Centurions continue sponsorship deal with 02

Leigh Centurions will again feature 02's branding on their shirts in 2015
Leigh Centurions will again feature 02's branding on their shirts in 2015

KINGSTONE Press Championship Champions Leigh Centurions will continue their sponsorship deal with mobile phone giant O2 for 2015.

The firm signed up with Leigh ahead of their highly successful 2014 campaign which saw Paul Rowley’s side finish top of the league before winning the Grand Final.

The 02 logo will again feature on the new home and away shirts as well as training gear.

Leigh Centurions head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “The association with O2 Leigh and such a powerful brand is exactly the type of professionalism that the club wishes to portray. Both parties were highly delighted with the first year of the association.

“We have made rapid strides as a club during the past year, winning the Kingstone Press Championship League Leaders Shield and the Grand Final and losing only two games all year. We had a high-profile Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Leeds Rhinos that was televised live on Sky and that gave our sponsors extra exposure.

“We now have over 30 players on full-time professional contracts together with a superb coaching, medical and back-up team and are looking to build on this last season’s successes.”

Nick Mussell from 02 said: “We have seen significant footfall increase during the sponsorship and I very much look forward to even more now that the Centurions have raised their profile yet further.

“ I am delighted to see such dedication both on and off the field at the club. The sponsorship means that O2 enjoy prime position on the front of the first-team shirts, a high standard of corporate facilities along with a whole host of terrific unique opportunities.”