'Gloucester has a strong heritage and the former players are the heartbeat of this proud Club. The new facility will be a place where they can gather and reminisce on the many glories of the past.'
The walls of the new bar are adorned with a myriad of memorabilia from across the generations, much of which has been collated and restored courtesy of the members of the Gloucester Rugby Heritage project.
Gloucester's proud new club president Eric Stephens was the first to sign the Gloster Boys' board, where the stars of yesteryear can literally leave their mark. Stephens takes over from Allan Townsend, who completed his presidency tenure in June.
Both Stephens' grandfathers played for Gloucester, and the former full-back, who played 221 Gloucester games, thanked the Kingsholm management, and community department boss Gary Little, for helping the bar bear fruit.
Stephens said: "It's a great honour to be the first to sign this board, and I'm mightily pleased to be able to do it.
"I'm also honoured, of course, to have been elected club president, and I'm looking forward to that role for the season ahead. The former players association is now very active, and striving to be more so all the time. There's been a huge effort to bring this bar together, we're indebted to the club for providing the facilities, and the former players' committee for strong support.
Alan Brinn (pictured) joined many other former players to sign the board. Alan who made a remarkable 572 appearances for the 1st XV, a record that may well stand forever within the club's annals. A lock forward who was also capped for England and was a member of the Gloucester team that won the inaugural RFU Knock Out competition in 1972.
He said: 'Its great to be back at Kingsholm, its a special place and I look forward to meeting up with old friends in this great new bar.'
Former Players Association chairman Fred Reed added; 'The Gloucester Rugby Former Players Association brings together former players under an official banner and provides a platform for members to renew friendships and maintain a link with the Club.
The 'Gloster Boys bar will be open each match day at Kingsholm for players and their families to use.