Leigh Centurions Look To Raise Extra Funds To Sign Gregg McNally

Leigh Centurions can confirm that they are in discussions with Gregg McNally following his release from Bradford Bulls.

The Club are hopeful of securing Gregg’s services but face competition and are unable to extend beyond strict financial budgets which do not afford the full space of value to finalise the deal.

The Club therefore needs the support of fans and businesses to raise the money required to finalise the deal. In light of the playing budget and the Club accounts, the Club needs to raise an additional £15,000 to be in a position to finalise a deal.

In past years, when there was no benefactor, the Club has been able to turn to Leigh Independent Supporters’ Association (LISA), the Club’s independent fan group founded in 1999, to assist with bringing in a quality player.

LISA have been instrumental in bringing in players like Tommy Martyn, Neil Turley and Adam Bristow to name a few and have also sponsored many recent players, including Ben Reynolds amongst many others.

However, largely due to some years of players being signed irrespective due to the financial input of owner Derek Beaumont, we have perhaps contributed to the numbers lowering in the membership of LISA and its ability to commit to additional funds over and above what it has already pledged and budgeted.

Having approached LISA they are now having a membership drive to help the Club sign Gregg McNally.

Fans can now join LISA online by using Go Cardless, a quick and easy payment option that the Club utilises for season ticket sales, by clicking on this link!

Alternatively if fans wish to join via another method, they can download a membership form by clicking here.

Furthermore, donations can be taken to Leigh Retail Outlet on Leigh Market.

Any businesses who wish to support this signing can contact Matthew Chantler on matthew.chantler@leighrl.co.uk or 01942 487890 to do so.

The membership drive is pivotal as we do not need the full income in advance of the signing, merely to see the support that the monthly membership income will be able to provide the additional funds required each month to support the contract that LISA can then commit to the club. All monies raised by LISA are controlled by LISA independently from the club and any additional monies raised over and above what has been requested will remain with LISA for the members to act upon any further requests or to decide how best to utilise it.

Leigh Centurions head coach John Duffy said: “We have been on the look-out for a fullback for the past month or so and now Gregg has become available due to his personal circumstances he would be a be a great fit for my style of play.

“I hope something can be done quickly as the season is fast approaching and Gregg needs to decide upon his future. Gregg is a very popular player with the Leigh Centurions fans and he cares deeply about the Club.”

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