Midlands Hurricanes have announced that joint-owner and chief executive Alan Robinson will leave the club with immediate effect.
The club’s founder in Robinson has agreed to an offer to sell his share of the League 1 club to Mike Lomas, making him 100% full shareholder of the club.
Robinson played a vital role in the club’s rebrand from Coventry Bears to the Midlands Hurricanes during the off-season. The rebrand saw the club relocate to Birmingham & Solihull Bees RFC’s Forshaw Heath Lane Ground, Portway, Birmingham.
He said: “Mike expressed an interest in fully owning the club and we have come to a mutual agreement for this to happen. Due to this I have made the decision to take a break from the professional game and focus on other interests and my family.
“I believe Mike and his team will take the club forward successfully in the future and allow it to grow and flourish into a great success for the region and indeed the sport.
“I wish the current staff, players and supporters the very best for the rest of the season and the future and I will continue to support the club in every way possible.”
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Lomas added: “Alan is an important and respected person in the development of the sport of rugby league across the country.
“The work he has done in the Midlands region has only improved the outreach of an already fantastic sport. I thank him for his assistance in developing the Midlands Hurricanes and his co-operation with enabling the sale of his shares.
“I am keen to maintain a good relationship with Alan and the Coventry Bears going forward to grow the Midlands Region collaboratively.”