Harlequins Rugby League Chief Executive, Nic Cartwright has called it a day after eight full seasons guiding the London club.
Having originally arrived at the Stoop in 1998 as a temporary accountant, Cartwright went on to become Chief Executive in 2002, seeing the club through some difficult times in the process.
He was a major player in the formation of Harlequins Rugby League and now feels it is time to move on: "I have really enjoyed my time with this club and there are some wonderful people involved. I feel in many ways my job is done and that it's time for a new challenge."
"I wish nothing but the very best for all involved with Harlequins RL and I know that, with continued hard work at all levels, the club will enjoy a very bright future."
Harlequins Director Tony Rea, the former London Chief Executive who employed Cartwright as a 'temp' back in the earlier days at the Stoop, speaks highly of his CEO: "His tenacity and passion have helped to ensure that the club is in the very promising position which it is in today. My thanks for his efforts cannot be overstated. He has been good for this place from day one."
Former Chairman, David Hughes is equally complimentary: "Nic has had to be CEO, Office Manager, at times Football Manager, and he would happily make the tea if that was required. More important was the instrumental role he played in nailing the Harlequins deal which took three years of hard graft to bring to fruition."
Through necessity he has had to do a job for which other clubs might require three people."
Before he hands over his role, Cartwright will continue to make a sizeable contribution to rugby league, not only in the transition phase for new staff, but also preparing to run the Loch Ness Marathon to raise funds for injured rugby league players, Matt King and Danny Scott. For more information and to make a donation visit – www.xiiiheroes.com <http://www.xiiiheroes.com/>
Harlequins RL play Salford City Reds at 3pm on Saturday 16th September at the Twickenham Stoop. Tickets in advance cost just £12 – 020 8410 6000