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Management

Chris Swailes

TEAM MANAGER : CHRIS SWAILES

Chris was appointed manager October 2016 after the shock departure of long serving Billy Irwin, Chris has boundless football experience, after a long professional career he played for Gateshead and Blyth Spartans before joing Dunston and was a lynchpin in the team when we won the FA Vase in 2012, he then moved to Morpeth Town where he guided them to more Wembley success, scoring in the final victory over Hereford FC.

Manager from 26th October 2016
1st Managerial League Game, 29th Oct v Ryhope CW.

Chris listed on wikipedia  HERE


As player for Dunston UTS FC

Signed - 10th June 2011 

Signed  From - Blyth Spartans 

League Debut - 13th August 2011 

1st League Goal - 6th September 2011 

Players Player and Player of the season 2011-2012

Previous Clubs:Ipswich, Peterborough, Boston United, Kettering, Birmingham City, Bridlington, Guisborough, Doncaster Rovers.

FA Vase Winner: Dunston UTS 2012,  Bridlington in 1992 and Morpeth Town 2016

Northern League and BBC Radio Newcastle player of the year 2011-2012


Northern League Manager of the season 2018-2019

Personal Gallery  HERE 


Chris is kindly sponsored by Billy Irwin Snr and Dunston UTS FC FA Vase Winning team 2012



Season
Appearances
Goals
Sub On
Sub Off
Yellow
Red
2011-12
39
9
-
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2
-
2012-13
42
5
-
-
1
-
2013-14
17
1
1
1
-
-
2016-17
3
-
1
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-
-
2017-18
1
-
-
-
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-






Chris Errington

Chris joined the club as GK coach in the 17/18 season and was promoted to Assistant Manager for the 18/19 season. He brings a wealth of experience from professional football, playing for Darlington FC and then spending 15 years at Northern and Wearside League level.
Most recently, Chris successfully completed his UEFA A Licence in Goalkeeping, is one of the few coaches, nationally, to hold the FA Advanced Youth Award and holds the Outfield B Licence.

Pictures of Chris HERE

Chris Errington is kindly sponsored by: Mrs Irene Greaves.



Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood

Born 8th July 1995
Joined Dunston FC in July 2018


Ben joined the club ahead of the 18/19 season as Fitness/GK Coach after a yearlong internship at Middlesbrough FC. He studied at Teesside University and holds a BSc and MSc in Sport and Exercise Science. He is also FA Level 2 qualified in both GK and Outfield whilst holding FA Youth Modules 1&2.

Qualifications:

BSc Applied Exercise Science
MSc Sport and Exercise Science
Level 2 outfield and GK
FA Youth Module 1&2

Ben Sherwood is kindly sponsored by Mr Frank Rankin

Ian Murray


Club Physiotherapist: Ian Murray

Joined Dunston UTS: June 2020

Ian re-joined Dunston UTS FC ahead of the 2020/21 season, following the departure of Nikki Brown. Now in his second spell with the Club, having held the same position from July 2017-August 2019, he played a key role as part of Chris Swailes' back room staff which lifted the Northern League title in the 2018/19 season.

Ian brings with him a wealth of expertise, having previously worked as Club Physio at Darlington FC, Bishop Auckland AFC and Celtic Nation.





Ian Murray far left with Dunston UTS FC - Durham Challenge Cup Final 2018


Published Friday 27th September 2019 (last updated Friday 26th June 2020)