Notts County Foundation statement: Colin Slater

Everyone at Notts County Foundation is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Colin Slater MBE at the age of 87.

Regarded by many as ‘the voice of Notts County’, having commentated on nearly 3,000 matches, Colin passed away peacefully last night (Monday 10th January) with loved ones by his side.

Dianne Jackson, Chair of Notts County Foundation, said: “I, and the other Notts County Foundation board members, had the privilege of working alongside Colin for a number of years, and we were fortunate enough to call him both a colleague and a friend.

“Colin embodied Notts County Foundation for more than 19-years throughout his tenure as a trustee, and his passion to help others was truly humbling. It goes without saying that Colin will be dearly missed by all but his memory, legacy, and name will always remain.”

Jason Turner, Chief Executive Officer at Notts County Football Club, said: “Everyone at Meadow Lane is heartbroken to have lost not only an iconic figure in the club’s history, but also a great friend.

“I have been incredibly privileged to have got to know Colin well since my arrival at the club six years ago, working closely with him on many projects, travelling with him to away matches and enjoying his company at social events.

“As everyone knows, Colin was staunchly passionate about many things, not least Notts County, and he was an inspirational figure to be around. Naturally he will be best remembered for his commentary work, to which he dedicated such a huge part of his amazing life, but he did so many other things for the club which must never be forgotten.”

A minute’s silence will take place ahead of Notts County’s next game against Eastleigh at Meadow Lane on Saturday 15th January.

You can read more about Colin’s life and career here.

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