artillery at the end of the pitch. also yes its a pitch and no stand but the grass is almost like a carpet.

 

i for one love it and given its growth and success so do many others. its unique in the game




#3251076 'London' who owns the name

Posted by IM2 on 25 December 2015 - 01:30 AM

sometime in 1996/7 it changed from memory. broncos have had 2 spells as broncos.




#3250686 London Skolars and the development of White Hart Lane stadium

Posted by IM2 on 23 December 2015 - 09:50 PM

yes i would personally love a boxing day or xmas period game. skolars v hemel would be a cracker. 

 

i agree about marketing. unlike the north the clubs in london are not only left to market themselves they have to market the game and competitions as well. no one knows what SL, League 1 or even the CC is. How daft is that Skolars less than 7 miles from wembley and no one really knows what the CC is. we tried to change that this year to a small extent offering a ST with a free CC ticket in it. we sold 450 NZ v Eng tickets this year. with effort more an be done.

 

i feel there should be a proper marketing plan for london. doesn't have to be huge but something at least. maybe targeted locally around the clubs and the city of london. 




#3250598 London Skolars and the development of White Hart Lane stadium

Posted by IM2 on 23 December 2015 - 07:20 PM

Skolars i believe have a pretty decent platform to grow now. £5m has been spent on the stadium without any capital expenditure so far from Skolars or RFL. Skolars get use of a superb 4g pitch and upgraded communal facilities but also a referbed club house (7 days a week usage), offices, club shop and gym. all new facilities. a real chance to generate great income.

 

i also think the club shouldn't just be judged on the League 1 efforts i.e. crowd and performance but also:

 

  • capital challenge - generates getting close to 6 figure revenues
  • city touch - great revenue earner by getting world leading financial companies to play in an annual touch comp
  • Friday night lights - a real event any club in the L1 or Championship would be proud to put on
  • a full schools programme with full and part time staff
  • a full junior section from U7 to U19s
  • a tier 3 academy at Southgate and Barnet college

With the new facility and the above and 17 years in one place and over 20 years of history the club is in pretty unique shape for a club outside the heartlands.




#3244224 London Minis festival Jun/July Northern teams invited

Posted by IM2 on 07 December 2015 - 05:47 PM

Skolars will be hosting a minis festival in Jun/Jul next year and would like to invite Northern teams or other teams from around the country to take part. The festival will include teams from all over the south and age groups from U7 to 12s. If you want more info pls contact matthewcuss@skolarsrl.com 




#3244222 Skolars offer Cha Cup Final Ticket with Season ticket £85!

Posted by IM2 on 07 December 2015 - 05:44 PM

With the new pavilion & stadium due to be completed 2016 is going to be a year to remember so get your season ticket & Challenge Cup ticket Combo early for the small price of £85.

A season ticket includes entry to all League 1 home fixtures including the annual Friday Night Lights as well as membership to the new clubhouse bar

great way to push ST and also CC tickets. could be a model for all southern clubs

not a bad deal http://www.skolarsrl...buy-tickets-2/ 




#3237624 Aus v NZ warm up in Perth 2016

Posted by IM2 on 21 November 2015 - 09:08 PM

why? in the RUWC they had loads of friendlies before the tournament




#3237237 Thurston et al shouldn't be considered for Golden Boot

Posted by IM2 on 20 November 2015 - 06:26 PM

IMO as the Aussies chose not to play international footie this year none of their players should be considered for the World 13. It makes a mockery of our sport to have international players of the year who effectively only played club rugby

 

hes an awesome player and probably is the bets but his countries games administrators let him down.