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Chris Swailes


Chris was appointed manager October 2016 after the shock departure of long serving Billy Irwin, Swaz has a wealth of football experience, after a long professional career he played for Gateshead and Blyth Spartans before joining 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.

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: Peterborough Utd, Boston United, Kettering Town, Birmingham City, Bridlington, Guisborough Town, Doncaster Rovers, Ipswich Town, Bury, Rotherham Utd, Oldham Athletic, Hamilton Academicals, Gateshead, Blyth Spartans, Morpeth Town.

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

 Chris Swailes is kindly sponsored by Mr Billy Irwin Snr 

Awaiting appointment

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.


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 is kindly sponsored by: Mr Billy Montague

Published Friday 27th September 2019 (last updated Monday 14th September 2020)