Rochdale supporters back ownership change

A consortium led by Andy Mazey is set to take over Rochdale after the club’s members unanimously voted to transfer ownership of the Hornets.

A total of 136 members – 69%  of the total membership – all voted to back the move, with there being no opposition.

It is the first step towards the grouping taking full control of Rochdale, with a further vote now enquired to verify the move on December 23.

Hornets chief executive, Steve Kerr, said: “The vote has clearly shown the backing that Andy Mazey and the consortium have to take control of the club after a decade of being supporter owned.

“Fans have wholly bought into their vision for the future of Rochdale Hornets, and we have already seen a surge in positivity around the club since they first announced their intentions.

“The positive impact has extended to increased social media activity, general media exposure and players looking to join the club, and this is just the start of what is a new and exciting era for Rochdale Hornets.

“The change in ownership now needs a further level of confirmation from the membership and the backing of the RFL, but the results of the vote have given a huge boost of confidence both to the consortium and the club itself.”

Mazey will take a 20% stake alongside fellow directors Tony Sheridan, Richard Heyes, Peter Smith and current club president Paul Ormerod.


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