Elston resigns from Wakefield Wildcats

James Elston
James Elston

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have announced that James Elston has resigned from his position of chief operating officer at the club.

Elston had been involved with the Wildcats for over 12 years, starting as a community development manager before working his way to roles in senior management and until recently was chief executive officer.

Elston said: “Having spent nearly 12 years at the club I have made the difficult decision to resign.

“Having originally been tasked with the job of finding new investment to save the club from liquidation in 2010, we defied all odds to stay in Super League. I have some great memories and thank all the staff and fans for their support over the years.

“Whilst I will be moving on I will always have the club at heart and will continue in my role as trustee of the Wakefield Community Trust. I wish Michael Carter and everyone associated with the club all the very best for the future.”

Carter said: “I would like to personally thank James for all his considerable efforts, especially over the last three years.

“His enthusiasm, knowledge and manner, especially on match days, will be sorely missed. Everyone at the club wishes James well in all his future endeavours.”

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