For the third year running, Partick Thistle’s mascot Kingsley has been voted Mascot of the Year by Scottish football fans at the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) National Fans Awards.
Kingsley, the mono-browed beacon of sunshine, moved to Maryhill from California in 2015 and has been a firm favourite of football fans throughout the world ever since. From celebrity encounters and charity events to mascot races and match day warm-ups, the seven-foot wonder takes it all in his stride.
Never too busy to spend time with the fans, Kingsley is invaluable on match days and will happily pose for photographs while helping to amplify the atmosphere at Firhill Stadium.
Announced on Saturday 26 January, the SFSA fan awards recognise the best in the game and is the first independent national awards which is voted for by Scotland’s football fans.
On receiving the award, Beth Adamson, Supporter Engagement Officer at Partick Thistle Football Club said:
“Wow, we are blown away that Kingsley has won this award for the third time! I remember when he first arrived from California and everyone was talking about him, it was all a bit daunting, but now he has made lots of friends and the team, the community, Maryhill and Glasgow have all fallen in love with him.
“Kingsley would like dedicate this award to his pal David Shrigley, the SFSA, the fans, his fellow Scottish mascots and of course, everyone at Partick Thistle.”
For more information or to find out what is planned next for Kingsley, visit: http://ptfc.co.uk/news or follow him on Twitter @ThistleMascot