Magpies flying with news of new patron

Bradd is new Magpies patron
Bradd is new Magpies patron

NOTTS County Ladies Football Club, formerly Linby Colliery Welfare Ladies, have been given a major pre-season boost.

They have announced that Notts County legend Les Bradd has agreed to be the club patron.

Formed under their present name last season, the club ran five female teams from under-nines to their senior side.

Bradd, the all-time leading goalscorer for the Magpies, was a special guest at the club’s annual presentation evening this year.

He spent 11 seasons at Meadow Lane, barely missing a game, and scored a total of 125 league goals.

Club chairman Andrew Eastwood, a lifelong County fan, said: “I was excited to have Les at the event.

“He was brilliant with the girls as he congratulated every player with their awards and his presence made for a very special evening.

“I have watched Les in action many times on the football pitch but never had the opportunity to meet him. So on our special night, I very much enjoyed reminiscing with him about the past and it was like I had known him for years.

“It was a no-brainer that the ladies’ club wanted Les Bradd as club patron. When we finally got round to raising the issue with him, he immeditely accepted our invitation to take up the position. Everyone at the club is over the moon about it.”

The club will be running six teams in the coming season, along with a soccer school for five to 11 year olds. To get in touch with the club, contact secretary@nottscountyladiesfc.co.uk

n OUR PHOTO shows Eastwood (right) with Bradd at Meadow Lane.