RIP Derek Pavis

Notts County are deeply saddened to report the passing of the club's former chairman, Derek Pavis. Derek, 87, passed away peacefully last night with his family by his side. He was one of the most successful of all Notts County chairmen in its long and proud history. He assumed that position in June 1987 and held it for 13 years before deciding, when he reached his 70th birthday, it was time to step aside. The most astute move he made in the early days was to recruit Neil Warnock, then manager of Scarborough, to take charge of team affairs. Bankrolled by his chairman’s money, Warnock assembled a squad of players which, uniquely in the game, achieved successive promotions through Wembley play

Birthdays 1st to 30th June

1st - Mark DeBolla and John Hobson. 2nd - Noe Sissoka. 3rd - Dave Martin and Gary Jones. 7th - Tim Crispin. 8th - Youssef Sofiane. 10th - Dean Leacock, Nick Platnauer and Ron Still. 12th - Tony Scully. 14th - Callum McGregor, Stephen McLaughlin and Richard Dryden. 15th - Ishmel Demontagnac and Gary Liddle. 17th - Graeme Hogg. 19th - Adam Coombes. 20th - Peter Reid. 22nd - Bob Cattlin. 23rd - Dele Adebola, Colin Cramb and Stanley Aborah. 24th - Gavin Gordon, Josh Lillis and Gary Martindale. 25th - Craig Short, David Smith and Mick Waitt. 26th - Niogo Demba-Nyren. 27th - Gerry Carver. 29th - Jude Stirling. 30th - Nathaniel Wedderburn.

Happy Birthday Mick Vinter

Mick was a striker who played for Notts between 1973-78 scoring 54 league goals from 166 appearances. Mick joined Notts from Boston for a fee of £2000, In season 1977/78 Mick was voted "Player of the Year" in what was his best season with 25 goals in 50 league and cup appearances .

Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Notts County Achievement Award.

Saturday 13th May saw the Annual Dinner of the Notts County Former Players' Association which included the presentation of the Notts County Achievement award to Mike Edwards who made 311 league appearances for Notts. Notts manager Kevin Nolan (right) presented the award to Mike Edwards. Colin Slater was awarded the Harold Mace Memorial Trophy for his outstanding services to Notts County presented by Paul Mace, son of Harold. Tony Cuthbert was also presented with a special award for his role as outgoing secretary of Notts County. The award was presented by Brian Bates, secretary of the Association. Below are some more pictures taken of the night which included winners of the draw.

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