Wakefield re-assure fans over licence

Wakefield have moved to re-assure fans that their work for the Club 1873 scheme will contribute towards the Wildcats’ licensing application.

The Wildcats are many people’s tip for demotion from the top flight when the RFL announce the 13 teams set to join Widnes in Super League next season.

Club 1873 was launched in June, and the club has been inundated with fans joining and showing their support to the club, surpassing their targets.

A statement read: “We are aware that some fans are concerned by reading various pieces in the media that membership to this scheme won’t be counted in the 5000 required by the RFL as part of the licensing process, however we can confirm that the membership will count as part of the criteria.”

Blake Solly, Compliance Manager RFL said: “For the current round of Licensing, the number of season ticket holders a club has is a criteria in the assessment of any application.  However as clubs move to more flexible membership and season ticket arrangements in order to grow their supporter base, this criteria will be reviewed and amended to ensure that Licensing keeps pace with the initiatives of our clubs.”

The Wakefield statement added: “We hope that this will allay any fears supporters may have had.”

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