Sir Rodney Walker has been revealed as the private benefactor who has stepped forward to secure the future of Wakefield Wildcats.
The Wildcats were due in court today over an outstanding payment owed to HMRC, but the club has confirmed that their petition has now been satisfied thanks to Sir Rodney’s contribution.
Speaking earlier Managing Director Diane Maskill said: “We announced last week that a private benefactor had come forward and offered to settle the petition with HMRC on the condition that planning was passed by Wakefield Council last Friday.
“Once the planning was passed we were able to settle the petition with HMRC. I can now confirm Sir Rodney Walker as the benefactor and wish to offer our sincerest thanks to Sir Rodney for his kindness and generosity in this matter.
“Payment was made to HMRC yesterday (26th October) which has been confirmed with the Courts this morning. HMRC have requested a 7 day adjournment to allocate the payment to be allocated to our account but we are satisfied that we have cleared this petition today.”