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Awards Night Success

30 October 2015

Notts County celebrated a successful night at the Nottingham Sports Awards, winning four of the awards on offer.

Notts' all-time leading goalscorer Les Bradd was given the Lifetime Achievement award for his 137 goals during his 11-year stint at Meadow Lane.

Bradd was a key part of Jimmy Sirrel's successful side which won promotion from Division Four to Division Two and is a popular and friendly figure around the club in his role as an ambassador.

It was a fitting way to end a fantastic evening in which the Football in the Community team were also given deserved recognition for their work with people who have mental health issues as they scooped the Community Award ahead of Nottingham Rugby and the Forest Rec Parkrun.

A good night got even better as Notts County Ladies ran out winners in the Team of the Year category, beating off competition from Nottinghamshire cricket's second XI and the men's cross-country team at Notts AC.

The Lady Pies are hoping to celebrate again this weekend as they take on Arsenal in the final of the Continental Cup at Rotherham United's AESSEAL New York Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Their striker Ellen White was the recipient of the Professional Footballer of the Year award, pipping Roy Carroll and Mansfield Town's Jack Thomas to the accolade.

Notts County Ladies Chief Executive Luke Negus-Hill said: "These awards are a sign of how far the sport of women's football has developed. Nottingham has just been named the 'Home of Sport' and to be named the best team in a city recognised for being the best for sport is a huge honour.

"It is an incredible achievement for Ellen. We have three professional mens teams in Nottinghamshire, and for Ellen to be named the Footballer of the Year above all of these clubs is a real testament to the footballer and the professional that Ellen is and we're delighted for her."

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