Swans congratulate legend Mel Nurse

29th April 2016

Swansea City has congratulated club legend Mel Nurse after he received the Freedom of the City.
Nurse, who played with distinction in defence while making more than 250 appearances for the Swans during two spells from 1955, led a consortium which helped save the club from severe financial problems in 2002.
Nurse officially received the Freedom of the City at a ceremony in the Guildhall.
And the tributes have poured in for the 78-year-old, who also won 12 caps for Wales.

Swans legend and current first-team coach Alan Curtis said: "Everyone connected with the club appreciates what Mel has done not only in the way he played for the club but also in the role that he played in making sure the club survived."
Swans vice-chairman Leigh Dineen added: "In our time of need Mel was there when Swansea City Football Club was struggling and I want to congratulate him and say well done on being given the Freedom of the City. I hope he enjoys it."
Nurse follows in the footsteps of John Charles, who was also born in Alice Street in Swansea and was awarded the honour in 2002.