“There’s nothing like supporting your local team. Grimsby Town has been a massive part of my childhood. I’ve essentially grown up at Blundell Park.”
In the second of four short episodes profiling Mariners supporters and their love of GTFC, we tell the story of Alfie Artist.
Alfie first started watching Town in 2013 when his dad brought him to a game on a ‘Kids for a Quid’ offer. Almost a decade on, Alfie is another one of the regulars at Blundell Park, along with his parents, Stuart and Christine.
“I first started watching Grimsby Town Football Club at the age of 9 in the 2013-14 season. My first game was against Northampton Town in the FA Cup, the score was 2-1, Shaun Pearson scored my first ever goal and the second was Paddy McLaughlin in that game.”
“My dad took me to my first ever Town game. He’s been a lifelong Town fan and he took advantage of a ‘Kids for a Quid’ offer to bring me to my first ever game. A few months down the line, my Mum started to come as well. We always sit in the Main Stand and we’ve been season ticket holders in there ever since.”
“At around one o’clock we leave the house and walk to the game down Grimsby Road. I’ll get a programme from the same corner each time. We’ll go into the Fan Zone, get a drink and around half and hour before kick off we’ll get to our seats.”
“There’s nothing like supporting your local team. Grimsby Town has been a massive part of my childhood. I’ve essentially grown up at Blundell Park. It’s something I’ve always gone with my parents so it’s sort of become a family tradition. I’ll always keep returning here.”
Alfie is just one of the 4,000-plus fans who has secured their season ticket for the 2022-23 campaign. You can join him now by buying yours online via this link, by calling 01472 605050 or visiting the Ticket Office at Blundell Park.
Still not renewed yet? You have until Tuesday 19th July to claim the early bird discount price but avoid the stress of last-minute queues by doing it today!
Featuring: Alfie Artist
Videography: Liam Emmerson
Photography: Lee Blease
Producer: Jack Johnson