What greater thrill is there as a young person than going to see your favourite football team play?
Well how about walking out onto the pitch with them?
Being a football mascot is extremely sought after these days. And not more so than for Chelsea.
So let’s take a look at how to be a mascot for Chelsea.
How To Be A Mascot For Chelsea?
Anyone between the ages of 6 and 12 years old can be a mascot for Chelsea. They just have to be on the mascot waiting list. The problem is the waiting list has been closed as it is now four years long! Regularly check the Chelsea website or Facebook page for any updates on its reopening.
How Much Does It Cost To Be A Mascot For Chelsea?
The good news is there is absolutely no cost associated with being a mascot for Chelsea.
And when I say no cost, I mean no cost.
You don’t even have to be a member of a particular supporters club, season ticket holder, or anything like that.
The fact it is free isn’t without its downsides as we will find out in a minute…
The Criteria For Being a Mascot For Chelsea
The requirements to be a mascot for Chelsea are quite simple, you must be aged between 6 and 12 years old and you must have a full replica Chelsea kit.
Unlike some clubs, you won’t be supplied with a kit by Chelsea if you are a mascot.
With many other Premier League clubs, potential mascots need to be a member of a junior supporters club, or something similar.
The fact anyone can apply to be a mascot for Chelsea does have some drawbacks.
The main one is the fact that currently there is a four-year wait just to get on the list to be a mascot!
So whilst you can go on the Chelsea website to find out more about being a Chelsea mascot, the waiting list to be a mascot is currently closed.
The four-year waiting list means that if you want your child to be a Chelsea mascot, they must be between 0 and 8 years old right now.
Obviously anyone older than 8 will be 13 by the time they have climbed their way up the four-year waiting list, and by then they will be too old to be a mascot.
If you are on the waiting list, at the start of each season the club will contact you and let you know what season it is likely you will be a mascot in.
If you are projected to be a mascot in the current season, the club will be in touch one or two months before the chosen fixture.
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Is There Any Other Way To Be A Mascot For Chelsea?
You can also be a mascot for Chelsea’s Women’s team matches if you are aged between 6 and 12 years old.
Whilst mascot positions for the forthcoming season have already been allocated, you can register your interest by completing the CFCW Child Mascot Experience form on the Chelsea website.
What Do You Get When You Are a Mascot for Chelsea?
For every home league game at Stamford Bridge, 11 young Chelsea fans get to walk out with the team as mascots.
Being a Chelsea mascot means you also get the following:
- Meet Chelsea’s official mascots Stamford and Bridget and have your photo taken with them.
- Watch the team warm up from a pitchside position.
- Two complimentary adult tickets and one child ticket for the game.
Before each home game, one of the 11 mascots will also be randomly chosen as the captain’s mascot.
The captain’s mascot will get to walk out with the team captain and have their official photo taken with the captain and referee.
Does Chelsea Have An Official Mascot?
Chelsea has not one, but two official mascots.
Stamford the Lion was introduced in 1980 and he was joined in 2013 by his partner in crime Bridget the Lioness.
As well as being seen parading around the pitch before every home game, the pair also play a prominent role in Chelsea’s work in the community.
The best thing about being a mascot for Chelsea is it is completely free and open to everyone.
You just have to put your name on the waiting list.
The worst thing about being a mascot for Chelsea is that the waiting list is four years long, and has now been closed.
That is how in demand being a mascot for the Blues is.
If you have a child between 0 and 8 years old, and you would love them to be a mascot for Chelsea, your best option would be to keep a close eye on the Chelsea website and Chelsea Facebook page for news of when the waiting list to be a mascot is reopening.
And then when it does, get their name on it as soon as possible!