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Derek Beaumont issues apology after Challenge Cup Final

Though the owners at big clubs like Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors and St Helens have delivered a lot of success and those at Warrington Wolves and Catalans Dragons have shown amazing ambition, Derek Beaumont at Leigh Leopards might just be the very best of the lot.

He was the mastermind behind the club’s rebrand, has pumped an awful lot of money into the club, signed off on some huge signings and of course he clearly lives and breathes the club as seen by his attire especially on Challenge Cup Final day.

It was a day Beaumont deserved and long dreamed of and his side also picked up the win over Hull KR with a golden point drop goal from Lance Todd trophy winner Lachlan Lam.

A delighted man after the win, Beaumont made a statement after the game:

“Simply wow! What an unbelievable achievement from this special group for our amazing town.

“I was super proud to walk out our team and will never forget that moment. It would have been enough but to win the game in such emphatic style is surreal.

“I would like to pay respect to Hull KR and their players and staff for a fantastic performance of their own which to be honest was worthy of a win for them and it’s a shame a team had to lose.

“What a great game for the neutral or new fan, it’s a fantastic advert for the sport. Every single person connected or supporting our club should be super proud of this achievement and we will make sure over the coming weeks we reach as many people with the trophy as we can.

“I am emotionally drained after putting everything I could in to the components I can provide and influence so heaven knows how the players and coaches are feeling.”

He even felt the need to apologise for his language:

“Finally I would like to apologise for my language whilst being interviewed on the field, it’s not appropriate. It wasn’t intentional and I profoundly apologise to anyone that was offended by it.

“I look forward to our return back to the town on Sunday and creating scenes and memories to last the rest of my life and beyond.”

What an amazing moment though for Beaumont and the club.

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