Colin Slater, President of the Former Players’ Association, has had one of the new fleet of Nottingham trams named in his honour.Photos courtesy of BP Photography
The ceremony was attended on behalf of the Association by Les Bradd – they are also Joint Patrons of the Jimmy & Jack Statue Fund Appeal which has now raised £95,000, only a little less than £10,000 less than its target.
Colin has been reporting continuously on the affairs of Notts County since moving to Nottingham from his native Bradford 56 years ago, the last 47 of them on BBC Radio Nottingham. In that time he has related to no fewer than 36 different Notts managers, from Frank Hill to Ricardo Moniz, not counting that some have held the post more than once.
He first worked for the Nottingham Evening News and Football News and later for the Nottingham Evening Post and Football Post after the papers were merged.
He drew on his long experience to write a best-selling book, Tied up with Notts, published in 2011, and has also placed his extensive knowledge at the disposal of other authors, most recently Tim Evershed whose On This Day, a unique history of the club, has just been published.
Colin’s long service was recognised in February, 2014 when the club inducted him into their Hall of Fame and he also received awards from both the Football League and the Football Association.
He has expressed his thanks to members of the public for their nomination which has now led to a tram being named after him.
Photos courtesy of BP Photography