Roddy steps down as Centurions chairman

John Roddy, outgoing chairman of Leigh Centurions
John Roddy, outgoing chairman of Leigh Centurions
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John Roddy has stepped down as chairman of Leigh Centurions.

The businessman became Leigh chairman on a permanent basis last August having previously been interim chairman for three months.

Roddy was a key figure as the club formed a new Board of Management which took over the day-to-day running of the club.

He tweeted last night: “I am no longer Chairman of Leigh Centurions realised that after our win against Fev that my job was done - thank you for the brill messages.”

On Thursday Roddy tweeted: “Thanks for all the great messages again - got to get on with day job now!”

Leigh Centurions currently top the Kingstone Press Championship and have won 12 successive games in 2014 - their best ever start to a season. Leigh are also in the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup where they’ll face Leeds Rhinos.

The club this morning confirmed Roddy’s departure.