TOM Houghton is the proud winner of a Season Ticket For Life thanks to a unique competition between Saints and Wish FM.
The 20-year-old was pulled out of the hat by double Man of Steel and Club legend Paul Sculthorpe at the radio station recently.
He won a Saints Season Ticket for the rest of his life at the new stadium and a whole host of other prizes including a chance to watch the team train and appear on the 2012 team photo.
“My granddad and dad have been massive Saints fans so I was always going to follow them,” he said. “I have been watching the Saints for as long as I can remember and I think my first game was watching Castleford at Knowsley Road.
“I loved Knowsley Road as it had a great atmosphere even through the stadium was a bit old. I can’t wait to get into the new stadium! It is looking awesome and watching its progress on www.saintsrlfc.com has been great.”
Tom says he used to stand on the Pop Side of our famous old ground and he’s replicated the ‘side on’ view by choosing the North Stand for his season ticket.
“I was planning on buying a season ticket through direct debit so this has really worked well for me!” he said. “As a Wish FM listener I heard the competition on the station and thought I would go for it. Then my mum sent me a link to the competition from Wish FM’s website and I thought there’s nothing to lose.
“To get the phone call from Chris Milow and Scully was superb. I couldn’t believe it. I was dead excited really and it was fantastic.
“I’m so looking forward to being at that first game at the new stadium and being part of the history and feeling the atmosphere.
“It will be exciting. We have a lot of players coming in and through the set up. Jonny Lomax is looking quality and Lance Hohaia will be great alongside him. I always knew our Youth Team was one of the best as we are always bringing quality players through.
“I’m looking forward to see how Anthony Laffranchi gets on too and how he takes over from James Graham.
“It’s really exciting to be a Saints fan at the moment.”
You can buy your Season Ticket by clicking here.