Centurions reward Kay with full-time deal

Leigh winger Liam Kay. Photo: Brian King
Leigh winger Liam Kay. Photo: Brian King

LIAM Kay has become the latest Leigh Centurions player to sign a three-year full-time contract that commences on 1 December 2014.

The 22-year-old has been in outstanding form for the Centurions this season, scoring 21 tries in 19 appearances including five tries in the recent victory over Barrow Raiders at the LSV.

Kay originally joined the Centurions from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats on a two-year deal, having spent much of the 2013 season playing on dual registration at Doncaster where his displays caught the eyes of a number of top Championship clubs.

Together with team-mates Tom Spencer, Michael Ostick and Ryan Brierley Kay has been working for Leigh Community Trust, a factor which was pivotal in his signing.

Leigh coach Paul Rowley said: “We worked really hard to sign Liam originally after he shone playing against us for Doncaster. During his time with us Liam has got better and better. He plays with aggression and passion and is hugely popular with fellow players, staff and fans.

“Liam Kay has the X-factor. It is a huge coup to retain his services and he is an integral part of a very young team that is on an upward spiral.

“He originally came to us as a half-back but fate determined he played on the wing at Barrow in the second game of the season and he has been there ever since. I see his long-term future as a winger but the beauty of Liam is that he can play anywhere.”