Scottish rugby chiefs siphoning off huge salaries and benefits

I haven’t forgotten.

Ludo Thierry

Rugby ain’t my game but even a non-follower like me can see that the massive money being grabbed by the ‘executive’ high heid yins is money (in large amounts) that isn’t going into the grass roots of the game (where it is desperately needed).

How much do we bet that Col. Davidson will take any Parliamentary opportunities to berate the ‘ rugger colonels’ at the SRU (a nice wee earner gig for them, doubtless?) for their demonstrated propensity to so obscenely richly reward such apparently mediocre performance by the Scottish Rugby executives? Link and snippets below:

Scottish Rugby’s chief executive Mark Dodson has more than doubled his earnings for the year up to 31 May 2019 compared to the previous 12 months.

The group’s accounts showed their “highest paid director” had received £933,000 in salary and benefits.

That’s an increase of £478,000.

Scotland did not qualify from their World Cup group in Japan, while the SRU were fined £70,000 for Dodson’s criticism over a potential cancellation of their tie with the hosts.

They were also ordered to apologise after an independent disputes committee said he had “brought the game into disrepute”.

Increases have been widespread across the board, with the total paid to all company directors jumping from £1.13m to £2.246m.

The accounts come following a disappointing year for Scotland’s national team on the field, with Gregor Townsend’s side failing to make it out of the pool stage of the World Cup for only the second time in the competition’s history.

They will also be hoping for an improved performance in the 2020 Six Nations, having finished fifth last year, with just one victory.

Turnover for the year was £61m, up from £57.2m, but profit before tax dropped to £308,000 from £1.8m.

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

2 thoughts on “Scottish rugby chiefs siphoning off huge salaries and benefits

  1. So that’s why the LidDem MSP from Shetland resigned his Holyrood job to take a ‘high head yin’ job in the rugby organisation.
    Easy cash is always the answer. Labour failure, Kezia Dugdale, grabbing a sinecure at some pseudo-academic gig on good behaviour in politics, or something.

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  2. “Turnover for the year was £61m, up from £57.2m, but profit before tax dropped to £308,000 from £1.8m.”

    Wonder where the profit went?

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