Lewis Jones

April  11th, 1931 March  4th, 2024
Leeds, UK
Lewis Jones

Today Leeds says goodbye to a rugby legend, while we say goodbye to a wonderful Dad.

Celebrating Lewis

Family and friends will gather for a ceremony celebrating the life of Lewis Jones on 25 March 2024, at 10:00am GMT. Those unable to attend are invited to watch at the following URL: https://watch.obitus.com/cn6vfp

Please use the following credentials to access.
Username: cejo4104
Password: 881620

Accepting donations to the Rob Burrow Motor Neurone Disease Centre Appeal: https://www.leedshospitalscharity.org.uk/Appeal/mnd-centre-appeal

Lewis Jones will forever be known as the Golden Boy at Headingley, having moved North from his home in Gorseinon, near Swansea, in 1952 to switch codes and lead Leeds to their first ever Championship in 1961, having lifted the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1957.

"At Test level, Jones played 15 times for Great Britain and scored a record 278 points on the 1954 rugby league Lions tour. His final game for Leeds was against Halifax on Easter Monday, 1964, before he moved to Australia to become player/coach at the Wentworthville club.

After returning to his adopted city in 1972, to take up a teaching appointment at Silver Royd High School, Jones had a brief spell in charge of the Headingley club’s ‘A’ team and coached Dewsbury in 1977-78. He remained an avid Leeds fan, attending home matches up until this season.

As unassuming and modest off the field as he was commanding on it, there will never be another Lewis Jones." - Yorkshire Evening Post


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