New Warriors owner's joy as administrators complete sale of Sixways side to Atlas - The Evesham Observer

New Warriors owner's joy as administrators complete sale of Sixways side to Atlas

Rob George 1st Feb, 2023   0

WORCESTER Warriors new co-owner James Sandford has claimed ‘the real work starts now’ after the sale of the troubled Sixways side was finally completed.

Some four months after entering administration, Warriors are now in the hands of Atlas Worcester Warriors, headed by James Sandford and former Warriors chief executive Jim O’Toole.

Sandford took to social media after the news was revealed and shared his joy with fans who have been left on tenterhooks since the initial exclusivity period was rebuffed by RFU chiefs.

“Feel honoured and privileged to be entrusted with a club that means so much to so many,” he wrote

“We’ll be announcing a date soon for you all to come to Sixways to hear and see the plans for yourselves as we rebuild together.

“The real work starts now!”

Julie Palmer, partner at Begbies Traynor, said: “Following a complex process, we are now able to progress the sale of Worcester Warriors and associated assets to Atlas Worcester Warriors Rugby Football Club Limited (“Atlas”).

“We can confirm tcontracts have been exchanged with Atlas. This is an exclusive contractual position and Atlas are committed to completing this transaction as early as possible and will share with both the rugby community and local community their plans for the club’s future.

“Due to the confidential nature of this transaction, we have been unable to provide this update any earlier but have appreciated the ongoing interest of supporters, staff and related organisations.

“We are delighted to see that there is a clear plan in place to deliver both rugby and many other exciting community-focused initiatives to Sixways befitting the fabulous facilities and which will entertain the extensive support base.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the women’s team who are being readmitted to the Allianz Premier 15s next season.”


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