Bradford City AFC is today mourning the loss of honorary associate director and club stalwart Malcolm Scott, who has passed away aged 85.
Born in Scunthorpe, Malcolm was a long-term friend of everyone at Valley Parade, having been involved with the club since 1978.
The former radio summariser was then first named an associate director in 1985, having assisted the Bantams in a number of different roles prior.
Close to half a century of loyal service to the football club included being introduced to Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and coordinating the club’s involvement at the many memorial services in the aftermath of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster.
The Utilita Energy Stadium’s press facility, used on home matchdays, will be re-named the Scott Media Suite - in memory of Malcolm and his late wife, Margaret, who passed away in 2020.
Following conversations with his family, a minute’s applause will be observed in tribute, ahead of City’s meeting with Scunthorpe United on Saturday April 23.
City’s chief executive officer, Ryan Sparks, said: “We are devastated to hear of Malcolm’s sad passing. He is a true stalwart of Bradford City AFC and his association with the club - which will certainly be a darker place without him - goes back decades.
“When I first arrived at the club in 2018, Malcolm and his late wife, Margaret, were extremely welcoming and made me personally feel at home. I will never forget that.
“He was a proud Scunthorpe man, but Bradford City was his club, and I hope you will join us in paying tribute to a great man at Valley Parade when we face the Iron on Saturday April 23.”
The thoughts of everybody at Bradford City AFC are with all who knew Malcolm at this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Malcolm Scott.