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Bristol City Chairman Forms BSL

Fri 28th Sep 2012 | Clubs Ownership

Following his acquisition of a majority shareholding in Bristol Rugby Club Limited, Stephen Lansdown, who was already the majority shareholder in Bristol City Holdings Limited, has announced the formation of Bristol Sport Limited, ”BSL”.

BSL has been formed to oversee the financial and business management of both Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club. The company will be chaired by Martin Griffiths, who will be supported by directors Keith Dawe, Chris Booy and Jon Lansdown.

Stephen Lansdown says: “I said at the time of the acquisition there was a great synergy between the two clubs and that I intended for them to work closely together.

“When Martin (Griffiths) said he would come on board I was delighted as it gave the company an independent business-focused leader, which is just what we need to develop the commercial opportunities and to keep a strong grip on the finances.”

Keith Dawe (Bristol City chairman) and Jon Lansdown (managing director) will concentrate on looking after the football side of the business, while Chris Booy (Bristol Rugby chairman) will do the same on the rugby side.

Griffiths, a long-time Bristol resident, has been informally involved since March in reorganisation work at Ashton Gate and assisting in a review of the club’s strategy. 

He commented: “It is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a wide range of talented and motivated people. Both clubs have strong aspirations and combining the two in this way is an exciting development for Bristol and the West Country as a whole.”

Booy stated: “As a born and bred Bristolian and a lifelong supporter of both Bristol City and Bristol Rugby, I am delighted to be asked to help and support the development of both clubs.

“A strong financial and business base is the foundation for both clubs’ future success. Bristol Rugby Club has signed a number of Premiership-quality players since the start of the year to substantially strengthen our squad. This continues our ongoing development with a view to securing our place back in the Aviva Premiership.” 

Having taken over as chairman of Bristol City in May, Dawe has been actively overseeing the club’s transfer activity during the summer.

Dawe says: “The football landscape is changing quickly with the new Financial Fair Play rules being a particular agent of change. 

“The club is investing heavily in its playing staff, Academy and Community activities with a view to meeting and making the most of those changes.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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