Dirrans Athletic Amateur Football Club (AFC) awarded committee member Gary Porter with his 25 year service award last week.

Porter started his time with the club as a player back in 1996 winning the First, Second and Third Division and the League Cup at the Dirrans. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury that cut his playing career short but he decided to stay on with the amateur side on the committee and has been a permanent fixture at the club ever since.

Speaking to the Times, Porter said: “My highlight as a player was winning the league in 2000/01 to get to the Premier League and I was awarded Players Player of the Year that year and scored a couple of important goals to get us promoted.

“My highlight of my time at the club as a committee member was probably during the 2016 season when we won the Jimmy Scott Trophy and also won the Donsport Trophy.

“There have been tough times were we have just tried to keep the club going but I just love being part of the Dirrans, it has been a great part of my life.

“I have had a lot from the Dirrans so I just wanted to make sure that I give something back.”