THE Worcester Warriors Supporters Trust have released a statement regarding the ongoing situation at Sixways. 

It is almost 100 days since the new owners at Sixways - Atlas Worcester Warriors - took over (May 3), but there remains no information regarding the future of the Worcester Warriors' men's team.  

The rugby club went into administration back in September 2022 and the men's team were removed from the Gallagher Premiership (England's top-flight rugby league) by the Rugby Football Union.

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Atlas have said in previous months that plans were in place to return 'top-flight rugby' to Sixways, but as it stands, the only teams playing at the 11,000-seater stadium next season are Worcester Raiders (non-league football side), Worcester City Women FC and Worcester Warriors Women. 

The Trust, which is waiting on an application to be officially formalised, said in their statement that numerous attempts have been made to contact Atlas' directors Jim O'Toole and James Sandford to discuss what plans there are for Warriors' return.

"On 1st June we emailed Jim and James to ask for a meeting. We did not receive a reply.

"On 15th June we sent a reminder. On 17th June we received a reply from James Sandford explaining that he would be busy travelling on business throughout July, but requesting us to send appropriate dates to meet in early August.

"After liaison amongst our group to determine possible dates, we replied on 21st June offering any day between 1st and 8th August.

"We received no response. A reminder was sent on 24th July offering an alternative date of August 16th. We have yet to receive a reply."

The Trust also reported that they had been unsuccessful in their attempts to arrange a meeting with administrators Begbies Traynor, who have said: "There is little point in a meeting at present whilst we are bound by confidentiality around the sale".

To quote Begbies' website regarding the takeover at Sixways; "Updates in relation to the potential rescue of the rugby club will be available upon conclusion of negotiations with interested parties. All negotiations with interested parties will be confidential until this point."

That would suggest the completion of the transaction between the administrators and Atlas may not be complete.

The Trust's statement continued: "The working group for WWST have tried hard to arrange a meeting with Begbies Traynor in order to act as a liaison between them and supporters.

"We feel that the lack of information regarding the administration process, and hence the future of the club, has significantly fuelled the endless speculation on social media and, in turn, the inevitable anger and frustration felt by supporters.

"We offered our help to try and improve relations and grow trust between supporters and both the administrators and any stakeholders in that process.

"Initial approaches were made via a third party in early June but proved fruitless. Over the last 3-4 weeks we have been corresponding with the administrators via email in an attempt to open a constructive dialogue.

"Unfortunately, we have now been told by the administrators that 'there is little point in meeting at present whilst we are bound by confidentiality around the sale'."