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James Fowler signs until end of next season

James Fowler will stay with Queen of the South until the end of the season Credit: ITV Border

Queen of the South has announced that manager James Fowler has signed a contract extension that will see him stay at the club until the end of next season.

The Board has said it's very happy with the job he has done since taking over from Jim McIntyre last September, and that the move will give the club stability over the summer and into next season.

The Manager himself claims he is grateful to be able to extend his stay.

"I'm really happy to sign again, it's been an enjoyable year although very difficult and hard work but it's one I've enjoyed and I'm thankful to the Chairman and the rest of the Board for the opportunity"

– James Fowler


Carlisle United Trust in crunch meeting over £1.26m investment

Members of the Carlisle United Trust are meeting today about a potential £1.26 million investment in the club.

The Trust is voting on whether to reduce their shareholding from 25.4 per cent to 10 per cent to allow businessman Andrew Lapping's investment proposals to go ahead.

The move could pave the way for Mr Lapping to bring up to £1.26 million into the club.

If the Trust does not approve the new arrangement, Mr Lapping, who is being backed by several local businessmen, has said he would "walk away" from investing in the club.


Rugby World Cup trophy tour route announced

The Web Ellis Cup. Credit: PA

The route for the official Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour has been announced, and the trophy will pass through both Cumbria and the Scottish Borders:

  • Scottish Borders: 11 June - Jed Forest RFC
  • Cumbria: 29 July - Scafell Pike and Workington RFC

With just under six months to go, the locations for Official Fanzones have also been announced, where fans can enjoy the build up to matches and watch them on the big screen.

The nearest Fanzones for people in the Border region are:

  • Manchester, Albert Square - capacity 8,000
  • Newcastle, Science Central - capacity 10,000
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