Four more confirmed for 1978 dinner

Four more confirmed for 1978 dinner

3rd May 2018

Four more members of the illustrious 1978 Widnes side that sealed the club’s first ever League Championship have been confirmed for Thursday 10th May. 

Mick George, Glyn Shaw, Stuart Wright and Dennis O’Neill are to join Reggie Bowden, Mal Aspey and Ray Dutton for one special evening, giving supporters the opportunity to hear fascinating tales from club legends and reminisce about one of the Club’s proudest chapters.

Glyn Shaw was one of the Vikings’ tough and powerful front rowers, setting the benchmark for the backs to play their free-flowing rugby. He made 144 appearances for Widnes, scoring 18 tries.

Dennis O’Neill currently sits 10th on Widnes’ all-time try scoring list, with 112 tries during a 13-year spell with the Chemics. With over 270 appearances for the club, the stand-off was a hugely popular figure at Naughton Park in the 1960s and 70s. 

Stuart Wright finished as the League’s top scorer in 1978 and became a huge fan favourite on the terraces during his eleven seasons at the Vikings. In his 263 appearances for Widnes, Stuart scored a phenomenal 151 tries.

Mick George was a superb centre in his time at the Vikings and will be most remembered for scoring one of the tries in the 1981 Challenge Cup final, as the Vikings were victorious over Hull Kingston Rovers.

The side of 1977-78 wrote themselves in Widnes folklore by securing the club’s first ever league title, beating title rivals Bradford Northern and St Helens to secure the trophy by six points. The team was famously led by Widnes Hall of Fame inductee, Frank Myler, who goes down in history as a legendary player and coach of the Club.

More names for this exclusive event are to be confirmed in the coming days, so ensure your place is booked for a night of wonderful memories from that era before it’s too late!


Confirmed names are as follows:

Reggie Bowden

Ray Dutton

Mal Aspey

Dennis O’Neill

Glyn Shaw

Mick George

Stuart Wright


Places for this event are strictly limited and demand is set to be very high. Tickets cost just £35, or £30 for 2018 Stronghold Members. To book, visit the online ticket platform (click here)  or contact the Vikings events team on: / 0151 495 2250.

Four more confirmed for 1978 dinner