Jim Mills Interview

Jim Mills Interview widnesvikings.co.uk

26th June 2017

Widnes great Jim Mills shares his memories of playing for the Club and also his pride at being honoured by the Welsh Charitables.

Jim Mills made 188 appearances for Widnes between 1972-80. He was the enforcer of the Cup Kings era, winning many major honours. He represented Wales and Great Britain with distinction, and was recently the first Rugby League player to be honoured by the Welsh Charitables RFC. 

Jim will be speaking at the Widnes Vikings 'Lunch with Legends' event on 21st July, click here for more information.

Key Quotes

Welsh Charitable Honour - It’s a great honour for me. It’s a charity organisation in Wales that has been going for 20 odd years. They have a dinner for a legend of rugby union normally, but I am the first rugby league player to receive the award. I was really honoured by it.

Widnes Memories - I couldn’t have come to a better Club when I returned from North Sydney. This was because there was great young players coming through such as Mick Adams and Eric Hughes. I came into the team at a smashing time and was part of a team that became known as the ‘Cup Kings’ and were winning all those trophies in the 70s. It’s the only team in my career where I have never thought we were going to lose a game pre-match. It was a great side.

Reaction From Supporters - It’s lovely to come down and meet people, especially those that remember me playing for Widnes and all the games in the 70s. I can never walk from one end of the town to the other without stopping half a dozen times to talk to fans. I absolutely love doing it!

Watch the full interview with Jim above.

Jim Mills Interview widnesvikings.co.uk