Nine-year-old Nottingham Forest fan Myles Smith won a special piece of Brian Clough memorabilia in a prize draw at the Reds 2006 Open Day. He is pictured with his sister Maddie (11) receiving a banner from the chairman of the Brian Clough Statue Fund (Nottingham), Paul Ellis, before Forest's match against Bradford (August 5th, 2006).
The banner was displayed in the city's Old Market Square during Mr Clough's Memorial Service. Myles won it after taking part in the Super Draw organised by the statue fund at the open day. Said Myles: "The banner is fantastic and we'll put it a frame." His Dad, Paul, added: "Myles comes to Forest because of Brian Clough. I went to all the European games and tell my children all about it."
For a £5 stake entrants had the chance to win the banner or a framed green sweatshirt signed by Forest legends John Robertson, John McGovern and John O'Hare, and Mrs Barbara Clough. The sweatshirt was won by Anthony Swift.
In a separate raffle, the star prize was a shirt signed by Forest's James Perch. It was donated by the Pownall branch of the supporters club. The winner was 13-year-old Jamie Roebuck. He is pictured, below, receiving the shirt from Paul Ellis. Jamie was so impressed with the prize that he wore it straight away!
Jamie Roebuck receives signed shirt
The winning tickets for the prize draws were picked at random by Nigel Willett of Forest in the Community.
Nigel picks winners
The statue fund's stall at the open day also sold badges and sweatshirts and raised more than £660. Paul Ellis said it had been a big success. "We were very pleased with the amount raised. It gets us closer to the target," he said. The stall was visited by Trent FM's Mark Dennison. He is pictured below (second left) alongside volunteers Paul, Rich Fisher and Sarah Clarke.