Charity bid by Leeds United coach’s grandson

Lee Cocker.
Lee Cocker.
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LEEDS United backroom stalwart Les Cocker had a key role in the club’s glory years under Don Revie.

Now Les’s grandson, Lee Cocker, is aiming to tap into the Revie era’s winning mentality when he takes on a charity challenge later this month.

Lee, 35, is planning to play 101 holes of golf in a single day to raise money for Leeds-based children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.

He will be swinging into action on Wednesday June 29 at Bradford Moor Golf Club, where he is a member.

And he is hoping plenty of United fans will show their support for his charity efforts.

Lee, who works as a debt purchasing manager, said: “I’m not the fittest guy on the planet, so this is going to be a real challenge.

“I want to raise at least £2,000 so any help I can get from Leeds fans would be very much appreciated.”

Lee’s grandfather joined United’s coaching staff in 1960, the year before Revie’s appointment as manager.

Les helped ‘The Don’ transform Leeds from Second Division also-rans into one of the finest sides in English football history.

He was also on Alf Ramsey’s coaching staff during the England team’s victorious World Cup campaign of 1966.

Les died in 1979, aged 55. His contribution to the ’66 victory was recognised in 2009 with the award of a posthumous World Cup winner’s medal, following a YEP-backed campaign.

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