Beech increases Widnes stake

Widnes director Matt Beech has increased his stake in the Super League club.

Beech joined the board in June and has become the second director, alongside Roddy Snedden, to further his investment in the Vikings this month.

"There's a real excitement around the Vikings at the moment, it's not quite a renaissance yet but we are making progress year on year and the club really is in good shape," Beech said.

"There are significant challenges in the sport and some of our fellow clubs are struggling to make ends meet, but we're determined to run a sustainable club that will be able to compete well into the future."