Restructure at Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have confirmed a restructure of the club, with boardroom changes expected to be announced before the start of next season.

The club in its current guise was set up by a local consortium four years ago and have since gone on to pick up three trophies.

The first confirmed change of staff will see chief executive Jamie Thomas step down from the role with new parties joining the board. A number of existing directors will remain at the club.

“The last four years have been a real journey with a lot of hard work, fun, some great rewards and also our fair share of tough days,” said Thomas.

“But overall the people make it what it is and I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy working with some brilliant individuals.

“The fans, sponsors, board, partners and staff have all been fantastic and I thank them greatly for their efforts.

“Together, we’ve enjoyed watching over 100 players make their debut for North Wales Crusaders and entertain us with a great brand of rugby and a lot of success and there’ll be some moments which will live long in the memory.

“After four years, I think the time is now right to move on and take on some new challenges, but I’ll enjoy being in the stands with my kids on a matchday, soaking up our legendary atmosphere.

“A lot of hard work has gone into the structure for the 2016 season over the last couple of months, which will be finalised over the next few weeks in conjunction with the Rugby Football League.

“Then, it’s nose to the grind stone for the year ahead.”