Swans talking to possible investors

first_img A club statement read: “As stated recently, the club is talking to a number of parties who have expressed an interest in possibly investing in the club in some form. “This includes commercial activities, plus the possibility of assisting with the likes of stadium expansion and training ground developments. “Part of that investment may eventually include the exchange of a ‘small’ percentage of club shares as an incentive to those interested parties. “It must be stressed, however, that this is only a possibility and the club has not received any formal offers to date as discussions are only at an early stage. “The board of directors believes they have proved over the years that the decisions they make are in the club’s and fans’ best interests. “This philosophy is a priority and any future investment will only be accepted if it is right for the club and fans. “Swansea City Football Club is in the fortunate position that it does not need to be forced into making any decisions it believes are not right and could be detrimental to the club’s current and future success.” The Barclays Premier League club said in a statement they had spoken to “a number of parties” as they seek financing for planned expansion of the Liberty Stadium and a new training ground. However, the club – which is 21 per cent owned by its supporters’ trust – said any deal would have to be right for all parties. Press Associationcenter_img Swansea City have held talks with potential investors who could buy a minority share interest in the club.last_img read more

GFF to sign MoU with UEFA, Denmark in June

first_imgGUYANA Football Federation (GFF) and Denmark Football Association, along with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in June, according to president Wayne Forde.At a press conference held at Pegasus Hotel yesterday, Forde revealed that the GFF “had scheduled an important activity for the development of football in Guyana, today. There was to be a signing of an MoU between the Guyana Football Federation and the Denmark Football Federation.The only reason why we are not doing that signing today is because president Jesper Moller of Denmark, who is also an executive member of UEFA Council, has been called to an emergency meeting with UEFA that is actually taking place in Denmark.”The GFF boss noted that the partnership centres on every area of football development and with Howard McIntosh, CONCACAF Senior Football Project manager, efforts are being made to finalise discussions on some of the immediate projects that Guyana and Denmark will be partnering with UEFA.Denmark Football Association president Jesper Moller“One category of the projects will be infrastructure. We visited one of the locations where we want to do a massive grassroots development pitch and we are also discussing some of the specific areas of coaching education that we want to put as the first item on the partnership agenda.“The MoU will be signed in June at the FIFA Congress, which will be held in Paris between myself and president Moller. I was pleased to receive a phone call from the head of UEFA Assist yesterday indicating to us that while Moller had to postpone his visit because of the meeting that is taking place in Denmark, he has communicated through her that he would like Guyana to submit the first projects that we will want the support of Denmark,” said Forde.Meanwhile, McIntosh said, CONCACAF has been working closely with GFF in the relationship with UEFA and Denmark, and the officials are happy to see that it has reached a point where the agreement will be signed.McIntosh highlighted that with Forde, he will be making the trip to Paris, France to sign the MOU in the first week of June.“That is another step in the right direction because without partnerships football cannot be successful or reach the optimal level of success that we all would like to see it become,” the Jamaican said.last_img read more