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The FA Grassroots Football Award - The Spirit of Grassroots Award 2021

Grassroots award JT

John Thompson Durham FA County winner

John Thompson (Pictured above) has won The Spirit of Grassroots Award for 2021 and has been rightly recognised by The Durham FA for his outstanding achievements.

It was John, along with a group of workmates at HMRC, who had the vision and unyielding tenacity to bring a successful Northern League Club to Dunston some 46 years ago.

 To look at how the club has grown and progressed over those years, and to consider what John has given to his local community is nothing short of outstanding.

To this day he continues to work tirelessly and he epitomises everything the club is about. He will forever rightly hold legendary status at Dunston UTS FC and in the wider local football community.

He was presented with his award ahead of our 6-0 win over Frickley Athletic on Saturday. We will be holding an official presentation during half time of our game against Lincoln Utd on 6th November.

From everyone associated with Dunston UTS FC we would like to congratulate John Thompson on his prestigious award. It is thoroughly well deserved.

John Thompson receiving his award with Club Chairman Malcolm James.

Published Monday 20th September 2021