FANS SELECT THE FAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2022

Date: 21st January 2023

SFSA NEWS RELEASE

 

FANS SELECT THE FAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2022

 

  • PARTICK THISTLE FAN SANDY FYFE WINS THE AWARD
  • FANS OF ALL CLUBS ACROSS SCOTLAND PARTICATED WITH OVER 30 NOMINATIONS
  • AWARD REFLECTS THE HARD WORK THAT WENT INTO BRINGING THE JAGS TOWARDS COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP

 

 

DATE: 21/01/2023

 

Scotland’s Fan of the Year

The Scottish Football Supporters Association ( SFSA) is delighted to announce that our Fan of the Year for 2022 is Partick Thistle FC fan Sandy Fyfe.

 

Sandy Fyfe is the Chair of the Jags Foundation. Through difficult and turbulent times Sandy led the Jags Foundation in a campaign that will see genuine fan ownership realised and has united many stakeholders in the club in working together for a shared future eventually. His role has been recognised by not just Partick Thistle fans but also by fans of other clubs as he stood firm to ensure that  fans were properly considered. As one contributor said, “He deserves the Award as he played a blinder for the fans”.

 

Sandy said, “I really appreciate this award, it is so unexpected. When I heard about it I was genuinely lost for words. I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, not just Thistle fans but those from other Community Owned clubs. Whilst there remains much work to do, this is recognition not for me but for the efforts of many Jags fans to date . I have such an easy job with a fantastic supportive hard working board not to mention our incredible members.  It is a huge honour and I would just like again to put on the record our thanks to Colin Weir – we do hope to make his legacy something to be proud of”.

 

Andy Smith, Chairman of the SFSA said,” In this category we just count the votes  and there were over 30 nominations from across our wide  football landscape. It just goes to show how powerful the work that Sandy has done that fans from across Scotland wanted him to get this award”

 

 

The SFSA will hope to present the Caithness Glass Award to Sandy at a forthcoming home match.

 

 

For further information, please contact SFSA Project Manager Scott Masson at scottmasson@scottishfsa.org

 

 

Ends

 

The SFSA is Scotland’s only fully independent supporters organisation, open to fans from all clubs at all levels of our national game. A non-profit voluntary organisation and a community interest company with 76,000 members, the SFSA works with fans, clubs, football authorities and the Scottish Government to make Scottish football better for everyone, with supporters at the very heart of it.

(See SFSA website for more information: (https://scottishfsa.org/about-sfsa/)

 

The  SFSA Fans Awards in full to be announced on Off the Ball Saturday 21/1/23

 

  • Player of the Year John McGinn
  • Female player of year Erin Cuthbert
  • Manager of the year Ange Postecoglou
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Rose Reilly
  • Worldwide Scot Award ( a new category) Caroline Weir
  • Fan of the year Sandy Fyfe
  • Special Fans Awards Fans Supporting Foodbanks & Hibs Dnipro Kids charity

 


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