SHORTS: CHELSEA, SCOTTISH FA, SHREWSBURY TOWN – Sport Industry Group

SHORTS: CHELSEA, SCOTTISH FA, SHREWSBURY TOWN – Sport Industry Group

Premier League football club Chelsea has appointed Chris Jurasek as its new Chief executive Officer.

The news will see a restructure at the top of the West London club, with Tom Glick, the club’s President of Business, departing after just 10 months in the role. Jurasek is regarded as his replacement.

The club’s owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, are thought to be planning changes on the business side of the club after a difficult first year in charge. Chelsea has not commented on whether Glick has resigned.

Glick arrived at Chelsea last July and was charged with building the club’s commercial arm. The American had previously worked at Derby County and was president of the NFL team, the Carolina Panthers.

However, Glick is set for a swift exit, with control of Chelsea’s commercial activities handed to Jurasek. It means there will be more change at Chelsea, who have struggled since being bought by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital last summer.

Chelsea finished 12th in the Premier League this season with just 44 points.


The Scottish FA has named Street Soccer Scotland as its new official charity partner.

Founded in 2009 by David Duke, Street Soccer Scotland uses ‘football-inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people affected by social exclusion.’

The charity runs more than 60 different projects across Scotland, with more than 2,500 current registered players.

Scottish FA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell, said, “We speak regularly about the everyday power of football and the impact the game makes in communities across Scotland. No-one better exemplifies that than David Duke and the dedicated team behind Street Soccer Scotland. David might never have kicked a ball professionally, but there’s no doubt he’s a Scottish football success story that we should all be proud of.

“We are honoured that he has agreed to speak at our reception in the Scottish Parliament tonight about the Power of Football, and this agreement has been another highlight in our inaugural Week of Football as part of the association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

“Street Soccer Scotland has clearly helped improve the lives of thousands in Scotland. It’s been heartening and humbling to learn more about their work, and we look forward to providing them with additional support in a number of areas through this partnership.”


English Football League club Shrewsbury Town has secured a partnership with Morris Property.

The logo of the local Shropshire company will be on the front of the Salop’s shirt for the 2023/2024 season, with the new kit unveiling planned in the coming weeks.

Chris Morris, Director of Morris Property, said, “This is the beginning of an exciting partnership between our two organisations. We share a passion for Shrewsbury with our Shropshire heritage and strong sense of family values.

“We have been rooted here investing in the county town for almost 155 years. Our latest 28-acre commercial development site, Stadium Point, sits adjacent to the ground on Oteley Road, so supporting our new neighbours seems the perfect move.”

Roland Wycherley MBE, Chairman of Shrewsbury Town FC, added, “We are delighted to have Morris Property as our front-of-shirt sponsors for our new home kit. The Morris company was formed way back in 1869 – with the football club founded 17 years later in 1886.

“We are two Shrewsbury institutions that have shown we know how to grow, how to change and how to adapt in order to be successful. I think it is fantastic that we have now joined forces and we are working together.”


Rocket Sports, the sports management agency founded by Sir Elton John, has today announced the addition of rising British tennis stars Katie Swan and Paul Jubb to its talent roster.

The British duo will join a list of established Olympians at Rocket Sports, including Geraint Thomas, Joe Fraser, Dame Laura Kenny and Sir Jason Kenny.

Katie Swan, who has 11 ITF singles titles to her name, had one of her best seasons to date in 2022. Finishing the year at a career-high ranking, Katie also reached her first WTA semi-final and secured some career-best results, including victory over former US Open Champion Sloane Stephens.

Paul Jubb burst onto the tennis scene in 2019, winning the prestigious NCAA Singles Championship whilst at South Carolina University. After winning 5 ITF single titles in his first full season as a professional, in 2022 Paul became the first British player to win an ATP Challenger on a clay court since James Ward in 2009, achieving a career-high ranking in the process.

Ben Lampkin, Managing Director of Rocket Sports, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Katie and Paul to the Rocket Sports family. Not only are both athletes incredibly fierce competitors on their respective tours, but they are also fantastic ambassadors for British tennis and beyond. We look forward to supporting them as they continue their drive towards the top of the sport.”


BT Sport, soon to be rebranded as TNT Sports, will make 2023 UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League Finals available to everyone for free.

In addition to its exclusive coverage on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport is making the 2023 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League finals available to everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile.

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