Notts footie boss grilled by students

The Holgate Academy
The Holgate Academy
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School pupils had a rare opportunity to grill a footie boss as part of a BBC incentive.

The new Notts County owner Alan Hardy visited The Holgate Academy, in Hucknall, to take part in an interview for our BBC School Report.

Children asked him a series of questions, including ‘what made you fall in love with football?’ and ‘what made you want to buy Notts County after all the debt and winding up petitions that were in place?’

Later on in the interview students asked him what his role was being chairman and owner of the football club and if he needed any qualifications.

To this he replied: “You certainly need experience and knowledge in business but not any qualifications. However you take this test called a ‘fit and proper person test’. This is run by the FA to see if you are worthy of getting the job.

“You have to submit business plans and other documents, but other than that no.”

The academy gave thanks to Alan for his time and hopes to work with him more in the future.