There is growing uncertainty over the future of Whitehaven, after it was revealed the club was issued with a winding up order on Monday.
According to sources at the club, an error by their administrators resulted in their period of administration not being officially declared to the tax office.
A number of current directors, including chairman Dick Raaz, had planned to buy the club back out of administration, having allowed it to clear the clubs’ debts, but this new twist in a long saga left one source labelling it a “major cock-up.”
Whitehaven must now reach an agreement with HMRC or face a trip to the high court, where the club could be wound up and cease to exist.
Following news of the possible demise of their club several weeks ago, fans quickly united to discuss the potential of setting up a supporters trust. Trust in Haven are holding a meeting tonight, Wednesday, at 7pm, where the current situation is sure to be a hot topic. Laura Harrison, of Supporters Direct, is currently liaising with the RFL to clarify the club’s ongoing situation.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Whitehaven would start next season on minus nine points in Championship 1.