Wakefield Trinity report “great engagement” over potential investment

Wakefield are inviting expressions of interest from individuals who may be interested in investing in the club.

As the club celebrates 150 years of history in 2023 and with the completion of the current phase of ground redevelopment in time for the 2024 season these are exciting times for Wakefield Trinity. The Board and shareholders have decided this is an appropriate moment to invite interested parties to invest in the club.

Such investment will provide an opportunity to accelerate plans as we prepare for the opportunities and challenges of applying for Grade A status in the game from 2025 onwards.

As well as inviting those with potentially large amounts to invest, the club is intending to issue “Member shares” to supporters who may be interested in investing relatively modest amounts in tranches of £500. This may appeal to those who would like to feel a sense of ownership and be closer to the activities of the club than at present but are not seeking any voting participation or financial return and do not have a desire to take an active part in the running of the club.

Member shareholders investing £500 will enjoy a range of tangible benefits from the club including:

· attendance at up to three shareholders’ meetings per year including the Annual General Meeting

· 10% discount on match-day hospitality in the banqueting suite in the new East Stand

· behind the scenes members’ events with players and backroom staff such as “open training days”

· their name recorded on a “role of honour” to be displayed within the new East Stand

Just days after this was confirmed, club chairman John Minards revealed there had been great engagement with the offer already.

“Already got great engagement on this. Just about to drop in to the shop for a few hours. Will be happy to chat if you are passing,” he said on Twitter.

Minards appears very confident about the future and routinely shares pictures of the stadium re-development.

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