SPORTS fan Annie Veitch will be hoping for a chance to catch up with her favourite teams this week as she celebrates her 100th birthday at home in Tranent.

Annie, who lives on Sanderson’s Wynd with her daughter Helen, turned 100 on Monday, and the family held an open house so that her large extended family could pop in to congratulate her on her big day.

But daughter Helen revealed that her mum was just as happy to spend the day watching sport on television.

She revealed: “Mum is a big sports fan – she follows football and supports Chelsea and Rangers, enjoys boxing and likes to watch local boy Josh Taylor, and more recently has really got into American wrestling.”

Annie, who was born and raised in Tranent, married husband William Veitch in 1940.

Sadly William, who was a milkman with the Co-op, died 10 years ago, but the pair were avid football fans, regularly going to matches.

The couple had five children and Annie is a grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two.

Helen, who worked at Hibernian Football Club grounds in Edinburgh, said that the last game her mum attended live was at Easter Road when George Best made his final appearance for the club in 1980.

But she said that she kept abreast of all the goings-on at her favourite clubs, admitting: “I think she had a soft spot for Chelsea’s former manager Jose Mourinho.”