This week, the Swans welcomed hundreds of Junior and Baby Jacks to our inaugural event for young fans.
More than 200 Junior Jack members descended on the Liberty Stadium to collect their membership tins, receive a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium and meet some of their Swans heroes.
Welcoming the youngsters were Alfie Mawson, Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton and Mike van der Hoorn, as well as club ambassador Lee Trundle and members of the Swans Ladies team.
Junior Jacks were treated to a tour of the tunnel, changing rooms, dugouts and press room before meeting their heroes, but it wasn’t just the children who enjoyed the event.
“It’s really good to see how much it means to the little ones,” said Alfie Mawson. “The smiles on their faces are always brilliant to see. It takes you back to when you were a youngster and reminds you how much you love football.”
“It’s good to be in touch with the fans,” added Kyle Naughton. “I remember once I queued outside the Sheffield United stadium until some of the players came out and one gave me a football boot and I treasured it in my bedroom. You can see why they’re happy, we’ve all been kids once and we’ve all queued to meet our idols.”
Swans legend Trundle added: “Days like these are great because the kids are the fans of the future.
“Something like this at that age, even just one of the players talking to them and signing an autograph, is something they will never forget and they will treasure that forever.”
Junior Jack membership – which starts at just £10 – not only entitles young fans to attend exclusive events, but they receive a membership card giving them discounts at an array of family attractions across South West Wales, such as Folly Farm, Go Air Swansea and The LC.
Additionally, members are entered into weekly prize draws and all get a Swansea City tin filled with goodies.