Crilly Park's the new home

Leigh Genesis FC have completed a deal to play their home games at Crilly Park.

The football club will share the ground with neighbours Atherton Laburnum Rovers after negotiations between the two clubs and Leigh Sports Village.

Genesis will take up a one year tenancy at Crilly Park, in Atherton, for the upcoming Evo-Stick Division One North campaign with an option for a further two seasons.

Fears that the ground would not meet league standards have been allayed after ongoing work is carried out to ensure it meets the required level.

A list of required jobs has been provided to the Leigh Sports Village Stadium Company, who have undertaken a complete overhaul of the pitch, along with erecting a new block of toilets and a general tidying up of the ground.

Subject to this work being completed by the league's deadline of next week, the groundsharing agreement has been signed by Genesis chairman Alan Leach.

After two seasons of uncertainty that has seen the club use no less than nine different home venues, Leigh are finally in the position of finding a permanent home in the Leigh district that will host all of their home fixtures during the new campaign.

Meanwhile, Genesis are searching for a replacement for former boss Garry Flitcroft, who quit the club at the end of the season.

A spokesman for Genesis confirmed a number of applications had been received including from some former players.

The club will be contacting interested parties and conducting interviews next week.

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