Q&A with Leigh Bedwell

The Washbag

In the latest of Steven Fyfe’s Q&As, he talks to a player who spent 14 seasons at Town about learning from Wes Foderingham and Steve Hale and how he benefited from one of Paolo Di Canio’s strangest decisions

This week I caught up with another former-Swindon youngster who only managed one senior appearance before leaving his boyhood club: Leigh Bedwell kindly took the time to answer a few questions.

What was it like coming through the Swindon Academy?

Coming through the Academy was great. Playing for the team you support at the age of eight was already a dream come true. When I first joined Jimmy Fraser was head of the Centre of Excellence, he was a great man. Proper nice guy who was excellent at his job, he had a tough time too because at the time the club had financial issues so just sorting the…

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