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40 Year Long Service Award
Monday 29th February 2016 @ 09:49 by Mark Phillip

Martin Dunkerley, current Chairman of Tameside Schools’ F.A. was recently recognised for his commitment to developing schools’ football by the English Schools’ F.A. by being awarded their 40 Year Long Service award.

He is the third member of Tameside Schools’ F.A. to receive this prestigious award, following in the steps of former secretary Alan Millea, who went on to receive his 50 Year Long Service award, and our current Treasurer, John Murphy.

Martin started off as a P.E. teacher at the former Littlemoss Boys’ Secondary School, Droylsden in 1974 and eventually moved to become Head of P.E. at Copley High School, Stalybridge.

Between 1974-2008 he managed teams from both schools in the T.S.F.A. League and Cup competitions.

Martin also had a spell managing the borough’s representative team, Tameside Schools’ U-15’s from 1985-1987.

In 2008, Martin became Chairman of the local schools’ F.A. and represents T.S.F.A. at the Gtr. Manchester County Schools’ F.A. meetings.

He is also Treasurer of Tameside P.E. Association where general matters of high schools’ football are discussed then matters reported to the executive committee of T.S.F.A.

At a recent committee meeting, Martin was presented with his award by Treasurer, John Murphy. For further information and comment you can contact Martin at: [email protected],