Brentford FC and London Broncos RFC join forces

Last updated : 09 January 2002 By
Brentford FC have today concluded negotiations that will see the Super League side play it’s 2002 home games at Griffin Park, the home of the Nationwide Second Division club.

Brentford FC is pleased with the deal and welcomes it’s new tenants with open arms. "We have happy memories of our previous dealings with The Broncos and they were very welcome guests", said Brentford`s Managing Director Gary Hargraves. "This new link up between the Broncos and ourselves works perfectly for both parties, and we are hopeful that this association can be cemented still further in the future."

"Both clubs have something in common as they seek to establish a new base in West London, and such an agreement between the two clubs may prove to be an intrinsic part of Brentford`s aims to relocate and maintain a firm base in the immediate area".

Bronco’s Chief Executive Nic Cartwright said "We have struck a very good deal with Brentford on a one year option and there are still a number of avenues left for us to explore. But Brentford, like us, are keen to explore the possibility of a longer term arrangement, but could not commit to this in the time frame of our negotiations."

The deal will mean that all Challenge Cup and Super League home games will be played at Griffin Park with the exception of one "on the road" game. The first Super League match, on Saturday 9th March, will see last year’s Grand Finalists Wigan Warriors visit Griffin Park. However should the Broncos receive a "home draw" in the Challenge Cup that will be played on the weekend of 9th/10th February.