Leigh Centurions face liquidation

Leigh Centurions acting chairman Keith Freer has revealed the club are in danger of falling into liquidation.

The Championship club have struggled financially since their major backer Arthur Thomas withdrew his financial support earlier in the year. And according to Freer, not reaching the Championship Grand Final is another major blow for the club.

Freer said: We are assessing urgently what monies are available in the short and medium term to meet all liabilities. At the same time, we are looking forward to what is achievable next season.

“There is a way forward but this will require some very hard decisions to avoid the club going into liquidation.”

“There have been intensive talks internally and we have been in deep negotiation with the Rugby Football League, the Local Authority, LSVco, sponsors, the Corporate Club and the Leigh Independent Supporters Association.”

Freer said he knows the people of Leigh will want him to try to explore every avenue in order to ensure the club’s survival, and will inform the supporters at next Wednesday’s fans forum the situation that the club faces.

Meanwhile the search for a new head coach continues after Ian Millward left for Castleford after Leigh lost to Sheffield in last week’s final elimination play off.

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