Adrian Lam Commits to Leigh Leopards Amid Interest from NRL and Super League

Rugby League: Adrian Lam Extends Leigh Leopards Stay Despite NRL and Super League Interest

In a significant move for the Leigh Leopards, head coach Adrian Lam has committed his future to the club, penning a new three-year deal that will keep him at the helm until the end of the 2027 season. The announcement comes after Lam revealed that he had turned down several tempting offers from Super League rivals and even NRL teams down under.

It was initially teased last week by Leopards owner Derek Beaumont, who shared an image of himself shaking hands with Lam and celebrating with a bottle of bubbly. True to the speculation, Leigh confirmed within 24 hours that they had secured Lam’s services for the long term, a testament to the coach’s impact and the club’s ambitions.

“I got to the right one in the end and again, I’m just grateful for what we have here.”

Lam admitted that the decision was not an easy one, acknowledging the “a lot of offers from the NRL and from Super League” that came his way. However, the Papua New Guinean tactician ultimately decided that his future lay with the Leopards, stating:

The experienced coach touched on the club’s recent successes, noting that while Leigh “hasn’t had much to cheer about over a long period of time in the sense of winning trophies, we’ve certainly done that in the last couple of years.” Lam is now eager to build on those achievements and help the Leopards reach new heights.

Expressing his delight at the contract extension, Lam told LeopardsTV:

“I’m very, very excited. It’s something that’s happened recently and obviously, there’s been a lot of support from the town. Everyone I run into seems to be very happy but not as happy as me.”

The three-year deal aligns with Lam’s initial five-year plan for the club, and he believes it “shows to everyone that I’ve committed to the cause here and still part of this big plan that we have.” With Lam at the helm, the Leigh Leopards faithful can look forward to a bright future in the world of rugby league.

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