Community partnerships paying off for Centurions

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Leigh Centurions say they are “delighted” by the positive feedback following the club’s first Community Event Game.

The Centurions reserves side played a recent fixture against North East Academy at amateur side Golborne Parkside.

Looking to build on this success, Leigh will break new ground with a Reserves team fixture against Midlands Academy on Saturday, June 28 at Leigh Rugby Union’s Hand Lane ground.

The fixture marks the latest move in the Centurions’ bid to establish and develop links with the Community clubs in the area, having already staged fixtures at Leigh Miners, Leigh East and Golborne Parkside ARL as well as establishing new links with Leigh Cricket Club.

Centurions director Andy Mazey said: “The board of management have been delighted by the positive feedback which the inaugural event at Golborne attracted.

“Having spoken at length with club officials from Golborne there was an enormous amount of positivity and it was also good to hear it was financially rewarding for them, by way takings from gate receipts and raffles as well as increased revenue over the bar and also food sales. It truly is rewarding for our club to know while we are spreading the word and showcasing our stars of the future in the wider community we are also putting something back into the grass roots game which has produced so many professional players down the years and will continue to do so.”

Les Thomas of Leigh RUFC said: “It is a great honour to host one of the Leigh Centurions reserve games as we don’t believe the rugby code matters.

“What is important is that the players are proud to represent our town and respect the values of the two great games.”