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Cardiff Blues to explore supporter representation

First Team News | 29th November 2019

Cardiff Blues will explore the possibility of adding supporter representation to its board as modernisation of the company’s governance continues.

At a meeting of the Cardiff Blues board yesterday (Thursday, November 29), a discussion paper submitted by CF10 Rugby Trust was considered.

It was agreed that a working group will be formed to explore the best way forward on this matter.

This working group, comprising of chairman Alun Jones, chief executive Richard Holland and non-executive director Andrew Williams, will deliver their recommendations at the next board meeting in January.

The working group will now consult with all supporter groups and stakeholders at the company AGM, as well as other sporting organisations with supporter representation.

Martyn Williams also resigned from his position as an advisory board member during the meeting.

The Cardiff Blues great, who made 143 appearances for the region during a glittering playing career, joined the board as an advisor in August.

However, following his appointment as Wales Team Manager, it was agreed that it would be difficult to continue as an advisor to Cardiff Blues.

Cardiff Blues chairman, Alun Jones, said: “We were pleased to add Martyn to the Cardiff Blues board in the summer and he undoubtedly would have provided invaluable rugby expertise, experience and leadership.

“He leaves with our best wishes, while remaining part of the Cardiff Blues family, and I sure he will be a great success as Wales Team Manager.”

Meanwhile Sam Warburton’s new part-time role as a technical advisor to the Wales senior squad will not affect his own position as a Cardiff Blues advisory board member.