Leigh Centurions’ brand new town centre retail outlet is open for business.
The outlet, situated in Leigh Market Hall was opened officially by Andy Burnham MP with other special guests including Centurions chairman Keith Freer, chief executive Trevor Barton MBE and head coach Paul Rowley.
Players including Bob Beswick, John Duffy, Ryan Brierley, Steve Maden, Stuart Littler and Sam Hopkins signed autographs for fans with Ryan even helping out on the till (see photo below right).
Former Leigh favourite Chris Hill – a recent Challenge Cup winner with Warrington – also came along to show his support and posed for photos with supporters.
The Leigh faithful turned out in their droves to witness this special occasion and check out a wide selection of Centurions merchandise including replica shirts, training kit and leisure wear.
Leigh chief executive Trevor Barton said: “We are fortunate and grateful for this opportunity to the Council, the Market superintendent and the Leigh Market Traders Association.
“Frank Taylor and his team have done brilliantly in fitting out the stall so nicely.”
Centurions’ Honorary Vice President and Leigh MP Andy Burnham said: “Leigh Market is very special to me and the partnership between the Market and Leigh Centurions seems a perfect fit.
“It can only further benefit our community.”
The unit is open Monday-Saturday between 9am-5pm and can be contacted by phone: 07941283027.
Fans will also be able to buy match tickets from the unit and book for away coach travel.