For just over 8 months now, I have been working closely with my local team, Bury Football Club being their fan photographer. My role is mainly walking around the stadium on match day, photographing the thousands of fans that come to support Bury. Those pictures are then put on Bury’s Facebook page and everyone can ‘tag’ themselves in the pictures. I also meet and photograph the mascots before the match as well as the team warming up and walking out onto the pitch, any half time entertainment and then a few pictures of the manager and players at the press conference post-match. It is so much fun, not only being able to interact with the fans as they wave and smile for the camera but also taking part in a Sky Bet League One match day.
I get chance to talk to some amazing and inspiring people, such as Annabelle Griffin from Annabelle’s Challenge (see my blog post on Annabelle and her amazing charity!) as well as have a laugh with the staff and overall, have a fantastic time. The electric atmosphere is always so intense as the dedicated supporters cheer on, the ‘Mighty Shakers.’
It’s a job I thoroughly enjoy and I’m incredibly happy and feel privileged to be a part of.