Legends confirm attendance to 1979 Dinner

Legends confirm attendance to 1979 Dinner widnesvikings.co.uk

13th May 2019

Three more Widnes legends have confirmed their attendance for the 1979 Challenge Cup Final 40th Anniversary Dinner, as Mick George, Mal Aspey and Stuart Wright will attend the event at the Halton Stadium on Saturday 25th May.

The trio will be joined by Reg Bowden, who lifted the trophy on the day, along with Jim Mills, Keith Elwell, Glyn Shaw, Mick Burke and Mike O’Neill.

With nine members of the 1979 side that defeated Wakefield Trinity 12-3 in attendance, the celebratory dinner gives you the chance to reminisce about a famous moment in the club’s history alongside the players who triumphed on that day.

Stuart Wright scored one of the club’s most memorable Wembley tries in that victory, as he chased down his own kick to pounce in the corner and help Widnes on their way to lifting the trophy. The legendary winger will be in attendance to talk you through how he pulled off that incredible moment, with past player interviews being conducted by host Roy Basnett.

An auction will take place, which will include the chance to purchase Mike O’Neill’s match worn shirt from the victory over Wakefield, which was donated by the Widnes legend during the fight to save the club.

The Widnes side of 1979 included five of the original 13 players selected in the club’s Hall of Fame, indicating the strength of the side led by Doug Laughton.

The event will be a great opportunity to share your memories of the club’s triumph 40 years on, with some of the players that took to the field on that day.

Tickets for the event are priced at £25, which includes a two-course meal, with table bookings priced at £250 for 10 guests or £300 for 12.

Key Information:

Date: Saturday 25th May

Time: Arrive at 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Food: Two-course meal provided

Price: £25 per person, £250 for a table of 10, £300 for a table of 12

Dress code: Formal

Booking: To book your place, call 0151 495 2250, email enquiries@widnesvikings.co.uk or call in at the Halton Stadium between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Legends confirm attendance to 1979 Dinner widnesvikings.co.uk