Public Meeting Go Wild For Wilds Plan
First Meeting Goes Well For Blackburn Rovers New Trust
Hundreds of football fans have attended the Blackburn Rovers Supporters Investment Trust first public meeting.
The event was held in the packed Windsor Suite at King Georges Hall.
BRSIT founders were on hand to answer questions about the Trust and the way forward for Blackburn Rovers.
Wayne Wild is the co-founder of the Blackburn Rovers Supporters Investment Trust, who held a fans meeting at King George’s Hall at the weekend to discuss their ongoing plans to raise funds to buy Rovers from Venky’s and put the club into community control. WAYNE Wild is optimistic that hundreds of fans will pledge money towards a possible takeover of Blackburn Rovers following the meeting on Saturday – and he has invited Seneca or any other potential bidder to join forces.
The meeting attracted an audience of around 500 and the trust are confident they are on target to raise £10m as they aim to tempt Venky’s into a sale, even though the Indian poultry giants continue to insist they have no plans to sell Rovers.
The BRSIT had received pledges totalling almost £2m before Saturday’s meeting, having launched a scheme two months ago offering shares for £1,000 each if a takeover was to prove successful.
A further 90 pledges were received following the meeting, raising near to £250,000 – including £100,000 from George Lamb, the chairman of Blackburn Chemicals Ltd – and Wild believes that figure will rise in the coming days.
Wild plans to ask for formal talks to buy the club once £10m has been raised and the trust are hoping that could potentially happen by the end of the summer.
“We wish Wayne and his group all the best and they get the target figure soon” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.