Not selling ... Peter Holmes a Court. Photo: Adam Hollingworth
South Sydney co-owner Peter Holmes a Court has indicated he will not be selling his 37.5 per cent stake in the Rabbitohs.
Holmes a Court has been in discussions with business partner Russell Crowe and Souths officials about his shareholding after Crowe announced last November that he was selling his stake.
He told Fairfax Media he would make a decision this week and has written to Souths members advising them that he believes there is so much more the club can achieve.
In the open letter, Holmes a Court said he wanted to share the experience of the Rabbitohs' next premiership win.
“I would like members and supporters, sponsors and the whole South Sydney family, to know that I am excited about the year ahead. Indeed the decade ahead,” Holmes a Court said.
“My involvement in the South Sydney Rabbitohs has been one of the most rewarding chapters of my life. We have come a long way, but there is so much further we can go together.
“I look forward to the year in which we break through 40,000 members, and to consolidating our strengths in every market in which we play.
“This year the club will deliver a substantial profit, which is a great reminder of how far we, and the game of rugby league, have come over the last six years. There is so much more we can achieve as a team and a club.
“I would love to see the fulfilment of the dream of building the High Performance Community Centre in Redfern, and I want to see Souths Cares achieve its potential in inspiring youth in our community.
“Most of all, I want to see the team run out on grand final day. Over and over, again.
“I am here for this Saturday's pre-season match against the national side from Papua New Guinea in Redfern. I look forward to watching when our most determined players try to force their way into the first grade team. PNG is a small but proud nation that deserves the support and encouragement of Australia. I look forward to seeing our members there.
“Up the Rabbitohs!”