Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive David Moffett today (Tuesday, 1 June) met with members of the staff of the Celtic Warriors to inform them that a resolution was passed last Friday putting the company into liquidation. There will be a meeting of creditors on Friday, 18 June.
"The staff were the first to be told the news that the Celtic Warriors had been placed into liquidation. I would like to thank the players and the staff for their efforts on behalf of the Warriors over the past season," said Mr Moffett.
"While it is a regrettable decision, the company is not in a position to continue. The debtors far outweigh the creditors and there is simply no
money left in the company with which to continue paying the wages of the staff.'
Nearly 40 players were involved in the first Wales Under 18 training session of the season. WRU National Performance Manager Gethin Watts is excited at the potential shown by the group and expects the Regional Under 18 Championship to hone their skills even further.
The WRU officially unveiled the new pitch today in time for Wales to take on Australia in the first of the Dove Men Series autumn international matches this Saturday. Head Groundsman Lee Evans and colleague Craig Campbell reflect on the 15-week project and look ahead to a pitch perfect future at Millennium Stadium.