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88 Years Supporting The Mariners - This Season Is On Us!

Her devotion to the Mighty Mariners has been acknowledged by Town Chair, Jason Stockwood, who has given Daphne a season pass for the forthcoming campaign.

27 July 2021

Daphne with Lisa Piggott

93-year-old lifelong Town fan and season ticket holder Daphne Baker popped into the club to collect her season pass.

Daphne has been following her beloved Mariners since first travelling to Blundell Park 88 years ago.

In that pre-war era, Daphne would come to the Town games with her Dad on his bike, with admission to Blundell Park costing just sixpence (7½p).

Her devotion to the Mighty Mariners has been acknowledged by Town Chair, Jason Stockwood, who has given Daphne a season pass for the forthcoming campaign.

Daphne also won Coral’s monthly Football Fan of the Year competition back in May, scooping a £1000 prize for her dedication to the club. She has since shared her winnings with four local charities – including a donation to the Grimsby Town Academy.

Speaking after collecting her season pass, Daphne said: “I can’t wait for the season to start, I can’t wait to sit in my seat.”

Ticket office manager, Lisa Piggott (pictured), told us: “I’ve dealt with Daphne for over 23 years, she’s a really lovely character. She is Grimsby Town through and through and really deserves the recognition that she’s received.

“It is  typical of Daphne to donate the £1000 to some worthy causes.”


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