Martin Offiah to be inducted into Widnes Hall of Fame

Great Britain legend Martin Offiah will be inducted into Widnes’ Hall of Fame later this year.

Offiah is one of the most famous names in rugby league and became a fan favourite on the terraces of Naughton Park during his time at the Chemics between 1987 and 1991.

He won the Man of Steel award in the 1987-88 season and became only the third Widnes player to win the highest personal accolade in rugby league after Doug Laughton and Joe Lydon.

The speedster savoured three consecutive Grand Final triumphs and scored two tries in the club’s 30-18 win over Canberra Raiders in the 1989 World Club Challenge.

In his four years at the Chemics, Offiah had an incredible record of 181 tries in 145 games before making the move to Wigan.

At Wigan, he went on to score 186 tries in 159 games for the Lancashire side.

Offiah earned 33 caps for Great Britain, scoring 26 tries. He crossed the whitewash six times in five games for England.

The London-born rugby league legend will join Mick Adams, Mick Burke, Keith Elwell, Fred Higgins, Jimmy Hoey, Arthur Johnson, Vince Karalius, Doug Laughton, Tommy McCue, Harry Millington, Jim Mills and Frank Myler in Widnes’ Hall of Fame.

Offiah will be inducted into the Widnes Hall of Fame at a celebration dinner at the Halton Stadium on Friday, October 26.

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