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Worcester Warriors: Directors’ report reveals full money owed of greater than £30m | Rugby Union Information


Worcester’s money owed embody £16.1m in Authorities loans from the Covid Sports activities Survival plan, over £5.8m to ticket holders, suppliers, companies and banks related to the membership, £2.1m in unpaid taxes to HMRC, £6.8m in payroll and over £2m to their former house owners

Final Up to date: 21/11/22 1:57pm


A report by directors has revealed Worcester Warriors’ money owed whole greater than £30m

An in depth report by directors Begbies Traynor has revealed full Worcester Warriors money owed whole greater than £30m, because the relegated Premiership membership proceed to hunt a brand new purchaser. 

Former Worcester CEO Jim O’Toole is in pole place to finish a takeover, with the report despatched to the membership’s collectors revealing O’Toole and James Sandford’s consortium paid a £500,000 deposit to have the ability to negotiate completely till the top of November.

The report additionally states that former Warriors house owners Jason Whittingham and Colin Goldring declare they’re nonetheless owed over £2m by the membership.

Different findings present that O’Toole and Sandford’s consortium have already invested greater than £1m within the membership, and paid off a £634,000 mortgage taken on land at Sixways taken by the earlier house owners.

WRFC Gamers Ltd – the corporate which held the contracts of Worcester Warriors’ gamers and a few employees – was liquidated within the Excessive Court docket.

WRFC Players Ltd - the company which held the contracts of Worcester Warriors' players and some staff - was liquidated in the High Court

WRFC Gamers Ltd – the corporate which held the contracts of Worcester Warriors’ gamers and a few employees – was liquidated within the Excessive Court docket

The winding-up petition heard involved an unpaid tax invoice of roughly £6m, and the outcome noticed the contracts of Worcester’s gamers instantly terminated.

Worcester then had their suspension from the remainder of the Gallagher Premiership season and enforced relegation to the Championship confirmed by the RFU.

Former house owners Goldring and Whittingham had been additionally disqualified as firm administrators for 12 months following a courtroom listening to in Cardiff in October for failing to file accounts for the monetary yr to twenty-eight February 2021.

Within the newest report, Begbies Traynor verify the membership owe the Authorities £16.1m in loans from the Covid Sports activities Survival plan, and nonetheless owe £2.1m in unpaid taxes to HMRC.

Worcester and Wasps both entered administration and were relegated from the Premiership within a fortnight of each other

Worcester and Wasps each entered administration and had been relegated from the Premiership inside a fortnight of one another

Ticket holders, suppliers, companies and banks related to the membership are additionally owed greater than £5.8m, whereas WRFC Gamers Ltd owed £6.8m previous to being wound up.

The directors have additionally confirmed that even when the whole thing of Worcester’s remaining property had been bought, the potential funds raised wouldn’t be sufficient to repay the prevailing money owed.

Joint-administrator Palmer mentioned within the report that cash owed to the HMRC is “extremely possible” to be repaid, whereas the debt owed to the Authorities could be taken on by a future purchaser.



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