One of Tranmere Rovers’ most loyal and longest-serving supporters is Audrey Evans.
Ahead of International Women’s Day 2023, Audrey Evans has told her story as one of Tranmere Rovers’ most loyal supporters, having attended her first Rovers game in 1947/48 and experienced the highs and lows of the past 75 years with the Club.
Audrey has been a beloved figure within the Tranmere Rovers community for over five decades. Starting in 1968, she began working for the club and has since organized away travel for supporters, earning her a well-known and cherished reputation among Rovers fans.
She loves being involved and meeting fellow supporters over the years. “Even now when I go to away grounds, people come up to me and say, ‘Do you remember me from the 1960s or 70s coming on your coach?’. You just get hooked.
“I suppose it just gets in your blood, and it’s just part of your DNA.
“You can’t miss it. I have missed matches in the past, but lately I have been able to get to every game.”
Audrey also talks about how big a part Tranmere Rovers is in her life. “You do get a feeling of being involved with the club more so, and people you go to the games with all help you commiserate or enjoy it!
“It’s part of the enjoyment of life, in a way, being part of and being dedicated to following the club. You are a supporter so you should support them through good times and bad times.”
Audrey commented on the rise in female supporters since her initial involvement and the advancements in the amenities provided for women at Prenton Park, in anticipation of International Women’s Day.
“Probably I was the only female there to begin with, and then gradually more and more have come over the years, which is good,” she said.
Image: Audrey Evans receiving a Supporters Association lifetime achievement award from club chairman, Mark Palios