Halifax Panthers have announced new ownership following a consortium takeover

Halifax Panthers have today announced they are under new ownership.

The Panthers have announced they have changed hands following a takeover by consortium of local businessmen which is still subject to standard RFL consents and approvals.

With the IMG review of the sport currently taking place the new board is looking forward to the exciting times ahead for the club who are also celebrating their 150th anniversary.

The members of the consortium are all unanimous in the belief that Halifax Panthers are a important pillar of the local community and the wider Rugby League family. They are promising to keep pride in Halifax as a club high during their ownership.

Their message to the fans reads ‘As a new exciting chapter begins in the club’s history and as the 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, the fans. Eventually we in turn will hand on the reins, hopefully of a new hugely successful Panthers, on and off the field.’

Ian Croad who is the outgoing director for Halifax also had his say on the takeover.

“This is a significant moment in the history of our great club,” Croad continues. “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 Panthers fan.”

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