Seaton Delaval Dynamo Junior FC are preparing to head to the home of football as part of the celebrations marking grassroots football.
The club have been named winner of the prestigious FA Charter Standard Club of the Year Award and will head to Wembley on Sunday, August 11, to collect their accolade.
Founded in May 2009 by Rob Milburn and Neil Foster, Seaton Delaval Dynamos (SDD) JFC was set up to offer local children the chance to play football in their own local community, after some had to travel up to ten miles away to access the game and join a club.
Since then, the club has grown to now boast four teams from under-11s to under-13s. The club is also looking to set up a girls under-12s team from next season.
On the day, representatives from SDD will be collecting the national award in front of football legends including Sir Geoff Hurst, Pat Jennings and The FA’s director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, ahead of this year’s FA Community Shield.
McDonald’s director of football, Sir Geoff Hurst said: “Seaton Delaval Dynamos truly embodies the spirit of a grassroots football club.
“The club are focussed on not only teaching kids how to play the game, but how to play the game in the right way – with respect to other players and officials.
“Without volunteers at grassroots level our national game that we know and love couldn’t exist and I’m looking forward to meeting members of the club on Sunday to pass on my congratulations on winning the award.”