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Connah's Quay Juniors captain, Jack Coppack with the Welsh Youth Cup - Aberystwyth 1948

Nomads to launch Hall of Fame

Date Published: Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 - 2:35pm

The Nomads are pleased to announce that the Club will be establishing the Connah's Quay Nomads Hall of Fame, with the launch ceremony scheduled for March/April.

Established in 1946 as Connah's Quay Juniors, the present day club was the brainchild of ex-Wrexham, Everton and Wales centre-half legend, Thomas George Jones (1917 - 2004).

"TG" Jones, as he was known, moved from Wrexham to Merseyside in 1936 for £3,000, winning the old Division One title in his second season with Everton, before the Second World War interrupted his career.

Attracted by the reputation of the famous international, youngsters from Connah's Quay and its' surrounding towns and villages flocked to join the new team and they quickly became a force in North Wales youth football, winning the Welsh Youth Cup in 1948 (pictured above).

The Hall of Fame will be prominently displayed at The Quay 3G Clubhouse and the Club are reaching out for any relatives/descendants of Mr. Jones to help endorse this fantastic occasion.

An initial group of "Hall of Famers" will be selected to launch this initiative, followed by three new inductees every March going forward.

All Hall of Famers will receive a commemorative gift and have their names enshrined in The Nomads' history books.

Nomads Owner, Gary Dewhurst commented;
"Having recently visited and sponsored the International Boxing Hall of Fame in New York , I thought it fitting to launch a similar local initiative for a club that recently celebrated its' 70th anniversary.

I don't think the North Wales community and Welsh football hierarchy in general fully appreciate the historic reputation of this club and the commitment to youth football development that has passed through generation to generation.

The story of TG Jones is incredible and whilst I accept that he went on to successfully manage our current WPL rivals, Bangor City, without him, maybe Connah's Quay Nomads wouldn't exist.

If anything, it will give the 250 kids involved in our Academy a history lesson!"

Dewhurst concluded;
"We will be asking for nominations through our social media channels and we hope this will involve both ex players/officials and supporters."

To contact the club or to nominate anyone, please email gary.dewhurst@gap-personnel.com



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