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Bradford City Football Club pay tribute to JCT600 chairman Jack Tordoff

Jack Tordoff, chairman, JCT600  left, is inducted to the AM Hall of Fame, collecting the award  from Katie Rugen, UK automotive sales team lead, Shell UK

Bradford City Football Club will rename the boardroom at its Utilita Energy Stadium as ‘The Jack Tordoff boardroom’ in honour of JCT600 chairman Jack Tordoff.

The club also held a minute’s applause before kick-off of its game against Bristol Rovers on October 16.

A spokesperson at JCT600 said: “Jack leaves behind a wonderful legacy not only at JCT600 and within the community, but also at BCAFC having served as club chairman and honorary life president.

“Caring deeply for the club and being one of its biggest supporters, these kind gestures would have meant a lot to him; so, on behalf of the Tordoff family (who attended the game), thank you.”

Tordoff was honorary life president at Bradford City Football Club and he took the club out of administration in 1983.

He was chairman at the club for four years, helping to rebuild the stadium after its devastating fire, in 1985.

For the last 10 years, JCT600 motor retail group has been the main sponsor for Bradford City.

JCT600 announced Tordoff passed away on October 3 following a “lengthy illness”, aged 86.

Tordoff, the father of JCT600's current chief executive John Tordoff, was inducted into the AM Hall of Fame in 2018 in recognition of his work in motor retail; later the same year that he was presented with an OBE in recognition of “services to business and the community in West Yorkshire”.

He previously received an MBE in 2007.

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