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MacKenzie Kitching Awarded Flyers Fan Of The Year

Mackenzie Kitching has been named the first ever Bristol Flyers Fan of the Year.

The Fan of the Year is an annual award for a supporter who has shown dedication and commitment beyond the norm in supporting the Flyers over the course of the season.

Mackenzie first heard about the Bristol Flyers at an assembly attended by two Flyers players at Bromley Heath School in 2014. Later that year, he expressed his interest in the BBL and Flyers, wanting to see the two stars in action. Mackenzie was afforded the opportunity through the Bristol Flyers Group Ticket scheme, coming with both his family and school mates.

“This is what it’s all about – integrating the Flyers within the community,” said Bristol Sport Head of Memberships, Vicky Barlow.

“Having the players visit kids in schools and spreading their passion for the game is a great way of introducing basketball to the next generation of Flyers fans.” Vicky Barlow said.

He loved the experience so much that the following year, newly devoted fan Mackenzie signed up for the Flyers 7s, a child membership for seven-year-olds (Year 2 pupils).

MacKenzie Kitching receives his 'Fan of the Year' signed basketball from Flyers captain Greg Streete.

He received his exclusive Flyers 7s training jersey and discounts on Bristol Sport merchandise, among other benefits. Proudly sporting his Flyers jersey, Mackenzie continued to be an ever present at Flyers home games.

“Mackenzie is a great example of our fans – he’s passionate about the Flyers, makes a lot of noise and sticks with the team through good times and bad,” added Barlow.

“We'd like to thank Mackenzie for all his support and hope to see him coming to games for many years to come!”

As Mackenzie grew fonder of the Flyers, he continued to show his support for the club by attending a 7s game against London Lions, which spurred him on to become an under-12 season card holder and continue his support of Andreas Kapoulas’ men.

Mackenzie could be described as the driving force behind the noisy Flyers fans. His drum is a common feature at home games, initiating chants and inspiring his team to push on.

After witnessing many memorable moments with the Flyers, Mackenzie decided to renew his season card for the 2017/18 campaign to further his much valued support of the Bristol Flyers.

Season cards for the 2017/18 BBL campaign are now back on sale until Wednesday, May 31st at 5pm. Just £3 per game for Under-12s including a FREE replica jersey!

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