Carter heartened by support of new MP in stadium fight
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has revealed that their new local MP has given them “substantial support” in their bid to move into a new stadium at Newmarket.
League Express revealed several weeks ago how Carter called on the local council to ensure Wakefield were able to be part of the proposed new development at Newmarket.
And after Andrea Jenkyns was elected in the General Election last week for Morley and Outwood – at the expense of Ed Balls – Carter says that the club will continue to fight on.
He said: “We have had substantial support from our new local MP Andrea Jenkyns, in the #fightfornewmarket.
“We continue to pursue every avenue we can, to reward and justify the support of 15000+ fans who signed a petition 4 years ago, that made Newmarket happen. Be very clear on this, without that support the Secretary of State would not have passed the scheme.
“The community needs a new facility it can be proud of and we will continue to fight for what is right!”
Carter also asked fans to stick with the team despite them being bottom of Super League, and says that if they can stave off relegation in 2015, they will be able to spend much more money on the squad in 2016.
“It has been a turbulent and traumatic 2 years off field, but we are still here and not going away. This year was always in my mind one of staying in Super League,” he said.
“If we can achieve this, then next year through our debt reduction and increase in TV money, we would have an extra 175k to invest in the first team.
“This would bring us to just 50k short of the current salary cap limit – probably the best position this club has ever been in regarding salary cap spend.”
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