After more than 20 years of loyal duty, Robbie the Bobby has taken the decision to retire from duty following the end of the current season.
Due to his age, he has been less and less active over the years and a new recruit will be stepping in to take his place!
Last summer, we asked the supporters to give us their feedback on a potential new mascot. Based on the results of that survey, a new mascot has now been finalised and will be ready for the start of the 2018/19 season.
Supporter Liaison Officer Ben Miles told us about the new design “Robbie has been a loyal servant since 1997 but it was time for change. The police force was founded by Sir Robert Peel who came from Bury and so the new design keeps the police theme as it’s something the town of Bury is rightly proud of. Police dogs are key members of the force and are something the younger supporters can relate to which is why we went with this design”.
A name for the mascot will be announced in due course, as chosen by schoolchildren and the supporters as Ben explains “Every primary school in the Bury area will be sent an e-mail inviting them to take part in a naming competition for the new mascot. Once we’ve received their entries, we will narrow it down to the best few and let the supporters vote for their favourite”.
The Club are also actively seeking supporters to volunteer to wear the mascot costume for matchdays and non-matchdays. It is our intention for it to be used for home and away matches, as well as school and charity events which often take place on weekdays. A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be required for all applicants, which will be done by the Club.
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