JONATHAN DAVID DIXON
Jonathan has for 11 years been involved with grassroots football. He started as a helper, then progressed very quickly to manager and Vice Committee Chair. Over the last 11 years many local children and families have benefitted from Jonathan’s personal sacrifices to keep local football at the forefront.
He devotes his time, always smiling and encouraging and giving 100% to the players and families. He instils in the children that sport is a habit for life, and encourages children of all abilities, backgrounds and differences to play sport in the same space, giving them a chance to develop their talents and social interactions.
Despite working full time and having a family of his own, Jonathan works energetically on match days behind the scenes, always going the extra mile for his team and club. He is also now supporting an African Orphanage in Uganda, by collecting and sending under privileged children all his clubs old football clothing and equipment. They are so honoured that they are going to have a local Football competition amongst schools in Namutumba, Uganda calling it the ‘Jonathan Dixon Tournament’. He is a true inspiration in the UK and now a role model to others overseas who are also touched by his passion.
Nominated by: Lisa Godfrey