OWNER Derek Beaumont has put Leigh Leopards’ fans on red alert for next season.

Determined to improve on the club’s record-breaking 2023 season, planning is already well advanced for more success on and off the pitch in 2024.

The Challenge Cup winners are one of 17 clubs to receive a provisional Grade B under IMG’s masterplan for the enhancement of the sport but crucially are ranked 12th overall.

Leigh’s on-field triumphs were matched by plaudits for their pre-game experience, fans drawn in by top music acts including local stars, Lottery Winners.

The combination led to some bumper attendances including a record 10,308 for the final regular season fixture against Wigan.

But Beaumont is determined the club shouldn’t rest on its laurels.

Seven new signings have already been confirmed with one marquee capture and a further addition due to follow.

There is a new kit sponsor in Patrick and the introduction of a new Red membership scheme to complement the existing packages.

Speaking during a wide-ranging interview for Leopards TV, Beaumont said: “Members will grow us as an army. Our job is to try and get lock-out events.”

He hopes the package will boost the average crowd of home supporters from 6,000 to 7,000; the final total swelled by visiting fans.

“I know from enquiries and registrations of interest the platinum package will sell out; black corporate card memberships will go,” he said.

“We reckon off what we can see there is a strong possibility the only way of getting in the North Stand is by having a membership. That would be amazing if that happens.

“I reckon if it doesn’t happen this coming season it will for the one after.”

Sharing Leigh Sports Village with Manchester United Women, the gig stage has currently been dismantled.

“But it will be back,” confirmed Beaumont. “There will be acts back that have been on this year, other acts who haven’t been on, big acts.

“What can we add to what we have already done? What can we do on the opening night? When we get the fixtures that will add things so it is all exciting,”

The new Red package will admit a member to two games of their choosing as well as receiving exclusive membership benefits. Details of all packages can be found via https://leighleopards.co.uk/leigh-leopards-members/

To see the full interview visit https://leighleopards.co.uk/leopards-tv/