Worcester Warriors creditor raises questions over Sport England loan

Worcester Warriors creditor raises questions over Sport England loan

A creditor has raised questions surrounding a loan provided to Worcester Warriors which had Sport England acting as an agent
A creditor has raised questions surrounding a loan provided to Worcester Warriors which had Sport England acting as an agent (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Sport England have been dragged into the row over financially troubled Premiership rugby outfit Worcester Warriors with one creditor raising questions around a £15m Covid-19 loan.

In allegations set out in summarised correspondence to Sport England seen by City A.M., the creditor, who wishes to remain anonymous, alleges that the organisation – which acted as a loan agent in a deal between Government Covid-19 funding and Premiership rugby clubs – “created a large liability on the balance sheet of WRFC Trading Limited” due to the “acquisition of the freehold” of the stadium by another company, MQ Property Co.

Furthermore, the correspondence alleges that “Sport England approved the separation of the physical stadium [Sixways]” an

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