Leigh offer free coach travel to Featherstone

Leigh and Featherstone meet again on Sunday. Photo: Brian King
Leigh and Featherstone meet again on Sunday. Photo: Brian King

Leigh Centurions are offering free coach transport to Sunday’s game at Featherstone.

The sides met in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at the Sports Village yesterday with Leigh emerging triumphant to reach the quarter finals.

And a quirk of the fixture calendar means they meet again at the Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

One of Leigh’s sponsors Park Leisure have paid for an initial four coaches for Sunday’s game with SR Waite Electrical Contractors pledging two more if the first four are filled.

LISA members and season ticket holders will have priority on seat bookings up until Tuesday evening, after which time seats will be released for general take up.

Leigh’s head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: “Park Leisure are our official travel sponsor and I was delighted to take the call from them to offer to sponsor four coaches for our fans to Featherstone. They were so overwhelmed by the turnout and vocal support of our fans that they wanted to offer support to help that continue when we play Featherstone again this weekend.

“They were delighted to see the flags being waved around the stadium and the sky dancers creating an atmosphere outside and inside the ground. Our fans were the 18th man there is no doubt about that and the view from where I sat of the sea of red and white was inspiring.”

Andy Mazey of SR Waite Electrical Contractors said: “Our magnificent supporters really do have the ability to lift the team and create a unique atmosphere. Home or away, no matter how near or far they never fail us and uphold the reputation of being the famous Leigh Centurions 18th man.”

Bookings for the coaches can be made at the Leigh Market retail outlet, on 07941 283027, although please note that the retail outlet is closed on Wednesdays. The coaches will depart the Leigh Sports Village at noon on Sunday.