A winning combination

Council leader and Centurions fan Lord Peter Smith, LSV Chief Executive Simon Toon with Leigh Market traders John Doherty and Darren Lilly and Leigh Centurions' James Taylor and Tommy Goulden advertising the new link-up between the club and the market at the LSV
Council leader and Centurions fan Lord Peter Smith, LSV Chief Executive Simon Toon with Leigh Market traders John Doherty and Darren Lilly and Leigh Centurions' James Taylor and Tommy Goulden advertising the new link-up between the club and the market at the LSV

TWO of Leigh’s most recognisable institutions are teaming up in a bid to convince Leythers to buy local and support their community.

Leigh Market, located on Gas Street, has taken out pitchside advertising boards at the Leigh Centurions’ home at the LSV to promote the market hall to the town’s rugby followers.

The perimeter advertising hoardings will be displayed at all the Centurions’ Northern Rail Cup and Co-operative Championship home matches this season, bearing the slogan: ‘Try Leigh Market’.

Market traders hope the advertising campaign will raise the profile of the market and encourage Leythers and visiting fans alike to consider making a trip to the famous old market hall.

The partnership was launched with a pitchside ceremony at the LSV before last Friday’s pre-season friendly with local rivals Wigan Warriors, with two market traders being invited to unveil the new boards alongside Centurions Chief Executive Simon Toon, Council leader Lord Peter Smith and Leigh first-team players James Taylor and Tommy Goulden.

Council deputy leader Coun David Molyneux said: “What makes this a winning partnership is Leigh’s passion for rugby and the dedication of our market traders that serve the community.”

Leigh Market is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. For more information, contact 01942 262018.