Alty Investment Move

The Board of Altrincham FC has called an Extraordinary General Meeting in a bid to pass a motion which will allow the club to bring in significant investment through a share offer.

Subject to approval at the EGM, the club will buyback 117,000 shares – roughly 51% – in order to create a means to generate finance. Altrincham will then be in a position to sell these shares to a suitable investor(s).

To progress on the field Alty has already made exciting signings for next season, and is moving forward with ambitious plans despite the disappointment of recent relegation to the Evo-Stik Premier Division. To help with progression, the Board has appointed The Sport Business to help and support communications and commercial activities at the J Davidson stadium.                                                   alty crest

The Sport Business has worked with the football club on previous projects and helped raise more than £550,000 for the Community Sports Hall at Moss Lane.

Chairman Grahame Rowley said: “We’re determined to get Altrincham back to where the club belongs – at the pinnacle of non-league football. We’ve been working hard to get things in place on and off the pitch and we’re delighted to partner with The Sport Business, a local company we know and trust and who’ve Alty’s best interests at heart.

alty fc moss lane“We believe that with their contacts in business, sport and the media, they can help in many ways – bringing in investment, raising our profile and helping us to develop as an ambitious football club.”

Alty – a club with a proud ‘giant-killing’ history – currently delivers organised football and coaching for more than 1000 children each week, and has received awards for its community, charity, and junior football activities. Altrincham FC wants to be seen as representative of the exciting and dynamic developments within Altrincham Town Centre.

For more information regarding Altrincham’s plans and investment opportunities, contact The Sport Business:

Stars Help Kids Stay ‘Off’ Track

Sports stars headed to York to help inspire more than 150 children taking part in a unique safe-travel sports day.

The Sport Business helped organise the ‘Railsafe’ event –  a British Transport Police campaign using sport to promote safe use of the train network, whilst highlighting the dangers of railway lines. Children from years 5 and 6 from schools across York and Leeds competed at the event at York University.

Team GB table tennis medalists Karina Le Fevre and Daniel Reed were on hand to show off their skills with an exhibition match before helping to promote the ‘getting there safely’ message. Along with table tennis, sports represented include tag rugby, cardio-tennis and quidditch. Sergeant Mary-Anne Snowden from British Transport Police said: “This event is all about educating young people about the dangers of the railway and getting them to take a reality check when it comes to trespass in a fun, engaging and informal way.”

“We want young people to stay safe – trespass is not a game. They are real tracks with real trains and real-life consequences and that’s the message we will be enforcing to those attending the event.”

Carly’s Mission

The Sport Business is working with para-athlete Carly Tait as she prepares for the most important phase of her career.

The T34 wheelchair racer from Wythenshawe is gearing up for the World Para-Athletic20170329_140356 Championships in London, which start on July 14. Carly competed for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics in the summer of 2016 after her employer the Co Op granted her paid leave to concentrate on achieving her goal.

Carly was a self-confessed coach potato who took up sport after being inspired by the London 2012 Game. She’s now helping to get her positive message across to schoolchildren and other organisations as  a Co Op ambassador – a role we’re assisting with.