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JIC Feature Fan: Gabriella White

27 May 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.

Gabriella was our 11th member to get the chance to take part, with the then-six-year-old featured in the new-look Junior Iron Mini Mag for our younger supporters. She also got the opportunity to interview striker Jamie Proctor, asking him her choice of questions.

This interview was featured in our programme when we faced Walsall back in December.

Here's her interview, plus Jamie's answers...

What's been the best part of being a JIC member? The best part of being in the group was meeting Andy Butler at the launch day and getting my goodie bag.

How long have you been supporting the Iron? My mummy has been bringing me since I was six months old when I was a baby.

Tell us about your first game. I was too young to remember my first game but the one I remember was away at Oldham in October 2015 when we won 4-2. 

Tell us about your favourite game. My favourite game was against Chelsea in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge. We lost 2-0, but it was a really good day and everyone was singing.

Who is your favourite Scunthorpe United player of all time? My favourite player of all time is Kevin van Veen.

Who do you come to games with? I come with little Grandpa. My big Grandpa can’t stand up for long so he can’t come.

Do you play football and if so, who for and what position do you play? I only play football in the garden with my step-brother Zack. I stand by the garage and pretend to be a goalkeeper.

Gabriella interviews Jamie Proctor

Who is your hero? I’ve not really to one to be honest. In footballing terms, I always liked to watch the old Ronaldo when I was younger. Hero is a bit extreme, I wouldn’t necessarily say I have one.

How long have you been playing football for? I’ve been playing football since I was seven. I joined Preston North End at that age and went through the Academy, then youth teams there before signing professional at 18.

Do you have any brother and sisters? Yes, I have two brothers and two sisters.

If you weren’t a footballer would you be doing for a job? If I wasn’t a footballer, I would probably do something in finance. I always wanted to be a policeman or a PE teacher, but I’m currently doing my financial advisor exams and have a qualification in business and accounting. I’m also in the final part of my journalism degree.

Who is you best friend? I don’t really have a best friend. I have a large group of friends that I’ve had since school and we are all still really close - so I’m going to say my daughter. 


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