Like all lower league football clubs the introduction of home grown talent is paramount in helping football clubs survive in the minefield of financial uncertainty, the rich premier and championship football clubs have riches that the lower leagues only dream of, this is why a well run football club needs an excellent football academy, we at Notts County have always been able to find and nurture our own home grown talent, with our owner Alan Hardy fully committed to support and enhance our academy it seems to be in very good hands, to further that ambition Alan Hardy as recruited Russ Hullert an experienced premier league coach from West Bromwich Albion, Russ is the new Academy Director of football being assisted by Dan Leivers the Head of Coaching at the club along side an experienced team.
Russ as told the NCFCOSA that he wants quality rather than quantity in the football academy and he as many new ideas that he wants to bring to the club, he also believes that our talented youngsters must be kept at Meadow Lane and not be allowed to leave the club cheaply or before their skills and talents have been achieved at Notts County, in that way we may be able to introduce them into league football and when the time is right and it is the right deal for Notts County and the right time for the player they may move to new pastures.
The NCFCOSA are very proud to have helped the football academy over the years with donations for all sorts of equipment and are continually fundraising to continue supporting our academy.
We would like to thank Jason Turner and Simon Fotheringham for their support in donating prizes to our fundraising projects.
RIP Jim Squires
It is with sadness that the committee of the NCFCOSA announce the passing away of a true Notts County Supporter, Jim had been a fan of Notts County all his life and travelled all over the country to support his beloved Notts County, Jim was still travelling away until recently when his health deteriorated, he was a regular at different trips and events organised by the NCFCOSA so will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
For anyone wishing to say their final farewell to Jim his funeral arrangements are as follows,
Monday 27th February 2017 at 1-40 at Wilford Hill Cemetery.
In our next edition of the Mag we will have a question and answers section with the Supporters