Centurions are market’s latest signing

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LEIGH Centurions have teamed up with the town’s market for an exciting new venture.

The ambitious Championship club have secured a retail unit in the town’s ever popular market from where fans will be able to buy club merchandise and match tickets.

The move has been welcomed by the Centurions, market traders and the town’s MP Andy Burnham.

Leigh Centurions chief executive Trevor Barton MBE (pictured right) said: “It is a great honour that the Local Authority and Leigh Market Traders’ Association consider Leigh Centurions to be an integral part of our community. Frank Taylor, Richie Blackmore, myself and everyone here at Leigh Centurions will do all that we can to make the stall a roaring success and increase the footfall in our marvellous market.”

Andy Burnham MP said: “I have put it on record previously how highly I rate the market in Leigh. I think the link between the market and Leigh Centurions is a very exciting prospect.”

Darren Lilly, secretary of Leigh Market Traders Association is looking forward to welcoming Centurions fans to the market.

“On behalf of myself, John Doherty (Leigh Market Traders Association Chairman), Phil Edge (Wigan Council Markets Manager) and Nick Hutchinson (Leigh Market Superintendent) I would like to welcome Leigh Centurions to Leigh Market.

“Leigh is a small town and the only constant in many people’s lives is the market and Leigh rugby, and I’m sure most people in the town would love to see a vibrant and busy Market and a successful rugby league team.”

The new retail unit is scheduled to open on September 7 selling an extensive range of Centurions merchandise along with match day and club lottery tickets.

In the coming months the new stall will be the focus of new replica kit launches and other promotions run in conjunction with the market and its traders.