Huge takeover of Super League club nears as due diligence is done

There have been reports of two Super League clubs undergoing major takeovers.

Reports have suggested that Wakefield Trinity are in the process of a major takeover though Mark Applegarth refused to get embroiled in talk of this at his press conference yesterday.

Furthermore, Castleford Tigers have said they have two interested parties.

However, it is Wakefield who seem headed towards the takeover quicker with the club confirming “due diligence” is underway with regards to the takeover.

This comes as Wakefield announced a new major sponsorship deal.

As due diligence is progressing in respect of the proposed acquisition of the club by Matthew Ellis, Wakefield Trinity are delighted to announce a major new sponsorship deal with DIY Kitchens – Ellis’ company.

The club is also delighted to welcome Matthew to their Advisory Board during this intervening period. This board provides invaluable work for the club largely behind the scenes, and Matthew will add to these efforts particularly in the areas of fan engagement and player recruitment. Both this appointment, and the experience gained by Matthew from working with the existing team, will help to ensure a smooth transition over to his ownership should the due diligence process reach a satisfactory conclusion in the coming weeks.

Matt’s company DIY Kitchens has agreed to a very substantial sponsorship deal which will add fire power to our ongoing recruitment and retention efforts.

Trinity seem to be headed into a new era and that era could be given the perfect boost on Sunday if they can beat local rivals Leeds Rhinos to claim a first win of the rseason.

Former Leeds skipper and star signing at Belle Vue Luke Gale stands to make his debut for the club.