Photo courtesy of Jackie Meredith Photography

The All Golds are thrilled to announce a further high profile signing. Highly regarded Mark Wynn, former chairman of Rochdale Hornets, will join the organisation as a non-executive director.

Joe David, the All Golds’ Chief Executive Officer, said,

“we are delighted to continue our boardroom recruitment with the latest addition in Mark Wynn. Our philosophy from day one has been to ensure we have professionalism running through the veins of our club and Mark brings that in abundance. His support as we move towards the professional ranks will be invaluable in a multitude of areas and I am absolutely delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Mark was the Chairman of Rochdale Hornets for 10 seasons. A decade in which he helped to rebuild the club to the point of winning their first trophy in 91 years, beating Oldham in 2013 and securing victory against Toulouse in France in 2016 to win the League 1 play-off Final and become champions for the first time in 97 years.

During Mark’s tenure the philosophy of “getting things right off the field brings success on the field” was the key driver.

This ranged from creating the club’s first ever official website and building an impressive social media presence, through to the formation of a successful Rochdale Hornets’ Charitable Foundation and developing Rochdale Hornets’ women’s and wheelchair teams.

Furthermore he ensured the history and heritage of the club was front and centre with the Heroes of Hornets Project, the collation of the players’ heritage numbers and the creation of a Rochdale Hornets’ museum based at the Spotland Stadium. All these initiatives helped to reconnect the Hornets with their past as an original 1895 foundation club.

Such progress was rewarded with a fixture in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup when Rochdale hosted Fiji versus Ireland before a capacity crowd.

Mark Wynn said,

“I am excited to be part of the All Golds’ development. Lionel and the team have put together an amazing opportunity for the game to develop and grow in the area. The set up at the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS), under the guidance of Kevin Hamblin and his staff, is amazing with the added bonus of having potential to grow and develop. The relationship with the college and how they are behind the project was one of the key factors of my eagerness to be involved here. When Lionel asked if I would be interested in helping out along with Danny and Rob with their Hull FC connections, it was an easy yes.”