Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer committed to Rams despite ownership of Bradford

Dewsbury chairman Mark Sawyer insists he remains fully committed to the Rams, despite being part of the new consortium taking ownership of Bradford.

It was revealed on Tuesday night that Sawyer and International Rugby League chief executive Nigel Wood will become shareholders of the Bulls, while Ottawa president Eric Perez will serve as interim chairman of the Championship club.

The Bulls are now out of special measures, while Dewsbury insist there will no conflict of interest in Sawyer’s roles with the Rams and Bulls.

In a statement released by Dewsbury, it read: “This is entirely within the RFL guidelines and will not affect his ownership of Dewsbury Rams and therefore, there is no conflict of interest.

“Mark remains very much dedicated to the Rams and sees the part-ownership of the Bulls as a positive move for the Rams going forward into 2020.”

Sawyer added: “I understand the concerns of our supporters but there is no question over my commitment to the club.

“I am happy to meet with supporters to allay any concerns people may have and will look to arrange a fans forum as soon as possible where I can talk directly to our supporters on this and other news from the club.”

Bradford are still expected to play their home games at Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium in 2020.


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