London Welsh to Enter Liquidation

December 7, 2016

Rugby Union side London Welsh is seeking voluntary liquidation, find over 130 years since its inception in 1885.

London Welsh competed in the English Premiership as recently as the 2014-15 campaign, but made history by becoming the first top-flight English side in over a decade to lose every competitive fixture in a season.

London Welsh Chairman Gareth Hawkins, said: “London Welsh has reached a difficult point in its illustrious history. Due to a playing budget of £1.7million and gates at games numbering as low 400, the Club’s current business model is totally unsustainable.

“The debts accrued from trading in this way have left the Club with no alternative but to seek liquidation. Having to break that news to 40 staff members yesterday was extremely difficult.’’