At Elvis Eckardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions, we're more than just a business – we're a part of the community.
We're honored to be sponsors of our local Rugby League club, Leigh Leopards (formerly known as Leigh Centurions) for the fourth year running in 2023.
Founded back in 1878, Leigh RLFC holds a prestigious place in history as one of the original twenty-two clubs that laid the foundation for the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895.
Leigh moved into their new 12,500-capacity stadium, being made up of 10,000 seats, and a standing terrace of approximately 2,500 in late December 2008.
On Thursday 21 May 2009, the Queen and Prince Philip visited the region to officially open Leigh Sports Village.
The stadium forms part of the Leigh Sports Village complex.
The old ground at Hilton Park has been demolished and the land sold for housing development.
The club was known simply as Leigh until 1995, when it became known as Leigh Centurions. On 20 October 2022, the club rebranded to its current identity, the Leigh Leopards.
Leigh have been Rugby League Champions twice, in 1906 and 1982, and have won the Challenge Cup twice, in 1921 and 1971.
In 2022 Leigh reached the final of the RFL´s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup against Featherstone Rovers winning the match 30-16. It was Leigh's first triumph in the competition.
Leigh also finished top of the League in the regular season of the Betfred Championship and won the Million Pound Games against Batley Bulldogs after having overcome York City Knights in the semi-final of the playoffs.
In 2023 Leigh won the 122nd Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium defeating Hull Kingston Rovers by 17 points to 16. The thrilling victory came in the form of a dramatic golden-point win, with Lachlan Lam sealing the triumph by scoring a crucial drop goal.
We stand proud alongside Leigh Leopards, supporting their rich legacy and celebrating their achievements.
This is what it means @LeighLeopardsRL— Elvis Eckardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions Ltd. (@ElvisEckardtRec) April 24, 2023
Last Friday we witnessed an incredible underdog story unfold! Against all odds, our team fought their way to victory against @leedsrhinos in the @Betfred Super League and proved that anything is possible with hard work and perseverance.… pic.twitter.com/EINAoasW4p
📸 On Wednesday afternoon, after hearing the news that Centurions hooker Edwin Ipape had his bike stolen in early June, club sponsors @ElvisEckardtRec surprised the @PNGKumulsRL international as he bought him a brand new one!#Leythers 🔴 pic.twitter.com/w56zV4RJxy— Leigh Leopards (@LeighRLFC_) July 1, 2022
Super proud of Francesca delivering the match ball for the @LeighLeopardsRL vs. @SalfordDevils game to the referee in front of over 6000+ supporters at the @lsvstadium and in front of thousands of people on @SkySportsRL and @FOXSportsAUS pic.twitter.com/ehGts8C2li— Elvis Eckardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions Ltd. (@ElvisEckardtRec) April 10, 2023
Congratulations to Leigh Centurions on a season that can only be described as record-breaking.— Elvis Eckardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions Ltd. (@ElvisEckardtRec) October 3, 2022
Win with a century score ✔️
Highest points scorers in a regular season of Rugby League ✔️
AB Sundecks 1895 Cup ✔️
Championship Shield 2022 Winners ✔️
Million Pound Game Winners ✔️ pic.twitter.com/44ogmn8Xxw
Elvis ain´t dead!— Elvis Eckardt Recruitment & Sales Solutions Ltd. (@ElvisEckardtRec) January 25, 2023
Come and join us at the @lsvstadium on Friday, Feb 17th to support our local @LeighRLFC_ against @SalfordDevils @Scouting4Girls will make an appearance and play a set before the match and at half-time
Let´s get the stadium rocking#elvisaintdead #Leythers https://t.co/tevuawllGb