Rugby Lions league champions of National 3 Midlands last season have officially gone into liquidation. Amidst rumours and counter rumours and speculation the RFU have officially announced that the team that beat us to the league title last season have been liquidated with mounting debts including non payment of players. Whilst on the field they were clearly the best team in the league, and deservedly won the title, the situation was no fault of the players but it still leaves a bitter taste in the mouth - and as they say that is symptomatic of modern day sport. The RFU are working with what remains of the original Rugby Lions club to see whether they are in a position to fulfill their league programme for the coming season in National 2 South. At this late stage they will have to work hard but hopefully they can salvage something from the debacle and one of the oldest clubs in the country can survive.
The clear message is that money can buy short term success, and clearly illustrates that prudent financial management and planning will always be the cornerstone of DK's success together with our strong traditions as a club who builds from within based on the credentials of quality coaching and wholly committed players.