Leigh Sports Village

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

    ... 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 able to make £63 from what had the potential to be a big money-spinner for the club.They have since made the dec...

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  • Roddy Named Leigh Chairman

    ... 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. Along with the board of management, he has also held meetings with the RFL, Wigan Council, Leigh Sports Village and associated groups in order to ensure the Centurions are in a strong position and are capable of having a successful and sustainable future. Roddy admits that he has endured a challenging start but says he was more than happ...

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  • RFL Help Leigh Avoid Winding-Up Order

    ... Barton said: "This is a great outcome for the club and I'd like to extend thanks to Keith Freer, who has worked tirelessly over the last fortnight to ensure the club can continue." More on Leigh's financial situation: Leigh Close to Liquidation Image: Leigh Sports Village

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  • Rugby Well Represented at Groundcare Awards

    A number of venues and staff in rugby union and league feature prominently on the list of finalists for the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards 2012. The awards are held annually to recognise the efforts and achievements of ground staff across the UK and they encompass both professional and volunteer teams and individuals. Employees at Leeds Rugby are down to the final two contenders for the IOG Bayer Professional Sports Ground Team of the Year for their work at Headingley Stadium...

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  • Chantler Becomes Leigh Centurions CEO

    ... foundations have been laid by my predecessor Allan Rowley and I am confident in my ability to build on them with the complete backing of the board of directors and Derek who has invested, and continues to invest, considerable amounts into the club. "The Leigh Sports Village is of Super League quality and I am confident Neil Jukes and the team will also demonstrate that they are too by achieving promotion. "I will take up the position, at the very least, until the end of 2018. As custodian of th...

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  • 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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  • Leigh Sports Village

    ... initiative has provided the rugby league team with a new home and aims to regenerate the area. In a few weeks, the club who currently play in the Co-Operative Championship, kick off the new season in a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of an impressive Leigh Sports Village. The £83 million project, one of the biggest investments ever in the Wigan borough, involves Sports, recreational and educational facilities as well as commercial developments, including a four-star hotel. The project...

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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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  • 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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  • Major League Ticket Experience for Rugby Expo

    Rugby Expo has announced that Leigh Castergine, vice president for ticket sales and services for Major League Baseball's, the New York Mets will share his expertise at their conference in November. Leigh will be joined by Derek Palmer, managing director & executive VP, International of headline sponsors Tickets.com and supplier to the Mets for a main stage presentation on day one of Rugby Expo, bringing together a wealth of experience to discuss how rugby clubs can maximise revenue and en...

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