Huddersfield based group of companies, Big Red, has officially taken over rugby league club, Midlands Hurricanes. The Big Red Industries Group is a diverse company with interests predominantly in the Built Environment.
The Betfred League One club had previously been jointly owned by Mike Lomas and Alan Robinson. An agreement was made where the Big Red Industries Group, of which Mike is CEO and owner, would purchase the club. Mike Lomas has continued his role of club chairman and he has appointed Greg Wood as CEO of the Hurricanes who brings a wealth of knowledge from a career in professional sport. Mike would like to thank Alan for his support during our first season in Rugby league.
Both Mike and Greg have confirmed that they have exciting plans in the pipeline on how they wish to develop the sport in the Midlands area and increase the uptake for Rugby League in the surrounding areas. It is known that Rugby league outside the heartlands is a real opportunity for the growth and development of the sport, the Midlands Hurricanes want to lead this campaign and grow the engagement of the sport in the Midlands.
Moving forward, they are both looking to drive the community engagement for Rugby through targeting schools. By doing so, they hope to encourage school children to gain interest in the sport and ultimately promote the sport to the parents to attend the games as a weekend pastime.
Mike, Greg, and the Big Red Industries Group have always had a huge passion for Rugby League. The Big Red Industries Group have sponsored the Super Leagues Huddersfield Giants for the last five seasons. Over the last year Mike and Greg (predominantly Greg!) have worked hard behind the scenes of the Midlands Hurricanes with a view to ensure we can build strong foundations for the development of the club, and Rugby League, in the future.
Additionally, they are looking to build relationships with the local hospitals and businesses, offering discounted game day and season tickets. They are also finalising the limited number of sponsorship opportunities available with the recent launch of the new Ellgren official 2023 home and away kits.
The club are currently in the process of moving to an exciting new stadium which they hope to announce in the coming weeks.
Learn more about Midlands Hurricanes by visiting their official website: www.midlandshurricanes.com