Telford Tigers pass into new ownership
Telford Tigers have passed into new ownership after a consortium of local businesses stepped forward to run the club.
A new company called Telford Tigers Consortium Limited has taken control of the English Premier League outfit.
The new owners have joined forces with former stick boy Wayne Scholes, who will continue as a major sponsor.
Former Tigers GM Paul Thomason was instrumental in organising the consortium, after Telford Ice Sports was placed into liquidation in November.
Mr Thomason, who has now stepped away from the club, said: “I’ve been dedicated to ice hockey in Telford since I came here as a player over thirty years ago and fell in love with the town and its people.
“I have always said I would do what is best for the club and when the previous management fell in to financial difficulty I knew the best way forward was to keep to the plan of local ownership with fans at the helm.
“I am so happy the consortium have taken over. They love the club and they have my full support in continuing the success that has been started in 2016.”
Further details about the consortium will be released over coming days.
Wayne Scholes, who will continue to support the club financially, added: “I am delighted that Telford Tigers is in the hands of a group of people who have its best interests at heart.
“This is an exciting time to be part of the club and I am more than happy to help the consortium through sponsorship and counsel.
“Sincere thanks should also go to Paul Thomason for his work in pulling the group together when things were so bleak and looked so dark.
“Paul has worked tirelessly over the last eight weeks or so, in making sure the new owners would have a base to build from.
“Telford is lucky to have a great team, management, and such wonderful, supportive fans.”