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JIC Feature Fan: Rory Smith

16 March 2020


JIC Feature Fan: Rory Smith

16 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.

Rory Smith was our first member to get the chance to take part, with the then-eight-year-old featured in the new-look Junior Iron Mini Mag for our younger supporters. He also got the opportunity to interview defender Jordan Clarke, asking him his choice of questions.

This interview was featured in our programme when we faced Swindon Town on the opening day of the season.

Here's his interview, plus Jordan Clarke's answers...

Name: Rory Smith
Age: Eight
Were you a JIC member in 2018-19? Yes
What's the best thing about being a JIC member? Being able to meet all the players at the Christmas party.
Tell us about your first game: It was against Peterborough United in October 2017. We won 2-1, with a penalty scored by Josh Morris.
Tell us about your favourite game: My favourite game was where Josh Morris curled in a right-footed goal against Charlton Athletic in 2017-18. We won 2-0 and he scored them both.
Who do you come to games with? I come to games with my mum, her friend and my best friend and his family.
Tell us your favourite parts of matchday: Being able to sit with my best friend and watch the game and also being able to talk to James and Corey and watch them do the half-time challenges.
Who is your favourite ever Scunthorpe United player? Josh Morris.

Rory interviews Jordan Clarke

Who's the player you've liked playing with the most? Isaiah Osbourne when he was at Scunthorpe, because he is really funny.

Who's your favourite footballer? Lionel Messi

Who's the best player you've ever played against? Gareth Bale in the Leagu Cup when Coventry player Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

Is it hard to be a professional footballer? Yes it is, but if you're willing to work, focus and have good teammates around you, it makes it a lot easier.

What hobbies do you like doing when you're not playing and training? I like sleeping, going to the cinema and socialising with my friends.


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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