Leyland Warriors was founded in 1993 by a group of parents who wanted to provide rugby league opportunities for young people in South Ribble, a traditionally football-orientated area. The club was initially named Wigan Warriors, in recognition of the help given by the Leyland branch of the Wigan Supporters’ Club. In 1995, the decision was made to change the club’s name because of confusion caused. Shortly after this, Wigan RLFC adopted the ‘Warriors’ tag.
Leyland stepped up to Division 2 in 2015 and will look to consolidate their position this year.