Leigh offer free season tickets to under 16s

Paul Rowley
Paul Rowley

LEIGH Centurions fans under the age of 16 are being offered free season tickets for 2014.

Although Leigh’s campaign only ended a few days ago with an extra time defeat against Batley, the club is already announcing its intentions for next year.

Going under the banner ‘We Are In This Together’, the Centurions are looking to improve the matchday experience for fans at the Sports Village and offering ticket promotions and hospitality deals.

Chairman John Roddy believes exciting times are ahead for the Northern Rail Cup holders.

He said: “Proposed changes to the Super League format from 2015 onwards will effectively mean a return to promotion and relegation between the top two leagues.

“However it is expected there will still be a stringent test of structure and minimum standards, so as a Club we are aiming for improvements on and off the pitch to match our ambitions.

“We have recently embarked on a complete restructure of the club with a new five year strategy and business plan.”

Roddy has also promised more new signings following the recent recruitment of former player Oliver Wilkes and Workington forward Jamie Acton.

“We have invested heavily in a playing squad and a youth structure that will deliver tomorrow’s first team stars.

“Head coach Paul Rowley is busy recruiting and building a squad that will be strong enough to compete at the top end of the Championship next season.”

Roddy hopes the Leigh fans will buy into the board’s vision by offering schemes such as free season tickets for under 16s and the option to pay monghtly for season tickets.

“We are laying the foundations but they will be built on sand if we don’t have the support of the local community moving forward,” said Roddy.

“The improvements have been huge, the club is in fantastic shape - we now need the local community to show its true support, hunger, and desire for success.”