All Golds launch Business Breakfast

Leeds Rhinos supremo, Gary Hetherington, will be the inaugural guest speaker at the much anticipated University of Gloucestershire All Golds Business Breakfast, which will take place on Friday February 15th.

Held from 8am till 9.30am at Fullwood House, at the University of Gloucestershire’s Park Campus in Cheltenham, the event will be free of charge.

Rob Webber, All Golds Chief Executive, said: “Leeds Rhinos are current Super League and World Club Champions and are amongst the leading sporting global brands. Gary is one of the top figures in World Sport and we are delighted to have him down to launch our business breakfasts.”

February 15th is a very major date in the Rugby League calendar being the anniversary of the ‘Great Match’ played in Cheltenham when the New Zealand All Golds defeated Great Britain to win the sport’s first ever deciding international.

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds are official partners of the Leeds club and the link between the local area and the Yorkshire giants goes back to 1908 as the Leeds club had two players selected in the Great Britain team that in fact lost to the New Zealand All Golds namely Thomas and Birch.

The event will give local business men and women the chance to network whilst listening to the words of wisdom from Gary. Mike Simmonds, Business Development Manager at the University of Gloucestershire All Golds is anticipating a great day:

“With the season only weeks away we have reached a point where both supporters and the business community are keen to see what the All Golds and its professional setup looks like. With this in mind, and to mark the anniversary of the Great Match of 1908, we are running a celebratory business breakfast on Wednesday 15th February. The morning will include a talk by Gary Hetherington as well as a chance to meet All Golds club officials whilst networking with likeminded business professionals. The breakfast will be a great way to further bring together our and Gloucestershire’s passion for sport and business.”

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All Golds Breakfast invitation


Latest All Golds Signing Swaps Classroom for the Rugby Pitch

Wells Cathedral School master Nico Flanaghan has signed for the University of Gloucestershire All Golds after impressing in the professional trials.

Nico, who also teaches Physical Education and Biology at the Somerset school, recently captained the University of Exeter rugby league side with distinction, and won many admirers for top performances last summer during his spell with Super League side Wakefield Trinity Wildcats under 20s.

During his time at Exeter, Nico was also nominated for Male Sportsman of the Year and awarded international colours. He captained the South of England Rugby League squad and played for England students in 2011 and 2010 – the year they were crowned Winners of the Home Nations Championships.

Nico said: “I am very much looking forward to the season ahead with the All Golds. I have been extremely impressed by the coaching staff, especially head coach Brad Hepi. The facilities available are amongst the best in the British Isles and I can’t wait to start the Championship 1 season.”

All Golds Head Coach Brad Hepi, adds: “Nico has come from a good environment. He is a fine athlete who can cover many positions and will be an asset to the All Golds in the forthcoming season.”

Nico is the latest signing to be announced as the All Golds prepare for their opening Championship One fixture against Oxford at the Prince of Wales stadium in Cheltenham on Good Friday, March 29.

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Bristol Sonics have launched a new website in advance of a series of exciting announcements planned in the coming weeks.

One of a number of improvements to the site is improved integration with Facebook to allow club members and fans to interact. Anyone can now log-in to the Sonics site using their Facebook account to share or comment on stories and photos.

Keep an eye on the site for the breaking news on the Sonics – or better still sign-up for the Sonic Boom newsletter through the website.



The Sonics Junior Committee are finalising plans for the 2013 season and expect to make announcement in early February. Over the past 2 seasons the Sonics Junior section has come on leaps and bounds with the establishment of a Bristol Junior competition at U14 in 2011 and U14 and U16 teams in 2012. This season will the biggest yet with some exciting plans being developed around the Rugby League World Cup which will feature a game at Bristol’s Memorial Stadium.