Leigh Centurions are delighted to confirm that henceforth the Club’s past Players Association will donate all moneys raised from their activities to the Tommy Sale Youth Development Programme.

Former Leigh players Phil Johnson and Joe Gormally, both committee members of the Leigh Centurions PA will make the first donation on Sunday at the Battle of the Borough game against Wigan Warriors. All moneys raised are ring fenced for the Tommy Sale YDP which is operated independently from the Club. Micky Higham acts as ambassador for the YDP.

The first major fund raising function this year will be the annual Past Players Golf Day to be held at Leigh Golf Club on Friday 25th May 2018 (details to follow).

On behalf of Leigh Centurions, Operations Director Steve Openshaw said: “It’s fantastic news the Past Players Association are supporting the Tommy Sale Youth Development Programme.

“Whilst the members of past players group are from far and wide across the globe, the core are predominantly from the local area and have always shown a passion for developing local talent as that’s where they also took their first steps into the game.

“On behalf of the Club I thank them for their support which is hugely encouraging, and gives them an enormous opportunity assist the Tommy Sale group and talent within the local community clubs.”

On behalf of the Tommy Sale YDP Aaron Adams said: “We are delighted that the Past Players Association will be supporting the Tommy Sale Youth Development Programme and are looking forward to working alongside them going forward.

“To have the support of former players who know the game inside out from grass roots to the highest level is a massive boost for us and is incredibly encouraging. We would like to thank them for their support and look forward to seeing the positive impact our combined efforts will produce.”