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Widnes Vikings Enter Administration

Widnes Vikings Enter Administration

Widnes Vikings have been docked 12 points after going into administration and face the threat of liquidation.

The Vikings were relegated from Super League at the end of last season after finishing seventh in the qualifiers, having won only one of their seven games.

They have been in financial trouble for some time and a collapsed takeover bid on Tuesday means their problems continue.

Sunday’s Championship clash with Sheffield Eagles has been postponed as a result and the club could face the prospect of being liquidated if no buyer is found by next week.

Zenith Ziva

“Having made extensive efforts in recent months to find investment opportunities, we have been unable to avoid this situation,” a statement on the club’s official website read.

“The administrators have extensive experience in supporting businesses with the same challenges faced by Widnes Vikings and have a strong understanding of rugby league.

We believe that they are the right appointment for the club and sincerely wish them success in their endeavours. “Members of the board have received sinister threats, as well as threats to their property and families.

These threats will not be tolerated and have been passed on to the police for review.”

One consortium has come forward and held talks with the board, while a further two have also registered interest, it was announced on Friday.

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