The Halifax Panthers have changed hands today following a takeover by a consortium of local businessmen subject to the usual RFL consents and approvals.
The new Board is looking forward to exciting times with the IMG review taking shape, the Panthers’ own 150th anniversary and a very busy close season ahead. We look forward to engaging with all involved with the Panthers to shape the future of the club.
We would like to put on record our thanks to the previous regime for holding the reigns of this historic club.
Outgoing Director, Ian Croad said: “ This is a significant moment in the history of our great Club, I have every confidence in the new company and the key being investment. The new IMG proposal rewards investment, so the timing of this is perfect. Exciting times ahead and a great time to be a Panther fan.”
The consortium members are unanimous in the belief that Halifax Panthers is hugely important to the local community, local sport and the wider rugby league family. We will be doing everything in our power to make everyone associated with the Panthers proud of our great club.
As a new exciting chapter begins in the Club’s history and as new custodians of the Club, we are unanimous in our belief that it is an honour and a privilege that we are here to direct the club forward for the true owners of the club – its fans. Eventually we in turn will hand on the reins, hopefully of a hugely successful Panthers, both on and off the field, in the future.
To Simon, the coaches, players, staff, volunteers and everyone else that works so hard to entertain and excite us on a gameday and most of all to all of the Fax family – it is time to enjoy the ride together.