Hall of Fame Tickets Selling Fast

Steve and Dai

Steve Powell gets presented with his Hall of Fame cap by Dai Langdon at last year’s event

Neath Rugby Supporters Club are urging fans to secure their tickets for the Hall of Fame celebration night.

The event takes place on Friday 15th May and tickets are selling fast, with the night on course to become a sell out.

The evening will see five of Neath RFC’s all time greats inducted into the Hall of Fame, where they will join last year’s inductees. The five players nominated for this year’s honour are former Wales and Lions second row Rees Stephens, ex-Wales coach Ron Waldron, cup-winning captain Martyn Davies, Wales’ most capped lock Gareth Llewellyn and legendary hooker Kevin Phillips.

A spokesman for Neath Rugby Supporters Club commented “We are thrilled to see these great figures of Neath RFC become the latest players to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. They represent all that is good about the Neath RFC and is a fitting tribute to the club’s proud history in producing some of the giants of the game in Wales.”

The players (or their representatives) will attend the evening in order to be presented with their special commemorative caps. Also attending will be Wales’ record try scorer Shane Williams, who will be presented with the cap he was awarded last year. Shane was admitted to the Hall of Fame in 2014 but was unable to attend the celebration night due to his playing commitments in Japan.

The evening will also see the Neath Rugby Supporters Club Player of the Year awarded presented to one of the current squad.

The guest speaker on the evening will be popular BBC Scrum V presenter, Rick O’Shea.

The supporters club spokesman added “Both our previous Hall of Fame night and our Neath v New Zealand 25th anniversary celebration completely sold out and this event is on course to follow suit. We only have a limited number of tickets left and we would urge anyone who intends to come to secure their tickets as soon as possible.”

Tickets for the evening will be available from Neath Rugby Supporters Club committee members at the forthcoming game with Bridgend (18th April) or Bedwas (25th April). Alternatively call 07943 567994 or e-mail info@neathrugbysupporters.com. Tickets cost £7.50 for supporters club members and £12.50 for non-members. All money raised from the evening will be used to support the Neath RFC team in their preparations for the new season.

The 2015 Hall of Fame is sponsored by R&SD Risk Management.

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