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The Nomads Hall of Fame Class of 2017
A big crowd was gathered inside The Quay Clubhouse and Cafe
Family of TG Jones accept his induction on his behalf
Mal Latter, Carl Smyth and Craig Hutchinson enjoy their induction

Stars shine at inaugural Hall of Fame

Date Published: Thursday, 20th April, 2017 - 10:12pm

Thursday night saw more than 200 members of gap Connah's Quay Nomads welcome the first ever class of inductees into The Nomads' Hall of Fame.

The event, hosted at The Quay Clubhouse and Cafe saw the majority of The Nomads' Academy along with fans, family members and members of the local community come together to honour the first ever set of inductees.

The evening began with the induction of one of the Club's founding fathers, Tommy 'TG' Jones which saw Everton historian Rob Sawyer make an impassioned speech, talking at length of the achievements of TG as The Nomads as well as his time at Everton, Bangor City and his life following football. It was fantastic to have a number of TG's family members in attendance to receive the award on his behalf, and for them to see the ongoing development of youth football at The Nomads, one of the original factors which saw TG help build Connah's Quay Juniors from the ground up, before remaining the Club Connah's Quay Nomads a few years later.

The remainder of the night saw inductions for the Club's Vice President, 92 year-old Bill Dudley, who asked the youngsters in attendance to continue the good work being done by the Club. Former Player/Manager, Mark McGregor followed shortly after for his efforts in returning The Nomads to the top flight of Welsh football following two successive Huws Gray Alliance titles.

Next up was Carl Smyth, who captained The Nomads to the 1997 Welsh Cup Final, only to lose out on penalties to Bangor City, making 225 league appearances for the Club. The two final inductees were Mal Latter who struggled to hold back the tears during his acceptance before the Club's record appearance holder, Craig Hutchinson concluded the event.

A big thank you goes out to all who attended the fantastic event, and we as a Club look forward to adding further inductees in the coming years.


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