Junior Blues member, Ryan, wrote to us to tell us all about his day as an Ipswich Town mascotJunior Blues member Ryan was a mascot at Portman Road for our recent game against Brentford. He has written to us to tell everyone about his day and to share what he got up to, to all other junior members. This is Ryan’s story...
My day as a mascot – Ipswich v Brentford (Ryan, aged 7)
After meeting the Junior Blues staff and other mascots we practised passing, saving goals and shooting. I managed to save and score all of mine!
After meeting the team we got the chance to operate the cameras inside and outside the ground and zoomed in on everyone which was great fun.
Back on the pitch I spoke on the microphone and guessed (hoped) that the score would be 3-1 to Ipswich. All the mascots were awarded certificates and then we had our photograph taken with Kevin Bru. Bluey and Crazee then came to meet us and we had more photos taken.
I met all of the players in their dressing-room and even said hello to manager Mick McCarthy, it was amazing as the whole team signed my matchday programme which had my photo and a little bit about me. I even met Berra!
We took our places in the tunnel. I could hear lots of music and cheering as I walked out of the tunnel with Dean Gerken the goalkeeper, he was awesome. Gerken led me out to the centre of the pitch where I shook hands with the referees and the Brentford players. I stood in the centre circle in front of the crowd. After that we were taken to receive our goodie bags which included a trophy and we got to watch the game cheering the whole time.
A very big thank you, from Ryan.
Don’t forget, if you would like to be a mascot for Ipswich Town at either Portman Road, or an away ground, you do need to be a junior member. Memberships are now available for next season and you can find all of the details and purchase by clicking here. For the first time we are able to offer a collect your membership service so that you can get your membership as soon as we receive them. If you do not wish to collect, and instead would like us to send your membership simply select the delivery option.