Les Bradd, Business Development Officer
I was born in 1947 in Buxton, Derbyshire, and made my professional football debut in 1966 for Rotherham United before leaving in 1967 after making 3 appearances to join Notts County Football Club. I went on to make over 400 appearances for Notts County scoring 136 goals and in doing so became the Club’s all time highest goalscorer which is a record that I am very proud to still hold today.
After leaving the Club I went on to play for Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Bristol Rovers in a career that spanned over 600 League and Cup games scoring over 200 goals.
Following my retirement from football in 1983 I began work as Lottery Manager at Notts County where I stayed for 11 years before moving to Nottingham Forest in 1994 to take up a role as assistant to the commercial manager. I moved back to County in 2006 to work with the commercial team but moved on in 2008 to work with one of the Club’s main sponsors at the time, Hillsides Medical Supplies as defibrillator and CPR trainer.
In 2012 I retired from full time employment and have since enjoyed the role as ambassador for the Club and more recently supporting the team at Football in the Community.
Seeing the work at first hand that the coaches and staff at FITC complete in running varied programmes for all ages in the community on a daily basis has been a real education to me, and for which all concerned should feel very proud in celebrating 25 years of service to the community.