Centurions’ TV channel generates £20,000 for club

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LEIGH Centurions TV has been boosted by two sizeable donations from two of its biggest fans as it plans ahead to the 2015 season and beyond.

The dedicated channel has proved to be a huge success since launching a new online Pay Per View service in May 2013.

Featuring player, captain and coach interviews, as well as the latest first-team and reserves Centurions action, the TV channel also has a popular archive section including interviews with former Leigh favourites as well as match action from yesteryear.

Leigh Centurions chairman Mike Norris said: “Subscribing to Leigh Centurions TV only costs £3.50 per month, and this is fantastic value for money, especially after the season we have all just enjoyed.”

Already the channel has donated £20,000 into club funds and has a growing subscriber base.

Senior producer Fred Parkinson has now revealed that his plans for next season have been boosted by the provision of vital new equipment.

Mr Parkinson, who along with his son Dave have been involved with the club for many years said: “I am delighted to recognise the generosity of two of our keenest subscribers in donating vital new equipment to the media team.

“Thanks to the generosity of head of rugby Derek Beaumont and club historian Mike Latham we have been able to purchase a laptop computer and a Sony HD Camcorder which will be vital in improving the quality of broadcasts and also assist greatly the work of head coach Paul Rowley and his coaching team.

Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley said: “This is another example of the wonderful work that goes on behind the scenes at our club that often goes unnoticed. Both Derek and Mike are avid Leigh supporters first and foremost and their most generous donations will not only benefit the club but also its fans and the build on the great work carried out by Fred and his team.”