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Former Players' Association install Hawthorns tribute to fallen stars

Darren Moore, Ray Wilson and Tony Brown standing next to the memorial slate at The Hawthorns

Albion’s fallen stars will be forever remembered at The Hawthorns following the unveiling of a memorial slate commissioned by the club’s Former Players’ Association.

The permanent monument, designed by Welsh sculptor Sebastian Boyesen, was unveiled prior to Saturday’s home victory over Middlesbrough by Baggies legends Tony Brown, Darren Moore and Ray Wilson, while Michelle Regis – daughter of Cyrille – represented the families of all former players who have passed away.

FPA committee members Geoff Snape and Norman Westbury also attended the short service, alongside Allan Maull, whose tireless dedication helps maintain the memorial garden with the assistance of a team of volunteers.

West Bromwich Albion Former Players’ Association Chairman Ray Wilson said: “This is a very proud day in the 20-year history of the FPA.”

“It is important that we pay tribute to our former players with a permanent memorial, which will serve as a location for family, friends and supporters to remember all who have worn the blue and white stripes.”

Sculptor Sebastian Boyesen is well known for his large-scale public artworks, including Guardian at Six Bells Colliery, also known as “The Angel of the Valleys”, and a recently completed life-size bronze statue of Welsh heroine, Cranogwen.