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Beaumont makes Leigh pledge

2017-09-14 16:19:00, Views: 36, ClubCall

Beaumont makes Leigh pledge

Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has made it clear he has no plans to walk away from the club even though they could be relegated.

Leigh are preparing to take on Halifax this weekend with their Super League status still up in the air.

The Centurions will hope to make it through to the Million Pound Game at the end of the season as they battle to avoid relegation to the Championship but whatever division they are playing in next season, Beaumont says he is sticking around.

The owner did walk away from the club back in 2005 but he's insisting there will be no repeat this time around.

He said: "I have thought long and hard on this one. In 2005 after getting promoted into Super League and seeing it not sustainable I walked away. Whilst I don’t have an appetite for the Championship I won’t walk away again at this stage as I still believe that this Club can become an established Super League club for many years and I am not giving that vision up after a setback.

"We have proven we can add to the competition by being competitive in our first year and not finishing bottom. We have met all the minimum standards including attendance and have had a positive impact at the club owners’ meetings, building friendships and business relationships that fellow owners want to see continue."

Beaumont added in the Leigh matchday programme: "Whilst the Super League structure remains uncertain at this stage along with any parachute payments and indeed our Super League status what isn’t uncertain and I can say with absolute clarity is I am going nowhere."


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