Lennie is a former Player and team Manager at the Saints - he was appointed as president in 2011
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
I started following the Saints from afar around the mid 80s, finally getting to matches 89 onwards, luckily seeing Buck Shelford playing and transforming the Team into Cup hopefuls. I became a Season Ticket Holder around 95ish, after leaving the RAF and settling down back in Northampton. I joined the SSC Committee after
enjoying several years using the coaches to away trips and have had a meteoric rise through the ranks to my present position. Oh all right, nobody else wanted the job and I got talked into it!
Tel: 01604 714893
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I started going to the Saints back in 1991, but I didn’t make it to Twickenham that year. I started off, sitting in the Main Stand, supply lots of them with sweets at half time, full time and various other times, during the match.
My first Saints Supporters Club trip was down to Harlequins, in 1996. I remember arriving at Franklins Gardens and being asked if I’d like to go on the late (and noisy) bus. I have never looked back! It was the only trip I didn’t take any drink on.
I joined the SSC Committee in 2001, after my trip to Australia, following the Lions, and New Zealand. I was Saints Supporters Club Chairman from 2005 to 2009 and currently stand as Vice-Chairman.
I am a very dedicated supporter; I have only missed one game (home or away) in all competitions, since April 1999 and have been all over the UK, France, Spain and Italy following the Saints.
I have been on loads of very enjoyable rugby trips, including trips with court sessions, fancy dress or drinking penalties. Usually a few of us can remember bits of what happened, but very rarely remember everything that happened!
I am Lisa, the daughter of Maz (how i landed this job) I
started watching rugby because of my son Jamel and I’ve
been supporting the Saints for five years now. For the past two I’ve been the SSC Treasurer!
Tel: 01604 584070
My first Saints game was at home to Harlequins the season we were relegated before! Despite the loss of that game (and quite a few others that season) I made the long trip to West Hartlepool on the fateful day our relegation was decided (and made the front page of Mondays Chron looking decidedly worried as Grase stepped up to take a kick). Division two (as it was in those days)
was a blast and not a game home or away was missed. I have not looked back since and I’m a regular at home and away, here and European games.
My introduction to rugby was, in part down to a certain Stuart Barnes (shock horror) as it was his niece who convinced me to go to that fateful first game!
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The first time I walked through the turnstiles at Franklin’s Gardens was in the late 1970s, for a Boxing Day game against Harlequins, but it took until 1995 until my second visit – and then only because I was bored one afternoon and, seeing that the Saints were at home, strolled the few hundred yards to the ground. In the following years I attended more and more games until it became apparent that it was going to be cheaper to get a season ticket than to pay on the gate each time.
And my first away game? It was in 2000 when a convoy of 16 or 17 double-decker buses headed down the M1 to Watford to watch that roller-coaster cup game against Saracens.
I’ve been on the committee many years, that long i cantremember! You will find me selling the match tote at home games and running the coaches for away matches.
I have been following the Saints since 2000. We moved to Cliftonville 6 years ago and I have rarely missed a Home or Away match since.
When the Supporters club web site had some difficulties, I took on the task of re-hosting and managing it. I was co-opted onto the SSC committee . I am a shareholder and Season Ticket holder at Saints, and a Director of comeonyousaints.com Ltd., where I am known as St Marlowe (don’t ask!). I feel that the Supporters Club plays an essential role in the life of the club, and am anxious that it has a voice and is heard by the Management and Board of the Club. By day I am a Sales Account Director for a major IT company, and in the very little time I have left, I am a keen photographer.
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I did not really understand the first Saints match I watched and would probably not have returned were it not for the fact that I was stopped by a very friendly stranger on my way from the Gardens to town. Recognising my Saints shirt and stopping to talk they took some time to explain the basics of what I had seen to me then extracted a promise that I would go back to the next match and see if I enjoyed it any better. Thanks to Matt Stewart (for the stranger was he) because I soon found that a little knowledge of the game made the spectacle all the more enjoyable and I have been supporting the Saints regularly ever since (1996) and have been a season ticket holder since 1997.
I first got involved with the Supporters Club through our coach travel to away trips and remain a regular on the coaches to this day. A couple of years ago I was asked to join the committee as they were short of members and I have been voted on again at the subsequent AGM’s. I have been known to partake of the odd tipple at some matches, so if you talk to me and I don’t seem to make much sense then this may be one of those matches.
Stella Sargent - Coaches
I stand in C Block at the front, near the halfway line, with my
Son and Granddaughter. We travel on the SSC coach to most away games. I’m the oldest member of the SSC Committee – but someone has to be!
Roger Munns - Events
I have supported the saints both home and away games for the last 17yrs. I can be found in the south stand and have been on the SSC Committee since Oct 06. Since I joined, I’ve organised the successful and most enjoyable race night.
I am better known as Lol around Franklins Gardens (old nick
name from school ) I have been on the SSC committee for a
number of years, in the past getting involved with the post match entertainment Bands / Discos in the Sturtridge & Rodber bars as well Vice Chairman of the committee.
I can normally be found along the Gordon Terrace on match days selling the tote tickets. This year I have also helped arrange some of the social side of a number of away games
I first went to a saints home game as a guest of a friend and
enjoyed the game and the atmosphere so much that I then became a season ticket holder.
It was shortly after this that I became friends with Jean and Marion and was then introduced to the SSC. With my bubbly personality I have now become friends with 15,000 Saints fans. Ha! Ha!
I have been a season ticket holder for the last 8 seasons. The only games I have missed is when the hubby books our summer holidays (think I will need to have a word) I help Jean and Marion out on the coaches for our away games and enjoy every minute win or lose as it is a great day out for one and all. I also sell tote at our home games. I have recently been approached to join the committee of the SSC which I have now done. I look forward to the future of the SSC and Northampton Saints.