Hughes and Ramsey confirmed

Hughes and Ramsey confirmed

4th May 2018

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that Bill Ramsey and Eric Hughes are the latest names to be confirmed for this week’s 1978 League Winners Celebration Dinner. 

Eric Hughes is a Widnes legend, making over 400 appearances for the Club, spanning over a fifteen year spell between 1969-1984. The England and Great Britain international went on to coach Widnes, St Helens and and Wigan following his playing career.

Bill Ramsey was a no nonsense prop forward, and played in Challenge Cup finals for Widnes before being part of the side to claim the Club’s first ever title in 1978. 

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.


Confirmed names are as follows:

Reggie Bowden

Ray Dutton

Mal Aspey

Dennis O’Neill

Glyn Shaw

Mick George

Stuart Wright

Bill Ramsey

Eric Hughes


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.

Hughes and Ramsey confirmed