LEIGH Centurions have paid tribute to the club’s IT manager Andrew Parkinson, who died today aged just 35.

Centurions spoke of the devastation and heartbreak felt at the club at this terrible news.

After the announcement, there has been a genuine outpouring of shock and sadness from those who knew Andrew as kind, friendly, helpful man who had a passion for Leigh and rugby league.

Leigh tweeted: “Everyone at Leigh Centurions would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Parkinson who died today, age 35.

“Andrew had been with Leigh for many years as our IT Manager though his role encompassed so much more.

“He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends not just in Leigh but across the rugby league community.

“An absolute gentleman, Andrew always went above and beyond for the Club he loved.

“The Directors, staff and players at Leigh Centurions are all devastated and heartbroken by his passing.”

A full tribute to Andrew will follow tomorrow.