Heritage numbers presented to past players

Sunday was a historic day in the club's history as past St.Helens R.F.C players were presented with their Heritage number certificates during our Players Associations Annual Dinner for 2019.

Hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Allan Rooney, the event started with a moments silence to remember past players and club associates we have lost this year before Heritage certificates for the following past players of the 1950’s and 60’s were presented by club Chairman Eamonn McManus:

  • Abe Terry
  • Alex Murphy
  • Brian McGinn
  • Joe Donegan
  • Ray French
  • Billy Benyon
  • Kel Coslett
  • Jeff Heaton
  • Peter Harvey
  • Paddy Loughlin
  • Eric Chisnall
  • Bob Blackwood
  • Allan Bishop
  • Eric Prescott

Head Coach Justin Holbrook then presented Heritage certificates to players from the 70’s and 80’s as follows:

  • Roy Mathias
  • George Nicholls
  • Peter Glynn
  • Graham Liptrot
  • Harry Pinner
  • Ray Howard
  • Chris Wilson
  • Chris Arkwright
  • Gary Bottell
  • Steve Peters
  • John Canning
  • Dennis Litherland
  • Peter Gorley
  • Phil Price

Next up were players from the 80’s and 90’s as follows:

  • Johnny Butler
  • Barry Ledger
  • Steve Fenney
  • Paul Round
  • Kevin Wellens
  • Mick Bowes
  • Paul Loughlin
  • Steve Lea
  • Les Quirk
  • Dave Cosgrove
  • Paul Forber
  • Les Quirk
  • Alan Hunte
  • Austin Donegan
  • Tony Barrow
  • Tommy Frodsham
  • Peter Atherton
  • Dave Lever

Finally players from the millennial’s were presented with their certificates from Saints Assistant Coach Richard Marshall:

  • Darren O’Brien
  • Anthony Sullivan
  • Tony Fenlon
  • Sean Casey
  • Chris Joynt
  • Dave Lyon
  • Tommy Martyn
  • Ian Pickavance
  • Scott Barrow
  • Alan Cross
  • Paul Wellens
  • Mike Bennett
  • Ade Gardner
  • Ian Hardman

The evening concluded with Peter Gorley inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame after receiving his memento from Harry Pinner.

We would like to pay a huge thank you to everyone who attended as well as club representatives from Wigan, Warrington, Widnes, Oldham, Bradord, Salford, Swinton, Hull, Leigh, Liverpool City, Rochdale, Barrow, Whitehaven, Workington and Penrith Panthers.

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