Leigh Centurions coverage in the Reporter will have a new look about it in 2014 with the retirement of our regular correspondent of almost 30 years, Trevor Hunt.
Trevor has reported on Leigh’s games home and away since 1984, when John Woods was the first team coach at Hilton Park, but since then he has worked with no less than 18 Leigh coaches, including the present incumbent Paul Rowley.
“I remember Paul breaking through as a young 17-year-old into the Leigh team and watching his distinguished playing career unfold before he then moved into coaching,” reflected Trevor. “He was an exceptional talent and one of so many local Leigh lads who graced the very highest echelons of Rugby League. He was an exciting player to watch in his day, and he has now pulled together a team that looks well set to do well in the Championship this season. I am sure Leigh will be a major force throughout this season and set themselves up nicely for a real crack at Super League in 2015.”
Trevor has written about rugby league since 1974, covering Leigh Miners through their successful seasons, but it is covering the trials and tribulations of the Centurions throughout the last 30 years for which his contributions have been best received. But now he is hanging his Leigh Reporter ‘pen’ up as we undertake a series of internal reorganisation.
Trevor’s replacement is Mark Taylor who begins his new role this week.
Mark, a former Leigh programme editor, has written about the club since 1990 for a number of publications including the Wigan Evening Post. He will be writing for both the Post and Reporter providing unrivalled Centurions coverage in 2014.