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Statement: Elkaleh Takeover Approved By RFL

North Wales Crusaders are delighted to confirm that the club has received full approval from the Rugby Football League for the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the club by Jamie Elkaleh.

Headed by owner Jamie, the club will be managed by the new board of directors; Ahmed Elkaleh, Andy Moulsdale and Shaun Gould.

We’d like to place on record a huge thank you to the previous board of directors who have acted not just as exemplary custodians of the club, but also rugby league in North Wales, and they will all hold an important roles moving forward.

A particular thank you goes to the service of Ian Edwards who acted as club chairman from the inauguration of North Wales Crusaders and has carried out his duties with the upmost commitment to ensuring the club finds itself in the position which it’s in today.

Over the coming week supporters shall begin to see a number of positive announcements released by the club, in addition to a date for a fan’s forum event where you’ll be able to learn of Jamie’s plans for the club.

On acquiring a majority shareholding in North Wales Crusaders, Jamie Elkaleh said: “This is a proud moment for myself and my family.

“Given our rugby league backgrounds, the opportunity to take North Wales Crusaders forward is one which I am incredibly honoured to have.

“I’d like to echo the message in the statement, and pass my upmost thanks onto the board of directors, volunteers, supporters trust and fans who have brought the club to where it is today - that effort can never be forgotten.

“We now enter an exciting time for the club as a whole with plenty of positive stories to follow, and I look forward to meeting you all very soon.

“This club means so much to all of us, I’m excited to embark on a journey together and bring success back to North Wales Crusaders as just reward for the hard work and dedication which you’ve all shown.”

North Wales Crusaders are back in action tomorrow when we face Workington Town at Stadiwm CSM, Colwyn Bay, early-bird tickets are available to purchase HERE.


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