A 93-year-old lifelong Town fan, Daphne Baker, has been awarded the Coral Football Fan of the Year award for May.
She was chosen by football legend Alan Shearer to win the £1,000 cash prize for May, after he was impressed by her and her dedication to the club, having watched “hundreds” of Town matches over the years.
“You get to know all these people that sit near you and we’re all tapping on each other’s shoulder saying: ‘What do you think to that?'” she told Coral.
Daphne, who travels to away matches on the Grimsby Town Supporters coach, said when asked how she will spend her prize money: “The coaches now have gone sky-high with prices, so I’d like a lot of that to go to them.”
Alan Shearer is also responsible for choosing from a list of the monthly winners to win the £10,000 cash prize for the ultimate Football Fan of the Year.
Our Football Fan of the Year winner for May is lifelong @officialgtfc season ticket holder, Daphne Baker! At 93 she is still showing her support for her beloved club!— Coral (@Coral) May 8, 2021
Find out how Daphne impressed our head judge @alanshearer below! pic.twitter.com/SCTeMEvfQz