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An afternoon with The King, Victoria Hall, Keighley, Sunday 10th December 2017

Event Description

Ladies and Gentleman,

When people think of Rugby League greats, many names spring to mind and many arguments follow as to their worth. These names and arguments are still there and always will be. Yet there are very few who stand out as a name that draws universal acclaim.

Step forward Wally Lewis, the Emperor of Lang Park, is one of those players who draws universal acclaim. In fact, such is the esteem that he is held in by fellow professionals and Rugby League observers, there is only one name that he needs to be known by. Quite simply Wally Lewis is ‘The King’ and on December the 10th 2017 THE KING will attend the Victoria Hall Keighley for an exclusive event that  befits the man himself.

We will see big screen action from Wally’s amazing career and a special video tribute to the man himself. Some of Rugby Leagues past legends will also be in attendance and of course we have what we all want and that is the interview with THE KING followed by a lengthy audience Q and A.

Wally is quite simply “a great bloke” and on December the 10th we are all in for a Royal Rugby League treat.

Wally Lewis “I am looking forward to coming to the UK in December, it has been too long and I can not wait for the events. Tell the fans I am thrilled to be coming back”

DOORS OPEN AT 13.00

EVENT STARTS AT 14.30

WE EXPECT THE EVENT TO FINISH AT 18.15.

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The King is one of only a handful of players to be named a Rugby League Immortal and was one of the six inaugural members of the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame. In 2008 Lewis was named as Australia’s greatest ever five-eight or stand-off. Bearing in mind some of the players who have filled that position for Australia, that accolade is one of the greatest compliments that could be bestowed upon a man who is simply one of the best players EVER to play the game of Rugby League.

He achieved the greatest honour in Rugby League: the captaincy of his country, but it was his feats as Queensland skipper and playmaker in State of Origin that he achieved legendary status. He played 31 Origin games (30 as captain) and a record 8 Man-of-the-Match awards over a 12-year period.

In the 1983/84 season Lewis had a 10-game stint over in English Rugby League with the famous Wakefield Trinity – ten games where Trinity fans saw one of Rugby League’s true greats score six tries.

To see Wally ‘The King’ Lewis play was to see a player with magisterial grace take to the field, a player with the skill-set and nous that could turn a game with the drop of a shoulder, or a feinted dummy. Players in any sport who are in the very top echelons of that game make things look easy – very few made Rugby League look as easy as Wally Lewis did. Very few back then, very few since.
Simply put, Wally Lewis is, and will remain, ‘The King’.

  • “Lewis has to be number one because he’s the only bloke who dominated the game at the highest level, in State of Origin, over a long period. Ray RABBITS Warren, Legendary Australian sports commentator
  • “Certainly he’s the best I’ve ever seen in the rugby codes, and my memory goes back to Raper and Gasnier, Catchpole and Hawthorne”. Peter Meares, Australian sports commentator and writer.
  • “Lewis is the greatest player at representative level I’ve seen – and I’ve seen some great players, I was there when Gas and Chook were at the end of their careers”. Arthur Beetson, former Australian national team coach
  • “I’ve seen some great players, but I haven’t seen anyone step past or ahead of Wally Lewis. You’ve got the right bloke in at No. 1 alright”. Steve Mortimer, former New South Wales captain.
  • “For what it is worth, I rate him as the best footballer I ever laid eyes on”. Bill Harrigan, leading referee
  • “I’ve got to say here and now Wally is the greatest footballer I’ve seen, and all those great players knew that Wally was the greatest”. George Lovejoy, Queensland rugby league commentator
  • “THE KING is the best player I have ever seen”. Fellow Immortal Andrew Johns
Wally Lewis
Date

Sunday 10th December 2017
Doors open – TBC

Venue

Victoria Hall
Hardings Road
Keighley
BD21 3JN