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This coming Wednesday, Club13 will be taking on a host of hot topics – with gender equality at the top of the agenda. Those in attendance will follow up on the latest FTSE report, which focuses on the appointments of women to senior positions. Elsewhere, attendees will consider their own perceptions of women and any […]


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, […]

Introducing Mike Perls

Mike Perls acts as chairman of GreaterSport, the County Sports Partnership for Greater Manchester, and is in position as a non-executive director of Rugby League World Cup 2021. Mike is the co-founder of MC2 and a visiting professor of marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a board member there and his focus is fixed on strategic […]

Introducing Chris Standish

Chris Standish is an independent board member of Active Lancashire and currently leads regeneration services for Regenda Group – a north-west based housing business. Chris has been developing and delivering regeneration approaches across public, private and voluntary sectors for more than 20 years. A chartered town planner, he combines his understanding of place with development […]

Introducing Malcolm McPhail

Malcolm McPhail heads up Greater Manchester sports trust Life Leisure, which boasts more than 17,000 members and in excess of 600 staff. Chief executive of the trust, Malcolm is a former operations director of a multi-national fitness company and boasts a rich sporting pedigree, having previously worked as a physical education teacher and competed at international level […]


The UK sports industry is valued at over £23billion, servicing close to a million jobs, and is one of the country’s fastest-growing sectors – finding itself sitting as a top-15 mainstream activity in the British economy. It is deemed ‘sexy’, ‘unpredictable’ and ‘exciting’. For the majority, lacing up the boots and walking out at Old […]

Networking Event Defies Superstition

On a day more closely associated with poor luck, Club 13’s second sports networking event defied superstition to prove a huge success! Hosted on Friday the 13th at Social 7, The Landings, MediaCityUK, the event entertained and informed attendees about the Business of Sport and the Media. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the event, it provided […]

Introducing Dave Woods

Club 13 is delighted to introduce BBC TV and Radio Five Live commentator Dave Woods, to its upcoming event on Friday the 13th of April at Social 7, the Landing, MediaCityUK. Having worked at the BBC for 27 years, Woods has provided live coverage at the last five FIFA World Cup and Rugby League World […]

Introducing David Murray

Club13 is delighted to introduce David Murray, Sports Rights, Broadcasting and Negotiating Expert to its upcoming event on Friday the 13th of April at Social 7, the Landing, MediaCityUK. Murray has enjoyed over 20 years at the cutting edge of the media and sports business industry. After graduating in 1987 from the University of Warwick […]