Leigh Centurions

  • O2 To Sponsor Leigh Centurions

    Leigh Centurions have revealed that their new principal shirt sponsor for 2014 will be O2 Leigh, with the telecommunication firm's branding appearing on the front of the home and away shirts. John Roddy, Leigh chairman, said: “Without a doubt, the match sponsorship provided last season by O2 and special family event outside the ground and during the match proved very positive with both our supporters and our team behind the scenes. “I know that they are very excited with regard to our plan...

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  • O2 Continue Leigh Centurions Partnership

    Kingstone Press Championship winners Leigh Centurions have announced the renewal of their sponsorship with telecommunications company O2. The partnership extension will see the O2 logo continue on the front of the Centurions' home and away shirts as well as on a range of merchandise, with the 2015 season being the second that O2 take on the main sponsor's title with the club. Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: "The association with O2 Leigh and such a powerful brand is exactly the type of...

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  • Leigh Centurions Confirm Full-Time Status

    Leigh Centurions have confirmed the largest amount of central funding for Championship clubs, as they prepare to go full-time next season. Head of rugby Derek Beaumont confirmed the club will go ahead with plans to become full-time next year, after they confirmed top spot in the Championship last weekend with a win over Featherstone Rovers. Leigh are sponsored by O2 and their position at the top of the table will earn them the largest slice of funding for Championship clubs, with the money hand...

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  • Leigh Announce Kukri Kit Deal

    Sportswear company Kukri will be the official kit supplier to Leigh Centurions, after the club announced a two year partnership. The deal includes an option for a further year at Leigh's discretion and will see Kukri supply all playing kit, training and leisurewear for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship winners. Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: "I am delighted we are able to re-establish a partnership with Kukri. It's no secret I am a believer in fate and we partnered Kukri the last t...

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  • Chantler Becomes Leigh Centurions CEO

    Kingstone Press Championship side Leigh Centurions have confirmed the appointment of Matthew Chantler as their new chief executive on a full-time basis. Chantler will take up the position immediately and will also join the board of directors at the club. A practicing solicitor specialising in sports law and a lifelong Leigh Centurions fan who lives locally, the 30-year-old has been acting as the club's legal advisor. He said: "I am absolutely delighted to accept the position of chief executive...

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  • Roddy Named Leigh Chairman

    John Roddy has been made the permanent chairman of Leigh Centurions RLFC after taking the role three months ago on an interim basis following the installation of a new board of management. Leigh have launched several initiatives, such as Leigh Centurion TV, in the past few months and have dealt with the financial issues threatening the stability of the club as well as becoming Northern Rail Champions on the pitch and Roddy has clearly impressed during his brief temporary tenure so far. Al...

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  • RFL Help Leigh Avoid Winding-Up Order

    Leigh Centurions have revealed the RFL have stepped in to help the club avoid a winding-up order brought by HM Revenue and Customs. The sports governing body are to act as brokers with HMRC and help to ensure the survival of the Lancashire based club. Leigh's financial problems have been widely reported over the past months. Their failure to reach the Championship Play-Off final along with the withdrawal of their chairman, Arthur Thomas’ financial backing mid way through the year has led to fi...

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  • St Pats Skip 2015 Challenge Cup After Meagre Profit Last Season

    Wigan St Patricks have revealed they made a paltry £63 profit from last season's Challenge Cup fixture with Leigh Centurions and as a result they have pulled out of this year's competition.The National Conference League side were told last year that they were unable to host their high profile clash with professional opposition at home and instead the game took place at Leigh Sports Village.The late scramble for an alternative venue and the additional costs involved meant that the club were only...

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  • Leigh Close to Liquidation

    After their play-off loss to Sheffield Eagles, Leigh Centurions acting chairman Keith Freer believes that the club are in danger of going into liquidation. Freer explained the clubs financial situation in a statement made on the club website last week:  "The loss to Sheffield has resulted in a serious cash flow issue which the directors are attempting to resolve. There have been intensive talks internally and we have been in deep negotiation with the Rugby Football League, the Local Authority,...

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  • Andy Burnham To Become RFL President

    Andy Burnham has been appointed as the new president of the Rugby Football League succeeding the outgoing Air Commodore Dean Andrew OBE RAF. Starting the post in July 2018, Burnham, who is an avid rugby league fan and honorary vice president at Leigh Centurions, was elected as mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Prior to this Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy held ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary...

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