15 Tables Sold For 1979 Dinner

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16th May 2019

There is just over a week to go until the 1979 Challenge Cup Final 40th Anniversary Dinner, with 15 tables already snapped up for the event!

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.

Confirmed players for the event are: 

Reg Bowden

Jim Mills

Keith Elwell

Glyn Shaw

Mick Burke

Mike O’Neill

Mick George

Stuart Wright 

Mal Aspey

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. Tables are selling fast, so act quick and secure your place...

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 (Shirt and Tie)

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.

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