Young volunteer of the year

Christopher ScottOne of our young coaches and player has been awarded with the FA Community – Young Volunteer of the Year Award 2015.

Christopher Scott, who plays for the Under 17s and seniors as well as running one of our Under 8s received the following message from the Northumberland FA.

“I am pleased to inform you that you are the recipient of The FA Community Awards 2015 Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

“May I take this opportunity to congratulate the you on this fantastic award which has been made in recognition of your contribution to football development within your local area.

“The Club will now progress onto the Regional Finals and compete against others from Durham, North Riding, East Riding, West Riding and Sheffield & Hallamshire to decide who
will go on to represent the Region in the National Finals.”

I am sure you will join everyone at the club in congratulating Chris and we all look forward to his contribution to the continued success of Newcastle East End FC.

King Arthur

42 Year old Arthur

42 Year old Arthur

Our very own head Groundsman, King Arthur has been recognised for his years of hard work at Eastend.

Arthur was presented with his very own B-OSCAR Long Service Award from the Byker ward committee.

Arthur has been a fixture at this club since it’s early years and we know “every grassroots club should have an Arthur”

Arthur has been putting nets and corner flags up since the year dot as far we are concerned as a club, he goes out in wind and rain, picks litter up and keeps the car park and club house clean.

He once started taking Davey Latts nets down in then middle of a game and managed to stay on his ladder and keep working when he was hit with a goal bound shot!

His trademark “C’mon Eastend!” shout on the touchline has been heard by many of our teams.

And whilst he may be the target of some friendly banter, including being wound up after he got lost in Walker park on his way home – don’t ask! and Kelly giving him a long extension lead and lawnmower and telling him to cut the grass!

The guy is a legend here at Eastend and finding anyone at this club with his commitment and work rate would be almost impossible.

Arthur – we are proud of you mate, well done.

Newcastle East End FC Committee

Charlie gets government recognition

Club founding father Charlie Scott has been named a ‘Point of Light’ by Prime Minister David Cameron for his volunteer work.

This award recognises outstanding volunteers who help to bring a change in the community and inspire others.

Read the full article on the Evening Chronicle Live website here.Charlie Scott

WINN for two teams

WINNS SolicitorsNewcastle East End FC are aiming for the top of the league thanks to support from Winn Solicitors.

The Byker based firm – which specialises in road traffic accident claims and personal injury – has sponsored two of our mini soccer teams with new strips provided to the Under 10 girls and Under 9 boys players.

To read their full news release, click here

Royal British Legion

Newcastle East End FC are pleased to confirm the handover of the money raised from our WW1 Truce Match has been made.

The total raised and handed over was £500 which was an excellent amount and is all thanks to the children, families, local residents and volunteers who attended on the day to make it a great success.

Royal British Legion

The oldest winger in town

Roy Hutton Celebrated his 72nd Birthday at Newcastle East End FC where he is not just a volunteer Groundsman, but he is also the Oldest Football player at the Club and in the Newcastle Development Football League.

Roy Hutton

Del presenting Roy with cake

Roy dedicates his time cleaning the changing rooms, the clubhouse and collecting litter from the pitches, play park and car park. Wearing his high-vis groundsman’s jacket given to him by the club he loves nothing better than joining in with a kick about taking place whilst doing his rounds.

He is always full of cheer and singing and he enjoys conversations with all those who attend the club.

Roy is very dedicated and trains week in and week out in all weathers and he plays for NEE Yellows in regular league matches.

The Management Committee acknowledge Roy’s dedication to keeping the club clean and tidy and respect his commitment and love of football so they decided to surprise him and help him to celebrate. After being distracted for a short time in the middle of training he walked in to the clubhouse to find the lights down, two personalised Birthday cakes lit up with candles and all his team mates and coaches singing Happy Birthday.

After blowing out the candles, Del Pitcher, Chairman of the Newcastle Development League presented Roy with some gifts and a trophy. Roy shared out his cake and training soon resumed but he was surprised again as he shared a proud parent moment with his wife as his son Andrew was announced as Novembers Respect Hero and watched while he was awarded his medal and goodies.

However, soon after Roy was spotted sweeping the floors of the Club, he wouldn’t even have a day off for his Birthday

Charlie Scott – Unsung Sporting Champion

Newcastle East End FC Vice Chairman, and club founder CHARLIE SCOTT was awarded the Chronicle Unsung Sporting Champion for 2014.

The presentations were held tonight, Thu 27 November at the Biscuit Factory.

Whilst a full press release will be forthcoming we would all like to stand up and applaud a true gentleman and well deserved winner!

On behalf of everyone at East End – well done pal!