Audrey Baker, a Bees fan of 86 years, has become the Patron of our “Babees”, “Bee Team” and “Juniors” membership schemes for supporters up to the age of 18. Audrey has very generously invested over the next two years to help the Club develop our offering for younger fans and also to attract new supporters to the Club.
Ealing-born Audrey first came to Griffin Park with her father in the 1930’s and lists Dai Hopkins and the prolific goalscorer Jack Holliday as her favourite players of yesteryear. Danish international Henrik Dalsgaard is her current favourite. In a recent interview with Natalie Sawyer, Audrey told us that the junior fans of the Club “are the future” and she hopes that they will be supporting her Club in the top tier very soon.
Mike Sullivan, Brentford FC Commercial Manager, who has known Audrey and her family for a number of years, said: “Audrey’s offer and investment into the next generation of Brentford fans is incredible and quite 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”.
Mark Devlin, Brentford FC Chief Executive Officer described Audrey’s investment as a “fantastic gesture” and a “wonderful story” as the club looks to grow and develop the junior fan base. You can see more of what Mark had to say and Audrey’s chat with Natalie Sawyer below.