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Race is on to find new owners for Brummies

Solihull Editorial 29th Sep, 2021   0

OWNER David Mason will walk away from Birmingham knowing he did everything in his power to make the club a success.

Sussex-based Mason, alongside his father Peter, will bring the curtain down on their time at the club at the last meeting of the season which could well be tonight as they are 18-points down ahead of their cup tie with Edinburgh.

And the duo have revealed there are no firm offers on the table to take over the club which means the curtain could be set to fall on the sport in the city after a long and proud history.

“When you look back at it, we have come a long way,” he said.

“We brought Birmingham back into the Championship and that was one of the things we always wanted to do.

“The crowds didn’t quite reach the levels we thought they would though, certainly not what we needed them to be like, and that was disappointing.

“Things did improve a bit during the school summer holidays this year, but we’ve had one or two more issues in recent weeks and the crowds have dropped off again.

“It is disappointing to be walking away from the club so soon – we never thought it would happen like this.

“But it is what it is, me and dad need to focus on ourselves a bit more and everything else we’ve got going on, I just hope this isn’t the end forever for Birmingham.”

Mason admitted he doesn’t want to be remembered for closing the club down and with six weeks until the sport’s AGM the race is on to find new owners to keep the Brummies on track.

Manager Laurence Rogers is also refusing to give up on overhauling the 18-point deficit tonight against the Monarchs.

“I believe we can do it,” he said. “But if my optimism doesn’t prove to be correct then obviously it’s our last meeting. Like everyone else I hope it isn’t the last ever meeting at Perry Barr Stadium and a lot of people care very passionately about this club.”

Fans will be invited to bring the curtain down on the season – and possibly the club completely – with a track walk at the end of the meeting – unless the Brummies win by more than 18 points.

BIRMINGHAM: Chris Harris, Valentin Grobauer, James Shanes, Ashley Morris, Erik Riss, Paco Castagna, Jack Thomas.

EDINBURGH: Sam Masters, Anders Rowe, Kye Thomson, Josh Pickering, Richie Worrall, Drew Kemp, Jason Edwards.

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