ICYMI: This week the Rugby League Trade papers League Express and League Weekly profiled Club13 founding member Andrew Rosler. Here’s what the article had to say…


ANDREW Rosler is spearheading an exciting new initiative designed to bring rugby league and the commercial world closer than ever before.

Rosler, a director of Salford Red Devils, is bidding to “significantly strengthen” the sport’s potential for financial growth and prosperity – with Club13.

By building a strong network of businesses and professionals, and surrounding them with key rugby league figures, Rosler is confident of acheivng “fantastic” results.

Club13 stages monthly networking events in the heart of Manchester, bringing together notable names and a host of businesses from across the north of England.

The likes of Robbie Hunter-Paul, Adrian Morley, Paul Highton, Barry McDermott and Nathan McAvoy have appeared so far.

And on Friday, May 18, three of Greater Manchester’s leading business figures will be guest panellists at an event taking place at Social 7, The Landing, MediaCityUK – from 1.00pm.

‘Greater Manchester Sport and Business: The Next Ten Years of Growth’ will involve some of the biggest names working in sport and business in the North West including; Mike Perls, Chris Standish and Malcolm McPhail.

Rosler said: “Our vision with Club13, away from the cliche of simply bringing more commercial revenue to rugby league, is to strengthen the game’s corporate potential.

“We simply need to increase the amount of revenue flowing into our sport and, through networking with former players who have gone on to achieve big things away from the field and top business personnel, we believe it is possible.

“It is about finding a common interest and that is how I first became involved in rugby league, in addition to being a fan, with Super Leagues, Salford.

“In the Manchester area, this is an exciting yet critical time for sport and business.

“We wish to integrate private and public sector with professional sport and all levels.

“Club13 provides rugby league with a unique opportunity to enjoy greater growth, commercially, which can only improve the on-field product in the UK.

“If you are interested in business and rugby league then we would love to have you attend our upcoming networking afternoon, which will look at the next decade of growth in Greater Manchester.”

Club13’s next event will take place on Friday May 18, from 1.00pm-3.00pm, at MediaCityUK.

Greater Manchester Sport and Business: The Next Ten Years of Growth will be staged at Social 7, The Landing, MediaCityUK.

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