LEIGH Centurions have thanked the 2014 Touchdown Club members for their support.

Since its formation three years ago, the Touchdown Club has generated more than £40,000 profit for the club.

It has proved invaluable in assisting the club with cashflow, security, and stability.

Moving into the new season and beyond, the return to promotion and relegation presents a fresh opportunity for the club and its community.

Centurions director and Touchdown Club co-founder Steve Openshaw said: "Without the support of its members, loyal Leigh fans and businesses, the Touchdown Club would not be in a position it is today.

"The funds generated are 100 per cent ring-fenced and secure - and along with contributions from LISA, the Lottery, and key investors were invaluable towards the club's survival last year."

Monies are collected monthly, which ensures a regular income stream whil also spreading the cost of the investment made by members.

Openshaw added: "What we now need to do is generate additional funds to help the club grow to a point where we are strong enough to hold our own in Super League.

"As an example, just 200 more members paying £30 a month, we can create the best youth development structure not only outside Super League but one to rival several within it.

"In return, our members are provided with season long benefits and rest assured that their investment is invaluable."

And he painted a picture of the club's vision.

"We have a target to be one of the top 10 clubs in the country by 2017 - to do this we need our community to come out and invest in our great club," he said.

"Let's prove to the rugby league world we have the passion and desire to get there together."

Supporters and local businesses now have until January 25 to become involved with the 2014 Touchdown Club membership, and enjoy a range of unique and exclusive season long benefits.

Visit Leigh Centurions' official website for more details.