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Keeping Up The Family Tradition

17 May 2014

Lifelong supporters Gary and Marshall Collingwood have signed up to The Bench...

Lifelong supporters Gary and Marshall Collingwood have signed up to The Bench and thus keeping hold of a family tradition that goes through the families generations.

The father and son will be sat in the Family Stand for the 2014.15 season as that's where Gary's father used to sit with him before he passed away.

His ashes were planted by the goal at that end and the pair brought some flowers as a tribute ahead of their Bench tour.

Gary first visited Meadow Lane in 1969 and is delighted he's managed to persuade his son Marshall to keep up the tradition.

The Collingwood's told the Official Site: "Despite going to all the games I've only started getting a season ticket recently with my son, since 2009, so that was a bit of an omen. Since then we've loved and been all over the country watching them.

"We signed up to The Bench with two games to go because we are supporters of the club. We support Notts County whatever division they are in. It's our Saturday afternoons, to come down and support them, it didn't matter where we ended up.

"I think The Bench concept is great. To get the fans closer to the club, it's fantastic. To meet people who you see out there on a Saturday, is good.

"We obviously need stability and it was great to see that the Chairman was going to back Shaun whatever happened in the final few games.

"He's one of our own and you can see his heart is in the club and wants to do well here. He shows plenty of passion and pride for the club and that connects to us, as a fan.

"With Shaun Derry encouraging it too before the end of the season, it showed to us that he was committed and he wanted to be a success here at Notts. 

"We will be here through thick and thin and hopefully for a stress free season this time round. I'm sure Greg and Shaun will have the contacts to get some good players in. We are sure whoever they bring in, will be the right characters to take us forward. We are optimistic." 

For details of how you can sign up to The Bench this weekend click here. 

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