Hall of Fame Honours
Warrington Players Association held their annual dinner last Sunday, 10th March, at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The evening was attended by over 200 people and saw two players inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Heritage Number: 237
Warrington appearances: 367
Heritage Number: 566
Warrington appearances: 223
Alf joined Warrington, when his previous club Runcorn disbanded, for a signing on fee of £7 10 shillings and he was Warrington's first specialist hooker.
He made his debut at Wilderspool against Oldham in 1919 and hardly missed a match for the next 10 seasons forming a formidable front row flanked by Great Britain props Billy Cunliffe and Arthur Skelhorne.
He played for Lancashire and England and won 2 Lancashire Cup winners medals. He played in a Warrington team that lost the Championship Final against Wigan in 1926 and the Challenge Cup Final v Swinton in 1928.
Jackie captained Wigan schoolboys and Lancashire schoolboys being the youngest player to do so and formed a formidable half-back combination with Alex Murphy.
He signed for Warrington on his 16th birthday in 1955 and made his debut away v Wakefield Trinity in a ITV Floodlight Trophy match aged 16 years and 89 days, which makes him the youngest player to play for Warrington.
Jackie captained Warrington v Leigh at 16 years of age making him the youngest player to captain a professional Rugby League team.
He is also the youngest player to play in a Great Britain tour trial match when he played in 1955.
Jackie will be forever linked with his halfback partner Bobby Greenough - they formed one of the best halfback combinations in Rugby League at the time.
He was in the Lancashire Cup winning team that beat St Helens at Central Park Wigan in 1959 in front of 30,000 spectators.
His career was ended by a severe back injury playing against a French team and his last game was at Whitehaven in January 1964 when Jackie was only 24 years old.
Pictured: Jackie Edwards being presented with his Hall of Fame certificate by Alastair Brindle, vice president of the Warrington Players Association, watched by George Thornton, chairman of the Assocation, and Shaun Edwards, Jackie's son
14, Mar, 2013