February 8th, 2012

Honorary Kickette: Celia Hodkin

Please take a moment to doff your metaphorical cap to Celia Hodkin, Kickettes. Celia has been a Manchester City fan since 1933, and achieved a life’s ambition last weekend when she was invited to be the mascot at her club’s game vs. Fulham.

As is only right for a woman of such commitment and stature, Celia was afforded VIP treatment on game day, taking in the sights and sounds of the tunnel, the changing room (!) and getting a ball (l) signed by all the players. Her daughter Cath Stone told mcfc.co.ukMy Mum had an absolutely wonderful day, she said she felt that everyone at City made her feel as important as the Queen!

As yet, we’ve no indication as to whether Celia managed a crafty pinch of anyone’s behind. But we figure she probably did. She’s a Kickette, after all.

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7 Responses to “Honorary Kickette: Celia Hodkin”

  1. alessandra says:

    late comment, but damn, wish she was my grandma!

  2. littlegreenpea says:

    Good for her!

  3. Oct8pus says:

    It was all fun and games until DeJong mistook her for a pitch invader and kicked her in the chest.

  4. Kay20 says:

    You go Celia. That's just awesome.

  5. FloraJane says:

    I just LOVE this! Thanks for something happy and heartwarming, Kickette.

  6. Catie2838 says:

    This is one of the things I love about sports in general, when they do things for fans such as this. Such a sweet gift to a lifelong fan!

  7. Kristina says:

    This, this, this!!! Or Her, Her, Her! I'm gonna show this to my colleagues at work, who cannot believe my love of football.

    Celia is just stunning!