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New SSFC mascot named Sandy after online vote

Meet Sandy – the club’s new mascot, whose name was voted for by supporters.

More than 500 people took part in an online vote to name the mascot after he was unveiled by the Mariners earlier this week.

After the club invited fans to send in their ideas on what his name should be, hundreds of suggestions were made, ranging from Captain Cookson to the Mighty Mariner.

SandyHowever, a large number of the suggestions involved the name Sandy, and so the nominations were whittled down to Sandy, Sandy the Sanddancer, Sandy Dancer and Sandy the Sailor.

An online vote between those four names was set up, and Sandy came out on top, with 37% of the vote. Next came Sandy the Sanddancer (28%), Sandy Dancer (22%) and Sandy the Sailor (14%).

Sandy attended the club’s training session at Newcastle United’s Academy on Thursday, and will be at Wembley for the FA Vase final on Sunday.