My Experience at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. Belfast, Ireland. What’s next? #BringIt 4

I also believe ‘finals week’ at WRWC, if placed in the right destination could create an event of enormous interest. Semifinals could be played on a Sunday, and Finals/Consolation on the following Saturday.  The lower places could be settled at venues mid-week.  Pick a fabulous destination, market the product, and I believe in 2-3 iterations you have 50,000 people in attendance.  Regardless, World Rugby should be open to changing this format in order to open the commercial opportunity, which at this stage lies only in finals week.   More…

Video (7.7.17): Tony Ridnell on Integrity, USA Rugby Board, CEO Neutering, & Congress making a Bold Move! 9

This is not a coup, nor a revolution.  This is an opportunity for USA Rugby to ‘put the right players on the field’, in the Boardroom.  I will work with Will Chang, Chad Keck, RIM, etc..  and provide the necessary leadership, culture, and accountability to ensure financial success and on field success More…

Attn: USA Rugby & RIM: “Winning is EVERYTHING to a sponsor” & a Question of Confidence at RBEA. 4

Each continued botched move by our Union’s senior leadership and every day that passes without clearly defined vision and methods to get there (through the CEO of course) is a day that every single participant’s rugby experience is marginalized. It is another ‘lost day’ in the development of our sport in this country. More…

On USA Rugby Vision, Strategy 2020, RWC 2018/2027, Age Grade, HP audit, & more on the Board/RIM 6

In responding to a question about ‘vision’, it is difficult not to discuss the Board and the massive effect (positive or negative) it can and has on any such ‘visions’. It is time to get back to basics and instill some Business Basics back into this Board.  Without it, and the proper alignment to the organization – it doesn’t matter what anyone’s vision is, it is bound for failure.   More…