Time Tunnel - Anne Kenny
TIME TUNNEL …… in the tunnel today is Anne Kenny.
Now I know you all know who Anne Kenny is, yes she is the smiling face who greets you usually in the club shop on match days. Too often recently though she has been spirited away to serve in the Bon Accord lounge thus depriving the rest of us of her warm welcome as we pass into LP via the plebs entrance. That left people like me to wander off to the pie hut to give the lasses in there a bit of banter. Whilst mentioning them I’m going to include them in this feature as well – as soon as they let me have the questionnaire back that is!
Anyway, here’s what Anne Kenny has to say about her Mo match day experiences.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m married to Alan who helps me with the club shop and around the club. We have two children Alj age 23 and Amie age 17. I work in a local school Southesk Primary as a PSA and I love my job. In my spare time I work with youth football throughout Angus.
Tell us about your duties at Links Park on match days – we want to know everything.
On match days I run the shop and if our hospitality is busy Alan will run the shop and I will help in the bar, make sandwiches or really just anything that is needed. During the week Bob and I do all the pitch hires so anyone wanting to hire the pitch just call 07923673775 and we’ll assist.
One of the things you do is ‘man’ the club shop. Do you order the stock or can you tell us who does what in that respect.
This season I’m ordering the stock.
Where do you usually stand or sit to watch the game.
On the steps beside the shop.
Have you always lived in the area.
35 years total. (Ed: must be all of her life so far then eh?)
How long have you been coming to Links Park and how did it all start.
Many years, my husband always supported them as did his dad.
You might get the impression that Anne is made of the stuff that clubs like ours thrive on i.e. a first class volunteer – and you’d be correct. All football clubs have full time or part time staff but all clubs, even the biggest of them also have volunteers and supporters clubs’ members beavering away doing things behind the scenes. At clubs like Montrose those people are more visible but more importantly they are essential and one could go as far as saying they club might not exist but for them. Anne Kenny fills one (or two) of those essential roles so next time you see her in that club shop or behind the bar give her a big smile back again.
Lastly for this week, a personal thanks from me. I get to as many games as I can from a fair distance away but pay for my match programmes in advance and leave a supply of SAE’s with her. Whenever I’m not at a game she sends me a programme and so far over the years it has never failed to arrive by Tuesday or Wednesday. Thanks a bunch Anne – see you next on 6/October.