Leigh look to boost crowds

James Gordon

Leigh have launched a new campaign, Fetch Bob, to try and boost their attendances in 2012.

The Centurions have targeted an average gate of 2000 for this season, while the RFL guidelines state an average of 2500 must be reached to satisfy Super League licensing application guidelines for 2015.

With Widnes, the team which traditionally takes the largest following to Leigh Sports Village, making the move up to Super League, the Centurions are looking at ways to boost their average.

“Fetch Bob” is the brainchild of new director John Roddy, who continues to carry out a thorough review of the club’s communication and commercial channels.

“If we can boost crowds just 15% over the course of the season this would really help our cause, Fetch Bob, means simply means ‘Bring One Buddy’ and we hope that existing and new fans this year will support this initiative.” John said.

“Just 500 extra supporters on the gate would help enormously, although can you imagine if everyone brought just one more person? The Sports Village atmosphere is good as it stands but with approaching 3,000 it would be THE place to be on a weekend.

“We all appreciate the work and loyalty shown by our existing fanbase in helping the club to stabalise in the close season, particularly in light of the problems we experienced and everyone connected with the board was made up with the response to Leigh Survival and how everyone rallied round. Now we need to build on that and hopefully now Paul Rowley has been given the coaching reigns we can continue with the attractive rugby we have played so far in 2012.”