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County chairman Les Scadding ...
County chairman Les Scadding said about the tie:"It's a great honour for us."
NEWPORT COUNTY AFC 2015/16
Their millionaire backer Les Scadding has backed the move in which the club's board has stood down.
June 27 - Newport County Supporters Trust has confirmed it is in talks with owner Les Scadding about taking over the club.
The Trust hopes to be in charge when Newport's new season starts at Cambridge on Saturday, 8 August.
"We greatly appreciate Les'
backing for the Trust and hope to work with him to ensure we continue to build upon his
already significant contribution to both the Club and City," the Trust said in a statement.
Major shareholder Scadding is willing to sell his
shares at a reduced price as the 59-year-old wants to move to his
holiday home in Barbados on a more permanent basis.
June 21 - Newport County director Howard Greenhaf has issued an open invitation to investors to come forward now that Les Scadding has pulled out including Acorn Recruitment's Matt Southall. .Greenhaf said Newport would have to find other methods of plugging financial shortfalls, insisting County fans had no reason to fear for the future.
"We had great support from Les
, and had an increased budget because of him.
June 18 - In another blow to Newport County pre-season plans Chairman Les Scadding has announced he is stepping down with immediate effect.
Scadding, who won a £45m EuroMillions jackpot with his ex-wife in 2009, has spent about £1.25m on Newport since becoming chairman in August 2012.
But the 58-year-old said in February he
would stop bankrolling the club in the long term.
"I leave... in the knowledge that I have contributed to [Newport's] promotion and development," he
Further to the article in the ...
Further to the article in the South Wales Argus yesterday (Tuesday 10th December 2013) and in particular the reference to the purchase of the big screen at Rodney Parade by Les Scadding, Chairman of Newport County AFC, unfortunately the South Wales Argus were unaware that this is not factually correct.
Chairman: Les ...
Chairman: Les Scadding
Directors: Howard Greenhaf, Les Scadding, Tony Pring, Dave Roberts
Also present were big winners including ...
Also present were big winners including Les Scadding, who won £45.5million on the EuroMillions in 2009 and members of the Valley Boys Syndicate who scooped £4million in the same year.
Former lorry driver Les Scadding had been unemployed for 12 months when he scooped £45.5million on EuroMillions in 2009, and he is now Chairman of Newport County AFC.
Reflecting on The National Lottery's many success stories, Les Scadding
said: "I'm happy to be involved with the National Lottery and with Lottery-funded projects in any way I can be.