Winifred Campbell: Our 102-year-old Community Hero

Winifred Campbell: Our 102-year-old Community Hero

in #KillieStories November 3, 2018

This weekend's Community Hero is someone whose support and commitment to the club can never be questioned.

Winifred Campbell, known as Winnie, has been a lifelong fan of Kilmarnock FC and she still keeps up with all our scores even as she prepares to turn 103 in January.

Winnie first started attending Killie matches with her father in the 1950s and she has so many great memories of her time at Rugby Park.

 

Understandably her fondest memory is when Kilmarnock became champions of Scotland for the only time in our history, winning Scottish League Division 1 in the 1964/65 season.

Another cherished memory from her time following the boys in blue and white comes from 1997 when Killie lifted the Scottish Cup after beating Falkirk 1-0 at Ibrox. The scenes on John Finnie Street when the team arrived back in the town to a sea of fans adorned in blue and white was a sight to behold.

Even at the age of 102, she still likes to join in with the singing and she particularly enjoys the “Hello, hello we are the Killie boys” song.

Winnie was nominated by East Ayrshire Council when her Support Worker Michelle McLaughlin realised what an avid and loyal fan Winnie has been over the years.

We are delighted to welcome Winnie to Rugby Park this afternoon and we hope she has some more wonderful Killie moments to add to her great collection.