Leigh fans can pay tribute to their rugby league heroes of yesteryear

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RELATIVES, friends and fans of former Leigh Centurions players have been offered a unique way to honour their heroes.

The newly formed Leigh Centurions Players Association has grown quickly this year under the stewardship of former Leigh half-back Jason Donohue.

More than 60 players have joined the group and many of them regularly meet at Leigh home games, often mixing with fans in the Sports Village’s Legends bar before the match.

Legendary players such as John Woods, Tommy Sale and Alex Murphy have signed up for the group. The Association is looking to make contact with as many former Leigh players as possible ahead of the Heritage Numbers launch this summer.

“The players association is really taking off,” said Donohue. “On top of that - and what has amazed me more than anything - is that supporters are paying into the association to remember players who are no longer with us or relatives who have played for Leigh.

“We are planning to get a memento for each player who has paid, again the person who is sponsoring one of the past players will receive the memento.”

Around 20 dead players have already had memberships paid for by fans and relatives by way of a tribute. It costs £20 to ‘sign up’ a former player.

For more details email: leighcpa@gmail.com or send a cheque payable to Leigh CPA to Treasurer, Mick Blakeley, 7 Deepdale, Leigh WN7 3EG, stating which player they are sponsoring.