In-depth interview with Widnes Vikings CEO Phil Finney to start 2021 | Widnes Rugby Chat #43

Episode 43,   Feb 16, 2021, 03:29 PM

The podcast is back and the first episode of 2021 has an in-depth and wide-ranging interview with Widnes Vikings chief executive Phil Finney. We cover a host of topics, including the club's decision to disband the academy, the current financial situation, the coaching change over the close season and plenty more.

2:40 Phil Finney introduction
4:04 Challenge Cup draw reaction
5:34 Disbanding the academy
23:50 The problems with the academy system
27:09 Personal impact on closing academy
32:20 Players that have come through
36:45 Future pathway
51:30 Club’s current financial situation
64:00 Planning for the new season with COVID
67:00 Coaching change

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