Beech increases investment in Widnes

Matt Beech, director of Widnes and owner of main club partner Maltacourt, has increased his ownership stake in the Vikings.

Beech joined the Board in June 2013 and has decided the time is right to increase his investment.

Talking to the club’s official website, he outlined the reasons behind the decision:

“There’s a real excitement around the Vikings at the moment, it’s not quite a renaissance yet but we are making progress year on year and the club really is in good shape.

“There are significant challenges in the sport and some of our fellow clubs are struggling to make ends meet, but we’re determined to run a sustainable club that will be able to compete well into the future.

“I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the ethos of the club, the values that all of the staff and players demonstrate day to day, whether that is around an intense training session or whether it’s the community work that underpins our strategy to be the central focus of the area.

“It’s those values that made it an easy decision for me to make a second investment into the club.”

Widnes CEO James Rule commented:

“I was delighted when Matt decided that he wished to join the Board and take an ownership stake in the club. The fact that he has decided to invest further and take a bigger stake so soon after his first investment is obviously fantastic news.”

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