Media Announcement

The Club would like to announce the following changes to the Media team.

Due to differing reasons both Lee Kenny as Media/Marketing Director and Jamie Gray as Communication’s Officer have stepped down from their duties with the Club.

Lee has several business interests under his Snowflake Media Group banner and is in the process of a complex business acquisition project. This project has now taken further traction and he is currently not able to commit the necessary time to his role at the Club. Therefore he has sadly tendered his resignation from the Board which has, reluctantly, been accepted.

“It has been a dream come true working so closely with the board and wider Panthers team to help steer the clubs new identity in these trying times.” Said Lee. “Snowflake will continue as a sponsor and I’ll be certainly continuing as a fan and will be cheering on from the stands rather than the side of the pitch!”

Lee has proven to be a major asset to the Board and the Club. Just one example of that was his drive, passion and expertise in managing the Panther rebrand and all the off-shoots of that including a new website, new shop controls, new ticketing system etc.

Also a special mention for Jamie Gray who has also had to step down from his media role. You may be aware that Jamie has recently had his second child. Due to these new family commitments Jamie is also unable to commit the necessary time to the Club and has reluctantly stepped down from his media role.

Jamie said “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my 18 months working for the club, the rebrand was a huge task and one I believe will now give the club a platform to build on and bring in the next generation of supporters and excite the town, as a lifelong fan it was an honour and hopefully myself and the team kept everyone entertained and interested especially through 2020 when times were tough for all the supporters with the pandemic and no Rugby to watch.”

“I always said I’d only ever want to give 100% in the role and unfortunately with two young daughters both under the age of two this has become impossible and I want to give them my time and also the chance to go to games and become super fans as I did growing up.”

“I’d like to thank all the staff and directors at the club as I have seen the work that goes on behind the scenes to run a professional Rugby League club and most importantly I’d like to wish Simon Grix, his staff and the players all the best for the season and the future and I will now go back to doing what I love most….being a fan and supporting the club and the boys on the terraces.”

As with Lee, Jamie still wants to help the Club in any way he can and will now devote what time he does have to his talents of organising, as a fan, a better match day experience and engaging the fans etc.

Both Lee and Jamie have done a tremendous job for the Club during their tenure for which the Board and the rest of the Club are very grateful and wish them well for the future.

Finally, testimony to his professionalism that Lee will still continue to support the Club’s website via Snowflake Media Group at no cost, and has also organised an interim Communication’s Officer replacement to take immediate control of the Club’s Media output.

Welcome to Haroon Rashid who has a wealth of media knowledge and has worked closely with Lee in the past. I am sure we will see his professional output for the Club’s media once he has settled in.


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