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Club Historian's family receive the award on his behalf

7 April 2019

Northampton Town Football Club Historian Frank Grande's family received the EFL League 2 Supporter of the Year award at the EFL Awards dinner in London on Sunday evening.

The club nominated Frank for the honour earlier in the season, but Frank sadly passed away due to ill health before he could receive the award.

A wonderfully loyal supporter, Frank has been a huge help to the club over many years, writing many books on Northampton Town Football Club and contributing to the matchday programme for nearly 40 years.

Chairman Kelvin Thomas said, "This award is very much deserved.

"We are very proud of Frank and his family and we are delighted that the EFL have recognised the huge contribution Frank has made to Northampton Town.

"Frank will leave a huge hole in the community of this football club. He has been of great assistance to the club over many years, whether it be writing for the club programme, checking records, helping to arrange for former players to attend games or just helping out in any way he could.

“Frank also did something very special for me personally regarding my grandfather's career when we first took over the club, which I have never forgotten.

"He was very much part of the family. He has shared in the highs and the lows, the ups and the downs of the club and he will be sadly missed by us all.

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