The new store will be in the Merrion Centre in Leeds.
Chloe Shakesby

Leeds Rhinos score try with opening of first city centre store in nearly a decade

A Leeds rugby league team has announced that it is creating new jobs as it opens its first city centre store in eight years.

Leeds Rhinos, which recently won the Coral Challenge Cup at Wembley, is opening a new store at the Merrion Centre in Leeds’ Arena Quarter.

The new store will create six new jobs and will cover more than 2,500 sq ft of retail space within the mall.

It will be managed through Elite Pro Sports and is aiming to open immediately after lockdown.

Charles Newman, associate airector for TCS, commented: “We are delighted to add another premier club to our tenant line up which is a fantastic addition for Leeds Rhinos rugby fans wanting easy access to the latest, newly unveiled kit.

“Elite Pro Sports has an incredibly strong track record as a sports partner and we are confident this new addition will experience the same success as our existing Leeds United club store at the Merrion Centre.”

Lee Jenkinson, CEO of Elite Pro Sports, said: “The Merrion Centre is a truly vibrant area of the city centre and we are excited to bring Leeds Rhinos merchandise here as the footfall is very much our target audience.

“It’s a long time since the Leeds Rhinos has had a store in the city, so we feel fans will be eager to buy the new look kit from their favourite local team.

“The new kit has already been warmly received by fans and players alike and proudly had its outing during the Coral Challenge Cup Final on Saturday 17 October.”

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