Wakefield Wildcats respond to winding-up petition

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WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats have moved to reassure those connected with the club after a winding-up petition was issued to club owners, Spirit of 1873 Ltd.

Details of the petition, brought by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and presented on September 27, were published last Friday with a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, due to take place on November 12.

However, a statement released by the club said: “The Wildcats would like to reassure all those connected with the club that the outstanding sum of money that the petition is in relation to has already been dealt with.

“Due to the club’s recent financial history it is subject to monthly visits from HMRC and furthermore, no leeway is granted in regards to any payments owed as it may be to other such companies.

“An oversight on the part of the club in relation to the amount of one such payment led to the issuing of the winding up petition. However, once the club was made aware of this it was immediately rectified.

“Unfortunately, once a winding up petition is issued there is no way of preventing it from going to press and as such it came into the public domain.

“Again, the club would like to reassure everyone associated with the Wildcats that the club is continuing to work tirelessly to ensure that the progress both on and off the pitch since the takeover by Spirit of 1873 Ltd is maintained.”

Read Friday’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.