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Throwback Thursday: Les Bradd Returns & Takes On Junior Magpies Duties

29 May 2014

This week’s Throwback Thursday pictures Notts County’s all-time top goal-scorer Les Bradd, following his return to the club in 1983 on the non-playing side.

Les retired from full-time football in 1983 and took on a role in the lottery office at Meadow Lane, whilst playing part time for Don Masson’s Kettering Town.

The above photo was taken in 1984, when Les became involved with Junior Magpies.

He is pictured coaching a collection of the club’s younger fans at one of the Friday night training sessions.

Les recalled: “Myself and Reg Killick used to train the Junior Magpies on a Friday night on the five-a-side court where the Meadow Lane car park is now. 

“We formed a Junior Magpies team that would play against opposition teams on a Saturday morning before the first team games in the afternoon.

“It was unheard of at the time and I remember giving the newspaper a call to tell them about the games but they didn’t deem it newsworthy and told us to let them know if there was any trouble!” 

He added: “It was great fun and I always remember the first match away at Rotherham.

“We had two age groups - a team of under 11s and under 15s and we had some great times.” 

Team Magpies - the current Magpies junior club - training sessions are set to resume in the new season.

Look out for more information closer to the season!

The club would like to thank Bowles Associates and the Nottingham Post for supporting the NCFC History archives. 

Look out for more classic photographs every Thursday. 

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