Athens May 19, 2015
The Board of Directors of the “Sports and Cultural Club Pegasus Neos Kosmos”, deeply regrets the fact that the name of the Club was used for the sake of non-athletic expediency.
The "news" we read on social network website where an expatriates organization from Australia "informed" the readers that our Club withdraws from the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League, is utterly untrue.
“APS Pegasus” is a Club with thirty years of history. It has played an important role in the matters of the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos and has given social and environmental struggles which rallied the citizens. The Club is also active in volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball and of course Rugby League. It is the first of the founding members of the Federation. Participated in all the HFRL (and the Commission which preceded) tournaments since 2012. Participated in all the General Assemblies of the Federation and in this year's elections our President was elected as Deputy President of the Federation.
Moreover, our Rugby League Team finished at the second place of the Championship table, being the only team without dicipline points.
Obviously, we have no reason to resign from the Federation. On the contrary. The route of the Federation so far is impressive and a lot of credit is deserved to the ones who contributed to that and those who still continue to offer their support. Three championship tournaments, three cup tournaments, new clubs in Attica and the countryside, coaches and referees training, youth development, notable participation in three General Meetings of the European Federation, are just some of the achievements of the last three years. These did not come alone. It took a lot of hard work and ability to be achieved.
Those who are using the name of “Pegasus” without the approval of the Club, are harming the Club, the sport of Rugby League and the outcoming image of all of us. We will not allow it.
We support the Hellenic Federation of Rugby League, we will continue working for the development of the sport and we call all those who also love it to become reasonable and stop harming Rugby League.
The President The Secretary General
Mihalis Aidonidis Vasilis Stakias