LOWESTOFT FC: Sophie set to be mascot
Mark BoggisTOMORROW promises to be a fun filled party atmosphere for the whole family as Lowestoft Town FC are crowned Ryman League Division One North champions.But for one brave Lowestoft girl, the day will be even more memorable.Mark Boggis
TOMORROW promises to be a fun filled party atmosphere for the whole family as Lowestoft Town FC are crowned Ryman League Division One North champions.
But for one brave Lowestoft girl, the day will be even more memorable.
Lowestoft Town fan Sophie Nixon is preparing to lead the side onto the pitch as The Blues mascot. In February, the Journal revealed how Sophie's passion for The Blues had helped her overcome stress-related alopecia.
The 13-year-old spoke out after she lost clumps of her hair in battling bullies - and now the avid Trawler Girl will mix with her favourite players and management tomorrow.
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And this week, her proud mum Helen Nixon said: 'I'm speaking from the heart when I say that the chairman, coaches, players and supporters have been a rock to Sophie. She is the Trawler Boys number one fan and she is so excited about Saturday.
'I don't think that Lowestoft Town FC know how proud the town are in what they have done, but for Sophie, myself and our family they have gone the extra mile to support her.'
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Admitting her daughter looked forward to The Blues matches, Mrs Nixon added: 'These games have kept her going through some really difficult days and weeks, and without Lowestoft Town I am not sure if Sophie would now be feeling better about herself.
'Our heartfelt thanks go to the whole club - the chairman, team, Andy in the shop for donating Sophie's shirt, the coaches, management and all the supporters who've smiled and wished Sophie well.
'Lowestoft Town are the best football club anyone could ever support, and we are forever thankful to them.'