NEWS: West Stand to be renamed The Justin Edinburgh Stand

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Leyton Orient Football Club is delighted to announce that the West Stand at The Breyer Group Stadium will be officially renamed The Justin Edinburgh Stand, in tribute to our former title-winning Head Coach.

Justin tragically passed away in June 2019, weeks after leading the O’s to the National League title and promotion back to the EFL, as well as guiding the Club to the FA Trophy Final at Wembley.

The renaming of the Justin Edinburgh Stand will be officially marked by his wife Kerri and children Charlie and Cydnie in the build-up to kick-off tomorrow against Newport County, who Justin also managed to promotion in 2013.

Thanks to the support of Walsingham Motor Insurance Limited, new signage including the logo of the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation– which to-date has raised more than £50,000 – will feature prominently on the stand, allowing all inside the stadium to see.

Kerri Edinburgh commented, “It is with enormous pride and excitement that on Saturday we will be attending Leyton Orient v Newport County for the official unveiling of The Justin Edinburgh Stand.

“Over the past months we can’t thank Leyton Orient enough for their continued support to us all. We’ll be forever grateful for that and know why Justin loved this club and the people involved with it so much.

“One of Justin’s and our family’s most memorable moments of his managerial career was the promotion back to the Football League which was secured on the pitch in front of this stand which will now proudly be named after Justin.

“We’d like to thank Nigel, Kent, the Board of Directors and all the staff at Leyton Orient for making this possible and for always making us feel welcome and part of the Orient family; our family and friends for their continued support; and finally, football fans all over the UK, especially those Leyton Orient supporters and Newport County supporters with whom Justin had an incredible mutual bond and supported him and his teams so passionately.”

Garry Watson, CEO of Walsingham Motor Insurance Limited (WMIL) said, “WMIL are delighted to have the opportunity to support JE3 and Leyton Orient Football Club in helping them to provide a lasting memorial to Justin Edinburgh.  The joy that he brought to all O’s fans will stay with us forever and WMIL are proud to be associated with the club in helping to honour Justin’s memory”

Danny Macklin, Leyton Orient Chief Executive, adds, “We are proud to be revealing the new name for the West Stand which we hope will be a fitting tribute to Justin whilst also promoting the exceptional work of the Foundation.

“We are also pleased to be partnering with Walsingham Motor Insurance as they look to support us and also the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation for the remainder of the 2019/20 season and a further three seasons to come.”

Tomorrow’s match day against Newport County includes a number of fundraising initiatives for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation. This includes a bucket collection taking place around the ground, a half-time penalty shoot-out in which fans from the O’s and Newport have pledged donations to the Foundation and also a raffle in the Leyton Orient Supporters Club, where tickets will be available pre-match for £5 each. Please give generously where you can. Alternatively, donations to JE3 can be made online here.

Tickets for tomorrow’s game are available at in-advance prices (£3-£22) today until 5pm in the Club Superstore or 11.59pm tonight online. Tickets will then be available online tomorrow at match day prices until midday or in-person from the ticket office or cash turnstiles in the Green Inc East Stand.