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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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Hangin' With ... Tracey Gaudry

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe, Australia

Mariners Plan To Play Games At Brookvale

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia

State Or Origin Reboot Thwarted

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Univ. Of Canberra Seeks New Sports Hub

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