The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is happy to announce the appointment of Kevin Potts to the position of Domestic Game Manager.
The Domestic Game Manager will be responsible for the planning, development and organisation of rugby within clubs and schools throughout Ireland. The Domestic Rugby Manager will report directly to the IRFU Director of Rugby and also sit on the Domestic Game Committee. The role will ensure a focus on the club and schools game at grassroots level to maintain its development.
Kevin Potts arrives at the IRFU with a proven track record in both the business and rugby world. On a professional level, Kevin has held several senior management positions within the Financial Services industry in Ireland and moves from Mellon Global Securities Services Dublin where he was Managing Director. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
A graduate of Templeogue College and Dublin University, he represented Leinster and Ireland while at school. At senior level, he was captain of St. Mary's College and also played for Leinster and Ireland A, leading the Ireland development tour to South Africa in 1993.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Philip Browne, Chief Executive of the IRFU, said: "The needs of the domestic game and the revitalisation of grassroots rugby are important issues for the game. The IRFU is aiming for a significant increase in player numbers over the next three years and this dedicated role will provide the necessary resources to achieve this.
"In addition to this, Kevin's experience and proven management abilities at the highest level will give the position and the domestic game the required support that it needs."