mr chairman

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  1. Must admit I don't like the way it's going mick did say it would happen and it as the next age groups to be hit will be u/12sit will kill my amateur club unless some one does something about it
  2. Didn't say that what I said was nothing wrong with training with a pro club as pro clubs usually have good coaches .but the pro clubs must remember that they don't own those kids and fill their heads with ###### . On the same thought amateur clubs don't own those kids
  3. I disagree mick it enhances the players skills and done in the correct manner is fine by me , I know what you mean that's why I said its wrong that the pro clubs think they own them
  4. Nothing wrong in St. Helens coaching them the big problem is that they think they own them and take over their life
  5. I have also been informed that St. Helens take players at 14 and tell them to go and play for Thatto Heath scandalous if true
  6. A lot of people at leigh east think there is a bigger issue than winter summer . They think the pro clubs are decimating teams at u14 upwards to fill the academies our u16 have lost 9 players and they are now taking kids from our u/14s
  7. The Rfl have been manipulating figures in exchange for cash for years , it's called bullshiting sport England
  8. Hi Jason thanks for the concern pal , leigh east have had the Rfl down and asked them a lot of questions but the Rfl were quite negative saying the low numbers at training were down to poor coaching methods . Which is a lie
  9. didn't say all the committee was against it mick but the number of people against it is growing . Don't forget I was all for the summer and still am but it needs looking at
  10. Mick there is a growing trend at leigh east that there are big problems with summer rugby
  11. Ex Leigh players

    Keith, This is the email I've sent to around 70 players! We had a positive meeting with the club on Sunday and they really do want a players association active and being part of the club. When we originally set about getting our group together a couple of years ago, it appeared the club were very keen on us to develop, of course things changed and hence we voted with our feet and decided to not be involved. However, I do believe the club are wanting us to start again. There are different people involved now who are receptive and think the previous board got it wrong. So where does this leave us? Option 1 - we get the association back up and running Option 2 - not get involved - and if you tell me so I won't mither you with emails again! So, hoping we go with option 1..... Charge to our association is £20 per season. For this you get to go into any league game you so wish. To do this, I need you to email me a passport size pic of yourself. This will then be sent to the club and you will be able to pick up a credit card style pass from the club on your next visit. You will need this to get your ticket. If you let me know 2 days before the game that you are attending, I will email the club and they will have your ticket ready at reception. However, if you decide to go on the last minute, you will need to queue up at the ticket office and produce your pass to obtain a ticket. A players pass is not transferrable to other people. If it is a cup game, tickets can be purchased at a 50% discount. Young children will be admitted with you free of charge, however your wife, partner will need to purchase a ticket. So what does the club want from us? Well, like last time, we suggested that we would make ourselves available on matchdays to perhaps pop into the corporate boxes to chat informally with sponsors. Also, it would be fantastic if we could put ourselves forward once in a while to do a Q & A in the legends bar before a game. (we could do this on a rota) The club now have the Hall of Fame pictures up on the walls in the legends bar and are looking to make this bar available to supporters before and after games. They are looking for volunteers to take questions and be interviewed in the bar before the game. We will also look to organise or support functions the club runs - again attendance will be optional, but great for the association if we support the club, and vice versa the club supporting any functions we do. Basically, there is nothing different from what we proposed 2 years ago - it is just that the club is more receptive to it and recognise having past players there is good for the club and supporters. What can you do now? 1) send me an email with a passport size picture of yourself 2) either send a cheque (payable to Leigh CPA) for £20 to Mick Blakeley, 7 Deepdale, Leigh Lancs, WN7 3EG or pay it by bacs (quoting your name as reference) Leigh CPA: Sort Code 77 59 06 Account Number 11769260 As ever, if you have contacts for other players who played for Leigh, please send me their email address. Like we said last time, £20 isn't a massive amount, even if you get to one game, it will be fantastic if we can build numbers! Heritage Numbers The club have also put together a list of every player who has played first team in order they played. This now gives each player a unique heritage number. The club are planning a big launch on this this season. Again, another opportunity to meet up with past players and to find out what your number is! (mine is 996 !) Fingers crossed we can be more successful than 2 seasons ago! Be great to have you on board. Jason
  12. Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:00 pm Post subject: Ex Leigh players Hi everyone , Jason Donahue as just contacted me to ask all ex leigh players even if they have only played one game to contact him regarding the formation of the past players association . It's had a great response so far and looks like it's going to take off . Please contact Jason via email He asked me to put this on this forum as a lot of lads have played for Leigh , it's a good deal that he as set up for past players , can I also say its for ex coaches as well so you will have to put up with me again ha ha
  13. Leigh east

    Hi all Just a quick update to the open age schedule for February so far: Saturday 8th February - Askam away, kick off 2pm Saturday 15th February - Shevington Sharks home, 3pm kick off Followed by the launch night from 7pm onwards Saturday 22nd February - Eccles home, 2.30pm kick off All 3 are friendlies, with a mix of open age players. Not 100% sure on kick off times but sure someone will confirm them closer to the time. Could someone please update the website with these details/fixtures? Grateful for your support these matches if you can make it. Kip
  14. Leigh east

    Hi all Leigh East would like to invite all players, juniors, family, sponsors & supporters to a FREE evening to launch the 2014 campaign for the open age teams at the club on Saturday 15th February at Leigh East clubhouse, Ledgard Avenue. After a season of consolidation the club is now looking to build on that and push for promotion in 2014. The evening is a chance to promote the positivity surrounding the new season and for old and new members to come together and be a part of it. It is also a chance for people who may have spent time away from the club to be welcomed back and be a part of the club’s future. If you have been a part of the club in the past, please come back down and see what plans the club has for the upcoming season. On the night there will be a chance to meet the new coaching team and have a question and answer session with them. There will also be an introduction to the playing staff for the upcoming season and a chance to meet the new additions to the squad. There will be an opportunity to support the club and players with a “players sponsor” auction and a chance to mingle with the squad for some different games on the night. There will also be a chance to make yourself a member for the 2014 season. For anyone interested in potential sponsorship, it is also a chance to view available packages ranging from programme sponsors to sponsoring a match day. Also, any potential new players are more than welcome to come and have a chat to the coaching staff about playing opportunities. Alongside that, the event will be attended by a range of past players with a chance for anyone who has played for the club in the past to sign up to the past players association on the night. If anyone has any old photographs relating to players, teams or the club in general, please bring them down and share the memories and have a chat to some old club favourites. This is a great opportunity for everyone connected to the club, and those who want to be, to get together after the hard work preparing for the new season ahead. A DJ and food will also be provided and children are welcome. There is an open age friendly at 3pm where a mixed team will face Shevington Sharks. The club will be open following the game with the launch night starting around 7pm. Representatives from the Centurions will also be in attendance to further cement the recent work they have been doing with regards to improving relationships with clubs in the community. This season more than ever, we are in this together. Come and be a part of it!