ST Helens announce signing of Rooster Chris Flannery for three seasons, as well as a few 16 year old stars of the future.
TRY saying that three times fast... St Helens announces a new shareholder and also changes some directors.
SECOND rower Steve Bannister heads from Knowsley Road to London's Twickenham Stoop mid-season.
INJURY has forced St Helens
DANIEL Anderson extends coaching contract with St Helens until the end of 2008.
IAN Millward, the Wigan Coach, has dropped his ?150,000 claim for wrongful and unfair dismissal against his former employer St Helens. No compensation in respect of Mr Millward?s wrongful and unfair dismissal claims was paid by the Club.The Club did make a small payment to Millward?s solicitors to make a contribution towards his legal costs.St Helens had always maintained that Millward would not be entitled to a penny in compensation and was wasting his money in bringing a claim. The Club has been totally vindicated in that view.The Board of St Helens stated:?In early May 2005, we offered Ian Millward a substantial settlement in order to avoid personal embarrassment to him, to the club and to the game which would inevitably result from the public airing of the serious allegations of gross misconduct of which we subsequently found him to be guilty.?Ian rejected the club?s offer at the time and instead chose to embark on a press campaign in which he trivialised the charges against him. This campaign could have turned St Helens supporters and the sporting public against the Club and its directors. The affair was a significant ordeal for those directors and their families and they are grateful to the public for the support it has shown throughout.?The Board formed the clear view that Ian was guilty of gross misconduct and that he was acting in a manner which was significantly damaging the club. St Helens had no choice but to dismiss him.?Ian?s decision to bring a case for wrongful and unfair dismissal against the club was misconceived. The Club were advised that his claim was doomed to failure from the start and that he had no prospect of success. That is presumably why he has withdrawn his claim without receiving a penny of compensation. The club?s stance has been fully vindicated.?The fact that our memories of Ian will be tainted by his legal action is particularly unfortunate since he had been a coach to a very successful and talented team.?St Helens have the greatest respect and admiration for their keenest historic rival, Wigan. We are two great clubs in a great game and look forward to continuing one of the great sporting rivalries in a sporting manner.?The Club is looking forward to the new season and is confident that Daniel Anderson and the players will make 2006 a year of scintillating and successful rugby.?
ST Helens have announced that it intends to appoint four new directors, plus an advisor to the board. Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: "I am delighted that Donal McGuire, Paul Barrow, Chris Green and Joe Nichol have accepted my invitation to join the board of the Saints. "In addition, Tony Colquitt will be appointed advisor to the board. They bring a wealth of relevant professional and business experience aand talent to the board as well as being individuals of the highest standing. They are also long-standing and dedicated fans of the Saints and of the game. "I am confident that they will provide invaluable support to Chief Executive Sean McGuire and his management team as we strive to continue to rapidly improve every aspect of our business and to maintain a world-class squad to entertain our growing supporter base." Additional Information Donal McGuire is a leading barrister on the Northern Circuit. Paul Barrow is a commercial solicitor and partner with Liverpool firms Quinn Melville and Quinn Barrow. Chris Green is currently Head of Commercial at Liverpool Culture Company, and was formerly a Director of Camelot and Marketing Director of the Rugby Football League. Joe Nichol is the Managing Director of an engineering group with a successful personal background in corporate turnarounds. Tony Colquitt is Commercial Director of Gillette with responsibility for Rugby League sponsorship, in particular the Gillette Tri-Nations. For more information, please contact Alex Turner on 0870 756 5258 / 07841 371343.
JAMIE Lyon and Daniel Anderson have been rewarded for their efforts towards St Helens? latest accomplishments by being voted engage Player and Coach of the Month for June respectively. The presentation was made after last weekend's hard-fought victory against Hull.
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