WORCESTER'S MP has spoken out in parliament after the company that took over the city's renowned rugby club fell into administration.

The owners of Worcester Warriors, Atlas, has undergone a pre-pack administration and is now owned by Loxwood Holdings.

Chris Holland, director of Loxwood Holdings confirmed on April 25, that Atlas had entered into an insolvency process and it had gone through a pre-packaged administration process. 

Worcester News: Worcester Warriors.Worcester Warriors. (Image: PA)Worcester MP Robin Walker spoke in a parliamentary debate on the Government’s new football financial framework and Mr Walker said sports, like Rugby, would benefit from a similar structure. 

He has called for a balanced regulator which protects clubs from individuals who are not fit to be directors which has caused clubs like Worcester Warriors to be in financial ruin.

The model would see a strong regulatory framework built to ensure that the people running clubs are sufficiently qualified to manage the club sustainably.

“Like many towns and cities across the country, Worcester loves its sport, and I believe it is crucial for us to restore a sustainable professional rugby club here," he said.

“Rugby, and many other sports, stand to benefit from a strong but balanced regulator which protects clubs from individuals who are not fit to be directors bringing clubs to financial ruin.

Worcester News: Robin Walker.Robin Walker. (Image: Jonathan Barry)“I hope that the Government can continue to understand more about what works from the football financial framework and apply this knowledge in support of our local rugby clubs.”

Since the RFU suspended Worcester Warriors in 2022, Worcester has been without a top-flight rugby team.

Atlas had brought Worcester Warriors in May 2023 but the club has still not played a game since its administration in 2022. 

Previously, a statement from Sixways Stadium said: "Elite level rugby is important to Worcester, and we have had proactive dialogue with the RFU and the Championship, including giving formal notice of the intent to return Worcester Warriors to the second tier of English Rugby."

Worcester Warriors Supporters Trust board said it is in support of the pre-pack administration calling the news "overwhelmingly positive".

A statement said: "The board feel strongly and unanimously that it is now time for supporters to get behind both the new ownership and new investors in the club and to ensure that we do all we can to galvanise the local rugby community.

"We will continue to work with Loxwood Holdings and the new operating company of Worcester Warriors to enable our primary aim, the return of Worcester Warriors to Sixways Stadium."