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Leasing a union to a private party

Postby iul » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 16:09

The struggle between Wild and the German Union got me thinking if it were possible and desirable to sort of lease a union to a private party for a period of time, say, 20 - 30 years or so. The parties that currently have control over the union would form some sort of overseeing committee that would make sure the pre-agreed terms, conditions and targets are respected and achieved and then, after the leasing period would be over control over the union would revert back to the parties that currently control it.

Would such a measure determine someone like Wild to pour in wast resources into rugby German rugby? Would his proven track record in business mean he'd be able to do a better job growing the game there? Would the opportunity to own the lease for rugby in Germany for a couple of decades be attractive enough for him to get him to agree to create a professional league in Germany?

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Re: Leasing a union to a private party

Postby victorsra » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 16:17

Answer: NO

A Union's job is not only the man' 15-a-side national team or the high performance programs. They have the non-profitable womens national team and youth national teams, the more or less profitable sevens teams... And of course they have deep responsabilities over amateur rugby, from kids development programs to community rugby. Not to mention referees formation, coaches development etc. It is NOT a business and can't be profit-oriented. It REPRESENTS the whole rugby community of a country. And it should be in a democratic way, with ROTATIVE AND ELECTED power (which is part of World Rugby's rules about Unions).

But you can have many professional business-oriented works inside a Union, like professional franchises, the man's top national team brand, etc. And Leagues can be private, clubs-owned... if there is interest enough.

If you want something more business oriented, transform the strongest national team in a franchise. Not the whole Union.
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Re: Leasing a union to a private party

Postby iul » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 16:23

victorsra wrote:Answer: NO

A Union's job is not only the man' 15-a-side national team or the high performance programs. They have the non-profitable womens national team and youth national teams, the more or less profitable sevens teams... And of course they have deep responsabilities over amateur rugby, from kids development programs to community rugby. Not to mention referees formation, coaches development etc. It is NOT a business and can't be profit-oriented. It REPRESENTS the whole rugby community of a country. And it should be in a democratic way, with ROTATIVE AND ELECTED power (which is part of World Rugby's rules about Unions).

But you can have many professional business-oriented works inside a Union, like professional franchises, the man's top national team brand, etc. And Leagues can be private, clubs-owned... if there is interest enough.

If you want something more business oriented, transform the strongest national team in a franchise. Not the whole Union.

Leasing just the national team is an interesting idea.

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Re: Leasing a union to a private party

Postby olivier » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 17:01

Wild vs DRV can be assimilated to a club vs union fight like we usually see.

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Re: Leasing a union to a private party

Postby TheStroBro » Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 18:18

iul wrote:The struggle between Wild and the German Union got me thinking if it were possible and desirable to sort of lease a union to a private party for a period of time, say, 20 - 30 years or so. The parties that currently have control over the union would form some sort of overseeing committee that would make sure the pre-agreed terms, conditions and targets are respected and achieved and then, after the leasing period would be over control over the union would revert back to the parties that currently control it.

Would such a measure determine someone like Wild to pour in wast resources into rugby German rugby? Would his proven track record in business mean he'd be able to do a better job growing the game there? Would the opportunity to own the lease for rugby in Germany for a couple of decades be attractive enough for him to get him to agree to create a professional league in Germany?

Jack Ma has exerted Control over Chinese Rugby.

Wild is the reason Men's XVs has done so well. Atavus in the US runs the women's Age Grade Programs and doesn't do it for affordable identification of players as they are attempting to make a profit.

Wild isn't trying to make any from this as far as I can tell.

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