Brentford have appointed 98-year-old Audrey Baker as the Patron of their Babees, Bee Team and Juniors membership groups.
A Bees fan of 86 years standing, Audrey has generously invested in the schemes for supporters up to the age of 18 over the last two years and helped assist the club in developing their offering for new, young fans.
Brentford's commercial manager, Mike Sullivan, who has known Audrey and her family for many years, said: “Audrey’s offer and investment into the next generation of Brentford fans is incredible and unique across the EFL.
“To have one of our oldest fans supporting and encouraging the next generation of Bees shows what this club is about as a community club. We are extremely grateful to both Audrey and her family for this.
“The club will look at ways in which Audrey’s financial support can help us develop our junior offerings to ensure that we continue to evolve and grow. We have a strong focus off the pitch to make the matchday and family experience one of the best in the EFL which naturally compliments Matthew Benham’s desire for affordable football.
“We are looking forward to some exciting times ahead off the pitch and to have Audrey as Patron of our youngest fans is another positive step in the right direction.”
💬 “I love The Bees from the bottom of my heart. There’s never been another team for me.”— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) August 31, 2018
Watch Audrey talk about her investment in #BrentfordFC’s future fan base during her chat with @NatalieSawyer. ⬇#ForeverBrentford pic.twitter.com/kY63ejnrFK