A Statement From Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont

A Statement From Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont

Whilst enjoying my holiday with my family I have today, at extremely short notice, had it brought to my attention that Featherstone Rovers would announce the signing of Martyn Ridyard. It doesn’t come as a surprise that Martyn has joined Featherstone as I had discussed a season long loan for him with (Featherstone Rovers chairman) Mark Campbell at the end of the season before the Qualifiers as he was very keen on him as was Duffs (head coach John Duffy). Indeed I had tried to facilitate a move on loan…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 15th September 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 15th September 2017

This article first appeared in the match day programme at the Leigh Centurions Vs Halifax Super 8’s Qualifiers game on 15th September 2017 Given this is our last home game of the season I thought it appropriate to look back over the season and at the same time let our sponsors and fans know where I am at personally in terms of stability for the club. It could prove not to be our last game here at LSV should we be involved in the Million Pound Game with a home…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 3rd September 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 3rd September 2017

This article first appeared in the match day programme at the Leigh Centurions Vs Widnes Vikings Super 8’s Qualifiers game on 3rd September 2017 And breathe…………. That was how I felt after this trip to Catalan. Have you ever had that feeling where you are running out of breath under water and you just make it to the surface to gasp in some air only to then be plunged back under? Well that’s how these past few weeks have had me feeling. It has been a bizarre season where we…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 8th June 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 8th June 2017

This column first appeared in the Match Day programme of the Leigh Centurions Vs Wigan Warriors Game on 8th June 2017. Tonight is the biggest game of the season for me and I hope we get a good following and our biggest crowd of the season. To play Wigan Warriors, our local rivals, in a massive derby in Super League is the realisation of the years of hard work and investment. They come to us in difficult circumstances with poor form of the back of horrendous injuries but you can…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 29th May 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 29th May 2017

This column first appeared in the Leigh Centurions vs Castleford Tigers programme on 29th May 2017. So this last week saw the second Betfred Super League coach removed from his post with Laurent Frayssinous being sacked by the Catalan Dragons. This decision is arguably the biggest in terms of the dismissal of a coach given the length of time he had been in the post along with his special and close relationship with the club’s owner. I commented in a previous column on the potential for this decision after Bernard…

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The Derek Beaumont Column – 6th May 2017

The Derek Beaumont Column – 6th May 2017

This column was originally published in the Leigh Centurions Vs Wakefield Trinity match day programme on 6th May 2017. We are doing it tough, as the saying goes, at the moment but we are still in the fight and, more importantly it’s a fight we picked. It’s a fight we want to be in and it’s one we knew would be tough and one we would have to fight to the bitter end. When we arrived at Saints on Friday night my first job was to do an interview with…

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