SPORTS AWARDS: Service to Sport winner

Sports Awards. Clive Burn
Sports Awards. Clive Burn

WINNER: Clive Burn – Football

ALNWICK Town Football Club stalwart Clive Burn netted the Service to Sport award.

And having been involved with the St James’ Park outfit for more than half a century, he said: “This award means a terrific amount to me after all the years I have been there.”

Goalkeeper Clive made his Alnwick debut in 1947 in the FA Cup at the age of 16.

Having completed National Service, he rejoined Town in 1953, where he remained as a player until 1968.

After calling time on his playing days, he took over as coach and manager before taking on groundsman duties.

Showing age is no barrier, he still provides advice and training first-hand to the senior goalkeepers and helps them warm-up on match days.

Whatever the weather, he can be seen each day helping to replace divots on the playing surface, as well as tackling other tasks around the club.

His commitment and dedication is unequalled in Town’s history.

Category sponsor: His Grace the Duke of Northumberland

Shortlisted candidates: John Bound (cricket); Ray Huntly (tennis); Terry Owen-Smith (rugby).