Robin Walker MP has once again voiced his support for the return of Worcester Warriors in Parliament as the club continues to seek new investors.

The Worcester MP raised the team's case after the Government's introduction of the Football Governance Bill, which aims to create a fairer distribution of revenue amongst clubs and establish a club licensing system.

Many within rugby have longed for equivalent support and measures to be implemented, empowering clubs to sustain themselves financially more efficiently.


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Warriors were suspended from Premiership Rugby in October 2022 after receiving a winding-up petition by HMRC over outstanding tax payment, and the club's future remains uncertain.

In Parliament, Mr Walker called out for a debate on the future of the sport.

He said: "Following the introduction of the very welcome Football Governance Bill, can we have a debate in Government time about the future of Rugby Union, and how we make sure that professional in England is effectively regulated and supported?

“Clubs like the Worcester Warriors deserve their chance to come back into professional rugby, but with no certainty about the shape of next years championship and a clash between the law of administration and the RFU’s definition of Rugby creditors it is hard for investors to plan with any certainty.

“A century on from when Rugby was invented in the West Midlands, is it not a matter of concern that there might be no top-flight professional club in the West Midlands area?"

In response Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the House of Commons, said: "My honourable friend raises a very important point, and I am glad he welcomes the Football Governance Bill, and he will also know that the Government appointed independent advisors last year to work on the future stability of Rugby Union, and we will continue to work with the Rugby authorities including the Rugby Football Union, and Premiership Rugby, as well as Sport England to support Rugby in all its forms."

Mr Walker has announced plans to continue with his efforts, aiming to create a platform for MPs to represent their rugby clubs and promote more stable governance within the sport.