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JIC Feature Fan: Leo Whyte

25 March 2020

We look back through our featured Junior Iron Club members this season, with each selected participant answering questions for the matchday programme before getting an opportunity to interview an Iron player.

Leo Whyte was our fourth member to get the chance to take part, with the then-five-year-old featured in the new-look Junior Iron Mini Mag for our younger supporters. He also got the opportunity to interview goalkeeper Rory Watson, asking him his choice of questions.

This interview was featured in our programme when we faced Morecambe back in September.

Here's his interview, plus Rory Watson's answers...

Age? Five
How long have you been supporting the Iron? I have been supporting the club for about two years since my dad started bringing me.
Tell us about your first game. I can’t remember my first game, but I know it was fun, that’s why I keep coming back!
Who is your favourite current Scunthorpe United player? My favourite player in the squad is Jordan Clarke.
Tell us your favourite parts of a matchday… Seeing Scunny Bunny and being able to clap and cheer the team.
Who do you come to games with? I come to games with my dad and grandad.
Do you play football and if so, who for and what position do you play? I am training with Appleby Frodingham and play either as a right-back or a goalkeeper.
Which game are you most looking forward to this season and why? I look forward to every game.

Leo interviews Rory Watson…

Have you always been a goalkeeper? If not, where else have you played? I used to be a striker when I was younger until I realised that I was terrible and could play in goal a little bit so I just started playing in goal from there.

What made you want to become a goalkeeper? I don’t know to be honest. Just that I was pretty good at it from being young and just loved diving around.

What car do you drive? I drive a Mercedes GLC.

What football boots do you wear? I wear Nike Tiempos at the moment.

How hard is it being a footballer and being injured? It’s the worst! Doing gym inside while everyone is outside training for 11 months solid is pretty mentally tough! But it’s nice to be back out there and playing now.

What do you do when you’re not training? I see my girlfriend a lot. When I’m not, I take my dog for walks. I play a lot of Fortnite too.


You can still sign up to be a member of the Junior Iron Club!

JIC Membership Benefits Include;

> Exclusive JIC membership card & welcome certificate 
> Special JIC goodie bag at a Welcome Day event
> FREE entry to special JIC Events
> 5% Members discount off official club merchandise 
> £2 off Official Away Coach Travel
> Exclusive JIC social media competitions
> Designated JIS section on the official SUFC website
> Birthday mentions in match day programme and online 
> Monthly prize draws to win money can’t buy experiences 
> Plus more to come! 

All of this is available for just £20 annual membership for the 2019/20 season. Parents can sign their children up now by visiting or call in to the ticket office and complete the application form.

For further information, or if you have any questions, email or call 01724 747670

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