The Notts County Former Players’ Association are proud to announce the launch of their new-look website, www.ncfpa.co.uk, following a recent revamp.
Representing every player who has made at least one League appearance for Notts County Football Club, the Former Players’ Association was founded in 1999.
Following the untimely passing of Arthur Mann in an industrial accident that year, it was agreed at the Scotsman’s funeral that the Association would be formed to ensure that former team-mates and colleagues had a means of keeping in touch with one another and meeting regularly.
The Former Players’ Association holds two annual functions, an annual dinner and a golf competition, with all members invited to attend what are always enjoyable occasions.
It is hoped that the new-look website will help members share stories, keep in touch with their former team-mates and also provide an on-going record of players that have pulled on the famous black and white stripes of Notts County FC over the years.
Designed by former Notts County Head of Media Jamie Dixon, with the help of supporter Jürgen Halligan, the new-look site was born from the remarkable amount of information that already existed on the website, which was previously maintained by former writer and broadcaster Brian Tansley until his tragic passing in March 2013.
Dixon said of the revamped website: “It was an incredible honour for me to be asked to take on the work of Brian Tansley, who had produced such an informative and in-depth resource for the Former Players’ Association, which meant I merely had to take the data and reshape it on a new platform.
“Having been fortunate enough to have attended some of the events, I know how much fun the former players have when they get together and I’m delighted to be able to help more do so and to continue my connection with the Association and particularly characters like Les Bradd and Brian Bates.”
Regular updates from Notts County Hall of Fame member Colin Slater, who is President of the Association, will ensure that the latest news and information will be posted on the new website, but former players are also encouraged to submit their stories about their time with the club, their playing careers in general and life after football, all of which can be submitted via the contact page on the site.
Supporters can also browse the records of former players, which have been updated and catalogue every player to have made at least one League appearance for Notts County since the Second World War.