The local health, safety and environmental services firm, EDP, have recently announced that they are extending their sponsorship of Leigh Centurions Rugby League Club. EDP will be kit sponsors for the 2018 Championship campaign, with their logo proudly displayed on the right shoulder of Centurion players during the upcoming season. Both parties are delighted with the news of their extended relationship.

Speaking on behalf of Leigh Centurions their Business Development Manager, Neil Barker, said: ‘EDP came on board here last season sponsoring our Australian threequarter Mitch Brown.

‘We’re delighted that this season we will see EDP’s distinctive logo adorning the sleeve of our famous shirt. It’s so encouraging when local businesses like EDP come forward with a genuine offer to support us.’

One of the Directors of EDP, Andrew Nicholson, said: ‘We got involved with the club last year through player sponsorship and a couple of one-off events such as the players’ awards night. Our experience was really positive and we liked the professionalism of the club when dealing with its commercial partners.

‘Having initially thought that we would do something similar again this season, we were really impressed with how Neil Barker and other representatives of the club had not let relegation dampen down their passion for Leigh Centurions. In fact, we could see that it had actually ignited a greater desire to get the team back where it belongs as an established Super League club!

‘That was all the encouragement we needed to see, and we were happy to increase our involvement to become shirt sponsors for the first time.’

EDP have been established for over 25 years and bring a fresh approach to health, safety and environmental services. They operate nationally via several offices and provide key services to their clients including health and safety, asbestos, property compliance and security. You can find more information about EDP and the services they offer on their website.