The futures of Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and St Helens is wrapped up in the hands of IMG and some clubs like Leigh Leopards have really taken that in the stride.
IMG are set to end traditional relegation and promotion and put a focus on off field matters as well as on field matters with focus taken on reach online, stadium facilities and even the use of an LED screen.
The forward thinking rebrand of the Leigh Leopards will help the club rank high under IMG.
And now they have taken another vital step towards it finally launching their website completing the final step of their rebrand.
Club owner Derek Beaumont said: “It’s been a really frustrating time surrounding the website which should have been launched not long after the rebrand launch, which had to be brought forward due to Betfred Super League branding.
“I am unable to comment fully currently due to a process that is still ongoing. However, I am pleased to now be able to release a website under www.leighleopards.co.uk
“There is still work to be done and components we wish to add to the website, including an in-house ticketing system but we cannot keep delaying the release whilst these elements are being negotiated and built.
“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in contributing to the website and in particular operational board member Richard Renda and his company MCCM. I would like to give a special thanks to Mark Lee and his team at Simplysolveit.com for their prompt attention and work to get the site to the point it is, in what has been for them a short period of time.
“I hope our fans like the feel of the website and how it fits with the rebrand of the club and feels alive. There is some banter to be had along the way I am sure, and I look forward to engaging in that. I have no doubt we will have an army of proofreaders and expert designers ready in the wings and I look forward to engaging with them as they actively promote our site. “
The site can be accessed immediately and any visits to the previous domain name will automatically be diverted to the new site. Anyone wishing to advertise on the website can enquire via the commercial pages following the web and digital tile.