Sheffield in discussions with potential investors

Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that they are in talks with interested parties about potentially investing money into the club.

It was revealed last week that long-serving chairman Ian Swire will step down at the end of the season after 17 years of service.

That news, combined with the withdrawal of an unknown investor, has caused concerns for the Championship club, who are due to move into their new stadium next season.

However, chief executive John Whaling has revealed that he has held talks to secure the club’s future.

“It is a well established club with a good band of followers,” Whaling told the Sheffield Star.

“It isn’t just me who is talking to people, Mark (Aston) is out there talking to interested parties as well. I am sure that there are people out there who are interested in helping us.”

Whaling also confirmed that the recent news does not change their plans to move to the Olympic Legacy Park next year.

“They are telling me that the pitch will be ready and the floodlights will be in place in December. The infrastructure around it like car parking and walkways – they are quite confident that they will be completed by March,” he said.

Mark Aston’s side is enduring a difficult first year as a full-time team, currently occupying 10th place in the second-tier, just two points above Oldham.