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BLK Sports placed into receivership

BLK Sports placed into receivership

Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 9:00pm

LEADING Australian apparel company BLK, which supplies kit to England Rugby League, the Gold Coast Titans, the Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns and a host of other sporting clubs, has gone into administration.

The Gold Coast company’s financial plight will have widespread ramifications across the entire Australian sporting landscape.

Both World Rugby Specialists, whose director is listed as Tyron Brant, and World Rugby Specialists Group, whose director is named as Kim Brant, are in receivership. These companies trade as BLK, who supply training and playing gear to the Lions, Suns, Titans and Queensland Reds, has been placed under external administration.

The companies’ directors called in voluntary administrators Hall Chadwick on Monday and this triggered the appointment of receivers Jamie Harris and Anthony Connelly from McGrathNicol.

Calls were left with Hall Chadwick and McGrathNicol has indicated it will not be answering questions yet.

In a statement from a public-relations firm, McGrathNicol said they had assumed control of the companies’ assets and were “undertaking an urgent appraisal of BLK’s operations to determine the best course of action”.

We're not sure what this means for the English side of the company and the supply of England Rugby League.