Lunch with Legends

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18th July 2017

Hear from some of the greatest heroes of Widnes Vikings' history, and meet our current stars too, at our upcoming 'Lunch with Legends - sponsored by main club partner PlayCasinoGames. 

On Friday 21st July, the Vikings will be bringing together past and present stars for a unique celebration lunch hosted by well known rugby league compere Pete Emmett. Current confirmed guests are:

  • Mal Aspey - The Vikings greatest ever try scorer, with a phenomenal 236 tries in 575 games. Aspey won the Harry Sunderland trophy in the 1979 Premiership victory, and collected the 1975 and 1979 Challenge Cup winners medals.
  • Reg Bowden - Reg made 16 major cup final appearances for Widnes, including four Wembley cup finals. Bowden famously captained Widnes in the 1979 Challenge Cup victory over Wakefield Trinity.
  • Ray Dutton  Dutton played 398 games for Widnes between 1966-1978, scoring an incredible 2195 points. He represented Great Britain in the 1970 World Cup and won the 1975 Challenge Cup, where he collected the Lance Todd Trophy.
  • Jim Mills - 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.
  • George Nicholls: George Nicholls made over 200 appearances for Widnes between 1966 and 1973, famously representing Great Britain in their last World Cup win. He went on to become the first player to collectively win the Man of Steel Award, Harry Sunderland Trophy and Lance Todd Trophy.
  • Denis O'Neill:  Denis made 277 appearances for Widnes from 1966-1979, scoring an impressive 112 tries. The stand-off played in both the 1976 and 1977 Challenge Cup finals. He also represented Great Britain three times, scoring a try in the 1972 World Cup.
  • Stuart Wright - Live-wire winger, Wright, joined the Chemics from Wigan in 1976. He established himself as a firm supporters' favourite over eleven seasons. In his 263 appearances for Widnes, Stuart scored a phenomenal 151 tries.

They will be joined by Chris Houston and Tom Gilmore, from the current Vikings Leadership Group.

Tickets are priced at just £25 or £20 for Stronghold Members. Further legends will be announced for the event in the coming weeks.

The event will run from 12.30pm (1pm start) until 4.15pm and include a two course lunch.

To book, please contact Dave Rolt on 0151 495 2250 / daver@widnesvikings.co.uk. Places are strictly limited, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

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