Ted has worked for Fleetwood Town for nearly 40 years...Fleetwood Town FC are delighted to announce that popular vice president Ted Lowery has been awarded the Club Hero award by the Football League.
The award highlights the role played by staff at clubs throughout the Football League, whose work often goes unnoticed.
All clubs were asked to nominate one member of staff to be recognised for their loyal and dedicated service off the pitch.
Those selected cover a whole variety of roles showing the many different aspects of a professional football club.
Each of the 72 people nominated will received a special commemorative glass plaque to mark their inclusion in the list.
Ted, who has been involved with the Cod Army since 1978, has played a key role for the Club and takes care of a number of important roles on a day to day basis. He even takes on the duty of providing the first team players with their favourite types of sweets.
Speaking to the Club website after his award was presented to him by the Fleetwood Town first team squad, Ted said he was honoured to have been recognised by the Club and the Football League.
“I am very happy and to me it is a great honour. I have put thousands upon thousands of hours into this football club on a voluntary basis but I would rather have it this way.
“I am really happy and I didn’t know I was going to get the award. I am honoured to be associated with the football club.
“We have a grand set of lads and we have great staff at Fleetwood Town. Everybody works really hard to keep the Club running and we are well known now across the land, not just as Fleetwood Town but the Cod Army.
“It is better than ever. We are well established in League One and we have seen lots of promotion over the last few years. We have got to where we wanted to and hopefully we can go a step further.
“I have been here 37 years and I have enjoyed every minute. Anybody who comes to this Club is well looked after and we make sure of that.
“Even for the players, I get them wine gums and jelly babies out of my own pocket which I don’t mind and I have always done that.”
Graham Alexander had nothing but positive words to say about Ted and told the Club website how he is an important figure at Fleetwood Town FC.
“Ted is in the fabric of the football club. He has been here for years, he has seen the good and bad times. He is always here helping out in whatever way that is, whether that is making the brews or helping with the preparation of the food.
“He is a great character around the place. It is important that he receives this type of recognition. The players and the team get the majority of the publicity but there are a lot of people behind the scenes that make sure everything ticks along and Ted is one of those people.
“He is worth his weight in gold. He is down to earth and he is a genuine. He is here for the love of the Club and it is fantastic that he is a part of our team. It is just a shame he can’t pull his boots on and have a little training session!”
Everyone at Fleetwood Town would like to congratulate Ted on this fantastic achievement.