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Dunston UTS FC are delighted to announce Jon McDonald as Assistant Manager

Dunston UTS FC are delighted to announce that Jon McDonald has joined the club as Assistant Manager. McDonald joins the club from Morpeth Town having spent two spells with “The Highwaymen”.

On joining the club he said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Dunston UTS FC, I’ve always been impressed with everything Dunston do, either when I’ve played here or faced them with Morpeth. They have always had a fantastic committee, are a well-run ambitious club and I can’t wait to get started”.

Dunston UTS FC Manager Chris Swailes stated “Jon comes to the club with great experience, he’s a really good coach with an excellent knowledge of the local football scene, he knows our league well and the league above from his time at Morpeth Town and he’ll be a great addition”

Speaking to Club Chairman Malcolm James on the announcement of McDonald’s arrival

“On behalf of everybody at Dunston UTS FC I’d like to welcome Jon to the club, we’re delighted to have somebody of his experience and ability and he joins us from a very progressive club in Morpeth Town.”   “I know he’ll be relishing the chance to get started and I’m sure he’ll prove to be an excellent asset”.  “Having had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time personally, I must say that everyone on The Committee was very impressed with him, he has all the qualities and attributes to help drive the club further forward”.

In his last spell at Morpeth Town as Assistant Manager to Nicky Gray and then Stephen Turnbull, he was part of their promotion to The Northern Premier League and Northumberland Senior Cup victory in 2018/19.

He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, holds a UEFA B coaching license and is currently undertaking his UEFA A license. He has previously managed Blyth AFC, guiding them to The Northern League 2nd Division title in the 2017/18 season, as well as managerial spells with  West Allotment Celtic and North Shields in The Northern League.

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Article by Dan Whalen.

Published Tuesday 9th March 2021