Yesterday in Worcester local news -
Worcester Warriors: Stourbridge will not rush Sixways move
By Marcello Cossali-Francis
MEMBERS of the management committee at Stourbridge met with Bill Sweeney and RFU representatives on Friday evening.
The meeting saw both parties touch base amidst proposals to relocate the club's first team to Sixways under the Worcester Warriors name by the new owners Jim O'Toole and James Sandford (Atlas).
Club chairman Miles Edge was keen to emphasise that the meeting was very much an introductory one, with plenty of things to happen before any decision making process.
"They (the RFU) came and met our management committee, to touch base on the situation," he said.
"There are lots of things yet to happen on both ends; the RFU, Atlas and ourselves, but this is obviously an opportunity for the club. Covid and injuries have impacted us, as well as other factors and obviously, you look at our club and see what we should be capable of.
"But nothing will be done before we do our own due diligence and we put everything in front of our members."
There remains no date on a vote, with the details of the agreement still being written up.
Atlas themselves are still in a 90-day completion period to confirm their take-over at Sixways and the RFU are still to sanction the deal, after turning down their application for Warriors to play in The Championship earlier this month.
So this process still has a way to go before anything can begin to move forward.
Stourbridge remain at the bottom of the National League 2 after a 17-10 defeat to Luctonians on Saturday.
They remain favourites to be relegated from the semi-professional game and into Midlands 1, one league above the likes of Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich and Evesham.
But Atlas have speicified that will have little impact on any of the future plans.