Michael Carter says Wakefield aren’t currently built to survive new Super League era

Last Thursday a major news story was somewhat overshadowed by IMG’s proposed grading criteria but they were in fact linked together.

What was this major story? Michael Carter’s resignation from his position as CEO of Wakefield Trinity.

In his resignation letter, Carter made it clear that IMG formed part of his thinking with the £2 million he put into the club over the last 12 months itself not enough.

He also admitted that presently Wakefield aren’t built to survive in this new era of Super League.

He said:

“As we move into a new era for Rugby League with the recently announced IMG proposals, it is clear that our Club will have to change to survive at Super League level. Although the new facilities we are building give us new opportunities, we still face massive challenges; to exploit the facilities on non-match days and attract significantly higher crowds to our games. Those clubs with the best chance of achieving Super League success remain those with a wealthy benefactor.

“I have never claimed to be that wealthy benefactor, despite supporting the Club to the tune of in excess of £2 million pounds over the last 12 years, and I firmly believe that Wakefield Trinity needs someone else to lead this Club forward from this point, to take it to the next level.”

Wakefield are still looking for their first win of the season and this weekend journey over to Salford Red Devils.

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