FoNR meet WRU and Newport CEO
Members of the Trust committee met Martyn Phillips and Gareth Davies of the WRU yesterday. We were able to explain our concerns about the proposed takeover, as we understood things from press and other sources, not all of which is accurate or complete.
They were able to explain the issues as the Union sees them, and the reasons for their proposal. There were of course issues that could not be fully discussed because of commercial confidence as although progress has been made nothing is yet fully agreed. The meeting was very helpful and we are grateful to both Martyn and Gareth for taking the time and trouble to meet us and listen to our concerns.
We were then able to meet Stuart Davies, the Chief Executive at Rodney Parade, who was also very open and honest with us and listened to what we had to say. Again, we would like to thank Stuart for this.
Although agreement may be close, there are some details to be ironed out and much of the information that we heard was in confidence. After two long meetings we have to find the time to reflect on them and perhaps see if there are any new developments. We will come back to members with our thoughts and more information when we’ve had the chance to do that.