Tony Ridnell interview w/ “The Rugby Committee” discussing USA Rugby 4

I was able to speak with “The Rugby Committee” tonight on their radio show and discuss USA Rugby.  Thanks Dumont Walker, Jack Howe, Janet Young, Bill Gardner.

Discussing Strategic Plan, Comprehensive Club Audits, High Performance Audits, The Women’s game, Improving Competitions, Rugby International Marketing (RIM, LLC), The Rugby Channel, Rebranding the CANAM rivalry, RWC2027 Bid,  etc…

 

My USA Rugby NDS Experience. The good, bad, & ugly. 5

The Strategic Plan: It’s apparently coming, and apparently it is comprehensive.  We need it. And we need people to execute it.  We have Payne; I hope the Congress has the gumption to look at their duty to review the Board of Director’s performance, and assess that each and every member is qualified, capable and the best to assist Payne in taking this movement forward. More…

Analysis: Dan Payne @USARugby CEO Q&A. $1MM Revenue Shortfall?? 10

Payne discussed a $1MM revenue shortfall we will see in 2017 vs 2016 due to Brexit;  I assume it’s the cratering of the Pound Sterling vs. the US Dollar (i.e. from $1.50 t0 approx. $1.228 where it sits today), as well as a loss of a grant from World Rugby.
My comment to this is, “It’s business, and we better figure out a way to find that $1MM and more if we want to grow this game”.  What I heard is we have a budgetary shortfall from 2016 to 2017 of over $1MM and it will not be replaced. More…

Romania 23 – USA Eagles 10. The real reason Romania won; Top Tier Competition, Strategic Plan. 5

As a rugby playing nation, the USA is bigger.  Romania is better.  Their structure is admirable… look what they do with so few players.  There is nothing fancy to this…USA Rugby – get a strategic plan addressing our top-tier, professional/semi professional competition.  Keep it clean, and easy to explain.  Demand excellence from everyone, on the field, off the field, and in the Boardroom.  Find Board members that can think about rugby globally and locally, and actually love the sport.    More…