A second Hall of Fame event is to be held in 2013.

The inaugural show at the Adam Smith Theatre ten days ago was a huge success. The theatre was filled to capacity to see no fewer than nine legends inducted – and the feedback was so good, the organisers have committed to staging a second event in 12 months time.

The event is set to become a sustainable, major fundraiser for the club as well as a key celebration of its history and the perfect platform to honour its greatest servants.

The Hall of Fame was organised by four people – Willie MacGregor (MacGregor Solicitors), Ally Gourlay (Chairman, Former Players Association), Alistair Cameron (ACA Sports) and Allan Crow (Editor, Fife Free Press & Glenrothes Gazette). They will again lead the 2013 Hall of Fame and plan to announce a date within a matters of days – and their message to fans is don’t wait until the last minute to buy a ticket!

The theatre was completely sold out for the live show on November 12 and featured stars such as Gordon Strachan, Archie McPherson, Val McDermid and VIP guests included Billy McNeill and a host of Rovers’ legends.

Inductees on the night included Andy Harrow, Bobby Reid, Tom Houston, Gordon Dalziel and Jimmy Nicholl plus the committee’s choices of Willie McNaught, Willie Penman and Jim Baxter. The show was hosted by Bill Leckie of The Scottish Sun – who devoted  his Monday column to it and gave it a five-star review – and author Val McDermid.

Alistair said: ‘‘We have been inundated with messages of congratulation since the show last week. The show was beyond our wildest expectations, and the buzz it has created has been amazing.’’

Looking ahead to 2013, Willie added: ‘‘We’ve set the bar very high in terms of VIP guests as well as the standard of the show, but we have some names in mind already – and we’re looking to start unveiling them early in the new year.’’

The organisers are currently finishing off all the paperwork from the 2012 event and plan to hand a significant donation to the club in the next few weeks.

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