Leigh to re-brand

It has been announced today that Leigh Rugby League Club is to undergo re-branding over the next twelve months.

This has gotten underway this afternoon with the decision to drop 'The Coliseum' as the name of Hilton Park Stadium, Leigh's home since 1947, with immediate effect.

The re-branding will ultimately lead Leigh to ditching its 'Centurions' moniker which was first adopted in 1995, to commemorate the club's Centenary, and it's mascot Parky Pig.

A competition will be run throughout the season to decide on what the new name should be, with the prize being 2 Season Tickets for the 2008 season in the new stadium.

The Club would like to stress to supporters however that this will be a gradual phasing out process, and will not happen overnight.

LeighRL.co.uk caught up with Acting Chief Executive Allan Rowley who had the following to say;

"The Centurions tag has served the club well over the last twelve years, and was first adopted to mark the club's Centenary, however we feel that it's now time to move on."

"We'll be moving into a new stadium soon, so there couldn't be a better time to re-brand"

"The simplest way to start the re-branding was with the stadium name. To me and no doubt to countless others, this place will always be Hilton Park, and what with 2007 being the ground's 'swan song', we thought it only right to honour the tradition of the place."

"I'd just like to re-affirm that this is going to be a gradual process over the next twelve months, so for the time being it's business as usual."

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