Upon his retirement from full-time professional football in 2009, Dudfield began employment at Nottingham Forest and worked in various roles through to his departure in May 2015.
In early 2015 Dudfield launched his own company, Iconz Experience Ltd. focussing on UK Soccer Tour's as well as hosting 'EPL Soccer Clinics' abroad. Specialising in using former Premier League footballers as the main attraction, Iconz Experience Ltd. exhibited at the 2013 Soccerex festival in Rio de Janeiro with a host of international household names including Ruud Gullit, Aron Winter and Gaizka Mendieta. On 1 June 2015, Iconz Experience signed an official partnership agreement with Nottingham Forest to exclusively host all 'Nottingham Forest UK Soccer Tours' from countries such as the U.S, Australia and various other countries. Since 2015, former Manchester United and England Striker Alan Smith has been the official ambassador for Iconz Experience Ltd. and coaches including former Leicester City EPL boss Micky Adams have been linked with hands on roles at the company .
"Nogger" Knowles the Burbage lad who never got a first team appearance but sits splendidly on the pre-season team photo in Fossils & Foxes circa 1963. Had the choice of Leicester and Birmingham and Gil Merrick,Brum manager at the time, even came to his house and offered to buy his Mother a washing machine if he signed. Followed his heart and chose Leicester instead.Released after 2 years and never played professionally again. Shattered dreams!
Alan Hoult,another Burbage lad,who used to run rings around the rest of us, playing down the park,when he was just a nipper.
Signed for Leicester and used to score for fun for the reserves. Think he made the subs bench just once for the FA Cup tie at Hull City!
When Martin Allen was in charge there was a supporters club raffle in which the winner was to feature in a pre season friendly v Notts County.
Step forward 46 year old Lee Smith who came on for the last couple of minutes & managed a couple of touches.