Five more heroes of yesteryear are to be inducted into the Neath RFC “Hall of Fame” organised by the Neath Rugby Supporters’ Club.
In no particular order, the second Inductee to be announced is STEVE DANDO.
STEVE DANDO made 317 appearances for Neath between 1978 and 1989 usually in the second-row. A farmer based at Gilfach Goch, Steve was one of the unsung heroes of Neath’s rise to the top in the 1980’s and he often turned out at prop too – former team secretary David Shaw will tell you this was sometimes at the behest of the Welsh selectors who occasionally saw him as the solution to their front-row troubles.
Steve will join a host of famous players already inducted into the “Hall of Fame” :-
T.P. Whittington, Sam S. Clarke, Dr. E.V. Pegge, Will Jones, Howel Jones, Albert E. Freethy, Frank Rees, Glyn Stephens, Tom Evans, Tom Arthur, Dan Jones, Rees Stephens,
Roy John, Courtenay Meredith, Ron Waldron, Grahame Hodgson, Brian Thomas, Glen Ball, Martyn Davies, Randall Davies, Norman Rees, David Parker, Dave Morris, Wilson Lauder, Glyn Shaw, Mike Richards, Elgan Rees, Carl Gnojek, Phil Pugh, Martyn Morris, Steve Powell, David Morgan, Jonathan Davies, Huw Richards, Lyn Jones, Brian Williams, Paul Thorburn, Rowland Phillips, Jeremy Pugh, Kevin Phillips, Gareth Llewellyn, Allan Bateman, Patrick Horgan, Shane Williams, Duncan Jones, Adam Jones
Neath RFC secretary Mike Price said, “Once again the Supporters’ Club have arrived at five excellent choices who each rendered the Club tremendous service. Those who saw them play will remember with affection their contribution in the famous All Black shirt.
Len Kowalski, chairman of the Neath Rugby Supporters’ Club said, “The Hall of Fame awards are always a difficult choice and Neath RFC has produced so many top class players over the years. Hopefully we have come up with a good balance but there are many more to come.
“The evening is always eagerly anticipated and it brings together our famous past with the present and we look forward to May 26.”
TICKETS – can be obtained via the NEATH RUGBY SUPPORTERS CLUB.
Tickets will be available at the next home match versus CROSS KEYS (10th May) – call over to the Supporters table in the clubhouse lounge.
Other dates when tickets can be collected will be announced soon.
Watch this space…….