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JIC Feature Fan: Oliver Hammond

18 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.

Oliver Hammond was our second member to get the chance to take part, with the then-10-year-old featured in the new-look Junior Iron Mini Mag for our younger supporters. He also got the opportunity to interview midfielder Matthew Lund, asking him his choice of questions.

This interview was featured in our programme when we faced Crawley Town back in August.

Here's his interview, plus Matthew Lund's answers...

Name: Oliver Hammond
Age: Ten
What's been the best part of being a JIC member? Getting tickets to the Christmas party and being able to meet the players
How long have you been supporting the Iron? I was six years old when I started supporting the Iron, so this will be my fifth season.
Tell us about your first game. My first game was on February 14th, 2015. We were playing Swindon Town and won 3-1.
Who is your favourite Scunthorpe United player of all time? Hakeeb Adelakun
Who is your favourite current Scunthorpe United player? James Perch
Who do you come to games with? I come to games with my mum or dad and my best friend Leyton. This is our third season having 12th Man packages.
Do you play football and if so, who for and what position do you play? I love playing football and I play for Broughton Ravers Under-11s. I am their goalkeeper.

Oliver interviews Matthew Lund

Who is the best footballer you have played with and against? That’s a tough one. The best player I’ve played with is probably Eiður Guðjohnsen and against it would be Anthony Martial.

Do you enjoy and play any other sports? I do like to play golf when I get chance.

What football team have you always supported? Manchester United.

Do you have any hidden talents that not many people know about? I don’t know about hidden talents, but I’ll go back to golf and say I’m alright at that.

Who is the biggest joker in the changing room? I’d have to go with James Horsfield.

What do you do in your spare time? I like to go on holiday, but otherwise, during the season it is spending time with my missus and my kid with twins also on the way. As above, I play golf as well.

What advice would you give to young players who want to become professional footballers? It’s has to be simply work hard to be honest.

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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 www.sufctickets.com or call in to the ticket office and complete the application form.

For further information, or if you have any questions, email sufctickets@scunthorpe-united.co.uk or call 01724 747670


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