Michael Carter

  • Carter Targets 25 Per Cent Rise In Wakefield Season Ticket Sales

    Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has announced that he is targeting a 25 per cent increase in season ticket sales at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. Carter revealed the club's plans for season tickets next season in an open letter on the club website and claimed he is looking for the increase in order to raise additional funds for the club which will "be spent wisely, with consideration and with the supporters at the first and foremost of my mind." Carter also touches upon the issue of...

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  • Wakefiled Consider Dewsbury Ground Share

    Wakefield Wildcats chairman Michael Carter has revealed he is in talks with Dewsbury Rams about a ground-share for Supr League 2017, but once again he has stressed he does not want to leave Belle Vue. Carter wrote in his programme notes ahead of Sunday’s game against St Helens that he was seeking alternative options away from Belle Vue – but he has revealed to League Express that a potential ground-share with the Rams is back on the table. Talks were tentatively held last year but, with no d...

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  • Where Next For Wakefield?

    Wakefield have given notice to quit their historic Belle Vue ground at the end of this season. Trinity chairman Michael Carter says the club will move away from what has been their home since the formation of the game in 1895 after becoming frustrated at the failure to carry out essential improvements following the collapse of plans to deliver a promised new stadium. Carter has labelled the current ground, re-named the Beaumont Legal Stadium for this season, an “embarrassment”. And says that...

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  • Wildcats Still Short Of Financial Target

    Wakefield chairman Michael Carter has revealed that the Super League club is still "a little short" of the £400,000 needed to cover its debts and ensure it can move forwards on a secure footing. It was confirmed back in September that the Wildcats needed to find £400,000 in the space of around two months and, despite that time period now having elapsed, Carter is confident that the club will be back on an "even keel" in the near future. "We are still a little short of the line. In the two mo...

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  • Wakefield Trinity To Lose Wildcats Suffix

    The Wildcats suffix, introduced when Wakefield Trinity joined Super League in 1999, will be dropped from the club's name at the end of this season, according to chairman Michael Carter. The team played as Wakefield Trinity in their Dacia Magic Weekend win over Catalans Dragons last weekend and Carter has indicated to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the Wildcats element is likely to be scrapped in the near future. He said: “It isn’t finalised yet, but I think from next year we will just be...

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  • Wildcats Serve Notice On Belle Vue

    The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have begun the search for a new home ground as they cannot reach an agreement to stay at Belle Vue. Club chairman Michael Carter has given six months’ notice of the Wildcats’ intention to quit their Belle Vue base due to the high cost of playing there. The club rent the stadium from Bank of Ireland and would be willing to stay next season, if running costs could be renegotiated. “The rental we are paying is not fit fo...

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  • Wildcats Appoint New Chairman

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have replaced Andrew Glover as chairman after a turbulent few seasons for the club and have chosen Michael Carter as the man to fill his shoes.  Carter, a shareholder since January 2012, has been rewarded for his investment and contribution to the board of directors after a review of the clubs governance was conducted. The 44-year-old will now take a more active role in the running of the club and Glover will reportedly focus on the launch of the new Wildcats Spor...

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  • Carter Loses Land Rover Deal Over Drinking And Driving Admission

    Former All Blacks and Racing fly-half, Dan Carter has been dropped as an ambassador by Land Rover after admitting to a drink driving incident in Paris. The luxury car brand was left with little choice but to bring the relationship, agreed in September to an end, unable to continue an association with a drink driver. A statement from Carter on Facebook said: “Over the last few days my management and I have had to front up to my sponsors. “Not surprisingly, Land Rover, who for good reason have...

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  • Wildcats In Financial Dilemma

    ... the region of £400,000 or there will be concerns over their Super League future. The club has already sold star scrum-half Tim Smith to Salford City Reds for a reported fee of around £90,000 and, whilst selling players is a last resort, chairman Michael Carter is realistic about the predicament they find themselves in. Wakefield need more money to come in from a variety of areas such as membership and sponsorship sales after suffering difficulties recently, including losing their major spo...

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  • Wildcats Consider Making Offer As Belle Vue Goes Up For Sale

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats chairman Michael Carter says the club is considering buying Belle Vue after the current stadium owners put the ground up for sale. The Bank of Ireland owns Belle Vue after the previous developer, The Tillion Partnership, didn't get very far after taking over the ground in 2007 and revealing plans to put 120 homes on the site. However, it is now looking to sell the 5.8 acre site, which hosted the Challenge Cup Final in 1923, for around £600,000. Wakefield almost le...

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