Roddy steps down as Centurions chairman

John Roddy, outgoing chairman of Leigh Centurions
John Roddy, outgoing chairman of Leigh Centurions

John Roddy has stepped down as chairman of Leigh Centurions.

The businessman became Leigh chairman on a permanent basis last August having previously been interim chairman for three months.

Roddy was a key figure as the club formed a new Board of Management which took over the day-to-day running of the club.

He tweeted last night: “I am no longer Chairman of Leigh Centurions realised that after our win against Fev that my job was done - thank you for the brill messages.”

On Thursday Roddy tweeted: “Thanks for all the great messages again - got to get on with day job now!”

Leigh Centurions currently top the Kingstone Press Championship and have won 12 successive games in 2014 - their best ever start to a season. Leigh are also in the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup where they’ll face Leeds Rhinos.

The club this morning confirmed Roddy’s departure.