Miners Rangers’ first team exploits were recognised by local dignitaries as Mayor Cllr Myra Whiteside and Leader of Wigan Council Lord Peter Smith hosted a reception for the team at Twist Lane on Wednesday evening. The event, in recognition of the team’s success in the inaugural Conference Challenge Cup final, saw the team parade the trophy for the Mayor and Lord Smith.
Lord Smith, who is honorary vice-president of the club and who was present at the epic Halliwell Jones win over Egremont, said “I’m delighted by the success of Leigh Miners. Winning the Conference Challenge Cup was a significant achievement for the first team. But what is particularly pleasing is that the club has been successful at every level, with different ages and especially the women’s side having great seasons too. Leigh Miners is now one of the biggest voluntary organisations in Wigan borough and the passion and commitment of all those involved with the club is inspiring. It’s right their achievements this season should be officially recognised.”