Reg Bowden honoured in London

Reg Bowden honoured in London

5th July 2014

FORMER Widnes Cup King Reg Bowden has today been inducted into the Hall of Fame at London Broncos. 

The London Broncos Supporters Association announced the seven players that will be the foundation members of the Hall of Fame, with players spanning the Fulham, Crusaders, Quins and London Broncos eras.

Player-coach and scrum-half of the original Fulham team, Bowden was one of the key figures at the club in the Craven Cottage era from 1980 to 1984.

He signed for Widnes in 1968 and was a major influence in the Widnes teams that dominated Rugby League in the 1970s. He made 16 major cup final appearances for Widnes, including four Wembley cup finals and won every club honour in the game.

After leaving Fulham in June 1984 he was coach at Warrington for two years. Described his four years with Fulham as ‘The best of my life’.

Steve Newcombe, of The London Broncos Supporters Association, said: “We felt it was very important to hold a dignified and respectful event to honour those who have played for the club in its various guises for nearly 35 years.” 

“Having shared this ambition with the Broncos, they were only too willing to work with us to deliver this and have ultimately integrated the Hall of Fame into the pre-game event against Wigan.”

The other six members Hussain M’Barki, Mark Johnson, Scott Roskell, Peter Gill, Rob Purdham and Steele Retchless were announced today (Saturday) at a pre-match lunch hosted by Martin Offiah, Shaun Edwards and Mike Ford.



Reg Bowden honoured in London