Audrey Evans is one of Tranmere Rovers’ longest-serving and most loyal supporters. Since attending her first Rovers game in 1947/48, she has been through the highs and lows of the past 75 years with the Club, and sat down with us to tell her story ahead of International Women’s Day 2023.
Audrey started working for the club in 1968, and has been organising away travel for Rovers supporters for just as long. She is well known across the Rovers fanbase, and loved by many.
She tells us she loves being involved and meeting fellow supporters over the years. “Even now when I go to away grounds, people come up to me and say, ‘Do you remember me from the 1960s or 70s coming on your coach?’. You just get hooked.”
“I suppose it just gets in your blood, and it’s just part of your DNA.
“You can’t miss it. I have missed matches in the past, but lately I have been able to get to every game.”
Audrey also talks about how big a part Tranmere Rovers is to her life. “You do get a feeling of being involved with the club more so, and people you go to the games with all help you commiserate or enjoy it!
“It’s part of the enjoyment of life, in a way, being part of and being dedicated to following the club. You are a supporter so you should support them through good times and bad times.”
Ahead of International Women’s Day, Audrey speaks on the increase in the number of women following the team since she first started coming along and the improvement of the facilities for women here at Prenton Park.
Probably I was the only female there to begin with, and then gradually more and more have come over the years, which is good.”
You can watch the full interview with Audrey on our YouTube channel below: