Edwards on hand as Centurions
launch lottery

St Albans Centurions launched their new Centurions Lottery at Woollams on Monday night in the presence of Rugby League legend Shaun Edwards!

Former Great Britain star Edwards, the playmaker during Wigan's dominance of the sport, was at Woollams to watch Saracens play Wasps, where he now coaches, in a second team game.

"Shaun met the Centurions committee and was extremely impressed by the set-up at Woollams," said Centurions director Gavin Willacy. "He told us he plans to come back and see us play in the summer once his Wasps commitments are over. We'll be delighted to see him again. He's an absolute legend in the game and who better to be there when we launched the Lottery?"

Edwards, who also starred for Bradford Bulls, London Broncos and Ireland in a glittering career, was not the only international on hand at Woollams.

Centurions' own Richard Smith, England amateur skipper only last season, joined Welshman Matt Saunders, Australian prop Scott Drewe and local lad Andy Weldon in launching the Lottery. (pic available on request)

IMAGINE: SPEND ?50, WIN ?50, GET ?50 FREE! The Centurions Lottery will fund part of their second campaign in Rugby League's National League Three as well as junior and women's rugby league in the city - and anyone who signs up in January gets a FREE SEASON TICKET!

For just ?1 a week, punters can enter the draw with two cash prizes of up to ?50 available each week. And as a January Sales offer, everyone who signs up before the end of the month will receive a free season ticket covering all the Cents home games in National League 3, fixtures for which will be announced by the end of the month.

As well as free entry to Woollams, every season ticket holder will also get a free programme, making the Lottery Launch Offer an incredible bargain: spend 50 quid on the lottery, get a chance to win 50 quid a week AND get 50 quid's worth of season ticket for FREE!!!

Call 07796442041 or email [email protected] or visit the club website www.stalbanscenturions.com for more details.


St Albans Centurions coach Peter Tonkin has his men back in action after the Festive break this Wednesday night (14th) as they prepare for a star-studded pre-season friendly next month - details to be revealed tomorrow.

The Cents will be training every Wednesday at Harpenden RFC at 7.30pm for the next month before moving to Mondays and Wednesdays. Prospective new players can call Peter on 07876544968.

Peter would also welcome calls from talented young rugby players who would like to attend the Hertfordshire Rugby League Under-16 service area coaching sessions which start this Saturday morning at Hemel Stags RLFC. Tonkin is the new coach of the county team, along with Centurions players Scott Drewe and Andy Weldon who are assisting him, and he would like to have a look at any young rugby talent in the area, even if they have not played League before.