Sheffield Wednesday’s oldest Season Ticket holder, 100-year-old Ivy Gulson, enjoyed VIP treatment at Hillsborough to mark her incredible support.
Ivy has been an S6 regular for 70 consecutive years – and has now been officially recognised as the Owls’ most senior supporter!
Wednesday laid on a very special welcome for the 2015/16 curtain-raiser against Bristol City to celebrate her devotion to the Owls.
Ivy – along with grandson Neville Glasby, 51, and great grandson Adam Glasby, 20 – enjoyed the full works for the Robins’ clash.
The family were treated to an Executive Box and complementary hospitality and saw new head coach Carlos Carvalhal lead a new-look Wednesday side to a 2-0 win and all three points.
Adam said: “We got a phone call asking us if we wanted to come see the match from an Executive Box.
“It was a really good experience. We had a three-course meal and the staff couldn’t do enough for us, especially for Ivy.
“Ivy can’t walk far because of her age but it didn’t matter as the staff got anything she wanted for her straight away.”
Ivy added: “It’s something I will never forget. It was a great day. Of course I’ll be going to the next game as well!”
The family watched the game from a box in the South Stand before meeting a special visit at full time.
Adam explained: “We were told not to leave straight away, but we didn’t know why. Then at full time, Dejphon Chansiri came in to see us. He gave Ivy a signed Wednesday shirt with the number 100 on the back.
“We didn’t expect that at all.”
And Mr Chansiri was not the only one who popped in – the family, from Worksop, also got to meet Wednesday hero David Hirst.
Adam said: “David Hirst came in as well and shook our hands. We weren’t expecting that either – it was an amazing day!”