More than 500 people were in attendance at the Wakefield Trinity Supporters Trust public meeting at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Monday night.
After a passionate introductory address from Chairman of Trust, Ian Bramley, Wildcats Chairman Michael Carter and Director Chris Brereton took questions from those gathered for over two hours.
In that time Carter reiterated a number of the points he had previously made in a press conference whilst also revealing that former Hull FC Chairwoman Kath Hetherington will take on a consultant Chief Executive role, full details of which will be announced in due course.
It was also announced that Richard Agar had committed his future to the Wildcats by signing a new contract and Carter again reiterated that should the club attract 3,000 Members for 2014, then all further funds generated from membership sales will be added to the playing budget.
Other key points included:
- It was reiterated that Danny Kirmond would not be sold unless a club made a ‘ridiculous’ offer or should Danny ask to leave, which Carter doesn’t expect to happen.
- A transfer fee has been agreed with Hull KR for Ben Cockayne and the winger is discussing personal terms with the Robins.
- Andrew Glover’s involvement with the club will purely be working on the ongoing stadium project at Newmarket.
- An option for supporters to purchase shares was being discussed with the Supporters Trust but an ideal model was still to be found.
- Further key points can be heard by listening to the Wildcats Audioboo channel by clicking HERE.
Following last night’s meeting the club can confirm that two long standing members of the senior management team have moved on.
Sarah Elston, who played an important role in establishing the clubs status as one of the best for community work, including introducing the Wildcat Kittens amongst many other notable achievements, has taken on a new role as RLWC2013 Cheerleading Coordinator.
Davide Longo has also chosen to leave the club after over ten years involvement at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. Davide began working in the community department and, like Sarah, worked his way through to senior management.
The club would like to clarify that this departure was not part of the recent restructures at the club but an individual decision by Davide to move on and further his professional career.
Davide commented: “I must stress this decision wasn’t taken lightly. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Wildcats, have met some outstanding people and thank the Wildcats for giving me an opportunity outside of playing rugby league.
“I believe the time is right to now further my career elsewhere, but would like to wish the Wildcats players, staff, supporters and volunteers all the very best for the future.”
The club wish both Davide and Sarah all the very best in their future endeavours and thank them for their considerable contributions to the club.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.