Mike Latham appointed as Leigh club chairman

Leigh have appointed lifelong supporter, club historian and media and communications director Mike Latham as Club Chairman.

Latham, 57, takes over the role from Michael Norris and was the unanimous choice of owner Derek Beaumont and the rest of the board to fill the vacancy.

He said: “When Derek invited me to take this position I was hugely honoured and delighted to accept.

“I have worked closely with Derek over the last few years and his commitment to the Club, not only in terms of financial support but the time, energy and qualities he brings is simply awe inspiring.

“Being Chairman is a big responsibility but it’s one I’m looking forward to taking on. I’ve supported Leigh all my life and was at Wembley in 1971 and Whitehaven in 1982. I’ve spent thousands of hours researching the Club’s history on microfilms in darkened libraries which is why I wear thick glasses and blink in daylight.

“I know most of the fans either by name or sight and no one knows more than me how much the Club means to the local people. The support of our fantastic sponsors and committed fans since relegation has been integral to what we want to achieve.”

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