MUSSELBURGH Windsor vice-president Jim Dickson has been recognised for his efforts at the club.

Dickson, who joined as a coach in 2009 and has volunteered with the club ever since, was this year’s winner of the John Murray Shield, presented in memory of a former club president who died in 2014.

Dickson (pictured right) served as an age group treasurer and was elected to the club’s board as Wee Windsor leader in 2016 before taking over as vice-president last year.

He was delighted to have received the award, saying: “I’m proud to have three sons that play for the Windsor and I look forward to many more years’ involvement with the club.

“I’m also extremely proud to have been nominated and won the John Murray Award.

“I was lucky enough to hear John speak on a few occasions and his enthusiasm for youth football and his love for the Windsor will live long in the memory.’

“I have taken on a number of administration roles within my time at the club but my real passion is training the players throughout the week and then coaching at the weekend.

“Sunday morning at Pinkie is my favourite time of the week as the place is always awash with all the different Windsor age groups playing seven and eleven-a-side.”

Club president John Hood said: “Jim has shown a real commitment to this club. Not only does he run age groups and teams but is also involved in club-wide projects.

“He has for several years been co-ordinating the club strips and training kit. This job sees him responsible for tens of thousands of pounds.

“He is heavily involved in the delivery of the Kenny Ritchie Festival of Football, one of, if not the biggest, kids’ football tournament in the Lothians, and his current focus is now looking at a club room.”