Begbies Traynor partners with Wales rugby league team

13 November 2020 2 min. read
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As the team prepares for the Rugby League World Cup in 2021, the Wales Rugby League has announced it is partnering with Begbies Traynor and a host of other organisations in Preston. The team will be based in Preston during the tournament.

The 2021 Rugby League World Cup will be the 16th staging of the Rugby League World Cup, and will be held in England and Wales between 23rd October 2021 and 27th November 2021. The event will include 32 organisations representing 21 nations across 61 matches – and will feature men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams.

Wales' men's team will be based in Preston for the tournament, and as a result, Wales Rugby League (WRL) announced a partnership with Preston City Council and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to make sure the tournament leaves a lasting legacy in the city. Now, WRL has announced a further partnership with the Preston office of Begbies Traynor.

Ian McCulloch, Partner, Begbies Traynor

Gareth Kear, CEO at Wales Rugby League, commented, “The Rugby League World Cup is a special tournament for many reasons and for me is the opportunity for nations from around the World to visit new places and enjoy the experience. That’s exactly what Wales Rugby League will be doing whilst we are in camp in Preston. We want to understand the history of Preston and what makes business and the local residents tick, as well as share some of our Welsh traditions and heritage."

According to a release from the business rescue and recovery consultancy, having the Welsh national team choose Preston as its training base for the biggest Rugby League tournament of the year will hopefully be a boon for the area and its businesses. Ian McCulloch, a Partner at Begbies Traynor’s Preston office, said that the company was “delighted” to lend its support to the international sporting event.

McCulloch added, “As an office, we are proud to be based in Preston, with the majority of our staff living in the city and close surrounding area. It is always great to be able to throw our weight behind an event which so greatly benefits the city and the local community. We hope Preston’s part in this major sporting event will help to engage the city who will no doubt throw their support around the team, as well as hopefully encouraging more young people to take up the sport.”