Walk of Fame honour for Edwards

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WIGAN Warriors fans have another reason to celebrate this week after legend Shaun Edwards OBE joined the Walk of Fame.

The 46-year-old who appeared more than 450 times for his home town club and scored 1,100 points was honoured at a ceremony outside the Life Centre today (Monday).

Shaun Edwards at Wembley in 1991 after Wigan beat Saints

Shaun Edwards at Wembley in 1991 after Wigan beat Saints

Shaun is the sixth Wigan luminary to be honoured with the star treatment by Wigan Council and joins fellow legend Billy Boston MBE.

Council leader Lord Peter Smith said: “He is a local lad through and through. I can think of nobody more deserving of a star in his hometown than Shaun. His record is second to none.

“He was an essential part of the outstanding Wigan team that dominated the sport for so long during the 1980s and 1990s.

“And he’s become an exceptional coach in the other code of rugby, but here in the borough it was his rugby league playing career that made him a local legend.”

The other Wiganers to be honoured with a star are athlete Jenny Meadows, writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie, businessman John Winnard MBE and heart specialist Dr Nayyar Naqvi OBE.

Shaun told the Evening Post: “Wigan will always be my home, to get recognition both for myself and for the team I played for is fantastic.

“I played during a very special time in the history of the town and for Wigan Rugby Club so it was very nice when I was told about this honour.”