Centurions to stage reserves fixture at rugby union ground

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LEIGH Centurions will break new ground in June when their Reserve team play a fixture at the town’s rugby union club.

Leigh face Midlands Academy on Saturday, June 28 at Leigh RUFC’s Hand Lane ground (2.30pm).

The move marks the latest move in the Centurions’ bid to establish and develop links with the Community Clubs in the area, having already staged fixtures at Leigh Miners, Leigh East and Golborne Parkside ARL Clubs.

The staging of the game at Hand Lane forms an integral part of the “Leigh Centurions Community Partner Club Scheme” which was launched in November 2013, with the aim to take a series of Reserve team fixtures out on the road and to create a host of all-day family fun events.

As part of the day’s events there will be coaching sessions and tag rugby taking place, with first-team players in attendance along with club directors and officials. Parky Pig and the Junior Centurions will also be on hand with free season tickets being made available and much more.

Centurions director Andy Mazey said: “This initiative again brings the Centurions to the heart of the local community and further strengthens our relationships with our community partner clubs. It breaks new ground in that it includes the local rugby union club, with whom we have an excellent relationship.”