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Eat, Breathe And Sleep Notts County

6 July 2012

Notts County Football Club are delighted to announce a second signing in the boardroom...

Notts County Football Club are delighted to announce a second signing in the boardroom as former director Vivien Pavis has become the club's second associate director on Thursday.


Mrs Pavis, who has been involved with the club along with her family for over 25-years was delighted to have signed up to the new associate director package, which has been launched recently.


She told the Official Site: “I was asked initially, so I felt it was an honour and a privilege to become an associate director plus the fact it was putting a few pennies extra into the coffers to help the chairman and the manager to help us hopefully get promotion up to the Championship.


“I just wanted to be supportive in any way. 


“With Derek being the club’s life president I felt it would be nice to contribute something.


“Derek bought the club in 1986 and it took over our lives for the next how-many years.


“I became a director for seven years, for the last seven years of his reign and each director was allocated responsibilities and mine was the catering side.


“I also sourced suppliers for carpets, curtains, crockery and cutlery looking for the right prices.


“It’s in your blood. When you are at that level and I’m sure Aileen will say the same, as a couple you eat, breathe and sleep Notts County and it lives with you 24/7.”


Mrs Pavis recalled the Playoff matches under manager Neil Warnock and also the memories of the Anglo-Italian Cup as her highlights. She also believe the club’s fans can be hugely proud of having chairman Ray Trew at the helm. 


She added: “The Wembley trips were amazing events of course. And then the Italian trips to Ascoli and Brescia were big, big momentous occasions in our life.


“It’s fantastic to have Ray Trew as our chairman. He has done so much behind the scenes. The stands were left and neglected and everything has been brought up to standard with all new furnishings. It’s amazing to see what they have done.


“Notts supporters should be proud to have a chairman like Ray Trew at the helm.


“I will be very glad to get the season underway. Last season’s achievements were amazing, to finish seventh considering where we were previously, but this season we will be ready and hopefully get up there automatically.”


The Notts County FC Board is currently offering a number of private individuals the opportunity to become associate directors of Notts County and to invest in the future of the club to assist in its evolution, both on and off the pitch.


Commercial director Ken Sharp explained: "Ideally we are aiming for a group of ten individuals from varying business backgrounds who have both a strong interest in Notts County's future success, as well strong links within the Nottinghamshire region to help us grow as a club.


"To date we have been appointed four individuals but hope to announce more over the coming months"


As well as a six-figure cash investment into the Club, associate directors will also contribute to both the strategic and commercial development of Notts County through their business acumen and contacts.


A bonus or coupon payment system is also linked with associate director investment if promotion is achieved over the next five to eight years.


Importantly, all associate directorship investments will be used to assist the funding of an expanded youth development scheme, robust scouting program and an advanced player tracking system with state-of the art performance analysis tools in order to develop a leaner, more competitive playing staff for Notts County.


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