Whitley Bay FC club shop manager Doug Parker was honoured at the recent Northern League dinner and awards night at Ramside Hall near Durham.
Doug was highly commended in the Unsung Hero Award category.
The award recognises volunteers who give freely of their time for the benefit of their club.
And Bay fans were quick to praise his efforts, acknowledging that Doug thoroughly deserves the recognition.
He can be found at Hillheads most days of the week, and apart from his role as ‘head of retail’ at the supporters’ club shop, he organises transport for fans to away games, represents the club at chamber of trade meetings and among various other activities co-ordinates the ground maintenance programme during the summer months.
A club official said: “Doug works extremely hard for the club; he is a very popular and highly respected figure and thoroughly deserves this recognition.”