Leigh Leopards owner has say on the lack of red on new kit and hints at use of other colours moving forward

Derek Beaumont has done so much for Leigh including taking them back to Super League in 2023.

This time though, after relegation at the last three attempts, he means business as he has helped fund some major signings going into the new Super League season with the likes of Zak Hardaker and Ricky Leutele being drafted into a star-studded squad that could even push for play-off rugby.

However, the 10 signings Leigh announced this week have played second fiddle to something bigger for the club.

The decision to rebrand from Leigh Centurions to the Leigh Leopards was a mightily bold decision and has been met with a mixed response.

The rebrand came with a new badge and a kit that seemingly abandoned the traditional red of the Leigh kit with a white base and a leopard over the front and back.

This naturally upset some Leigh fans who felt it was abandoning their history.

However, owner Derek Beaumont has promised that there is more coming and that the red will remain part of the clubs DNA.

That said, he also hinted at experimentation with other colours.

He took to Twitter to say: “The blank canvass of neutral colours on the launch gives us opportunity to explore any colours and of course red will always be a vein in or club and DNA hence the red eyes in the launch. There’s so much more coming.”

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