Everton’s youngest Season Ticket Member attends first game at Goodison

Monday, 19 August, 2019 18comments  |  Jump to last

Four-month-old Freddie attended his first game at Goodison Park this weekend – as the Club's youngest Season Ticket Member for 2019/20.

Freddie attended the Blues' first home game of the season against Watford alongside his dad Kevin and mum Jennie.

Freddie and his dad Kevin arrived early to pick up his first ever Season Ticket and take a look around the stadium.

Freddie is carrying on a family tradition. Both his sisters have attended the match as Season Ticket Members – one of them since she was four.

Freddie was presented with a certificate, his ‘My Debut' gift pack and a pitchside photo – which all new under-11 Season Ticket Members receive to mark their first season.

Dad Kevin said: “Everton is a family club, and I wanted Freddie to become part of that family as soon as possible.

“It's great for him to have the record of being the youngest Season Ticket Member this year, and to have his seat for the future, but I'd also like to bring him to as many games as possible as long as he is happy.

“We have bought him ear defenders and we'll be coming prepared. We will build up to more games as he gets older. The response from fans so far has been fantastic.

“I attended my first Everton game with my dad when I was eight years old, and I fell in love with it. I distinctly remember being with my dad, watching Duncan Ferguson play and seeing Wayne Rooney's first Premier League goal against Arsenal.

“I want to share experiences like that and more with Freddie and my daughters. It's become a family tradition.”


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Peter Mills
1 Posted 19/08/2019 at 19:18:27
Good man, Freddie.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 19/08/2019 at 19:46:35
Good god... now I've seen everything. Can't believe we're carrying this nonsense.
Pat Kelly
3 Posted 19/08/2019 at 19:52:11
Hope he enjoys many great days watching Everton. At least he has a chance of seeing them win something in his lifetime.
David Pearl
4 Posted 19/08/2019 at 20:31:28
Oh shut up, Michael. You will get your reward one day don't worry. I hope Freddie has some earplugs and doesn't pick up the language. He will be a mascot soon. A baby has to have a hobby or he will get in with the wrong crowd.
Phil Sammon
5 Posted 19/08/2019 at 21:19:06
Nice to see Freddie pen his first article on ToffeeWeb too. Hard hitting stuff.
Derek Knox
6 Posted 19/08/2019 at 22:32:12
Phil, he seems very advanced for a four month old, I must admit. :-)
Mike Keating
7 Posted 19/08/2019 at 22:49:33
When was your first game Michael?
Steve Ferns
8 Posted 19/08/2019 at 22:52:18
I'm unsure when my first game was. All I know was that my Dad took me to Wembley in 1984, for both finals, and I was 5 years of age, and had been to less than 10 games. Can't remember much of it at all. I went to Wembley 9 times before I was 10, and they all merge into one. Amazingly, I have not been back since.

What about you Mike, and everyone else?

Mike Keating
9 Posted 19/08/2019 at 23:46:39
Steve I'll never forget it.

1964 - Derby match. My school mate (Pete Knight) was appalled that I had no allegiance to either club despite my dad and uncle Harry being Blues.
He had a spare for the game and it was the first match I ever attended. The colours, smells and atmosphere were mind-blowing - In those days, TV had one game a week (if that) in shitty black and white, so the experience was fantastic.

We battered them 3-1, my hero Roy Vernon got two and that little shite St John tried to get Gordon West sent off, faking a punch to the face. I was hooked!

Michael Fox
10 Posted 19/08/2019 at 00:06:45
I can't remember who we were playing or what the score was but I was 7 or 8 and we were on holiday in Blackpool from Dublin. As a special treat my da took me to Goodison, as we crossed the road the crowd let out a roar, I thought it was a car crash it was so loud. That was 53 years ago and I'm lying in bed now crying like a baby. Thanks for the reminder of a great dad I had.
Mike Gaynes
11 Posted 20/08/2019 at 05:21:53
I predict Freddie's first word won't be "mama" or "dada"... it will be "ringfenced."

And his first full sentence will be "What happened to the Arteta money?"

Mike Gaynes
12 Posted 20/08/2019 at 05:23:07
Michael #10, that's lovely. You're a lucky man to have such warm memories to carry with you for the rest of your life.
Brendan Fox
13 Posted 20/08/2019 at 06:04:48
Welcome to the Blues Freddie, remember you were born a blue not manufactured!


Darren Hind
14 Posted 20/08/2019 at 06:08:20
Wonder what he made of the substitutions?
Joe McMahon
15 Posted 20/08/2019 at 07:29:28
Ha Ha Mike, don't forget he may also say "watch this space"

My first game was v Spurs. I can still see Southall grabbing the ball from Garth Crooks about to shoot into an open goal. The Spurs fans were already celebrating.

Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 20/08/2019 at 09:02:04
Great story, what a lovely baby, is he, possibly, the youngest ever to attend a game at Goodison?
Joe Corgan
17 Posted 20/08/2019 at 12:55:50
I agree with Michael.

Not sure two hours in a freezing cold stadium in the middle of January is the best way for a 9-month-old to spend a Saturday.

Alan J Thompson
18 Posted 20/08/2019 at 13:20:15
Dave (#16); Difficult to say as it was said that there were a couple of guys with a sparkle in their eye after Bernard's goal.

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