WHITEHAVEN RL has this week announced a 'unique opportunity' to buy shares in the club.

A number of fans have already reportedly shown keen interest in the club's venture and the office has been open this week for people who are interested.

The 'unique' opportunity offers fans a chance to buy shares in the town's rugby club.

A spokesperson for the club said: "As part of our sustainability strategy, the Board of Directors have agreed a resolution to offer supporters the chance to buy shares in the club in £100 stages.

"£100 = 20 shares, £200 = 40 shares, £300 = 60 shares.

"By purchasing shares, you are not only adding much needed funds into the club, but you will have a say and vote at the club’s shareholder AGM.

"For every £100 of shares purchased, one raffle ticket will be issued. Detail of the draw will be published in due course.

"If you would like to purchase shares please send an email to admin@whitehavenrl.co.uk and further information will be sent.

"If you have any questions regarding this scheme, please also email the club on the above email address.

"Please note this is a limited time offer and further share purchase schemes are not guaranteed. There is also a limit to the amount of shares the club can issue so we ask supporters who are interested to register their interest early.

"For shares purchased by Monday, March 13, share certificates will be issued at an open evening at the end of March.

"Shares purchased after Monday, March 13; certificates will be posted out."

The club has been facing financial struggles recently with a lack of sponsorship and fans attending the games.